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Cashing in on the blaxploitation fad by tossing a street-smart, jive-talking superhero up against the usual mix of comic book villains, which at the time were mostly campy, color-blind disco rejects.
With Spider-Man: Homecoming officially in the books as both a critical and financial hit (over $700 million globally), we all know what that means! Okay, yes, a sequel that’s going to suck and make another reboot necessary, but that’s not…
Batman barely made an effort to catch this guy, presumably thinking it was all some sort of Make-A-Wish thing for a terminally stupid patient.
DC struck gold with the whole "psycho killers on a leash" formula. Or so you'd think, but not every recruit of the Squad was the kind you're going to see on the big screen.
These are villains who, for one reason or another, thought it'd be a good idea to antagonize a superpowered vigilante when at best they should be shaking down lemonade stands for protection money.
What the hell was up with that single nipple spike? He looks like a kid trying to piss off his suburban parents rather than a supervillain on a rampage.
Coming up with a recurring enemy for Wolverine is harder than it sounds, because he has a habit of gutting them from throat to crotch like a misbehaving catfish, which is sort of understandable when your power is mostly indestructible claws and mood swings.
A few enterprising writers realized that these comically outmatched losers could be repurposed and present an actual threat to our favorite heroes.