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Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

Bucnasti posted:

I was thinking of this exact thing recently. Like the cocaine villain from the 80s. Have any new villains been created recently based on current cultural ills? Like is there a social media villain out there?

I remember a villain doing it for the views in Batgirl of Burnside.

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Apr 6, 2007

Trans pride, Worldwide
Bitch


Bucnasti posted:

I was thinking of this exact thing recently. Like the cocaine villain from the 80s. Have any new villains been created recently based on current cultural ills? Like is there a social media villain out there?

Disproportionation
Feb 20, 2011

Oh god it's the Clone Saga all over again.


mercenarynuker posted:

In the third Batman: Arkham Asylum game (the bad one, I don't remember what it's called), there was a collectivist anarchist villain who really seemed to leverage that schtick. I vaguely recall him being called like Vox Populi or something?

Edit: I looked things up. It was Arkham Origins, and the guy's name is Anarky, who evidently appeared in Detective Comics 608. For what that's worth

Double edit: he's from the late 80s I guess, but goddamn if he didn't give me real flashmob social media organizing vibes in the game

The funny thing about Anarky is that he was based on Alan Grant's personal politics and that's why he's suddenly a libertarian when he got his own mini series.

Push El Burrito
May 9, 2006




Soiled Meat

Mojo was the first one who did it for likes and subscribes.

Android Blues
Nov 22, 2008



Mojo himself felt like a reaction to hyper-commercialised television programming and the increasing centrality of television to culture - which was a pretty popular theme for media made in the mid-80s, I think for similar reasons. A lot of literary critics talk about that period as a time where post-modernism went from a relatively niche artistic and philosophical concept to something that was suddenly central to the production of mainstream pop culture.

Elfface
Nov 14, 2010

Da-na-na-na-na-na-na
IRON JONAH


The heroes we need. Use the Jack Kirby method of dealing with nazis.

Ariong
Jun 25, 2012






What's up with the armpit-mounted grenades they all have?

TwoPair
Mar 28, 2010

Pandamn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta


Grimey Drawer

AIM Island invasion:




from All-New Marvel Now! Point One which has to be like top 5 most ridiculous comic book names I've ever read.

Dareon
Apr 6, 2009


https://twitter.com/Keffy/status/1382498091820007424

site
Apr 6, 2007

Trans pride, Worldwide
Bitch


Rip robin

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


How Wonderful! posted:

Ah yes, the "annoying mini-games in a pretty good game otherwise"-themed villain.

I think the big misstep there was trying to make her the loving Riddler or Saw. She's supposed to be this dork one of the spiders beats up on page 3 of the first issue in an arc so we can have an action scene, not a serial killer.

Selachian
Oct 9, 2012




Alas, as the follow-up posts show, that's an edit (the Penguin was threatening to make Gotham Twinkieless in the original).

Darthemed
Oct 28, 2007

"A data unit?
For me?
"






College Slice


Shadow Comics #11 (1941)


Web of Spider-Man #9 (2010)

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Red Bones
Aug 9, 2012

"I think he's a bad enough person to stay ghost through his sheer love of child-killing."



Android Blues posted:

Lol, actually, on looking it up, Asbestos Lady was not invented for that flashback but is in fact an original WW2 era Human Torch villain, because of asbestos' flame-retardant properties. That's actually really funny.

I think they brought her back in a comic a few decades later and had her die from asbestos-related cancer, but I only remember that from an article I read about weird 1940s comics characters so I might be misremembering.

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