Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Best Worst Names in Superhero Comics

Superheroes and supervillains can literally be named anything — for better and for worse. Bands can also be named anything, I realize, and this has done nothing to prevent terrible band names, so I suppose it follows then that more than a few characters on comic book pages have been dealt some clunkers, name-wise.


Ahem.

I list these not to mock them. After all, I love crappy superhero names. Instead, I make this list just to give us a moment to ponder the fact that someone had an idea and everyone else down the line just nodded and said, “Sure, that seems good enough. I can’t think of anything better.” Some of these are outright lame. Some transcend clunkiness to become kind of backwardsly awesome. Some are intentionally dumb. Some intend to be funny but fall short. These are just the ones I thought deserved a shout-out. And yes, they’re all real.
Of course, I’m curious to know who I’ve left off and why I’m an asshole for dinging one or another character that you love and cherish.

“Sure, that seems good enough. I can’t think of anything better.”

3 comments:

  1. No Whizzer? I'm disappointed.

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    1. Okay, I've now added him. I don't think I've heard of him before, honestly.

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  2. Shasta the Living Mountain

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