Weirdest comic book superheroes of all time


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/27/weirdest-comic-book-superheroe.html


#2

I do indeed remember Nature Boy comic books.


#3

Arthur?


#4

No kidding. I wonder if Ben Edlund meant Arthur as an homage.


#5

I could see that.


#6

Most of these aren’t much weirder than the brand-name heroes.

i mean, isn’t Zippo just another Flash? Isn’t Mothman a lot like Hawkman? What about Catman and Batman?

The only reason one sounds weird and the other not is that we’re familiar with some names but not others, IMO.


#7

Did Rainbow Bow grow up to become Captain Sunshine?


#8

By day Glenn or Glenda.

This one does really sound like a lot of fun.


#9

Well, this certainly must be the pinnacle of swashbuckling derring-do for the time…


#10

He seems to have been the first airbender.


#11

The concepts might not have caught on, but I like a lot of the artwork.


#12

Sure, the Zippo is like The Flash–except he zips around on ROLLER SKATES! Mothman is a lot like Hawkman? Hawks are fierce, majestic, killer hunters. Moths flit around lightbulbs and eat holes in sweaters. Batman vs. Catman. Bats are scary. Do you see a guy dressed as an orange kitty with bare legs striking fear into the hearts of men?


#13

Between you and me…I’d rather meet up with the Bat.


#14

They don’t have Herbie, the Fat Fury?


#15

Bigby had more success when he later switched from comic books to D&D.


#16

Moths don’t eat sweaters: most of them don’t eat anything at all, but only drink to replenish fluids. It’s their larvae that eat holes in your woollens. So Mothman is probably a heavy drinker.


#17

I swear I read Mature Boy_


#18

Meanwhile in Brazil

http://g1.globo.com/bom-dia-brasil/noticia/2016/12/carreta-furacao-salva-familia-de-incendio-em-mg.html


#19

Can I get his number?

Asking for a friend.


#20

I trust Brother Power The Geek is included.