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Subj: Re: Who are your favorite Bronze Age villains ? :-)
Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 at 12:59:59 pm EST (Viewed 168 times)
Reply Subj: Who are your favorite Bronze Age villains ? :-)
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 at 01:05:01 pm EST (Viewed 197 times)

    The subject says it all (^_^).

    I don't know why. I like the idea of an Human killer whale.
    Still, I would have made him much smarter. After all, killer whales are very intelligent cetaceans.

During the Bronze Age, I was a mostly Marvel kind of reader, so I'll stick to that firm and will see the Bronze Age as beginning in 1972, when Stan Lee stopped writing The Fantastic Four and The Amazing Spider-Man. As ending of the Bronze Age I'll be a bit arbitrary and say 1984, the year of Marvel's first big crossover event, MSHSW, is my cutting-off point.

The villain who first came to my mind when I read the question was


Others in alphabetical order I should note that I won't list villains who are reiterations of Golden and Silver Age characters (even if they look differently and/or use a different name, e.g. Nimrod (still a Sentinel) or Hobgoblin (still a Green Goblin)) or even older (e.g. (Tomb of) Dracula), also no alternate versions of existing people (e.g. the Brute (e.g. Reed Richards of Counter-Earth):

Black Cat
Celestial Mind Control (from Steve Gerber's Defenders)
Dark Phoenix (if you see the Phoenix as distinct from Jean Grey - a judgment call)
Doctor Bong
The elf with the gun (even if I wasn't satisfied with the ultimate resolution of that subplot)
The Hellfire Club (even if it hearkens back to that 1960s Avengers episode and from there to the 18th century)
Jackal (also spun off into Carrion)
The Kidney Lady (from Howard the Duck)
Kulan Gath
Moondragon (aka Madame MacEvil, eventually a heroine)
Rogue (soon became my favourite X-Man though)
The Shadow King (Amahl Farouk)
Silver Dagger
Silver Samurai (who made such a nice straight man in the Spidey/SNL crossover)
Obadiah Stane
Swarm (for the high camp factor of a villain consisting of a Nazi skeleton and a swarm of killer bees)

Morally Grey Antagonists (i.e. characters who are not necessarily evil, but who usually find themselves in opposition to Our Hero(es) and occasionally collaborate with outright villains for pragmatic reasons):

Dr. Valerie Cooper
Henry Peter Gyrich
Sen. Robert Kelly
Lilith (daughter of Dracula)
Marla Madison
Col. Alexander Vazhin

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