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Subj: Re: Underused rogues
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 07:37:45 am EST (Viewed 4 times)
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Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 06:29:29 pm EST (Viewed 4 times)
> > > Which rarely seen Bat baddie would you most like appearing in an upcoming Batman/Detective story? I dont know if he has been seen recently or not, but id love a Dini written Two Face story sometime soon.
> > Hugo Strange.
> Amen. Hugo's my favorite, and I'd love to see him get hold of Jason Todd...
I recently got to read Hugo Strange's first appearance, back in the Golden Age. I liked it a lot.
> > Also those three guys who wear animal heads, I think it's fox, shark, and something else, maybe a vulture, I forget. I think a couple of them might be dead, but anyone can wear an animal head, so I'd like to see a return of the concept, but expanded a bit, not too far, don't make them meta-humans, but take it a step further than just a guy with a head on. Restraint is the key here. Turn them into meta-humans and you miss the point. But the shark guy having three rows of filed teeth and liking to bite people, that was perfect.
> They were in a Detective arc not too long ago, now in the Death in the City trade. I'm fond of the Terrible Trio myself though.
I think it was the Detective arc that revealed the three rows of teeth.
I'm partial to these guys because the very first Silver Age Batman comic I ever got to read had them in it! But also they scratch my itch for flamboyant gangsters.
> > I basically want two kinds of foes: mad scientists and flamboyant gangsters. Oh, and a voodoo witch doctor. Batman should have a voodoo witch doctor for an enemy. Does he have one?
> I'm pretty sure the Obeah Man's dead, but he DID have one. That one even killed Robin's mom, didn't he?
I have a vague recollection of that name, but no picture to go with it, except one that I think I'm conjuring up out of my own imagination.
> I'm apparently the same sort of fan as you. More mad scientists like Hugo Strange as a general rule. I'd love to see Dr. Phosphorus again, or Sterling Silversmith as well. The upcoming return of the Wrath is a pleasing turn of events for me as well.
Mad scientists are perfect enemies for Batman.
I'd like him to have a Fu-Manchu kind of enemy. Heck, DC should stick it to Marvel and get the rights to Fu-Manchu himself! He'd make a terrific foe for Batman. I wouldn't bother with Dennis Nayland Smith, since Batman would be filling that role. But I think I'd find a way to make Alfred prominent in the stories. Wouldn't it be wild if Alfred, as a younger man, had a romantic fling with Fu-Manchu's daughter?
Hey, let's face it, "Batman versus Fu-Manchu" would make a great movie!
> Oh... and let's borrow Gentleman Ghost and Shadow-Thief for Hawkman for an arc, shall we?
Hmm. I'll have to think about those. They have super powers, so as a general rule I'd avoid them, but Gentleman Ghost seems a nice opportunity for a Batman/Deadman team-up. Actually, my recollection of Gentleman Ghost is hazy. Is he a real ghost?
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