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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: I was also surprised by the portrayal of the Pied Piper ...
Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 at 06:24:38 am EDT (Viewed 234 times)
Reply Subj: Re: TV series : Golden Glider and the gold gun, isn't it a bit ... stupid ?
Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 at 03:42:58 pm EDT (Viewed 267 times)

I remember him as being a sympathetic villain in the comic book and ... on the show, he behaves like the king of assholes, endangering innocent citizens in the process, while at the same time believing that he is smarter than people around him.

I should be glad that he is a main character of the TV series and that he has not been forgotten.

Like Clock King & Grodd, they successfully managed to adapt him to the series : he could easily have become the most ridiculous character on the show but, on the contrary, his power & his mind make him one of the most dangerous villains.

Still, I am surprised that his goodness has been totally erased in the process and that he is only portrayed as the 'reverse Cisco' villain.

    I have a certain fondness for the original Glider as she was a regular way back in the mid 1970s and in one of the earliest Flash comics I picked up, certainly a gimmick villain yes but in that sense he was a typical example of streetlevel such super-villains of her time and certainly not out of place. With the way comics have evolved since then and the older readership villains like this are rarely created anymore, which makes the revival of the Flash rogues and their success a very reassuring sight for this oldtime reader, unlike so many others (Iron Man for an example) The Flash has stayed the course as a very traditional Superhero book. Unafraid to use the old favourites, no matter how oldschool they might appear.

The Rogues are one of the great concepts of comics.

It is fun to see this villains' team interact with Flash and the metahuman community.

I am a bit sad that, since the Silver Age, Sam Scudder has fallen by the wayside.
He was probably the smartest & most dangerous recurring Rogue and deserved to be the leader of the team, instead of Cold, Top or Blacksmith ... McCulloch is impressive but he is only a mercenary and a drug addict.

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