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The Six Lamest Superhero Teams

The Six Lamest Superhero Teams

As long as there have been superheroes, there have been superhero teams. And as long as there have been superhero teams, there have been really bad ideas for superhero teams. Like, say, for example... 1.Darkstars The Darkstars came into existence for one reason, and one reason only: to be knock-off Green Lanterns. This being the '90s, and everything has to
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The 5 Dumbest X-Men Characters

The 5 Dumbest X-Men Characters

The X-Men universe is filled with awesome and cool mutants. They range from the ultimate bad?*s, Wolverine, to the all powerful Magneto (seriously, do you know what sort of things you could do if you controlled metal?). Unfortunately, for every awesome X-Men character, there are ten incredibly lame ones. So take a look at this list of the X-Men characters
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5 Lame Deaths in Comic Books

5 Lame Deaths in Comic Books

Superheroes are just that: super. They can fly, eat metal, talk to squirrels, be the night and so much more. That's why they get the capes while you and I are stuck Googling ourselves for simple amusement. However, many of them are still mortal like you and I, which means at some point they too must face off with the
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6 Comic Books About Musicians Who Should Have Known Better

6 Comic Books About Musicians Who Should Have Known Better

Comic books and music. Two things that are widely and wildly consumed by people the world over. Musicians read comics, sometimes they write comics. Occassionally you get comic artists and writers playing music. They are two wonderful artistic mediums, no doubt about it. However, unlike peanut butter and chocolate, which are two great tastes that go great together, somehow musicians
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“Five of the “Best” Worst Comic Villains”

“Five of the “Best” Worst Comic Villains”

Everyone loves a good super-villain. There's something about a madman in tights committing heinous acts of violence that everyone loves. Everyone also loves absurdly bad villains because you know the waddling man in the top hat isn't going to beat Batman but dammit, he's giving it his all. Isn't that all that really matters? 1.Typeface After serving in and losing
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10 Absurd Comic Book Crossovers

10 Absurd Comic Book Crossovers

The time honored tradition of the comic book crossover has a long and rich history of not making any damn sense whatsoever. Characters who are popular at the time will meet one another only to leave a bitter and bewildering taste in the reader's mouth, while publishers usually skip to the bank. Here are ten examples of the phenomenon, which
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4 Coolest Parodies and Criticism of Newspaper Comics

4 Coolest Parodies and Criticism of Newspaper Comics

The newspaper industry is a dying model. And nothing shows quite how dated ol’ “ink-and-paper” can be than the old strips that adorn the comics page. Now shrunk down to the point of being nearly unreadable, most newspaper comics are decades-old relics that rely on the same family-friendly jokes. Unlike great strips like Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side,
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6 Strange Celebrity Comics Books

6 Strange Celebrity Comics Books

Celebrities guest-starring in comic books is pretty common fare, but it can be just as common to see a star land their own series altogether. Here's a rundown of six of the more questionable choices for celebrity-centered comic books. 1.Mother Teresa of Calcutta Let's just get this out of the way right now: Marvel has given the greenlight to some
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7 Insane Alternative Versions of Popular Superheroes

7 Insane Alternative Versions of Popular Superheroes

Handling comic book superheroes is a little bit like having sex, no matter how insanely incompatible the two might seem. With both fictional heroes and sex you have to occasionally mix it up, try new things, get a third person in there in full clown makeup and a lime green tutu, or something. Otherwise the experience ends up stale and
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4 Kinds of Calvin and Hobbes Merchandise (That Are All Illegal)

4 Kinds of Calvin and Hobbes Merchandise (That Are All Illegal)

If you existed in the early 90’s, then you probably loved Calvin and Hobbes. Perhaps you wondered why such a popular comic strip never became a merchandising juggernaut like Garfield and Peanuts did. After all, Calvin was a fairly iconic character who anybody would’ve recognized on a shirt, and they could’ve made millions off of a stuffed Hobbes for your
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4 More Comic Book Movies (Fans Would Like to Forget About)

4 More Comic Book Movies (Fans Would Like to Forget About)

We established in a previous article that comic book movies were: A) All the rage, B) Totally badass and C) Hiding a shameful, shameful past. And we’re not just talking about “Batman and Robin”. The truth is that Hollywood’s haste to cash in on our beloved childhood memories of caped crusaders has, at times, exceeded their ability to deliver them
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6 Insanely Monstrous Versions of Famous Comic Book Characters

6 Insanely Monstrous Versions of Famous Comic Book Characters

DC Comics has been in the news lately after rebooting their entire comic character line-up and enacting sweeping changes across all characters. Changes range from the cosmetic – Superman forgoing his red underpants, while Starfire wears almost nothing at all – to a complete erasure of several decades of back-story. As broad as these changes may seem, they are nothing
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