So I know comics are meant to be for fun and all, but some of the characters names and powers, personalities I’ve seen over the years are truly a great laugh.
Case in point Man Thing. What was Marvel thinking when they titled this character’s name? I think it’s funny personally, but you have to realize the connotations it brings.
Here are some other oddball characters and or names, I remembered over the years.
1. Matter Eater Lad
A DC hero from 1962, from a planet where people had gained the ability to eat, digest and metabolize matter in any form. Cool power actually , just a retarded name.
2. Rawhide kid a gay cowboy basically.
He says toodles and rather give a villain a makeover than beat his ass.
3.Codpiece ,from Doom Patrol #70 has a crotch cannon, think From Dusk Til Dawn .
While funny overall, what the hell were they drinking when they created him
4. Modok short for Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing) It’s not the name I have such an issue with its just the way Modok looks
5. Paste Pot Pete ok he has a giant purple beret and bow tie and fights people with Project Lubricant ? Maybe he should fight Rawhide kid!
6. Apache Indian :Super Friends cartoon, Great Ceasars ghost that’s just lazy and retarded. His power he grows.
There are many more that people have compiled into lists also , but these are my favorites.
Got any personal favorites ? Or honorable mentions?
I know there are many more, but though this was a good start!