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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Anything Man

Jeff Colt (a.k.a. Anything Man) proved to be an unusual adversary in Defenders #69 (March 1979). When the unassuming veterinarian randomly acquired the power of Omegatraon following a game of tennis, the Defenders came to investigate. Convinced that the heroes were there to test his abilities, Jeff attacked Hellcat, Nighthawk, and Valkyrie. He even struck Valkyrie's horse, Aragorn.

Concerned that an angry Hulk would make the situation worse, Dr. Strange apologetically turned his green teammate back into Bruce Banner. Once Jeff came to realize that he had become consumed with power, Dr. Strange returned him to normal with these magical words:

Then in the name of dark Satannish …
… By the mystic moons of Munnopor …
… Let Omegatronic power vanish,
And leave you but a man once more!

Friday, May 24, 2024

Neutral Good: Professor Imam

Believing that his former teammates in the Squadron Supreme were corrupt, Nighthawk sought the help of Professor Imam, the Wizard Supreme of Earth-S. Professor Imam agreed that the Squadron was now a menace but said he needed to conserve his dwindling energy to train his successor. By weighing the needs of the present versus those of the future, Professor Imam exhibited a balanced approach in keeping with an alignment of Neutral Good.

  Lawful Good    Neutral Good    Chaotic Good  
  Lawful Neutral    True Neutral    Chaotic Neutral  
  Lawful Evil    Neutral Evil    Chaotic Evil  
This panel of Professor Imam comes from Captain America #314 (Feb. 1986).

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Shockwaves

Shocker was one of the numerous supervillains who pretended to be Defenders for a Day. A recurring foe of Spider-Man, this particular Shocker had no connection to the member of Mutant Force also known as Shocker. Though not necessarily shocking, it was uncommon to see two characters with identical codenames active during the same time period.

The original Shocker appears in these panels from Defenders #64 (Oct. 1978).

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Examining Egghead

I wonder if Egghead ever considered joining the Headmen. After all, he was an evil genius—with a distinctive head to boot. But perhaps the monicker Egghead would have been too on the nose. Also, whereas the four Headmen were basically unknowns, Egghead had established himself early on as a member of Ant-Man's rogues' gallery. The criminal mastermind went on to lead the Emissaries of Evil (Defenders #42-43).

This pnael from Marvel Feature #5 (Sept. 1972) shows one of numerous times Egghead crossed paths with Ant-Man (Hank Pym).

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Lawful Neutral: Miss Whiplash

One of Patsy Walker's teachers in high school was Miss Whiplash. In class, Miss Whiplash tried to instill in her students the importance of academic learning. Because Miss Whiplash didn't frame her principles in terms of good or evil, her alignment might best be characterized as Lawful Neutral.

  Lawful Good    Neutral Good    Chaotic Good  
  Lawful Neutral    True Neutral    Chaotic Neutral  
  Lawful Evil    Neutral Evil    Chaotic Evil  
This panel comes from Patsy and Hedy #22 (Dec. 1953).