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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Comic Heroes who don't look like Heroes (DC)

Continuing what I started with a few heroes from the Marvel stable, we now moveon to their DC counterparts:

There are so far 2 versions Firestorm, but both were prominent members of the Justice League. Firestorm looks kind of scary because of his partially invisible but flaming head and glowing eyes!

Swamp Thing
One of the universe's elementals, he being the earth/plant elemental, it thought it was a human (Alec Holland) that was transformed into a swamp monster. If you see him for real, I can bet you will lose your last meal.

Both Ragman & Blue Devil recently belonged to a group of supernatural/magic-based heroes called the Shadowpact (along with other heroes such as Detective Chimp, Enchantress, Nightmaster, Nightshade, Warlock's Daughter & Zauriel).

Rory Regan is the latest in a long line of redeemers who use the "Great Collector Artifact" to fight evil. He looks like something that came out from someone's bad dream

Blue Devil
Daniel Cassidy was a former Hollywood stuntman cursed by the demon Nebiros. So now he looks like, as has namesake, a blue hued devil, complete with horns, a tail and trident!
Kid Devil (or Red Devil)
A one time member of the Titans, was tricked by the demon Neron's (What! Another one?) demon stick and thus was transformed into a demonic looking young man (actually, I would've thought he was Trigon's kid instead.).
Jack Ryder, a result of a freak (aren't they always?) chance by a combination of stem cell therapy and medical nanotechnology developed by a scientist who injected this technology into Ryder to prevent it from falling into the bad guys' hands. He looks like an even more demented version of the Joker - A freakish grin, green hair, half naked and has a red hairy "cape".
I had saved the creepiest one for last:
Simon Dark
Created from the bodies of 20 boys by a desperate medical genius who turned to a dark cult to help stop the dark cult itself (the irony!). This one gives even me the creeps by just looking at him. Simon wins hands down as the scariest looking hero by a mile!
But of course I shan't leave out the guy who's getting his very own movie this summer
Jonah Hex
Almost looking like Batman's foe Twoface, this gunslinging Bounty-Hunter from the old west has 1/2 a face so badly scarred, only his momma could love.

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