Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Sandman is such an iconic name in comics. It has been used by such a wide variety of characters, each one cool in their own way. While I really like Neal Gaiman's Dream and Jack Kirby's 70's hero, the above two are my favorites to bear the name. Wesley Dodds was the first and greatest to use it. I have always loved his gas mask and trench coat look and became an even bigger fan after reading the excellent Sandman Mystery Theater series (which really should be turned into a TV show one of these days, it's perfect for it). Flint Marko has always been in the top tier of Spider-Man's villains for me and his powers are as versatile as they are visually interesting. I like that he is somewhat of a sympathetic bad guy as well. It would be less fun if he went completely good, but it's nice to see some shades of grey in there.