Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Ugly Bunch




Ever since Ban Grimm was transformed into a rock creature but maintained his heart, determination and humor as The Thing, I have always been attracted to non-human looking comic characters.  I think the fact that their appearances are so extreme allows readers of all kinds to somehow identify with them in a way they might not with a standard good-looking superhero. Plus, the just look really cool!

The formation of this team was gradual - Kilowog met Wonder Wart-Hog in STF #511... who then wete joined by Metamorpho and Warlock in the next issue...   Kilowog met Beta Ray Bill in STF #1059... and Death's Head joins them all this very issue!

12 comments:

AirDave said...

Ben Grimm shows 'em how it's done!
Great cover! Although...I think Kilowog might not think he should be on this team... ;)

Kid Charlemagne said...

I have wondered for some years if Kilowog is DC's tribute to Wonder Wart-Hog. ^_^

Kid Kyoto said...

So where's Wonder Wart from? And of course, why no Ben Grimm?

Ross said...

Ben has his own team - The Quarrymen. WW is a Glibert Shelton underground comics character.

Kelvin Green said...

It's always good to see Death's Head pop up!

Cary Comic said...

Yecch the Wonder Dog (of Ruby-Spears "Mitey Man" fame) makes them all look like runners-up in a beauty pageant. LOL!

Bradley Walker said...

Don't forget Ultra the Multi-Alien! Or how about Ar, Ir, and Ur from the Doom Patrol?

Simreeve said...

How about creating an 'ugly' all-undead team -- zombies and mummies and non-'romantic' vampires, and such -- too?
You could call it 'The Grave And The Cold'.

^_^

Kid Charlemagne said...

I second Simreeve's idea. Halloween's not that far off... ^_^

Ross said...

The Damned is pretty much an undead team...

Mike Shirley said...

Great team up! I am reminded a bit of a gag Marvel did ages ago where Dr Doon, Baron Zemo, Molecule Man, Madame Masque, and the Controller formed the All-Scar Squadron :D

Cary Comic said...

If that's the case, you should include Snake Eyes of GI JOE fame.*

*I loved the Marvel version of Hasbro's collectibles much better than the current IDW version.

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