Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Human Torch and Wildcat


I'm not sure when Wildcat began using his own personal stylized Cat-Cycle, But I always thought is was one of the cooler rides in comics.  Sure, Ghost Rider had an awesome flaming motorcycle, but the huge cat head with eyes for headlights struck me as a great design.  I'd have loved to have seen the guys on American Chopper build a real-life version.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The flaming mammoth/mastodon that a prehistoric version of ghost rider used was cool.

Ross said...

Yeah that made for a great visual.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Catwoman have a motorcycle with a cat head back in the 70's?
Ordinaryguy2

Bob Greenwade said...

I also loved Wildcat's cycle -- so much that it inspired me to base my second-ever Champions character partially on him (also with bits of Batman and Doctor Mid-Nite).

It's a bit of a shame that so little was done with Wildcat on Arrow that we'll probably never see that cycle on there either. Maybe the Earth-3 version could have it, though.

ELS said...

Ross, I believe the Cat Cycle's first appearance was Sensation Comics #4... coinciding with the first appearance of Stretch Skinner.

Have you considered a "second bananas" cover? Not Robin and Bucky - they're sidekicks - but maybe characters like Willie Lumpkin, Foggy Nelson, the aforementioned Stretch Skinner, Percival Popp the Super-Cop, Winky, Blinky, and Noddy, etc? Granted, that's a heck of a challenge - but it might be fun!

Anonymous said...

Better yet! How about Wildcat meets Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse?

Dr. OTR said...

Add Woozy Winks to the second bananas cover! I just scrolled back through your Plastic Man covers, and you've used Woozy only once -- and he doesn't even merit a hashtag! How more second banana can you get?

jack-el said...

I'll second Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse with anybody... they are a couple of my very favorite....

Mike Shirley said...

Another terrible suggestion: The Hit Squad. Tommy Monaghan (aka DC's Hitman), Hit-Girl from Kick-Ass, and Marvel's Hit-Monkey.

Bob Greenwade said...

I don't think Mike's idea is quite so terrible. I think it could be a real hit! #BadPunNoCookie

Cary Comic said...

@Mike: how about Hit Monkey visits...The Planet Of The Apes?

Picture it!

Seventy years after Wildcat and the Human Torch rescued Danette "Firebrand" Reilly from the Nazis (who only captured her because a time-traveling Per Degaton showed them how to use an Apokoliptan boom tube, stolen from the future, to do so), the Ringmaster of Crime uses his nullatronic top hat to mind-control the Hit Monkey into going after the Mother Box in question (securely stored within Avengers Mansion).

A stray bullet ricochets off Captain America's shield and...VOILA!

Ross said...

Stay tuned for Fridays cover, Cary - A similar idea...

Cary Comic said...

Sorry! Can't see any similarity.*

*Unless, of course, this Parasite is a mutated gorilla from The POTA.

Anonymous said...

@Cary: Oh, My Grodd! Please!! Not that!!!

Bob Greenwade said...

Cary: It's Thursday.

Cary Comic said...

My bad! My calendar watch is still on Daylight Savings Time.

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