Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Overlords



This assemblage if intergalactic despots is simply packed with power, and I would fear for anyone that should oppose them.  Still, I think their biggest challenge would come from internal struggles - none of these villains like to share the reigns of command.  It would just be a matter of time before they turn on one another.

34 comments:

harry bean said...

Flash gordon and iron man Vs ming and mandarin

Marc Ohare said...

Darkseid takes the wheel. Get ready to rumble but Thanos has a tendency to completely undermine himself plus Heavy D's eyebeams would put him in place, for all his power Darth Vader is a lackey (Yea, I said it!), Ming (?) and Khan are only human even with their armies and followers. Darkseid alone, mortals.

Mickey said...

Darkseid and Thanos, maybe with assistance from Vader, take out Ming and Kahn. From there, they take out Vader. Then Darkseid and Thanos fight it out. I think it would be close but Darkseid ultimately prevails.

Anonymous said...

Ming managed to control Mongo for centuries with politics, deftly turning his subjects against each other. Khan went from a test tube to dominating a third of humanity all on the basis of his personal ability. These two could plot to manipulate the two heavyweights into removing themselves. Vader would fall under their sway easily enough.

Which one would come out on top? Hard to say ...

Count Petofi said...

Still hoping for Frodo and the Green Lanturn Corp vs The Mandarin and the Ring Wraiths......

Cary Comic said...

Darkseid would zap Ming to atoms with his omega beams while Vader would mind-trick Khan into going up against Thanos, mano-a-mano. Only for Thanos to do to him what the Hulk did to Loki in the first Marvel Avengers film. Then, while Thanos was narcissistically mono-logging in exultation, Vader would run him through from behind with his lightsaber!

By which point, Darkseid would've recovered the Anti-life Equation from its hiding place in Riverdale and used it to place Vader in thrall to him. Forever!

Anonymous said...

With Ming being a variant of Fu Manchu, the classic(?) oriental-looking villain; I wonder if anyone invented an "oriental" villain (or character) called King Fu (a play on the term "Kung Fu" LOLXD (as a language joke or pun)).

Anonymous said...

@ my namesake: "Plan Tzu" is the closest one to that particular target that I've heard of.

ELS said...

Bah! You call this a collection of overlords and conquerors? These cheap charlatans cannot compare to DOOM! None but Doom is fit to be the ruler of the universe! Doom has not soiled his hands with intergalactic affairs because these catspaws have done the work for him. It is easier to conquer five than five trillion. Doom's plan is working to perfection... soon, all will bow to DOOM!

Had Dr. Doom ever made headways into galactic affairs, I think he'd be an interesting catalyst with this bunch. But of course, these five are plenty nasty enough!

Cary Comic said...

I don't know, dude. Darkseid survived both of his previous run-ins with Vader (see STF #'s 2184 and 2343). While Vader apparently bested Doom, himself, seeing as how the former apparently gained permanent control over the latter's Doombots in STF #1009.

Ken said...

I don't think there is enough room for them to share...

Anonymous said...

@Carycomic: how do we know that Vader isn't actually a robotic doppleganger created by Doom after the not-so-good doctor bested _him_?

Wildcat said...

Ming and Kahn could easily be replaced by Dormmamu, Apocalypse, Imperiex Prime, Galactus, or Amazo.

Cary Comic said...

Then, there's Vandal Savage, Kang the Conqueror, the Black Shroud (AC) and even the Silver Age Brain Emperor (Archie Comics)!

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

This is my Synopsis: Darth Vader is a servant who has never wielded Real Power, Khan Noonien Sing is not powerful enough, Ming goes down in the 3rd round, Thanos would fall before the Anti-Life Equation. DARKSEID Rises Triumphantly (actual time could be years or centuries, maybe even shorter).

Anonymous said...

"That's his synopsis and he's stickin' to it."

Anonymous said...

Absolutely nothing to do with this cover, but this idea just popped into my head, Captain Carrot and the Vision.

Wildcat said...

Here's a parody driven team-up with a cover sequence caption...

"Abandoned by her previous publisher, free agent Jade Scott (Jenny Hayden) meets Jade Jaws with a message from The sub-atomic kingdom of K'ai...

'Jarella Lives!'

Caption 2: "Don't Miss The Most Outrageous Reboot Of All Time From The Same Folks Who Brought You The Dreaded Deadline Doom!"

Marc Harkness said...

Darkseid is by far the most powerful and has no particular qualms about destroying the others simply to demonstrate he can. Thanos can't take him alone and squabbling amongst the weaker members just cuts their chances. So everyone piles on Darkseid. ASSUMING they win, Ming is neither exceptional in intelligence or power. He gets scratched off the list immediately. This leaves Thanos, Vader, and Khan. Khan will quickly see Vader is too mercurial to ally with so they can't top Thanos. Vader gets culled the first time his temper gets him over the line and Khan tries to convince Thanos that if 'Half the universe is to live, they should make sure it is the WORTHY half!'

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Marc Harkness (Any relation to Agatha Harkness (Marvel)?) are you "saying" that Wayne & Garth die because their Not Worthy, their Not Worthy?

Anonymous said...

@Brother Barnes: Much less so than James. Ask anybody in the NBA!

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

@Anonymous If you are in the NBA, I'm asking you to save on all the pa lather.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

To Know-o Darkseid is to Lo-Ove Darkseid and we do and we do and we dooooooooooooooooo!

Glenn Host said...

Personally I think Mongol belongs in that group.

Anonymous said...

Or, perhaps, his Italian half-brother, Fon!

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Where is Skeletor when we need him most, and lest we forget Drago (Sid Haig Filmation Jason Of Star Command).

Isaac said...

@ Brother- We love you Darkseid, oh yes we do. You wield the anti-life so we'll be true. When you're away from us we're blue. Oh Darseid we love you.

Cary Comic said...

"Oh, Isaac, my boy! You've done it, again. Ah! Ah!"

---Jim Backus as Mr. Magoo.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Magna Khan (JLI DC) would sell tickets & Mongul The Merciless would hold the event on Warworld, take 88% of the take of course (DC), but MOJO (Marvel Explore Your Universe) would have exclusive Image, Broadcasting, streaming, recording, & Merchandising rights. I'm Jack Ryder(DC) and I'm Your Announcer.

Cary Comic said...

Don't fear the Creeper!*


*Just blue oysters. They're out of season.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

@Cary Comic Imaginos that.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

@Cary Comic
Imaginos is a Concept album by Blue Oyster Cult released in 1988, I bought it at WOM (pronounced Vawm) in Nuremberg Deutchland the fall of 199o.

Cary Comic said...

Was that the same album that featured the song about Atlantis? Or am I confusing that with someone else's album?

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

@Cary Comic The lyric I remember from that goes like this: Imagine you was me and I was called Frankenstein, Within the song is the Chorus: World Without End, said over and over, it's more like a refrain than a chorus to my ears.

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