Monday, August 29, 2016

The Coming of... Weapon XI!


Name This Marvel Villain??

Before you wonder if your eyes are playing tricks on you, or if the PPC is trying to pull a fast one on you--no, and we're not saying! Actually, this is indeed a published Marvel villain--just not published in the way that you would normally expect. But you should expect that now and then we enjoy having a little fun with you--which means that you get to have a little fun in return.

Today, you have a 1973 issue of Foom Magazine to thank for our mystery villain, an amalgam of costumes and accessories from eleven Marvel villains (or, in one or two cases, people who have spent a little time as villains). If you name them all correctly, you win a free comic book featuring one of the villains on the list! (Not really, but what a swell idea for a prize someday!) In fact, we'll name one of them right now, since it's a little hard to spot without its clue: "Rings from a far-Eastern enemy." And jeez, was that enemy steamed when he found that his rings had been borrowed for a quiz.

That leaves you ten to go, so you'd better get cracking, because this guy seems to be looking in your direction--and not to alarm you, but he really doesn't look to be the patient type.


Anonymous said...

Kree Sentry, Dr. Doom, Tiger Shark, Yellow Claw, Namor, Trapster, Klaw, Quicksilver - that's only eight.

dangermash aka The Artistic Actuary said...

And the Mandarin's rings make nine.

dangermash aka The Artistic Actuary said...

I almost have it now. We've got Loki's pants. Legs are Electro's (like Colin, my first thought was Quicksilver though).

Which leaves the wrist shooters on the right hand. "Stingers of a prickly opponent". Is it part of the Porcupine's outfit? It looks to me more like something the Black Widow would wear.

And the muscly black body is apparently a red herring.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Electro not Quicksilver - I stand corrected :D

Comicsfan said...

Colin and dangermash, I think between the two of you you've got it nailed. I think the wrist shooters were a toss-up between the Prowler and the Black Widow in appearance, but the wording of the clue leans toward the Widow--which fits, since she was once regarded as a villain (though I'd probably simply call her a spy in those early days). Nice job, gentlemen!

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