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The Weirdest Ever Comic Book Supervillains

May 6, 2019

It’s almost summer, so that means summer movies, which means lots more superhero and comic book movies. You probably won’t see the good guys fighting these bad guys, however.

Blue Snowman

This occasional Wonder Woman villain is the alter ego of evil scientist Bryna Brilyant. She uses a creation called “blue snow,” which can freeze whatever it comes into contact with, along with a robotic snowman suit…that even includes a hat and pipe, like an actual snowman.


The superhero squad the New Guardians went to Colombia in a 1988 comic to stop the cocaine cartel run by a villain named Snowflame. This character has incredible strength and can start fires with his mind…but only after he ingests a huge amount of the very cocaine he’s trying to ship all over the world.


This member of the sinister collective called the Doom Patrol made one appearance in a 1993 comic book, and his name says exactly what he is. He wears, well, a codpiece. And to that piece of protective armor is attached a powerful laser gun.

Big Wheel

A bad businessman named Jackson Weele, who has vowed revenge on his nemesis, Peter Parker / Spider-Man’s newspaper boss, J. Jonah Jameson, by wreaking havoc as his alter ego, Big Wheel. Not to be confused with the kids’ riding toy, this Big Wheel is a gigantic wheel that can speed through town with the speed and force of a tank.

Tar Pit

This DC Comics villain was once a criminal named Joey, who one day realized he could inhabit inanimate objects and bring them to life. But then he hopped into too many object and broke his power, permanently landing his soul inside of a tar pit. And that’s how he became a sentient tar pit named Tar Pit.

Count Vertigo

“Vertigo” is a big and scary word that basically means “really dizzy.” Count Vertigo is a DC Comics villain (his full name: Count Werner Vertigo) who suffered such severe vertigo because of an inner ear problem that he used an electric device to correct the problem. But then the object made him too powerful and rendered him a bad guy who could, at will, make any other person lose their balance.

Auntie Gravity

This bad guy isn’t a guy: She’s a woman of a certain age. And after being exposed to toxic pollution, she develops the power to manipulate gravity — adding more or less to the situation, as is required.

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