Despite the chaos of our constantly changing world, there’s one unchanging truth we can cling to: There will always be plenty of lame supervillains to make fun of.
Yeah, I know…that’s a pretty bold claim…but after two loser-packed installments of Bring on the (Really Bad) Bad Guys, I'm nowhere close to running out of goofy, ill-advised or moon-barking insane bad guys.
What better way to demonstrate that “moon-barking insane” variety than with a Doom Patrol villain…any Doom Patrol villain, for that matter. Springing from the active (or perhaps radioactive) imagination of creator Arnold Drake, the Doom Patrol faced a kaleidoscope of surreal adversaries. From a giant with an eyeball for a head to an evil brain in a jar (carried around by a talking gorilla), the Doom Patrol had seen it all…that is, until they met the Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man in Doom Patrol #89 (1964).
A few years later, writer Robert Kanigher created his own wonky corner of the DC Universe with the Metal Men, seen here on the cover of their 24th issue (1967) battling Balloon Man, whose decidedly non-threatening appearance was amplified by his Pretty In Pink color scheme.