Earlier this year, I took a look at some of the worst supervillains to ever stink up a comic book cover. Though I don’t normally do “sequels” to columns, this particular topic almost demands more coverage, don't you think? I mean, who am I to deprive comic book fans of the rich history of poorly conceived villainous losers?
So, put aside your high standards and good taste for a few minutes and gird yourself for another batch of Really Bad Bad Guys!
How bad is “really bad”? Let me demonstrate with Exhibit A: Dr. Tyme, a villain so stupid he couldn’t even spell his own name right! Making his first appearance here in Doom Patrol #92 (1964), Dr. Tyme’s goofy clock-face helmet could emit a beam that slowed down the passage of time.
Granted, the Doom Patrol’s villains have always been off-the-charts crazy (Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, anyone?), but Dr. Tyme stands alone even within that surreal society.