Contact Us

Crisis Coming?: Psycho Pirate To Make His Debut In The New 52

Probably best known for his pivotal role in Crisis on Infinite Earths, Psycho Pirate, the multiples-projecting emotional vampire, will make his first appearance in DC Comics’ New 52 Universe next month in both Superman and Superboy. The character has been pretty radically redesigned from his previous incarnation. He’s younger, has a shock of hair and is sporting one fancy jacket.

Editor-on-Chief Bob Harras’ post on DC’s The Source blog introducing the new version of the character offers up a bit of explanation as to how Psycho Pirate will be appearing in both books at the same time:

As it turns out, Psycho Pirate is able to project himself into multiple locations – so who’s battling the real one?

Though he doesn’t appear to be wearing it in the promo art by artist Brett Booth, Psycho Pirate will also still have his Medusa Mask, which forces people to relive their most painful memories (something multiple villains in the New 52 seem to be capable of doing).

Whether the character’s introduction into the New 52 is a harbinger for a Crisis-like event is yet to be seen. Harras’ post does mention Psycho Pirate will play a role in the “Psi-War” crossover.

Though fans likely remember him as the Anti-Monitor’s human accomplice from Crisis on Infinite Earths, Psycho Pirate (or, then, Pscyho-Pirate) has actually been a part of the DC Universe since the Silver Age — even further back if you count the Charles Halstead version of the character.

The Roger Hayden version died at the hands of Black Adam in Infinite Crisis and returned as a Black Lantern during Blackest Night.

 

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://comicsalliance.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!