villain month

Thumbnail: The Arrogance and Endurance of Doctor Doom
It’s been said that Doctor Doom is not just one of the greatest supervillains of all time but rather that he’s the supervillain, the one that defines them all.

Whenever Doom appears, he's always a huge threat. That’s evident from his very first appearance in Fantastic Four…
The Best James Bond Villain Fan Art Ever
Over the course of the last several decades, James Bond has come across his fair share of villains. They’re some of the most colorful class of egomaniacs, sociopaths, thugs, dental problems, hat throwers, and femme fatales. This veritable cast of sometimes classy, sometimes crass criminals al…
Ask Chris #264: Frankenstein Lives!
Q: What Halloween-y monster fits into the second-most different narrative roles, behind Dracula? -- @crookedknight

A: First things first, you are right to put Dracula at the top of the list. I've been through this before, but for anyone just joining us who hasn't heard me go through it fo…
Cast Party: Who Should Star In A 'Tomb of Dracula' Movie?
Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist. Halloween is here, and we're …
The Question: The Best Queer Villains in Comics
The heroes of fiction tend to conform to a certain type — straight, cisgender, male — and the quests that they go on tend to share common elements. 'Boy meets girl' is a familiar phrase because we expect a male protagonist to meet, seduce, and try to save a female love intere…
The Issue: Imperfect Harmony in 'Buffy Season Eight' #21
Welcome to The Issue, where we'll take a look at some of the strangest, most interesting and most distinctive single issue comic stories ever to grace the medium. You know the ones; silent issues, sideways issues, backwards issues; the comics that try to do something different with the form, an…
Find Out What Villains Want With Steven Waters' Bamtan Posters
The record will show that I'm pretty biased on this subject, but it's hard to argue that Batman doesn't have the single greatest gallery of foes in the history of comic books. His villains are uniquely compelling, with fantastic visuals and character hooks so simple and so enduring th…
The Secret Villain Lurking at the Heart of 'Preacher'
One of the most enduring series in American comics history is Preacher, the Vertigo series from the creative team Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Matt Hollingsworth and Clem Robins. It's the story of a young couple --- and their best friend, a chirpy vampire --- who go on a personal crusade against …
Bizarro Back Issues: Bizarro Meets Frankenstein! (1961)
First things first: Bizarro is terrifying. Yes, with the exception of maybe two stories, he's been played for laughs for around 57 years, but if you stop to think about it for a minute, the very idea is one of the most sinister things superhero comics have ever come up with; someone who has all…
The Issue: Empathy for the Henchman in 'The Invisibles' #12
Welcome to The Issue, a new feature examining some of the strangest, most interesting and most distinctive single issue comic stories ever to grace the medium. You know the ones; silent issues, sideways issues, backwards issues; the comics that try to do something different with the form, and stand …

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