If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

Being a super-villain is, by its very nature, already pretty weird. I mean, the impulse to put a fishbowl on your head and carry out illusion-themed crimes is not typical behavior. But some villains really go above and beyond in their ability to be really, really strange.

Just a note: even though we’re labeling these characters as weird, that doesn’t mean we think they’re bad. In fact, most of these villains are completely delightful precisely because of how weird they are. These weirdos are actually pretty awesome.

Show notes:

  • You can follow Jason Aaron's love letter to the Orb from here to here to here.
  • Ant-Man's earliest adventures and his weirdest villains can be found here.
  • The earliest stories of Master Pandemonium are here.
  • You can see the Defenders fight the Headmen here, or see She-Hulk fight them here.

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