Sunday, January 27, 2008

Super-Villain Makeover: The Man-Elephant

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for She-Hulk #25.






Given my frequent focus on lame super-villains, I feel obliged to report when one of them gets an upgrade. Some time ago, I wrote about the Man-Elephant, a former She-Hulk foe, as one of my Thanksgiving Turkeys. He makes a return in She Hulk #25, where Peter David reintroduces Manfred Haller at the end of his rope. Broke, ruined by Tony Stark, he heads to Africa in search of answers and direction. Once there, he is directed to an old wise woman:



The gem, probably a shard of Cyttorak, transforms Haller, just in time to stop a band of rebel thugs from raiding the village. The now Ganesha-powered Behemoth charges forth, a Juggernaut level threat with a major grudge against She-Hulk.





I couldn't help but notice something else; in my previous post I wrote: "Man-Elephant was last seen traveling in India, where his resemblance to Ganesha can usually score him a free meal and a place to crash." Eerily prophetic, eh?

4 comments:

Blockade Boy said...

Wow! Love the idea, hate the character design. But then, I can't think of any monster with a trunk that doesn't look goofy to me.

I wonder if the crystal gives him Trumpy-level telekinesis.

Vishwas said...

You will have to think about the sentimental values & religious values related to god ganesha. He is the most pious god in the indian subcontinenet, do take care before doing something harsh.

Stephen said...

still pretty lame all he does is look meaner

LurkerWithout said...

Actually he looks like he's about to go fight Cyber-Force or Youngblood. That is a VERY 90s Image looking character...