Thursday, November 17, 2011

Legion of Subpar Villains: He Also Flops Like a Fish


Look, Ive been at this long enough that I'm not going to start taking shots at Aquaman this late in the game. I mean, The guy is one of DC's longest enduring characters, he rules over roughly 70% of the Earth's surface, and yes, he definitely does quite a bit more than just "talk to fish".

On the other hand, he does tend to spend a lot of time bobbing around with a dumbfounded look. on his face.


That said, Aquaman has a real chum-bucket of a rogue's gallery, and waaaay down at the bottom of that barrel you'll find The Human Flying Fish!


A menace to man and seagull alike, The Human Flying Fish first appeared in Adventure Comics #272 (May 1960) when this lunkhead, Vic Bragg, allows this quack surgeon and self-proclaimed "Medical / Aquaman expert", Dr. Krill, to sugically alter him into a human fish. Somehow, miraculously, he does not die, but instead goes on to be a reeaaly subpar supervillain.

The Human Flying Fish recently reappeared in the last few issues of Aquaman:Sword of Atlantis. It's probably his fault it cot cancelled.



14 comments:

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Have a SUPER week !

TheStrawMan said...

How on God's green earth was catching seagulls going to help them "clean up a fortune"...?

BillyWitchDoctor said...

HFF was so lame he was a member of the Super Foes, the SuperFriends' evil counterparts in their decidely subpar comic book. The Super Foes figured the only way to defeat the Friends was to get their own sidekicks (to counter the success factor that Marvin, Wendy, and Wonderdog brought to the team BWAAAA) and give them insulting names to boot.

HFF's sidekick was called Sardine. I assume he was subjected to the same processing that gave HFF his, eh, talents. (The other Foes were Penguin, Toyman, Cheetah, and Poison Ivy, and their corresponding sidekicks were Chick, Toyboy, Kitten, and Honeysuckle and how in God's name did ANY OF THAT get published? Sardine had the BEST name in that bunch!)

Arion said...

I've read a lot of DC comic books but I had never heard about this character.

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Jaime minijuegos said...

haha excellent the comics super...

joe bloke said...

oh, man, this cat(fish) definately needs the New52 treatment! I demand it! a Nehru collar, a few pounches, too many muscles, some proper 1990's gritted teeth! damn it all, but he's got "winner" written all over him!

David said...

@BillyWitchDoctor- You just gave me a reason for living. I MUST find this. It sounds like the only thing its missing is a Jimmy Olsen transformation, GoGo checks, and a talking gorilla.
Thank you good sir.

Francesca Paolucci said...

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Jimmy Trapp said...

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Matt Celis said...

Human Flying Fish is cool, more interesting than the Joker at the very least so hardly subpar. And Super Friends was a great comic, better than concurrent issues of Justice League. Better art, fun stories, better cast of A-list heroes, better HQ. Aquaman is awesome.

dbutler16 said...

I think the biggest problem here is his name. I can't think of a worse (well maybe Crazy Quilt) or more cumbersome name. However, there are plenty of villains (and heroes) with worse powers, and certainly with worse costumes.