Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Killer Moth's The Moth Cave


Clipped from Sebastien Alexandre Andrivet: Under Killer Moth's mansion was dug a secret underground lair much like the Batcave. In his “Mothcave”, he developed the gaudy masked identity of the Killer Moth, and top-notch equipment imitating that found in the Batcave. The crown jewel of his hoard was the Mothmobile, an impressive roadster matching his costume. The Killer Moth made himself known as a mercenary to the underworld ; just like the police would summon Batman with the Bat-Signal, he gave his clients special infra-red flashlights that could project the Moth-Signal on passing clouds. Equipped with special lenses in his strange helmet, Killer Moth would see the signal and swoop in to solve the problem facing his clients.
Under his mansion was dug a secret underground lair much like the Batcave ; #234026 killed the workers when the project was completed so it would remain a secret. In his “Mothcave”, #234026 developed the gaudy masked identity of the Killer Moth, and top-notch equipment imitating that found in the Batcave. The crown jewel of his hoard was the Mothmobile, an impressive roadster matching his costume.
Killer Moth - Pre-Crisis DC Comics - Batman enemy - Bob Kane The Killer Moth made himself known as a mercenary to the underworld ; just like the police would summon Batman with the Bat-Signal, he gave his clients special infra-red flashlights that could project the Moth-Signal on passing clouds. Equipped with special lenses in his strange helmet, Killer Moth would see the signal and swoop in to solve the problem facing his clients.
When it was pointed out that, unlike Batman, Killer Moth didn’t have a Robin at his side, the eerie criminal observed that he had a considerable advantage of his own - he packed heat.
The Moth with the most
As Killer Moth answered the Moth-signal for the first time, he started routing the surprised police forces that were attempting to arrest the crooks who summoned him. Batman also responded ; though the Caped Crusader appeared to have a clear upper hand, the Moth managed to run to his motorcar, and when the Batmobile gave chase the Moth used the extensively tricked-out exhaust to gas the Gotham Gladiator and the Boy Wonder.
Greatly enjoying his victory, the Moth put Robin into a moth-themed death trap and forced Batman to take him to the Batcave so he could steal or copy equipment he couldn’t come up with on his own. Robin managed to escape, however, and warned Batman. The police band scanner in the Moth‘’s costume also warned the criminal, and he and Batman ended up dueling on a suspension bridge. Killer Moth accidentally slipped and seemingly fell to his death in the river below.
As it turned out, the Moth survived thanks to the “wings” in his costume, and fled via a convenient storm drain. His street rep was damaged, though - especially after a carful of thugs saw him emerging from the sewers after his apparent death, looking like a drowned rat. The Moth-signal flashlights became a mere novelty in the underworld, and goons stopped using them.
Killer Moth - Pre-Crisis DC Comics - Batman enemy - Bob Kane As the respectable Cameron Van Cleer, the former #234026 was part of the board of the Gotham City Museum, along with other idle rich including Bruce Wayne. He was thus involved in the decision to buy an expansive collection of Incan moth statues. As Killer Moth, he used this insider information to commit a Gotham-style heist, assuming that such a daring themed theft would redeem his reputation.
Killer Moth conducted his next theft during the emergency reunion of the boards of director ; Batman foiled him, but the Moth managed to escape. However, the incident left both men certain that they were both among the Museum’s directors in their secret identity. A cat-and-mouse game of surveillance ensued.
Meanwhile, the theft did restore some confidence in the Killer Moth, and the Moth-signal was shone again - but Killer Moth fled the confrontation with Batman, now knowing he was no match for Caped Crusader. Soon after that, Batman determined that Cameron Van Cleer was Killer Moth and stopped him. Captured, #234026 returned to live in prison.
- See more at: http://www.writeups.org/fiche.php?id=2510#sthash.CUbyvfdB.dpuf
Over the years, #234026 formed a complex plan that would make him unto a criminal version of Earth-1’s Batman. When he got out of prison, he recovered his stashed loot - which amounted to a fortune - and used it to buy and build up the fake identity of the respectable Cameron Van Cleer. ”Van Cleer” gradually became a noted Gotham citizen, but he was also working on far more secretive plan.
Under his mansion was dug a secret underground lair much like the Batcave ; #234026 killed the workers when the project was completed so it would remain a secret. In his “Mothcave”, #234026 developed the gaudy masked identity of the Killer Moth, and top-notch equipment imitating that found in the Batcave. The crown jewel of his hoard was the Mothmobile, an impressive roadster matching his costume.
Killer Moth - Pre-Crisis DC Comics - Batman enemy - Bob Kane The Killer Moth made himself known as a mercenary to the underworld ; just like the police would summon Batman with the Bat-Signal, he gave his clients special infra-red flashlights that could project the Moth-Signal on passing clouds. Equipped with special lenses in his strange helmet, Killer Moth would see the signal and swoop in to solve the problem facing his clients.
When it was pointed out that, unlike Batman, Killer Moth didn’t have a Robin at his side, the eerie criminal observed that he had a considerable advantage of his own - he packed heat.
The Moth with the most
As Killer Moth answered the Moth-signal for the first time, he started routing the surprised police forces that were attempting to arrest the crooks who summoned him. Batman also responded ; though the Caped Crusader appeared to have a clear upper hand, the Moth managed to run to his motorcar, and when the Batmobile gave chase the Moth used the extensively tricked-out exhaust to gas the Gotham Gladiator and the Boy Wonder.
Greatly enjoying his victory, the Moth put Robin into a moth-themed death trap and forced Batman to take him to the Batcave so he could steal or copy equipment he couldn’t come up with on his own. Robin managed to escape, however, and warned Batman. The police band scanner in the Moth‘’s costume also warned the criminal, and he and Batman ended up dueling on a suspension bridge. Killer Moth accidentally slipped and seemingly fell to his death in the river below.
As it turned out, the Moth survived thanks to the “wings” in his costume, and fled via a convenient storm drain. His street rep was damaged, though - especially after a carful of thugs saw him emerging from the sewers after his apparent death, looking like a drowned rat. The Moth-signal flashlights became a mere novelty in the underworld, and goons stopped using them.
Killer Moth - Pre-Crisis DC Comics - Batman enemy - Bob Kane As the respectable Cameron Van Cleer, the former #234026 was part of the board of the Gotham City Museum, along with other idle rich including Bruce Wayne. He was thus involved in the decision to buy an expansive collection of Incan moth statues. As Killer Moth, he used this insider information to commit a Gotham-style heist, assuming that such a daring themed theft would redeem his reputation.
Killer Moth conducted his next theft during the emergency reunion of the boards of director ; Batman foiled him, but the Moth managed to escape. However, the incident left both men certain that they were both among the Museum’s directors in their secret identity. A cat-and-mouse game of surveillance ensued.
Meanwhile, the theft did restore some confidence in the Killer Moth, and the Moth-signal was shone again - but Killer Moth fled the confrontation with Batman, now knowing he was no match for Caped Crusader. Soon after that, Batman determined that Cameron Van Cleer was Killer Moth and stopped him. Captured, #234026 returned to live in prison.
- See more at: http://www.writeups.org/fiche.php?id=2510#sthash.CUbyvfdB.dpuf

Wanted TPB: Fantastic Force aka New Defenders

Writer: Joe Ahearne
Artist: Steve Kurth
Publisher: Marvel Comics (2009)
Includes: Fantastic Force #1-4

Baby Hulk and Old Man Logan travel back in time from a shitty future to live on a fake earth.

Clipped from Wikipedia:
The new miniseries in 2009 followed the exploits of a group formerly known as "The New Defenders". This team were the last superheroes of a bleak future who brought the remaining members of the human race to the present day where they settled on Nu Earth, an artificial copy of Earth. This group first appeared in the storyline "Death of The Invisible Woman" featured in Fantastic Four #558-562.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rob's Room: Unconventional Heroes by Gerald Bear

Unconventional Heroes by Gerald Bear

Wanted TPB: Arcade and Murder World

Writer: Various
Artist:
Various
Publisher:
Marvel Comics (1972-91)

Includes:
Marvel Team-Up #65 and 66, Uncanny X-Men #122-124, 145-147, 177, 197, 204, Excalibur #5, and X-Force #29
 

Clipped from Wikipedia: Arcade first appeared in Super Spider-Man & Captain Britain Issue #248 (November 9, 1977), a Marvel UK black-and-white comic. This story was simultaneously colorized and released in the United States as Marvel Team-Up, Volume 1, Issue #65 (January 1978). Discovering an aptitude for technology, Arcade designed and built his first Murderworld, a subterranean evil lair disguised as a very deadly amusement park. From this base, and with the help of two mysterious assistants named Miss Locke and Mr. Chambers, he reemerged as the world's most expensive hitman. For the price of $1 million (actually a token sum, since Arcade doesn't need the money and, in any case, never turns a profit), he will tailor Murderworld to exploit the specific weaknesses of his target and then watch, with unconcealed glee, as they are killed by the variety of colorful deathtraps strewn throughout the facility. 

Dork Note: Lamest hit man EVER! Arcade spends millions building an amusement park of death just to trap and kill someone...that's just CRAZY! Wouldn't it just be easier to shoot or blow them up? But he is really good at it, right? Umm, no. He has never successful killed any costume hero. So why would anyone hire this guy? The Evil-Dork never would! (by the way Evil-Dork is me in a parallel universe where I am a super-villain)

Sunday, April 13, 2014