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There has been a lot said, and rightly so, in praise of making the Flash's Rogues less of a bunch of competing villains (a la Gotham), and something closer to a criminal fraternity.

However, they weren't always like that, and it was William Messner-Loeb who pretty much started that trend in 1989. That last one in particular is a "Villains being Awesome" post in it's own right.

Some years before that though, back in 1985 to be exact, over in the Marvel Universe another set of villains became something more than the norm.

From Serpent Squad to Serpent Society )

Cold Fire!

Jul. 1st, 2013 09:17 pm
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The run-up to the Independence Day holiday seems like a good time to post some Captain America stories, don't you think? I'm not sure if we've posted the classic "Cap for President" story from Captain America #250 on this community, so instead let's have the next two issues, guest-starring a favorite Cap villain.



Seven pages of twenty-two from #251, five pages of seventeen from #252, one page of five from a backup feature and an ad.

Remember Roxxon? )

And as we casually stroll into the setting sun, your thoughts and comments?
SKJAM!

eta: Yes, we have posted Cap #250, here: http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/442041.html#cutid1
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When I think of an alternative to the hysterics of Mark Millar's Civil War, this is what I think of:

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Another excellent scene from Mark Gruenwald's run on Captain America, taking place after Operation Galactic Storm, with Cap beginning to doubt his own values and his ability to inspire heroes:

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OK, so there was a lovely storyline during Mark Gruenwald's run of Captain America where the good Cap fought a villain called Superia, bent on destroying all men and rule the world with women in power. For that purpose she invited all the female villains of the MU to join her. Captain America, together with The Paladin, infiltrated her HQ and tried to stop her. It was a strange story:

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We always suspected the Red Skull was into it, but I always had him as a top not a bottom; well, surprise, surprise:

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