I missed writing here. I mean I do, that’s before laziness ensues and I just get stuck in bed and contemplate what’s next… Err that’s beside the point.
Here is the continuation of our list of iconic DC villains that I wrote a long time ago if you care to search it (Actually I want you to have the convenience and linked it).
5. Black Adam
Otto Binder and C. C. Beck in 1945 as a one-shot villain for the first issue of Fawcett Comics’ The Marvel Family comic book.
Adam’s origin is told from comicvine:
Adam was born to the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II in the neighboring (fictional) land of Kahndaq. While there are contradictory accounts of the circumstances of Black Adam’s early history, certain elements are consistent:
While serving as high priest to Ramses II, the wizard Shazam sought a successor to his godly powers. Impressed with his virtue and martial heroism, he chose Adam. Having determined to make Adam his successor, Shazam’s intentions were altered by the intervention of his half-demonic daughter Blaze. Blaze struck a bargain with the god Set so that when Adam speaks the word “Shazam,” instead of becoming the avatar of the wizard’s deific patrons, he becomes the avatar of the Egyptian gods Shu, Heru, Amon, Zehuti, Aton and Mehen.
He has the power of Shazam. And that is a testament of how powerful this being is. He can call upon the power of the Gods to aid him. Black Adam don’t shy away from bloodshed, instead he revels in it. At one time he is quoted as: “I swim in an ocean of blood and do not drown beneath the waves.” A lot of the time, he’s quick to anger and doesn’t care for the world outside of Kahndaq.
When he fights heroes and villains alike it is with much gusto. One of the only beings to make Superman bleed in the injustice series, Black Adam is a force to reckon with.
How can anybody overlook Doomsday? This villain killed Superman in one of the biggest story arc of DC in the 90’s. Created by writer-artist Dan Jurgens, Doomsday wrecked havoc from the day he was created. Originally known as “The Ultimate,” Doomsday was born in prehistoric times on Krypton, long before the humanoid Kryptonian race gained dominance over the planet about 250,000 years ago. It was a violent, hellish world where only the absolute strongest of creatures could survive.
When Superman “died” at the hands of Doomsday, DC shipped between 2.5 and 3 million copies of Superman #75, with most stores selling out of the issue on the day of its release. This is how iconic this villain is and maybe has most impact of the bunch.
Sinestro was created by John Broome and Gil Kane as an enemy of Hal Jordan and the entire Green Lantern Corps. He first appeared in August 1963 in the comic Green Lantern #7.
Actually Sinestro started out as a Green Lantern and the one training Hal Jordan into the corps. Sinestro was disgusted by most of Jordan’s tactics in keeping order and had virtually no tolerance for him… He completely disregarded the lives of criminals on Earth and would’ve easily murdered countless imprisoned felons, if it was not for Hal.
Sinestro had to return to his sector. As much as he didn’t want to, he had to bring Hal with him.
On Korugar – Sinestro’s space sector and home planet, Hal Jordan found out the ghoulish secret of his Master’s Success – By enslaving the entire planet with his Superior powers and destroying anyone who dares cross him. Sinestro, In panic of how much malice occurred while he was absent, Impatiently fought his planet who has prepared to fight back to him, And Hal even joined them on their attack on Sinestro. Sinestro was beaten by his so called “friend” and the people he thought worshiped him… And the people of Krouger were grateful for Hal’s triumph. Humiliated and Enraged, Sinestro returned to Earth, and Hal followed a good distance behind him.
On earth, Hal and Sinestro were Ambushed by robots sent by the Guardians to bring them both back to Oa, where Sinestro was put on trial for crimes against his sector. There, the Guardians found the Great Sinestro guilty for his crimes (with Hal Jordan pleading against him), and he was Stripped of his Ring, Mask, and GL insignia and banished into the Anti-Matter Universe of Qward, since at the time the Guardians did not allow a Death Sentence.
On Qward, he forged a new power ring out of the yellow impurity that Green Lantern rings were not able to effect – With help from his new allies, the Weaponers of Qward.
He is one of Green Lantern’s greatest villain ever since.
2. Lex Luthor
There is no more iconic Superman villain as Lex Luthor period. Their time and names comes hand and hand thru the generations of comic fans. Described as: a wealthy, power-mad American business magnate, ingenious engineer, philanthropist to the city of Metropolis, and one of the most intelligent people in the world.
Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1940, first appearing in Action Comics #23, Lex has manipulated, undermined and defeated the man of steel time and again.
The baddest of the bad. If you watched the Dark Knight you’d love this maniacal monster but in the comics he’s even worse.
Created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Joker has spread his psychotic notoriety ever since.
If you don’t know who the Joker is, I don’t know where you came from. And this is why he is the most iconic DC Villain ever.
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