That's right, kids, it's time for the game show sensation that's sweeping the nation, everyone's favorite super-villain costume design quiz we like to call "GUESS! THAT! ORIGIN!"
Judging from his costume, how did this unassuming "pool hall owner" (I'm not making that up) become the
dreaded nefarious mildly irritating "Dr. Spectro"?
- Bitten by a radioactive "Lite Brite" set;
- Child of an unholy union between "The Dazzler" and "The Rainbow Rider";
- Body taken over by a sentient alien disco ball determined to make Earth dance to that funky beat ... til it is destroyed!! Or until they meet Olivia Newton John, one or the other.
You gotta love DC, the company whose mid-80's motto "No idea too ridiculous to publish" still serves as an inspiration to us all.
(Character and image © DC Comics, Inc. From "Who's Who in the DC Universe: Update '87".)