Cowardly indeed

Excuse me, Mister Starfinger sir? Black Manta called and wants his clothes back:

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You would think that with the benefit of eleven centuries of advancements, a super-villain fighting the Legion would be able to do better than ripping off a lame Aquaman foe's look. But you'd be wrong.

The shame of it is, I always loved Black Manta's costume. Dude was seriously bad-ass, with that menacing saucer-head and evil fish-eye thing goin' on ... he was so much cooler than the pumpkin-clad Aquaman, I used to root for the bad guy to win.

But so blatantly stealing another guy's mojo is just lame. According to his writeup, "Starfinger possesses no known powers of his own, and is a poor combatant." Given that, perhaps outright fashion theft is understandable.

Less clear is why he'd also steal The Michelin Man's horizontal bands of bloat, but perhaps we'd better just leave well enough alone.

(Character and image © DC Comics, Inc.)

10 Responses to Cowardly indeed

  1. NOT a guy with whom you want to play “pull my finger.”

  2. Why they look nothing a-like
    http://namtab.com/aquablog/mantawhoswho.gif
    haha. Gotta love character re-designs. What’s that? No you don’t? I concure

  3. And if he didn’t look bad enough, here’s him in action
    http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/3664/197445-14744-starfinger_large.jpg
    hahaha. I normally don’t rag comic character’s, but wow! The concept looks like a 3 year old came up with this. hahaha.
    ok tha’t a little mean, but I would say this character needs a re-design quick.

  4. Wow, that second image … man, that might be the worst super-hero illustration I’ve seen in YEARS. Does he have twelve breasts?! Oy …

  5. Some how in comparison The StarFinger in your post doesn’t look so bad now, does he? Just Wow! How did that get published(my second link)?

  6. Didn’t the Silver Surfer give Galactus the star finger?

  7. Thank you, MartianBlue. He shoots a RAINBOW of death that any Lucky Charms muncher would be proud of!!

  8. Why the heck he has the freezing ray is in his pinky? In his freaking PINKY!!! Who the hell puts a freezing ray in the pinky?! And the neutralizing ray is in his thumb. A neutralizing ray looks good in the index finger because when you want to neutralize someone you have to be precise. Now…with the thumb it goes to the right of the person you want to kill and destroys your precious evil lair…

    And his helmet… It looks like a small alien race tried to beam him into the ship and he got stuck there…

  9. I appreciate this section. It makes me laugh and laugh. I don’t feel quite so bad with my artistic endeavors and designs.

  10. Don’t like the name.
    Don’t like the helmet.
    Don’t like to think about how somebody got paid for coming up with this powerless loser.