NASA Colonel Gary Jason and/or Johnson (even he’s unclear on this, calling himself both names within the pages of the first issue) crash-landed his star module on the moon and was horribly injured upon impact.  Rebuilt by aliens with “living tissue tape”, he gains the ability to stretch and warp his limbs in terrible and disturbing ways as Jigsaw, the hero who grosses us all out on a fundamental level.  He shares his alias with genius engineer John Kramer, who used his skills to punish (read that as “torture”) victims throughout all eleventy-three ‘Saw’ movies.  To be honest, with the epic body horror extant in both versions, I’m not sure which Jigsaw I’d be less creeped out to meet in a dark alley…

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. I think you mean 1986’s Manhunter, not Red Dragon. Red Dragon was the loose re-adaptation of Manhunter from 2002.

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