Everyone knows about Thor and Hercules, and even the Elders who power Shazam.  But even the gods of myth have their lower tiers…  Welcome to Ten Things!

Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’ and St. Hubbins, patron of quality footwear, Presents:


10) PELE

I’m not sure what it is about Japanese comic book characters and fire-related powers, but Michi Sasaki is another example of that fiery archetype.  Mutated by Doctor Demonicus into a superhuman form capable of channeling volcanic energy, she and Sunfire attacked the West Coast Avengers, with Michi claiming to be the actual mythical Pele, goddess of fire and creator of the Hawaiian islands.  The WCA defeated her, Doctor Demonicus reversed the effects of her brainwashing and she was never seen again…

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  1. Frank
    January 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    Best line ever: Because that’s what you did in 1944, and you LIKED it!

  2. January 11, 2017 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    I was so hoping to see DC’s Vext on this list. I didn’t read it when it first because I was in a super serious mood in high school but I found and read it last year. Really fun!

    • January 12, 2017 at 10:31 am — Reply

      Ahhh, dammit. That would have been a good one!

      I’m filing him away for the next list that seems appropriate…

  3. stellarleader
    January 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm — Reply

    I love wacky superheroes! This was excellent!

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Matthew Peterson

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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!

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