With the modern superhero debuting nearly 8 decades ago, there are bound to be certain characters who share names. But what about entire teams of them? Welcome to Ten Things!
Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and also Hawkeye, Presents:
*NOT* THE AVENGERS!
10) IRON MAN (but not Tony Stark)
Dating all the way back to 1939, Quality Comics’ mechanical hero straddles the line between superhero adventure and silly gag strip. The euphoniously named Bozo The Iron Man initially played second banana to a two-fisted adventurer named Hugh Hazzard, who would occasionally ride inside the ‘bot’s shell like a suit of armor, presaging Tony Stark’s adventures a quarter-century later. Though nominally part of DC Comics’ acquisition of the Quality characters, Bozo has made only one cameo in an issue of ‘Starman’ since his heyday…