6) AGRIPPA


An actual historical personage, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was fictionalized by ol’ Bill in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’, where he is forced to retreat from Antony’s forces in the name of his master, Octavius Caesar.  In the comic-book adventures of ‘The Tick’, Mighty Agripps, God Of The Aqueduct serves a two-fold joke: First, he’s a parody of Marvel Comics’ Thor in aspect and nature, but also refers to the historical Agrippa’s role in building Rome’s infrastructure and transforming it into a vast city of marble.  Not bad for a guy with so few appearances!

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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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