Once upon a time, Captain Atom’s boss General Wade Eiling was transformed into a clone of The Shaggy Man called “The General,” in which he had tusks, super-strength and sold car insurance on the internet.  (Only one of those is false.)  Still, his monstrous form is nothing compared to Bruce Banner’s giant green alter-ego, who in turn pales before George Tarleton’s swollen dome as MODOK, who is just about as weird as Arnim Zola, who has *no head at all*!  It all gets complicated, but questions of whether The Brain (disembodied organ in a jar) has it worse than Whistle Pig, whose body is a walking totem pole are the very meat-and-potatoes of comic book fandom.  In a medium where a giant alien with antlers who wears purple armored shorts has a naked, spear-bald herald on a surfboard and nobody comments on it, there’s a lot of comic book weirdos about, which leads us to today’s freaky-deaky query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has a great fondness for the issue where Hawkman and Flash were scrambled by the JLA transporter into horrific giant compound monsters, asking: Who’s the WEIRDEST of the weird pop culture/comic book weirdos?

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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.

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