Monday, January 26, 2009

You'll never guess the identity of our surprise mystery villain!

"It can't -- It can't be!"

"No! It can't be!" "But it is! I've sensed it all along! I just wouldn't let myself believe it!"

"Oh my God!"

"Why didn't I see it? WHY?!"

"Oh my, God!"

Courtesy of:

Stan Lee, John Romita, Sal Buscema, 1969:

Gary Friedrich, John Romita, 1971:

Gary Friedrich, Sal Buscema, 1972 (a reveal so cool, it had to be spread over two issues):

Steve Englehart, Frank Robbins, Joe Giella, 1975:

Jack Kirby, Mike Royer, 1977:

Roger McKenzie, Sal Buscema, Mike Esposito, John Tartaglione, 1978:

J.M. DeMatteis, Mike Zeck, 1981:

Mark Gruenwald, Larry Alexander, Bud LaRosa, 1991:

Mark Waid, Ron Garney, Scott Koblish, 1995:

Batman R.I.P. 1967

From TV Tornado 5, (Feb. 11, 1967):