Comic Book Name Game: Week Five

Google screenshot, superhero names

It’s the Year of the Knockoff here at WWAC, and to illustrate just how samey comic book characters have been, I’m going to chain together all of their names, using an element of the last one to pick the next one. I’ll also mention their other name(s) and where they’re “from.” For the sake of brevity, these will be either the title they first appeared in or the title they’re most connected to, which is super subjective, so don’t @ me.

Last week’s list ended with Catman, meow! Whence does the panther pounce next?

  • Catwoman (Selina Kyle), Detective Comics, DC
  • Hawkwoman (Shayera Hol et al), JLA, DC
  • Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders et al), JLA, DC
  • Hawk (Hank Hall), Hawk and Dove, DC
  • Hawkman (Carter Hall et al), JLA, DC
  • Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond), Defenders, Marvel
  • Lady Blackhawk (Zinda Blake), Birds of Prey, DC
  • Lady Shiva (Sandra Woosan), Richard Dragon: Kung Fu Master, DC
  • Lady Deathstrike (Yuriko Oyama), Wolverine, Marvel
  • Phantom Lady (Sandra Knight et al), Police Comics, Quality Comics
  • Lady Mastermind (Regan Wyngarde), X-Men, Marvel

And who’s next? Here’s a clue: Our next chunk of name-game ends with Owlman. How might we get from here to there in ten? Can you do it? Come back next week to compare scores, diligent dominators of denomination!

Annie Blitzen

Annie Blitzen

Columnist. Trans mom. Got married in a Captain Marvel dress to a lady in a Wonder Woman dress.