Comic Book Name Game: Week Four

Comic Book Name Game: Week Four

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

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 Man-Bat, who’s like Batman, but inside out. Next? The name game refuses to Wayne

  • Batgirl (Barbara Gordon et al), Batgirl, DC
  • Batwing (Luke Fox), Batwing, DC
  • Bat-Man of China (Wang Baixi), New Super-Man, DC
  • Bat-Mite, Detective Comics, DC
  • Ace the Bat-Hound, Detective Comics, DC
  • Batwoman (Kate Kane), Detective Comics, DC
  • Invisible Woman (Sue Storm-Richards), Fantastic Four, Marvel
  • Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira), Wonder Woman, DC
  • Wonder Man (Simon Williams), Avengers, Marvel
  • Catman (Thomas Blake), Secret Six, DC

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

Annie Blitzen
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