The original panels of Batman slapping Robin across the face and the follow-up panel, where Batman grabs Robin by the suit. Art by Curt Swan and George Klein. World's Finest #153, 1956, DC Comics.

Daddy Issues #1: Batman – The World’s Finest Terrible Dad

To “celebrate” Father’s Day, I’ve written a selection of essays on some of comics worst ever dads. From adoptive fathers to absent ones, from rich and fascist to poor and useless, I’ve got ’em all! So strap in, grab your daddy issues, a stiff drink, and get ready to realize that pretty much all of…

Daddy Issues #3: Magneto When Good Dads Turn Bad

To “celebrate” Father’s Day I’ve written a selection of essays on some of comics worst ever dads. From adoptive fathers to absent ones, from rich and fascist to poor and useless, I’ve got ’em all! So strap in, grab your daddy issues, a stiff drink, and get ready to realise that pretty much all of…

Thaddeus Ross in a military uniform, holding a gun in his left hand, helicoptors in the sky behind him. Art by John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, and Christina Strain. From World War Hulk #2, September 2007, Marvel Comics.

Daddy Issues #4: Thunderbolt Ross Marvel’s INCREDIBLY Possessive Father

To “celebrate” Father’s Day, I’ve written a selection of essays on some of comics worst ever dads. From adoptive fathers to absent ones, from rich and fascist to poor and useless, I’ve got ’em all! So strap in, grab your daddy issues, a stiff drink, and get ready to realise that pretty much all of…

Aquaman, Meera, and Aquababy are under water, Aquababy swimming toward us as Arthur Curry sits and watches happily. From Brightest Day #16, DC Comics.

DADDY ISSUES #5: Aquaman Can Talk to Fish But He Can’t Raise a Kid

To “celebrate” Father’s Day I’ve written a selection of essays on some of comics’ worst ever dads. From adoptive fathers to absent ones, from rich and fascist to poor and useless, I’ve got ’em all! So strap in, grab your daddy issues, a stiff drink, and get ready to realise that pretty much all of…

Madelyne Prior holds a baby Nathan Summers, while Kitty Pryde exclaims, "Madelyne -- you've had your baby. Cyclops -- you're a father!!"

Daddy Issues #6: Cyclops: Hot Eyeballs, A Hot Temper, and A Hot Dad Son

To “celebrate” father’s day, I’ve written a selection of essays on some of comics worst ever dads. From adoptive fathers to absent ones, from rich and fascist to poor and useless, I’ve got ’em all! So strap in, grab your daddy issues, a stiff drink, and get ready to realise that pretty much all of…