Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Society Of Obscure Superheroines

Chairwoman: Squirrel Girl

Four New Members:

Whiz Kid

First Appearance: She-Hulk #4
Real Name: Unrevealed
Occupation: Glorified gopher for Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway
Super Powers: Super-Speed
Wikipedia Entry: No, she is hardcore obscure
Not to be confused with: Whiz Kid from the X-Terminators
For More Info, Click Here


First Appearance: Birds of Prey #96
Real Name: Charlotte "Charlie" Gage-Radcliffe
Occupation: Crappy Batgirl
Super Powers: teleportation, healing factor, super-strength
Wikipedia Entry: Yes, relatively extensive
Not to be confused with: "We are the Misfits, our songs are better"
For More Info, Click Here

First Appearance: Iron Man #21
Last Appearance: Iron Man #21
Real Name: Lucy Cervantes
Occupation: Initiative Fodder
Super Powers: Built her own armor
Sad Fate: Crushed into a little ball by Graviton
Wikipedia Entry: No -- you could be the first to write her up!
Not to be confused with: That hot chick on "Chip N' Dale Rescue Rangers"


First Appearance: Superboy Vol. 2 #1
Last Appearance: Birds of Prey #109
Real Name: Unknown
Occupation: Dead New Goddess
Sad Fate: Shot through the heart and you're to blame -- you give love a bad name
Wikipedia Entry: Yes, she'd be so popular if it wasn't for the dead thing
Not to be confused with: that cool boxing game


  1. It's kind of deeply hilarious to me that Misfit is way too young to remember The Misfits.

    But I'd love to see her catch some Jem reruns sometime.

  2. i hope to be adding to that list with my upcoming stuff. though i'm not big company guy or anything i think my new creations would fit this motley crew.

    i thought misfit was just goofy to be goofy. i couldn't get invested in that character but i do pay tribute to her in an odd way in one of my books.

    no i'm not going to shill my sites and junk. i spare you. i just found this funny given the nature of my work.

  3. I haven't gotten my Big Box O'Comics for this month, so did Knockout get whacked because of the whole "Death of the New Gods" business? Really, do they have to kill every parademon and bug just to make a point? Looking forward to the all-girl massacre of the Female Furies?

    I never liked Misfit either. It kills me Simone gave the Crime Doctor such an excellent origin story before killing him, then gives Misfit a lame one on her way out the door, a hot potato* for the next creative team.

    *See what I did there? Because her family got roasted! Burn!!!

  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. OK, I haven't read the issue, but...they SHOT Knockout? What with, a bazooka? Actually, no, a bazooka still wouldn't be enough. This was a woman who went toe-to-toe with Super-people, how did they sell the "shot and killed" thing in a way that made any sense?

  6. It's the same weird light thing that's killing all the New Gods, John.

  7. I really rather liked that issue of Ironman - they did a good job of making you care about Gadget's death after introducing her that same issue.

  8. I think it will be a while before I'm ready to talk about Knockout.

    But Misfit, oh my Misfit how I love you! And here's why. You felt the dream, you put on the batgirl togs, and you found the clocktower. Then Babs took you aside and she TOLD you, Charlotte. She told you all about the fridge. So what did you do? You stuck out your tongue and you made your OWN damn costume and you bounced around with even more annoying, daring confidence.

    You're what I want my daughter to be. Even if I won't be able to stand it.

  9. Do Crimson Avenger III ( please. PLEASE. DC has hardcore obscure too...