So after talking about the more obscure Batman villains the other day, it was only fair to cover Superman.
The big difference is Batman’s were all spun off into animated and live action media, so people were aware of them to some degree. Not so true with Superman, his rogue’s gallery is kind of lame and the obscure villain’s are reeaally obscure. In fact while Batman’s obscure villains are still impressive enough to be liked, the more I looked into Superman’s the more I found..not so much. It makes sense, it’s doable to stand toe to toe with Batman. But in order to be a true Superman villain you need to challenge him on some level. And that’s not always easy.
Oh sure some can do it. Take Silver Banshee, she had a cool look, a different and unusual power, and a very well thought out backstory so she not only stuck but became very popular with all sort of appearances not just in the comics but live action and animated DC productions. Not all are so lucky, and here five examples of what I mean :
Not everything John Byrne created turned to gold. In a storyline where Superman is sent to Apokolips and ends up with amnesia she convinces him they are a couple. And that’s it, she didn’t last long for obvious reasons. She was G Gordon Godfrey’s sister and had the same powers he had, so what did they need her for anyway?