Deathstroke, Once Again, Overdressed For Lunch at T.G.I. Fridays
Originally uploaded by Devon Sanders.
I can't help but remember DC's Silver Age. When a villain found his or her "thing" they went all out with it. If you called yourself The Clock King, then, by God, you wore a clock on your head. "The Golden Glider?" Gold mini-skirt combo with ice skates. Classic. "Crazy Quilt?" Fella dressed like a quilt.
Now? DC's villains dress like Enron executives. Is this a commentary on our society? Yes, it is. Today's villains move in silence, with ninja-like precision, cutting benefits, robbing pension funds.The new "dress code" for the villains of Villains United #1 reflects our perceptions.
Look at it: There's the bald Lex Luthor, pre-Crisis, former mad scientist. Now? Post- Crisis, re-imagined as a billionaire businessman.
Far right: The Calculator, former possessor of a skintight purple outfit with a calculator keypad on his chest. Now? He dresses like the man who ran away with your money and your wife.
Next to the guy with the sword? Dr. Psycho. Translation: Doctor Crazy. Need I say more?
An evil businessman, an evil "stock" analyst and a crazy doctor.
They're scarier than the guy with the sword.