Sunday, July 24, 2005
Character Donation #46
Marvel, I present to you...The KGBeast!
No, seriously! Hear me out! You can use this "End Of Cold War" beauty to better effect than DC Comics ever could. "Seven Hells!" is here to help.
Created in Batman #417 (1989), Anatoli Knyazev was employed as a...wait for it...a KGB assassin. Going "rogue," he attempted over ten nights, ten assassinations. In a fateful rooftop showdown with Batman, this man chose to cut off his own hand rather than face capture! Why? He had to finish the mission.
You gotta admire his "stick-to-it-iveness." I honestly do but I've gotta call it like I see it. DC doesn't. Admittedly, this character's a little outdated but you know what so's Marvel's Black Widow, a Marvel former KGB operative. Marvel, I honestly respect how you've managed to use that to the character's advantage. Insert KGBeast in The Marvel Universe and "poof" The Widow has an instant arch-nemesis!
Can you imagine the epic rooftop knife-fights these two could have?!?
Again, Marvel, I present to you...