Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Maybe he should change his name to "Murder-Man."

I can't think of too many superhero origins that involve the protagonist actively murdering his animal totem, can you?

And then I read Tiger-Man #1.


Panel from Tiger-Man #1 (Atlas/Seaboard, April 1975), script by Gabriel Levy; pencils and inks by Ernie Colon, with Leroy lettering


It was all in a fit of adrenaline-fueled rage brought on by a dangerous experimental serum. Yeah, he killed a tiger. So what?!



Oh.

Um...well, at least that should end this horrible cycle of murderous violence, right?



And he did, too!

Tiger-Man! Giving kids of the mid-seventies a brand-new hero...with the super-power of murder! Thanks, Atlas/Seaboard!


10 comments:

joecab said...

This is like an episode of Axe Cop. Just not as good.

grandpaboy said...

So when the thug killed Tiger-Man's sister, did he get super sister powers?

Reg said...

It's quite inaccurate in animal behavioral terms. Tigers always attack their victims from behind.

Delta said...

Holy $#!t! LOL

Jon Jermey said...

Nothing says 'Cold-blooded killer' like a tiger-skin leotard.

Isaac said...

Peter Parker killed a spider in his debut appearance, didn't he?

David C said...

What joecab said - this is the classic Axe Cop method of gaining super powers!

Evan Waters said...

I don't get this. Why does he have arms?

Dave said...

I'll have two beers.

Doc Savage said...

Tiger-Man was good stuff. You just wish it lasted more than 3 issues.