Wednesday, April 6, 2016

E: Electro


Here's the latest entry in this year's A-Z Blogging Challenge. My oh-so-specific theme: Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters.

Electro first appeared in Timely's Marvel Mystery Comics #4, 1940. Electro is a super-powered robot -- he can run 100 miles, can leap great distances, has super-strength, and is impervious to bullets and cannon-fire! -- created by Professor Philo Zog.


The modern-day Marvel Comics Electro, who first appeared in 1964's Amazing Spider-Man #9, is criminal Max Dillon.

Tomorrow: The letter "F!" Stay tuned!

Thanks for your time.

22 comments:

  1. That's quite a make-over for Elctro from the 40s to the 60s!

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    1. Yep. Totally different concept, just the same name.

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  2. There have been a few versions of him lately it seems. Knew he had a few incarnations.

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  3. It's interesting how art design changes. I realize they're different characters completely, but with the same name, one might think they'd have more similarities. I love the swirls in the background of the modern Electro.
    @DoreeWeller from
    Doree Weller’s Blog

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  4. Visual effects in the printing process have come a long way. :)

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  5. We just got Electro recently on the Marvel Avengers Facebook game. It was the classic costume too, none of the hoodie thing that they had in the recent Spiderman movie... :D

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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    1. I didn't care for the look of the movie version. I like the version I used here, even though that mask may not be very practical in real life.

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  6. Those are such two contrasting images.I like the modern version better because I can catch glimpses of his face.

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    1. I suppose the robot version had no face under his helmet.

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  7. Good grief! I had no idea about all these superheros (past and present. Dare I say all of them would make a better president than Donald Trump!

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    1. I've been reading your blog, so I caught that reference.

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  8. I remember Electro when I was a young kid. Sure wish I had kept all those comic books.

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  9. I had no idea Electro had been rebooted.

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    1. Well, the word "electro" has been out there for a while.

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  10. What a huge change...I kind of like the original.

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  11. Nice, well it is a very good name for a robot, lol.

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