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And a chart-topping Country and Music star, was Vigilante I. The Prairie Troubadour.

A stunt-biking, sharp-shooting, guitar-picking, song-crooning, genyuwine cowboy!

Vigilante I is the best.

–M

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Ah, finally a supervillain that comes pre-equipped for one of George Lucas’ patented “if I say your name with a sneer, then it’s a comeback” lines.

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…Is he wearing two monocles? There should be some sort of name for that.

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There’s a graphic novel called “Batman: City of Crime” I recently read at a library. While it’s nothing much to speak of, plot-wise (“Batman tracks down a religious equivalent of Clayface, spurred on by the tragic death of a Paris Hilton analogue”), it features some of the most intelligent character writing for Gotham’s rogues in years and years, chief among them being Ventriloquist/Scarface.

What was so great about the angle of that Villain is the dumb, near-oblivious timidity of Arnold Wesker compared to his alter ego – like having Mister Hyde welded to Dr. Jekyll. This is also why the replacement crated by (ugh) Dini did not work at all – while it’s frightening to see a timid old man create a dark killer via a mental disease and a voice trick, it’s not very impressive to see the same thing translated through a dumb blonde.

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Lister Sage said on July 30th, 2009 at 10:00 am

PMMJ: Biolces?

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Alan Tudyk? Nooo. They need Eddie Deezen for that role.

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Drmedula said on July 30th, 2009 at 10:29 am

Good Lord! I’m not the ONLY one who owns a copy of 1941!

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Lister Sage said on July 30th, 2009 at 10:49 am

Zenrage: While I agree that Deezen would be a better VA, I personally couldn’t watch that without thinking ‘What did Mandark do to himself?’

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MooseAlmighty said on July 30th, 2009 at 11:52 am

@PMMJ Two monocles was the first thing I noticed also! Outstanding :) Gotta admire a guy who passes on spectacles to wear two monocles instead.

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For fun he probably calls the DCU version of Candy Bergen in the middle of the night and says, “I’m the only child he ever really loved,” then hangs up, laughing maniacally.

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A top hat? Classy.
Suit? Classy.
Monocle? Classy.
TWO MONOCLES? Classiest motherfucker to ever stride across the earth.

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Nathan Fillion as Vigilante, and the actresses who did Zoe and Inara were the voices of Vixen and Black Canary.

Basically, JLU was the rebound for the Fireflyers.

Doug M.

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The Dummy is, indeed, awesome, and it wasn’t the main part of your essay, but:

In the interest of historical veracity — Metal Men = Silver Age.

That said, they’re quite possibly my favourite page in the undeniably flawed Wednesday Comics (I love Gaiman, but nothing’s really moved yet).

Specifically, for Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez’s art.

To die for. 😉

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According to the who’s who, this guy killed Vigilante’s sidekick. He’s Vigilante’s Joker!

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…does that say Vigilante’s sidekick was a Chinese-American woman he called “Stuff?”

“Vigilante and Stuff?” Really?

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“Midget” is an offensive term, innit?

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Lister,

I was thinking of referencing Mandark, but I couldn’t think of a reference worthy of the character except for the laughter, but there’s really no way to type that laugh out without making it sound like any other laugh.

Besides, Eddie will always be the captain of the White Team from Midnight Madness to me.

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Sofa King said on July 30th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

According to the Dummy’s page, he was killed by the son of Vigilante and Stuff. Who were both dudes. Either very progressive or crappy writing.

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Also, Adam Baldwin has done some assorted VA roles for the Dini/Timmverse shows.

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@chenry: IDK, I’d have to see a The Monocle/The Dummy classy-off(?) to make up my mind.

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