30 Day DC Challenge -Day 9: Least Favorite Villain


Sleez

Universe: Prime Earth
Creators: John Byrne
First App: New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #20 (April, 2018)

To be honest the villains in DC comics can be underwhelming. Sure they great ones like, The Joker, Darkseid, Lex Luther or Doomsday. However, they are many ridiculous villains in the DC Universe, like, Double Down, a former gambler with playing cards sealed to his skin. There’s Orca, a villain that once Grace Balin, a marine biologists. She was paralyzed in a car accident, experimented with Orca tissue. She transformed into a whale like human (with human-whale breasts to boot). She wasn’t even a great villain, as her biggest crime was stealing a diamond to fund projects for the poor. She was killed by another part human, part animal villain, Killer Croc.

However, none of these villain can hold a candle to Sleez. Not a often utilize villain, he was first introduced in Action Comics Vol. 1 #592, A Walk on the Darkside!(1987). In the issue he encounters and kidnaps Big Barda. He forces her to dance for him while he films it. Created by John Byrne, Sleez is an alien from Apokolips. He’s an empath that feeds on the ” baser emotions of the average person and use that energy to bolster his own life force.” He also has the ability to inflame desires. He was so depraved that even Darkseid was disgusted by him and banished him to Earth.

After capturing Superman and Big Barda, he tries to force them into making a sex tape. The only thing that prevents it is Superman’s high morality and intervention from Barda’s husband, Mister Miracle. His hope is to generate enough money to build an army to defeat Darkseid. He makes a return in New Super-Man and the Justice League of China Vol 1 #20 (2018). He attacks Wonder Woman, asking “what’s your deepest darkest desire, baby.” He able to “taste” her sexual desire for Batman. He refers to himself as “uncle Sleez,” and his ability to manipulate results in Superman and the Flash (a female version) kissing. I know that sometimes you run out of ideas, but a perverted villain that forces people into sexual situations is not a good idea.

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6 thoughts on “30 Day DC Challenge -Day 9: Least Favorite Villain

  1. Well…sounds like a real Sleezeball…sorry for the horrible pun lol πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Have never heard of this villain, but well doesn’t sound like one I am missing out on much with him lol πŸ˜‚

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  2. I’m so tempted to say, Harley Quinn or Joker because of how overexposed they are, but I’m giving it to Dex-Starr, the cat Red Lantern. I was so interested in the character when I first saw him. Was he from a planet of talking cats? What happened to his people to make him so angry?

    Nope. Turns out, the awesome evil blue space cat was really from Earth. It was a normal housecat from Earth who happened to be blue and his owner died. Most disappointing origin story ever.

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