Sunday, August 07, 2005
Character Donation #67
The Duke of Oil.
A villain who starts with a bad pun, then only gets worse from there. Only Mike W. Barr, who never met a stupid villain he didn't create, could be the party responsible for the Duke of Oil.
In case you've been spared the experience, the Duke of Oil is a "a Texan oil magnate whose brain was transplanted into a robotic body following a terrible petroleum fire."
Built around a ban pun. Over the top regional/ethnic accent/theme. Cybernetic and poorly motivated.
Bye bye, Duke of Oil! Enjoy Marvel. Don't worry, we'll be sending along your Barr siblings soon enough.
Well. Not soon enough, I suppose.