Tuesday, July 21, 2009

O is for Octopus

Today’s character is the Octopus, one of the most brilliant creations of the late, great Will Eisner. The Octopus, elusive criminal mastermind, first appeared in the pages of the Spirit comics, and quickly became one of the hero’s most deadly enemies.

One of the things I liked the most about the character was that the reader never saw his face. Only recognizable when wearing his trademark gloves, the Octopus could have been virtually anybody. I always kind of wondered what he looked like.

Imagine my surprise when I found out that the answer to my question was "just like Samuel L. Jackson." Didn’t see that one coming…

1 comment:

J said...

Wait! Isn't he a criminal, not a Superhero?? =) You should do a Super Villain list too!