Monday, July 29, 2013

Comic Book Villain of the Week

The Mad Poet

A poet who gets, well, rather upset. Egbert Alvin Pfoe comes third in a poetry competition, coming behind his nemesis Marmaduke Spearshake and Mary Batson (aka Mary Marvel), who apparently just turned up for a laugh. Absolutely enraged, Pfoe draws a knife and tries to stab Speareshake in a fit of pique. Mary Batson rapidly transforms into Mary Marvel and shields the winner from the attack.

But The Mad Poet hasn’t done yet. Vowing further revenge, while talking entirely in rhyme, he shows up at Speareshake’s home, this time with a gun. Fortunately, Mary Marvel is there to foil his attack once again. She blocks the bullet and smacks Pfoe in the chops. 

The Mad Poet manages to escape once more, throwing ink into Mary Marvel’s face. Keen to put a stop to his villainy, Mary manages to track him down by going to his… err… house. Mary, not in her Marvel persona, is taken by surprise and captured by the Poet. He forces her to listen to his poetry, but she gets free. She smacks him around and takes him down, claiming: “Roses are red, violets are blue. But your eyes will be black, when I'm through with you!”.