Category Archives: Diametrically Opposed

March 16

Diametrically Opposed: Superman / Lex Luthor

Diametrically Opposed is a series exploring the best hero-villain rivalries in the DC Universe. Superman is without question the most iconic superhero in all of comic books. He was one of the first superheroes ever published, and his incredible power and unyielding goodness have made him a constant presence in popular culture in the more […]

October 07

Diametrically Opposed: Mister Miracle / Granny Goodness

Diametrically Opposed is a series exploring the best hero-villain rivalries in the DC Universe. Of all of Jack Kirby’s contributions to the world of comic books, the one that is perhaps the most expansive while simultaneously being the least understood is that of the Fourth World – the extra-dimensional realm in which reside the New […]

September 16

Diametrically Opposed: Golden Age Flash / The Thinker

Diametrically Opposed is a series exploring the best hero-villain rivalries in the DC Universe. Seventy-five years ago, the Flash made his comic book debut, long before Barry Allen ever became the Scarlet Speedster. Also known as the Man of Speed, Jay Garrick was the Golden Age Flash – the precursor to a long lineage of […]

July 29

Diametrically Opposed: Martian Manhunter / Despero

Diametrically Opposed is a series exploring the best hero-villain rivalries in the DC Universe. Being a founding member of the Justice League has made the Martian Manhunter an important figure in the mythology of the DC Universe, but despite his relative popularity and importance, his personal rogues gallery is not especially deep or well-defined. But […]

July 01

Diametrically Opposed: Golden Age Vigilante / The Dummy

Diametrically Opposed is a series exploring the best hero-villain rivalries in the DC Universe. In the grand mythologies of superhero comics it is easy to get caught up in the larger than life – the powers and the genius, the dastardly plots and the desperate victories. But at their heart, these mythologies still need to […]

May 06

Diametrically Opposed: The Warlord / Deimos

Diametrically Opposed is a series exploring the best hero-villain rivalries in the DC Universe. Heroes and villains always find unique and interesting ways in which to oppose each other. It’s the reason that the mythology of the DC Universe can support so many different rivalries. But the rivalries that work best are the ones that […]

April 01

Diametrically Opposed: Ambush Bug / Argh!Yle!

Diametrically Opposed is a series exploring the best hero-villain rivalries in the DC Universe. Superheroes take themselves rather seriously. This applies both in-universe and in the context of the medium of comic books. Even in the Golden Age – an era we now look back on with a sort of patronizing nostalgia – the adventures […]