DC comics originated in 1934 and has become a staple of our history and culture. Heroes like Batman and Superman are beloved household names across the world and are some of the greatest superhero stories in existence.
But, not every character can be as appealing as those two.
Here are a few of the strangest characters produced by DC that are maybe as ridiculous as the name Detective Comics Comics.
Dogwelder – 1997
The name says it all. He catches stray dogs in alleys and then welds them to his victims.
Arm-Fall-Off-Boy – 1989
It’s not just his arm! He can detach any of his limbs which he then uses as blunt weapons.
Negative Man – 1963
Due to being plagued with radiation Negative Man has the ability to leave his physical body and transfer his mind and consciousness into a spectral being. Well, that’s actually pretty cool.
The only downside is if he leaves his body for more than 60 seconds, he dies.
Polka Dot Man – 1962
Wears costume covered in polka dots – nice. When attached to his costume, the dots are harmless. Once removed, they would activate, enlarging in size and becoming various devices. These include buzz-saws dots, flare dots, and teleportation devices.
Matter-Eater Lad – 1962
Can eat any substance in any amount at super-speed. He can consume an unlimited amount of matter in any form – solid, liquid or gas. He once hollowed out a large meteor in a matter of minutes.
Wonder Twins – 1977
Probably one of the more popular characters on the list due to their animated series. I’ll admit, I loved that show.
The sister of the two has the ability to transform into any animal; the brother has the power to transform into any form of water. It’s pretty easy to tell which one got the shit-end of the stick.
Wonder Twin powers – Activate!
Onomatopoeia – 2012
He earned his name because he imitates noises around him, such as dripping taps, gunshots, etc. Onomatopoeia has no other powers besides being very annoying. BLAM! CRACK! WHOOSH!
Film Freak – 1985
Deep knowledge of apparently anything concerning movies and the art of cinematography which he mimics in his crimes.
Seems like everybody has a Film Freak in their office…
I’m looking at you Jacob.
Mogo – 1985
Mogo is a living planet and also part of the Green Lantern Corps. The planet’s main responsibility was to guide the Green Lantern rings to new sentient beings after their hosts die.
Calendar Man – 1958
His crimes always have a relationship with the date that they are committed, and he always dresses-up accordingly. He must be an amazing party planner.
Honestly, he’s creepier than he sounds. If you’ve played Batman: Arkham Asylum than you know what I mean.
I decided to cap this list out at 10 because honestly, there are too many ridiculous characters in DC to add them all.
But, feel free to leave your favorites in the comments!