177. Comic Connaissance
Quiz Time! Let’s All See How Well The Gang Knows Comics
This week on PJ and the Gang, PJ tests the Gang’s “Comic Connaissance” by pitting them against each other and some very obscure super people.
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177. Vid Of The Week – Comic Connaissance
Polebiter the RodMuncher
Gnaws iron, bites steel
A bit of backstory
He was locked in playpens at an early age, always kept out of the way. First they were regular, but he kept chewing his way out, so his parents spent lots of money on different fences. And dentists. Finally they settled on obsidian teeth and gastric bypass. The metal slides out of his system without being digested, but it sometimes gets stuck if he doesn’t chew his food well enough. He sings himself to sleep at night with the rhyme “chew your food, times: 32, ’cause if you don’t, then you won’t poo! If you chew enough, you’ll make the mud, so always chew 2 times more, so there’ll be less blood!” so he doesn’t forget. And because of the whole ‘parents locked him up’ thing.
Mindo Bendo real name Alberto Guerrera. Mindo started his life as famous Lucha libre or Mexican wrestler for the non-Spanish speaking folks. After winning it all in the refried beans no quac. world championships he was caught in a nasty gang shoot out on his way home. Bearly alive he was rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. But that would not be the end of his story. Pepe his midget side kick stole his body from local morgue and conducted an experimental procedure bringing him back to life and giving him super powers. Back from the dead Mindo could now control the minds of his foes and make a killer beef and chili burrito.
The Needler AKA The Prick
Name: James N. Edleman (aka “Jimmy”)
Former fashion model & infamous cat burglar
Jimmy was known for wearing expensive Italian
suits and pantyhosefora mask while stealing
diamonds and silk scarves.
Once a lover of fashion, The Needler is now symbioticñesh-tcned onesy.
He promised his fiance that he would leave him something big enough to pay for their wedding
and the tiny homeveronica so badly wanted.
When his favorite Italian suit designerreleased
their new line of tuxedos,
Jimmy knew this was his big shot.
He planned the truck robbery perfectly,but
even hismeticulous planning couldn’t have
oredlctedthe elderly gypsywoman who got in
The truck struck the gypsy woman’s car, sending
it tumbling off a bridge into the freezingwaters
of the Golden Citv River.
Jimmy dove into the watertotry to save her but
it wastoo late forthe gypsywornan, who with
her dying breath, cursed Jimmy to live a life of
Nov,The Needler hides in the shadows and
steals to build his fortune, in the hopesthat one
day he can breakthe curse that keepshim apart
from his beloved Veronica.
The Needler uses the Needle of Vengeance to
vault from rooftoptorooftop,to pick themost
secure locks. and to penetrate the souls of his enemies. The full extent of the Needles power is
unknown. Even to the Needler.
The Needler’s flesh-toned onesy and his velvet
boots allow him to move silently in the
darkness.The suit also repels bullets and gives the Needler the strength of the entire cast of
Magic Mike, allowing his velvety gloved hands
to rip his enemies limb from limb ..or just ruin their clothes.
In this universe, super villains are mandated by the government to retire at the age of 62. If they continue to operate as super villains after the age of 62 they are remitted to the Federal Department of Retirement (FDR). The FDR employs just one agent. His name is Fredrick Tennessee. Freddy Tenny — as he is known by his enemies, a name which he hates — has one task. That task? Retiring aged super villains. Does he kill them? No. Does he wipe out their minions? No. He puts them into Doom Skull Manor Retirement Community in Sunny Pines, Florida, where they are destined to play bridge and shuffleboard for the rest of their nefarious days.
In addition to being supernaturally stoic and crotchety and a member of AARP since birth, his superpower is actually the ability to sense when hipsters are about to step onto an old person’s lawn. He can also turn water into prune juice and he has a trademark on “Kid’s these days….”
When a child, he got his eye shot out with a Red Rider BB gun and never wanted to be — or deal with — children again. Hence his career.
P.S. He likes his egg rolls extra extra saucy, as evident in the photo. Extra saucy. No, more sauce. More. Ok, there you go.
He’s DC for life, yo. Those guys from Arkham are hacks.
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