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Tiger Shark

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Subj: Yes, Great Costume, Great Story: And That Costume Would Make A Great Action Figure
Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 09:48:53 am EST (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Call Him...The Eel!
Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 09:22:49 am EST (Viewed 1 times)

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DAREDEVIL #353-357 features my all-time favorite story featuring the Eel. Not only did I totally love his new costume, but Karl Kesel brought the Eel to new heights, I think. In a nutshell, the Eel posed as Snake Marston in the Enforcers and tried to hire Mr. Hyde for a job. Hyde basically blew them off, and the Eel got pissed. In revenge, the Eel killed the prostitute Hyde had been "seeing" and framed Hyde for murder. Hyde convinced Murdock to defend him and the chase was on. The Eel even hired Pyro to take care of the evidence, with Pyro battling DD. Eventually, DD tracked down the Eel and they fought, with the Eel and the Enforcers giving DD a pretty hard time. All around awesome storyline, and the Eel was handled with greatness, just as all of our older, more established baddies should be.

I remember the 'ole Eel when he was stil lthe Electric Eel.

There's no reason this guy can't be a major villain.

Doc Shallot sent me some DVDs of all the Avengers and Captain America issues going back to the 60s, which I'm enjoying (mightily), and it's amazing to see how seriously the Grey Gargoyle, Electro, the Scorpion, Mr. Hyde, Moonstone I and II, the Vamp, Tiger Shark, and others were taken--the Porcupine and the Planet Man too.

They were in every way the equals of the Wasp, Captain America, the Black Widow, Goliath, the Falcon, Nomad, Quicksilver, Hawkeye, etc.

And the heroes not only took them seriously, but found them dangerous. We need more of this!

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