Sunday, August 05, 2007

Silver Age Comic Trivia XXXI

In the far-off land of Asgard to be found in Marvel Comics, who was Lady Sif's brother?

Yesterday's Answer: DC Comics' Brotherhood of Evil, not to be confused with Marvel's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, were frequent arch enemies of the Doom Patrol. The Brotherhood's original membership was limited to Monsieur Mallah, Madame Rouge, and the Brain, but sometimes also included General Immortus and Garguax.

Madame Rouge ultimately went solo, though, and in her final Silver Age appearance successfully killed off Monsieur Mallah and the Brain, and then set her sights on the Doom Patrol members as well. After a few unsuccessful attempts to wipe them out, she trapped them on a remote island, and in a broadcast that was being made world-wide, told them that both the island they stood on and a small fishing hamlet in Maine had been booby-trapped with explosives. It was up to the Doom Patrol to decide which of the two would be detonated. She was confident that Robotman, Elasti-Girl and Negative Man (the DP) would bring eternal humiliation down upon themselves by choosing to save their own skins, but instead they bravely shouted, "Fire away!" and died as heroes. A truly unique Silver Age moment!

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