Monster of the Day #1619

Good grief, when this guy first appeared he was basically a regular-sized guy. Now look at him.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    The guy lying there with a huge bite in his side…that’s pretty shocking. I assume this is fairly recent?

  • Gamera977

    So is this another Batman villain? I’m afraid I don’t know any much about them beyond the Penguin, Joker, and Catwoman.

  • Marsden

    Is that Sewer Urchi… er Alligator?

  • Yup. This is Killer Croc, and there’s no real reason to know him beyond the fact he looks frickin’ awesome! I think he came back into prominence due to his use in the Animated Series, where he didn’t look nearly as great.

  • I’d say yeah. The red head in the lower right is most likely the new Batwoman.

  • And in the next panel Saitama comes in and takes Crocout without actually realizing he’s there.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Quick, get Troy Landry on the line.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    OT, but I had no idea Monday was the 100th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth.

  • Wade Harrell

    To bad the Incredible Hulk lives in a different universe because he really needs to find out where this guy buys his pants!

  • Flangepart

    Am I the only one who hates how wussie the legal system is in comics?
    I know, I know…part of the world, part of the plot line…guess it is a dumb question. Still gets me that such murderous creatures are allowed to live. Joker brags in court about killing hundreds of people…it’s why I don’t bother with comics…just a politically correct version of reality with mass murders by people in spandex…think Croc is wearing SUPERSpandex? Imagine ISIS with Spandex…See, the brain damage has set in…thank you comic book industry!

  • bgbear_rnh

    You make a good point but I would not want to be the judge who sentenced the Joker to gas chamber.

  • I always assumed that the state Gotham City is in simply doesn’t have the death penalty. (Though there was one Batman story in which the Joker was sentenced to death and Batman had to (reluctantly) save him as this was one of the few murders he hadn’t committed.) On this, running around offing whoever you deem needs offing tends to be frowned on even by fictional authorities. Seems like they don’t like sharing that sort of power. For some reason.

    Bottom line, as potentially nasty as it might be, it’s probably for the best just hauling the Joker back to Arkham.

    (The real problem is comics have gotten so “adult” that every. Single. Villain. Seems to just have to be shooting for the Joker’s kill count. I miss the days of the simple bank robber.)

    Speaking of the Joker, there’s a little problem. See, in the comics, on numerous occasions, he’s gotten himself into situations where there’s no way he can live through, and yet some how he does. At least with him jailed you know where he is (and when he leaves). When he dies and doesn’t leave a corpse you don’t know where he is. And with the Joker, you wanna know. Badly.

    (I dunno if it’s still true, but in recent years DC has it that there are three… um… jokers running around with the name Joker. So you always have that going for you.)

  • Eric Hinkle

    I was wondering about that myself, Does Croc buy off the rack or get those things tailored?

  • Wade Harrell

    Tailored, has to be! Even if he can get the right size at the big and tall store they are not likely to have a tail-hole. Of course in a comic book universe where human-animal hybrids are commonplace, maybe there is a niche market for these at specialty retailers. They should make a comic of that and then CW or someone can make a show about it.

  • Rodford Smith

    I hate villain inflation. Marvel did something similar with the Blob over the years. He was originally a self-described “extra-strong freak” in a sideshow. He went from a normal-sized guy with an interesting powerset who by himself was not a serious threat to the early X-Men to a giant who could go toe-to-toe with the Hulk.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I’d love to see an episode like that.