Saturday, December 11, 2010
Baron Zemo - the man that killed Bucky Barnes, the second greatest teen sidekick in comic history. (Behind, or course Robin the Boy Wonder who has died a few times himself.)
But, I move to an aside when this is about villains, specifically Baron Zemo, or should I say Baron Zemos - it's a hereditary title, there have been a lot of them.
Now this is a villain. There is nothing cute or funny to say about the guy that killed your childhood dream. Zemo killed Bucky. Unlike Robin, there was no darkness in Bucky - he was just a kind that wanted to do the right thing that stumbled on Steve Rogers changing into his Cap gear and in order to keep the kid quiet, Cap put him to work. That was something that could happen to me - and Zemo killed him. Not good at all. (Bucky isn't like that anymore, but that is a story for another time)
So, you ask yourself - why the lame mask? Well, at least the original Zemo was grossly disfigured. A mug like that just had to be under wraps. Why the lame fur collar? Only Jack Kirby knows for sure.
This much is for sure - this is a bad guy. Nothing redeemable here - he killed Bucky.