Saturday, July 21, 2012
If only comic book creative types had a crystal ball and could see the future, I am quite sure they would not name a villain "BiBeast." Two faces/brains notwithstanding,t hat name has an entirely different connotation in this sexually charged age than it did when the character was introduced in the 1960's. IN this day and age, one thinks Jim J Bullock when one hears the name BiBeast. Poor Stan and JAck, not a clue what would come later.
But, their unfortunately named Hulk protagonist, is an absolutely iconic image. Look at these pictures, the over muscled, head-over-head image is amazing! I could be wrong, but I believe BiBeast is the first every appearance of the head-over-head configuration in a long line of two-headed characters. (Remember all those unfortunate films of the 50's and 60's?)
*SIGH* One of the biggest winners (image) and biggest losers (name) in comic history combined in a single character. I am surprised the image has not bee revisited. Is it possible to be too iconic?