superman.nuMary Immaculate of Lourdes NewtonHolliston School Committeefacebook    
  •   forum   •   COUNTDOWN TO MIRACLE MONDAY: "THE SPECIAL REPORT!" •   fortress   •  
Superman Through the Ages! Forum
News: Superman Through the Ages! now located at theAges.superman.nu
 
*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
April 18, 2024, 01:25:18 PM


Login with username, password and session length


Pages: 1 [2] 3   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Who the heck is Electro?  (Read 12013 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
MatterEaterLad
Council of Wisdom
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1389


Silver Age Surfer


WWW
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2007, 10:25:56 PM »

I'll give it a shot, but since he wasn't called Electro in the first comic, and you have the story, look it over.
Logged
MatterEaterLad
Council of Wisdom
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1389


Silver Age Surfer


WWW
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007, 02:23:13 AM »

Its very odd that he was made into villain in the second tale, even if only in a dream.
Logged
dto
Action Ace
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 417



« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 03:53:58 AM »

Weird, it turns out he is a creation of Luthor to lure Superman off of Earth and his second appearance is only in a red-k induced dream.


Just another Luthor creation?  Too bad -- I had wondered if Electro was distantly related to this guy:

http://www.toonopedia.com/reddy_k.htm

 Wink
Logged

DTO
MatterEaterLad
Council of Wisdom
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1389


Silver Age Surfer


WWW
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 04:23:14 AM »

A strange set of circumstances, the electric being is not real in the first story (Binder (?) written and a re-tread of an earlier story), a Luthor creation.

The second story is pretty good (Siegel) and the being is only on the jury in a Superman nightmare.  I wonder if the artist (Mooney) just saw the original story, though the thing looked cool and gave it the name Electro?
Logged
Continental Op
Superman Family
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 150


« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2007, 01:02:37 AM »

Grant Morrison obviously remembered those stories since he had Quintum communicating with a skeletal, otherdimensional race called the "electrokind" in ALL-STAR SUPERMAN...
Logged
carmine
Superman Family
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 166


« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2007, 03:10:10 PM »

thanks for the info guys.
Logged
Uncle Mxy
Superman Squad
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 809



« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2007, 10:02:49 PM »

Electro was also a villain in the 1977 Batman animated series by Filmation.  He was some sort of alien (but looked more like a robot) in a flying saucer with a shrinking ray and mind control ray.  Batman and Robin escape from a corked bottle while shrunk.  Sound familiar? 

http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/25766-Bite-Sized.html





Logged
Permanus
Superman Squad
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 875



« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2007, 08:39:08 AM »

Why would a guy in a flying saucer with a shrink ray call himself "Electro", of all things? Because his gadgets run on electricity?
Logged

Between the revolution and the firing-squad, there is always time for a glass of champagne.
Pages: 1 [2] 3   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

CURRENT FORUM

Archives: OLD FORUM  -  DCMB  -  KAL-L
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM
Entrance ·  Origin ·  K-Metal ·  The Living Legend ·  About the Comics ·  Novels ·  Encyclopaedia ·  The Screen ·  Costumes ·  Read Comics Online ·  Trophy Room ·  Creators ·  ES!M ·  Fans ·  Multimedia ·  Community ·  Supply Depot ·  Gift Shop ·  Guest Book ·  Contact & Credits ·  Links ·  Coming Attractions ·  Free E-mail ·  Forum

Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
The LIVING LEGENDS of SUPERMAN! Adventures of Superman Volume 1!
Return to SUPERMAN THROUGH THE AGES!
The Complete Supply Depot for all your Superman needs!