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Work is progressing on my superheroine mod.  I've decided to convert/revamp mostly Golden Age comicbook art for it.  While looking for likely images, I came across this one, which I will not be using in my mod.   :P

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Ben J:
"Boners" were a big thing during the Golden Age of comics:

In No Country for Old Men (2007), Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) uses coinflips far more effectively than Two-Face ever did in either The Dark Knight (2008) or Batman Forever (1995). 

I think that most comicbook movies have a very hard time creating villains with a real sense of menace.  Perhaps that's why Heath Ledger's portrayal as the Joker caused such a stir.  Finally, here was a comicbook movie villain that seemed like he could truly do some believable evil.  Most of the villains in superhero movies undercut their menace by broad scene-chewing or campy one-liners (while this type of portrayal can sometimes be entertaining, such a villain's first victim is usually their film's suspense).

Besides Ledger's Joker, my votes for best realized movie supervillains are:   
Magneto (both Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender),
Mystique (Rebecca Romijn),
William Stryker (Brian Cox),
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer),
Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard),
Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina),
The Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy),
Ozymandias (Matthew Goode),
Mr. Glass/Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson).

I would have to add Green Goblin(Daniel DeFoe?) from Spider-man 1.


Willem Dafoe I think. I agree with Dr Glass, I quite liked Unbreakable, actually.


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