Movie Villains and their First Appearance in Comics.

Movie Villains and their First Appearance in Comics.

Superheroes are the ones who brings the money to the table. But Comic Book Villains brings color to the movies. Because without them, we have no need for Superheroes at all. So let's go back memory lane and see where this Costumed Criminals first appeared in their comic book counterparts.

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By Banner - Dec 10, 2013 11:12 PM EST
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Comic baddies gives meaning to the Superheroes role in protecting us from our violent society. Like the famous rivalry between the Joker and the Batman. The only thing the two have in common is that their battle won't end until one of them is dead. So, let's take a tour in an imaginary time-machine and let us look back from the time when comic books gave birth to this colorful, insane and dangerous characters.

I've created a visual graph to help us along the way. Did the actors portrayed the villains in a convincing manner or the studios should have gotten other actors to play the part? You tell me in the comments page.


This homicidal maniac is responsible for crippling (and raping?) Barbara Gordon and killing the second Robin Jason Todd, but did you know that the Joker was killed in his first appearance in Batman #1? But he's too popular to waste and DC decided to resurrect this psychotic clown. The Joker was played in the The Dark Knight movie by the late Heath Ledger, who gave a very convincing and unforgettable performance of this infamous villain.


This gigantic purple baddie eats planets like pancakes. Good thing our hero in a silver surfboard turn against his master with the help of the Fantastic Four. Galactus appeared on film in Fantastic Four 2: The Rise of the Silver Surfer which also stars pre-Captain America Chris Evans as the fiery hero Johnny Storm.


The master of science and sorcery sends the Fantastic Four back in time to collect mystical objects for his diabolical needs all in his first appearance. So that makes you a doctor in the Art of Doom, eh? Julian McMahon portrayed him in the first not-so Fantastic Four movie.


Erik's first appearance in the swingin' 60's was a total badass, he was hijacking military bases and forcing the human race to bow down at the might of mutantkind. He was portrayed by Sir Ian McKellen gloriously in X-Men movies and X-Men: Days of Future Past.


Ra's is nearly 600 years old in comics. With the Lazarus Pit providing him with eternal youth he can easily sleep with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. In his first appearance, he choose Batman to be his heir capable of ruling a greener earth with his eco-terrorist group (known in the movies as The League of Shadows). He was portrayed in film by Liam Neeson who's Bruce Wayne's mentor and father figure in the movie.


Before menacing movie goers with his testicles...err I mean tentacles. Dr. Otto Octavius had a freak lab accident that fused him with four steel testicles...err I mean tentacles. Did you know that he was the first villain to make Spider-Man to question his abilities as a superhero because of some serious smack-down that he got from Dock Ock? He was portrayed in the movie by Alfred Molina. I don't know if the rumors are true that the producers deleted a love scene between him and aunt May.


Who knew that a guy with a girly name like "Emil" can give the Hulk a run for his money. Yes folks, meet Emil Blonsky a Russian spy who can go toe-to-toe with Banner! He tried to sneak into a military base where where he discovered the Gamma-Ray Machine, he stepped on it and voila a disfigured hulkster emerged. He was portrayed by Tim Roth, and I gotta say The Incredible Hulk is more credible than that Ang Lee's film.


How can you fight your best friend and a twisted loony on the half? He was hideously disfigured by crime lord Maroni by splashing a bottle of acid on his face and became a psycho driven by duplicity who bases all his decisions on a toss of his two-headed coin. A game that usually ends with some hapless guy laying on the street laced with spent bullet shells. He was portrayed in film by Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones (ugh) and Billy Dee Williams???


Because of this red-faced goon, the United States government engineered the super-soldier steroid...err serum and created the sentinel of liberty called Captain America! Did you know that the 1991 Captain America movie had rubber ears attached to his head mask? Ask Matt Salinger who played the American hero before Chris Evans and Marvel save the franchise.


Wilson Fisk may make Kilowog look like a Tic-Tac with his chubby facade that can rival the Blob. His battle with Spider-Man ended in a draw, can you believe that? He was portrayed by the late great actor with a heart of gold in Michael Clarke Duncan in a Daredevil flick that CBM fans love to hate. And oh, it stars Batfleck too as the Man without Fear.


When boneheaded bully Eddie Brock got a hold of Spider-Man's alien symbiote costume. The low-life became Venom. Eddie got a hold of Peter's powers and his deepest secrets too that allowed him to destroy Peter where it hurts most, his love ones. Venom was portrayed in the movie by Topher Grace.


In his first ever appearance in comics, Lex and Clark were buddies and he even saved his pal from being poisoned by a Kryptonite. They became mortal enemies when Superboy destroys Lex's experiments when it got out of hand. Since then, Lex's hatred of Superman superseded North Korea's hatred for everything America. Lex Luthor was played in the movie by actors Gene Hackman (Superman the Movie) and Kevin Spacey (Superman returns).


Before Logan got a taste of Sabretooth's pointed-fingers, The man known as the Iron Fist got to taste it first. In his first appearance, a guy named Chris Claremont had Sabretooth go toe-to-toe with the living weapon Danny Rand before he got to experience the mettle of the adamantium-clawed Weapon-Xer known as Wolverine and there's been no love lost since. Sabretooth was played in the movie by two actors, in the original X-Men film he was portrayed by Tyler Mane and Liev Schreiber in Wolverine: Origins.
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jlabatman - 12/11/2013, 7:45 AM
Forgot that Sabretooth's first appearance was in Iron Fist!
Banner - 12/11/2013, 7:54 AM
@jlabatman, lol haven't you seen the picture and the description of the first appearance of Sabretooth? Its all there Iron Fist #14 the first appearance of Sabretooth with the actual cover of Iron Fist fighting Sabretooth, lol
Nomadic1 - 12/11/2013, 4:49 PM
It wasn't a good movie but what about Blackheart and Mephisto?
BANE5000 - 12/12/2013, 10:20 PM
I actually liked Liev Schreiber portrayal of Sabretooth, he brought a menacing, who gives a crap attitude uve come to know about Sabretooth, especially when it comes to taunting and messing with Wolverines head, life and loved ones...I say bring him back if given the chance.
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