Saturday, January 1, 2011

1996 Rogues Gallery #1: Chronos by John Van Fleet

In 1995, Skybox produced a card set consisting of paintings of super-villains.
In 1996, DC released a pin-up book consisting of paintings of super-villains.
One of these things is very much like the other.

Chronos started out as a timepiece-themed thief in about the gaudiest costume imaginable. By 1996, Chronos had one arm left, an almost all black costume, and was using his control over temporal energy to age members of the Legion of Super-Heroes at will. In a few more years, an anti-hero would be jumping around time under the Chronos banner in his own series, and a few more years later, Chronos would be a Chinese woman. What a long strange trip...

I'm not the only blogger relishing New Year's Evil this week. Find more malicious pin-up fun at the following:

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