Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Giant Watery Hand of Gilgana vs. King Shark

The Watery Hand
Debut: 1964
Nemesis: Martian Manhunter
Other Major Foes: None.
Appearances: One comic story
Powers: Self-explanatory.

Giant watery hand that could generate and regenerate in the waters of the weird world of Gilgana.

Vile Menagerie Stats
Win: The Fireball-Creature (3-1)
Lose: The Chulko (4-1)
Draw: 0


Debut: 1994
Nemesis: Superboy
Other Major Foes: Aquaman, Jeannette
Appearances: 100+ comics and an animated film cameo.
Powers: Can function on land and in deep sea, regeneration, heightened senses, powerful teeth/claws, super-strength, super-speed swimming, and durability.

Bio: The son of the Hawaiian shark god and a powerful predator in his own right who has served on incarnations of the Secret Six and Suicide />
Vile Menagerie Stats:
Win: 0
Lose: 0
Draw: 0

Idol Speculation:
I considered pitting the hand against Naiad, or getting even cuter and going with Starro, but this seemed like the most fun and challenging match-up (plus I had good, accessible reference.) The hand didn't get to do much in its one appearance, so it failed to impress me. On the other hand, King Shark isn't especially thoughtful, and I don't see him doing much damage in a direct attack. Assuming this battle took place on Gilgana, King Shark would eventually wind up hitting the pink sand, and maybe figuring out its effect on the water hand. Then again, maybe King Shark would get blown to pieces while making that discovery?

1 comment:

Diabolu Frank said...

Monster Wave!
Killer Wipe-Out!

King Shark 27.27% (3)
The Giant Watery Hand of Gilgana 72.73% (8)
Total 11 votes