Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The Vile Menagerie: MR. MOTH
Alter Ego: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Unrevealed
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operations: Middletown, U.S.A.
First Appearance: Detective Comics #277 (March 1960)
Through unrevealed means, Mr. Moth came to use a high tech aircraft to commit a series of daring heists. Mr. Moth managed to evade capture by the Manhunter from Mars over several confrontations. Finally, the Manhunter tricked Mr. Moth into taking the Martian Detective to his "cocoon" lair-- the local lighthouse where Moth had been holding its keeper hostage. Martian Manhunter easily subdued Mr. Moth, and the villain's henchmen immediately surrendered. All were promptly sent to prison.
Mr. Moth did not appear to have any inherent powers, but had access to a moth-themed aircaft. This winged helicopter employed a high strength cable for grappling heavy items, and was armed with a machine gun. Mr. Moth also carried a special ray-gun pistol on his person.
Like the moth that is attracted to light, Mr. Moth had a penchant for valuable objects that glittered. Mr. Moth was seemingly delusional, and was fixated on luminescent items of any kind.
Quote: "The shining planets will bring added illumination to my cocoon!"
Created by Jack Miller and Joe Certa
Detective Comics #277 (March, 1960)