Saturday, August 3, 2013

Alex Dunster vs. Captain Cold

Alex Dunster
Debut: 1956
Nemesis: Martian Manhunter
Other Major Foes: Captain Harding
Appearances: One comic story
Powers: Hearing enhancement device, electricity emitting rifle, and various other pieces of tech.

Alex Dunster was a master thief specializing in rare technological breakthroughs. He successfully fended off the Martian Manhunter for an extended period of time before his eventual capture.

Vile Menagerie Stats
Win: Wiley Dalbert (?)
Lose: Professor Arnold Hugo (8-9); Professor Anthony Ivo (4-8)
Draw: 0

captain cold photo: Captain Cold CaptainCold.jpg

Captain Cold
Debut: 1957
Nemesis: The Flash
Other Major Foes: Other Flash Rogues.
Appearances: 500+ comics, numerous cartoons, a live action television episode, and some video games.
Powers: Freeze gun.

Bio: Leonard Snart was a hood who recognized that he had to find a way to deal with the new super-hero known as the Flash, so he invented a freeze gun to slow the Scarlet Speedster down. Captain Cold has since established a long career as a leading member of the Flash's rogues gallery.

Vile Menagerie Stats:
Win: 0
Lose: 0
Draw: 0

Idol Speculation:
It has been argued that the Manhunter from Mars was the first super-hero of the Silver Age. Alex Dunster was the villain in his third adventure, his first evil scientist/super-foe, and Dunster worked on a machine tied directly to the hero's origin. It is more commonly held that the Barry Allen Flash was the first super-hero of the Silver Age. Captain Cold was the villain in his third adventure, debatably his first fully costumed super-foe, and Cold worked on a weapon tied directly to the hero's powers. If neither of these guys had appeared again, this might have been a match, but Captain Cold went on to become a fan favorite villain with a multimedia presence dating back to Challenge of the Super Friends, whereas Alex Dunster was never seen again and thoroughly trumped by Professor Arnold Hugo besides. I see Dunster attempting to swipe Leonard Snart's gear, but not surviving the experience.


will_in_chicago said...

Captain Cold got my vote, as his win over J'Onn was situational and might not work in the new continuity. Also, I think that Captain Cold would beat most non powered villains who don't have a gimmick ready to go at a moment's notice.

I discovered that I can vote in polls by using Internet Exporer.

will_in_chicago said...

Frank, you might want to check this thread out at Comic Vine which features a battle in the Injustice Comic between J'Onn J'Onzz, Superman and Wonder Woman --

My advice, come armed with a lot of Kryptonite for round two. (Maybe a machine gun that fires Kryptonite bullets would be appropriate but I think I know where I would place a Kryptonite spear.)

Diabolu Frank said...

I confess that the only reason this match happened is that I want the entire animated Legion of Doom to get featured. However outmatched Dunster is here is a fraction of how outclassed Captain Cold would be against most anyone else in the Menagerie.

Diabolu Frank said...

Thanks for the tip, Will! I incorporated it into today's post. Looking at the fight, I think J'Onn could have fared well with one or the other, but both was expecting too much.

Diabolu Frank said...

The Freezing Void! Darned straight. Captain Cold gave Alex Dunster one of the chilliest receptions ever, claiming 100% of 12 votes.