Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Witch Doctor's Tomahawk vs. Black Bison

Debut: 1965
Nemesis: The White Man
Other Major Foes: None.
Appearances: One comic story
Powers: Emotion control

An evil talisman which, when unearthed, would cause the descendants of the witch doctor to go on the warpath.

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


John Ravenhair
Debut: 1982
Nemesis: Firestorm
Other Major Foes: The Flash Rogues
Appearances: 20+ comics.
Powers: Super-strength, speed, and magical animation of objects.

Bio: When his Native American shaman great-grandfather was murdered by muggers, John Ravenhair became possessed by his spirit and a thirst for vengeance against the white man empowered by a mystical talisman.

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

Idol Speculation:
#NotYourMasterVillainKemosabe. Given that these concepts were introduced less than twenty years apart, we certainly made some progress culturally. However, Black Bison is still offensive, he still gets used by DC Comics in an insensitive manner, and as a whole we've probably regressed in our representation of Native Americans since peak awareness in the '70s. Black Bison was dead for a while there, and if he could be buried in the same hidden location as the Witch Doctor's Tomahawk, we'd probably all be better off. Bison wins this, but we all lose for the match happening in the first place.


will_in_chicago said...

Frank, I could not see the poll to vote in it, but I would not call either one of these villains winners. I suppose that Black Bison would win but I think we all lose with such stereotypical villains.

Diabolu Frank said...

The "cookie" monster strikes again. I'll start doing all new polls from now on!

Diabolu Frank said...

My friend The Witch Doctor?
I know that you'll be mine!
On Bison carry the fight!

Black Bison 75.00% (3)
The Witch Doctor's Tomahawk 25.00%
Total 4 votes