15FAILED: WILD DOG
Ever since he’s been featured on the TV show Arrow, Wild Dog has garnered slightly more attention than he used to. That’s not really saying a lot, considering he disappeared from comics altogether for years at a time. First appearing in his own mini-series in 1987 in an attempt
to bank on the Punisher’s success, Wild Dog was a star athlete and Marine. After his girlfriend Claire was murdered on account of having secret mob ties, he turned to vigilantism.
Using the skills he’d acquired over his life to hand out merciless justice, Jack Wheeler donned the laughing red dog shirt from his college team and took on the name Wild Dog. The character was an overall failure, at least in the sense that he never became an A-list hero, and he would forever remain on the sidelines. For what it’s worth, he did develop a little cult following.