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It’s Our Anniversary, So We Have to Fight Fake Copies of Our Villains!

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It’s Our Anniversary, So We Have to Fight Fake Copies of Our Villains!

In Drawing Crazy Patterns, I spotlight at least five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics).

My buddy Chris N. wrote in with a fascinating formula that would often repeat itself in Marvel Comics. I’m only going to post five examples, so try to see how many more that YOU can think of anniversary issues that involve the hero(s) of the comic fighting off multiple fake versions of their greatest villains!

We start with Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott’s Fantastic Four #100, where the FF are besieged by androids of their greatest foes under the Puppet Master’s control while he was working with the Mad Thinker…

Next up in Incredible Hulk #200, where Len Wein, Sal Buscema and Joe Staton have the Hulk travel to the brain of Glenn Talbot to bring him out of a coma, and along the way, Talbot’s brain materializes dream-like versions of some of Hulk’s greatest foes…

Captain America had to celebrate his 400th issue during Operation: Galactic Storm (by Mark Gruenwald, Rik Levins and Danny Bulanadi). While on the Kree home planet, the Supreme Intelligence taps into Captain America’s to create characters out of his memories who want to kill him…

Soon after, Spider-Man went through some crazy stuff in the 30th Anniversary issue of Web of Spider-Man #90 (by Terry Kavanagh, Alex Saviuk and Bud De La Rosa). These villains are creations by Mysterio…

Finally, Loki uses the memories of Edwin Jarvis to create villains for the Avengers to fight in Avengers #400 (by Mark Waid, Mike Wieringo and Tom Palmer)…

That’s it for this installment, but please feel free to share more examples in the comments section or on Facebook!

Thanks for the suggestion, Chris! If anyone else has an idea for a future edition of Drawing Crazy Patterns, drop me a line at!

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