Is This The First Supervillain Whose Origin Is In A Talent Show?

The people who producers choose to show on talent shows are often oddball freaks because it makes good television. As is their subsequent utter humiliation at the hands of judges or the public.

Given how often supervillains' origins come down to being humiliated, it was only a matter of time. Reality shows have been used in comics from Civil War to Amrica's Got Powers, but I think this is the first time they've actually inspired someone to acts of supervillainy.

Welcome to the new Ventriloquist in Batgirl #20


Simon Cowell? Piers Morgan? She's coming for you…

Batgirl #20 is published today. Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, who are launching the Image Collector take on the work of Roy Lichtenstein tomorrow. Also, have you voted in the Bleeding Cool Fan Awards? Only a few days left…


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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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