ComicMix Six: The Worst Superhero Names in Comics

Luana Haygen

Luana is an animated movie and superhero enthusiast with an eye for detail. She has been drawing and creating fashions since she was a child. She has been routinely helping here at ComicMix since 2009.

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22 Responses

  1. Rick Taylor says:

    Lest we forget Mal Duncan aka 'The Hornblower'.

  2. Rick Taylor says:

    How about THORlene?

  3. Brian Alvey says:

    I am stunned that your list of the six worst superhero names in comics wasn't filled 100% with Legion of Super-Heroes characters.

  4. mike weber says:

    "The Fly" – later "Flyman", i think."Stargirl" is a pretty lame name, too.

  5. Russ Rogers says:

    I've always thought "Speedball" was a pretty stupid name for a Super-Hero. "Let's name a hero after a lethal concoction of heroin and cocaine!" Why not just have heroes named, "The Clap," " Big Dookie," and "Iron Fistula"?

    • Rick Marshall says:

      Yeah, "Speedball" was always one that made me wince… Of course, I hate to bring it up, but one of my favorite characters of all time has one of the worst names of all times, too: Man-Thing.

      • Russ Rogers says:

        I want to see a Man-Thing and Wizzer crossover! *snicker* Giant Sized Man-Thing!

    • mike weber says:

      Well, quite possibly the name came from the open, rather than the drugs…

      • mike weber says:

        Errr … "pen"

        • Alan Coil says:

          After all these years…someone has made me make the connection to a speedball. I just never thought of it before.(I am such a pure and innocent man.)

  6. Anonymous says:

    At least the Whizzer's costume was yellow to match his name!

  7. Paul1963 says:

    "Thor Girl?"Seriously?How about, oh, "Thora," which is an actual woman's name? There's even a Marvel precedent! Anyone familiar with the Sub-Mariner's Golden Age female counterpart, Namora?Actually, some of the folks currently appearing in "The Twelve" have pretty silly names. I'm enjoying the series, but really–"The Fiery Mask?" "The Phantom Reporter?" "Rockman, Underground Secret Agent?" Yes, I do realize they're all real Timely/Atlas characters from the forties, but still…

  8. Alan Coil says:

    I propose some additional information for The 3-D Man.The 3-D part stands for the strength of triplicate brothers wherein he gets his extra strength, speed, stamina, whatever.Daryl, Darryl, and Darrell.

    • Anonymous says:

      What kind of sick parents do THAT to there kids. If he wasn't already first, this knowledge would bump him up there.

  9. Matt Lazorwitz says:

    I personally always thought Angarr the Screamer might be the worst ever.

  10. Glenn Hauman says:

    A shame we limit these to six– there should be a honorable mention for the Ten-Eyed Man.

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  12. punjay says:

    What about Maggot. Sound more like a villian’s name to me!