Unfortunately, not every crimefighter inspired by a nocturnal creature fluttering fatefully into their study at a moment of deep introspection was as successful as others.
Owl-Man eventually gave up his dream of a career as a feared urban vigilante in favor of patrolling farms for rodent infestations in the rural areas between Gotham City and Metropolis.
Even the most dedicated defender of justice can only take street thugs brandishing Tootsie Pops at them and bursting into laughter for so long before packing it in.
Captain 3D was able to retire from costumed crimefighting at a relatively young age with a healthy nest egg, thanks to his gimmick of forcing bystanders to wear awkward, uncomfortable glasses and paying a surcharge to watch him do battle with his arch-enemies, on top of the ridiculous prices his concession sidekicks collected, wandering through the crowd selling popcorn and soft drinks.
Some superheroes are truly ahead of their time.
Sophia wasn’t sure what was more unsettling: a duo of color-blind Klansmen trying to stuff her head-first into a human-sized meat grinder . . .
. . . or being rescued by Retro, the New Wave Avenger, in his swim goggles and matching Day-Glo red rubber fetish bodysuit, while he randomly shouted catchphrases based on old 80s song lyrics.
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