Friday, August 1, 2008


Phil Cobb, "a small-time crook with big ideas," comes to Gotham to make it big. When he tries to put a gang together, he's laughed at because he's a nobody. Shortly after, he spots the bat signal in the night sky and is inspired to become a themed villain like the Joker and the Penguin, and to use signals as his theme, which is a pretty lame theme if you ask me. Signs and indicators and objects used in symbolic gestures. He leaves signal-based clues that will tell Batman exactly what he's up to. That's about all I know about the Signalman, but wikpedia seems to indicate that he's become a joke among the DC Universe's supervillains.

Pros: None whatsoever.

Cons: The signal clues just makes him a third-rate Riddler.

How I'd do it: I just plain wouldn't.

Casting Guesses: Ashton Kutcher. I don't like him, so the idea of inflicting a terrible role on him appeals to me.


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