Action Comics #865

    Action Comics » Action Comics #865 - The Terrible Toyman released by DC Comics on July 2008.

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    The Terrible Toyman last edited by gourley85 on 07/18/23 03:47AM View full history

    The Flash has Captain Cold and Gorilla Grodd. Batman has the Joker and Two-Face. Superman has Lex Luthor and…the terrible Toyman? Take a look inside the mind of one of Superman's strangest and most twisted adversaries as the original Toyman, Winslow Schott, returns to Metropolis. Plus, an alien who is everything Superman isn't is heading towards Earth. And he's not alone.

    This issue goes in depth into Toyman's past, his psyche and his motivation. Visit Toyman in his first days incarcerated, to his days as a super-villain.



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    The Incomparable Geoff Johns 0

    I've liked Geoff Johns for years now. The key word, being "like". I was never as in love with him as his other fans, though I knew he was doing really good work. The Flash series with Manapul made me sit up and take notice and now going back and reading my assorted back issues, I stumbled upon this little gem. A comic all about the Toyman doesn't grab your average reader. Superman's rogue gallery is not as compelling as say someone like Batman's but, Johns has floored me with this issue. We get ...

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    The Toyman Strikes! 0

    Superman has had a few kooky villains in the past and the Toyman was no different. That was, untilGeoff Johns got his hands on him. Now, the Toyman has been born anew. New design, new origin, new layers that make him a viable, evenfrightening, threat. The story chronicles the Toyman's origin from his point of view, and paints himas a genius who feels that the grim world of adults has tainted the wondrous world of childhood. So,he kills adults, but never harms children. He also reveals that all ...

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