Monday, August 3, 2009

What's So Terrific About Mr Terrific?

Mr Terrific, Michael Holt, is not the first hero in the DC Comics universe to bear that name. The original Mr Terrific had a photographic memory, was an Olympic athlete, and a martial arts master. That Mr Terrific became a hero because he seemed to have conquered everything else. Michael Holt, the latest Mr Terrific was also an Olympic athlete and is the third smartest man alive. He chose to take on the name of this particular hero after hearing his story while he was dealing with a personal tragedy.

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6 comments:

Marcus McElhaney said...

Terrific article!!!!

samax said...

i really like this character in theory, but he isn't in a book i want to read (i really did TRY to get int JSA, i promise!)

they should give him a solo mini, which would show just how powerful and influential he is behind the scenes.
i'd love to see Warren Ellis write this character...

superman said...

I don't see the charm of this superhero. It can't be compared with Superman, a hero that made so many children and not only happy.

jamesgatsby said...

Wasn't Michael the "White King" in Checkmate? You see, he shouldn't be compared to Superman -- he should be James Bond. Or solving social problems on a global scale.

wallruss said...

From your mouth to some writer's ears.

BLESSD1 said...

I'd love to see Michael get his own book. He's a fascinating character. I'd just hope that they'd have a good artist as well as writer (Samax's suggestion of Ellis is a good one), because he's got such a cool design