Fashion Nightmares: Who's Who Vol.6

Haven't opened up the DC closet since last June and boy is it rank in there. Rotten, rotten fashions. Nothing's worse than an inelegant woman, am I right? And the Worst Dressed Woman of Who's Who volume VI has to be Doctor Cyber. Now sure, she was badly disfigured in an incident involving a Tong gunman and a brazier of hot coals, but that's no reason to let herself go. If she couldn't get a more attractive mask (may I recommend whoever Madame Masque goes to?), could it at least match the rest of her accessories? Then you've got gloves that might as well be sleeves, and way too heavy ankle bracelets.On the plus side, her logo is made of delicious candy!

Even a beloved character like Lois Lane isn't safe from bad shopping choices, as this work ensemble shows. Looks like Perry White is about to call her in to discreetly ask if she's pregnant or something.
But more disturbing than a badly dressed woman is a man dressed AS a woman. How else would you describe Deimos' attire? Between the pixie boots, the loin cloth (extra long), the open sleeves and the attractively bare midriff, he looks more like an opposite of Jennifer Morgan than of her father Warlord.
How about Despero? Before he became a big hot pink gorilla, he wore a pink, orange and blue outfit sure to confuse the senses of any color-blind members of the Justice League (from the evidence at hand, only Vibe). But just how does he put that costume on? The boots and pants are one-piece, or are those just very long boots that chaff at the crotch under his little skirt? And then there's the mask. Trouble lining up the three eye holes? How about getting it over his palmed horns? No, I don't see how that's possible at all.
As for Doctor Destiny, he's taken his obsession with the Masters of the Universe too frickin' far. LAWSUIT far.
Worst male costume goes to Doctor Polaris however. Purple and blue, with an open face headpiece (you better be handsome, sugar) and metal bunny ears. I get the magnet symbol, but he could at least give himself a codename that starts with a "U". Right now, it just stands for Ugly. And notice this is a change from an earlier uniform (in the background), which features striped shorts stuffed, no doubt, with lots of kleenex.
After that, he went for a barrel-shaped purple helmet... Doctor Polaris: Bipolar AND no sense of style.


If Who's Who Vol. 6 could be famous for one thing, it would be Dart's side-boobage, but if it could be famous for a second thing, it would be the number of characters dressed in purplish robes. Obviously, there's DeSaad:
And he's apparently given the name of his tailor to the Dark Circle whose leaders got an advantageous bulk rate:
Even the Endless shop there!
So run, don't walk, to Robes R Us, 275 W.Armaghetto Lane, Apokolips. Tell 'em DeSaad sent you.


De said...

Even before Dr. Cyber was disfigured, she still dressed pretty hideously. This was during the "mod" period of Wonder Woman (when Diana lost her powers the first time).

I think I saw Deimos at the DC Gay Pride Parade participating in the Drag Race. A couple of gestures and it was rainin' men. Hallelujah!

Siskoid said...

Even more egrigious. Mod should be about fashion. Wonder Woman looked quite good, for example.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Too much purple in comics!

`Nuff said.

Bill D. said...

Whoever designed the Doctor Cyber logo was a big fan of JNT-era Doctor Who.

Siskoid said...

Which is the same time as when this issue of Who's Who was published!

Porridge Face said...

Wow, after the Sandman came along and claimed so many readers including a bunch of readers that don't usually read comics at all, I had never thought about Doctor Destiny as he originated. Maybe my memory blocked him out along with He-man by association.


Blog Archive


5 Things to Like Activities Advice Alien Nation Aliens Say the Darndest Things Alpha Flight Amalgam Ambush Bug Animal Man anime Aquaman Archetypes Archie Heroes Arrowed Asterix Atom Avengers Awards Babylon 5 Batman Battle Shovel Battlestar Galactica Black Canary BnB 2-in1 Books Booster Gold Buffy Canada Captain America Captain Marvel Cat CCGs Charlton Circles of Hell Class Comics Comics Code Approved Conan Contest Cooking Crisis Daredevil Dating Kara Zor-El Dating Lois Lane Dating Lucy Lane Dating Princess Diana DCAU Deadman Dial H Dice Dinosaur Island Dinosaurs Director Profiles Doctor Who Doom Patrol Down the Rabbit Hole Dr. Strange Encyclopedia Fantastic Four Fashion Nightmares Fiasco Films Within Films Flash Flushpoint Foldees French Friday Night Fights Fun with Covers FW Team-Up Galleries Game design Gaming Geekly roundup Geeks Anonymous Geekwear Gimme That Star Trek Godzilla Golden Age Grant Morrison Great Match-Ups of Science Fiction Green Arrow Green Lantern Hawkman Hero Points Podcast Holidays House of Mystery Hulk Human Target Improv Inspiration Intersect Invasion Invasion Podcast Iron Man Jack Kirby Jimmy Olsen JLA JSA Judge Dredd K9 the Series Kirby Motivationals Krypto Kung Fu Learning to Fly Legion Letters pages Liveblog Lonely Hearts Podcast Lord of the Rings Machine Man Motivationals Man-Thing Marquee Masters of the Universe Memes Memorable Moments Metal Men Metamorpho Micronauts Millennium Mini-Comics Monday Morning Macking Movies Mr. Terrific Music Nelvana of the Northern Lights Nightmare Fuel Number Ones Obituaries oHOTmu OR NOT? Old52 One Panel Outsiders Panels from Sheena Paper Dolls Play Podcast Polls Questionable Fridays Radio Rants Reaganocomics Recollected Red Bee Red Tornado Reign Retro-Comics Reviews Rom RPGs Sandman Sapphire & Steel Sarah Jane Adventures Saturday Morning Cartoons SBG for Girls Seasons of DWAITAS Secret Origins Podcast Secret Wars SF Shut Up Star Boy Silver Age Siskoid as Editor Siskoid's Mailbox Space 1999 Spectre Spider-Man Spring Cleaning ST non-fiction ST novels: DS9 ST novels: S.C.E. ST novels: The Shat ST novels: TNG ST novels: TOS Star Trek Streaky Suicide Squad Supergirl Superman Supershill Swamp Thing Tales from Earth-Prime Team Horrible Teen Titans That Franchise I Never Talk About The Prisoner The Thing Then and Now Theory Thor Thursdays of Two Worlds Time Capsule Timeslip Tintin Torchwood Tourist Traps of the Forgotten Realms Toys Turnarounds TV V Waking Life Warehouse 13 Websites What If? Who's This? Whoniverse-B Wikileaked Wonder Woman X-Files X-Men Zero Hour Strikes Zine