This Week in Villainy: April 29 – May 5, 2007

Who’s Up and Who’s Thwarted

Terrible Trio: [WIKIPEDIA] The Terrible Trio were originally three famous inventors in Gotham City, who sought new challenges by starting a criminal career. As a gimmick, they dressed up in business suits while wearing cartoon masks of animals. From then on, they were known as the Fox, the Shark and the Vulture. Tapping into their respective areas of expertise, they based their technology on their respective animal themes. The Trio were recurrent foes of Batman and Robin for years, but they have also battled G’nort, and, more recently, the new Doctor Mid-Nite.

These three stooges of villainy — bored rich guys who got off on dressing up in masks and pulling criminal capers — have long had it coming. They’ve gone from Terrible Trio to Terrific Target.

The Shark got it first, with a hauntingly appropriate burial at sea in Detective Comics #832, and the others are equally doomed.

Unless Batman screws everything up and saves their skins.

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Read SBC’s review of Detective Comics #832,