Kapow! The top 15 bands named after comic book superheroes (and supervillains)
Dr Strangely Strange were an experimental Irish folk group, formed in Dublin in 1967. They released their debut album, Kip Of The Serenes, via Island Records in 1969. Their signature tune was a peculiar ditty titled Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal.
By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! Doctor Stephen Strange (commonly known as Dr Strange) was created by reclusive artist Steve Ditko and first appeared in Strange Tales No.110 (July 1963). The Master of the Mystic Arts also enjoyed successful runs under the aegis of artists such as Gene Colan and Frank Brunner.
A short-lived but fondly remembered (at least by Classic Rock‘s Geoff Barton) Swedish all-girl band. Check out the clip above – it’s a great pastiche of Robert Palmer’s Addicted To Love.
The Vision character first appeared w-a-a-a-a-y back in the 1940s. Created by the writer-artist team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the moody android-type-creature-thing debuted in Marvel Mystery Comics No.13 (November 1940). The second Vision was created by writer Roy Thomas and penciller John Buscema, and first appeared in the superhero-team series The Avengers issue No.57 (October 1968).
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