Kapow! The top 15 bands named after comic book superheroes (and supervillains)
Jon Mikl Thor, the King of Muscle Rock – who else?!
Thor (along with his stumblesome alter ego, Dr Donald Blake) first appeared in Journey Into Mystery No.83 (August 1962). Debuting in the Silver Age of comic books, the character is based on the god Thor of Norse mythology. Thor has also been a perennial member of the superhero team The Avengers, and featured in the recent Avengers Assemble movie (plus he’s also appeared in a movie of his own, of course).
The disgraced Gary Glitter rejoiced under the nom de plume of The Leader.
The Leader is a Marvel Comics supervillain who first appeared in Tales To Astonish No.62 (December 1964). He was employed in a chemical plant in his civilian identity of Samuel Sterns. While working there radioactive materials exploded, bombarding him with gamma radiation. The radiation changed him from an ordinary human into a green-skinned, super-intelligent entity with an oversized brain housed in a towering cranium. Cue numerous epic battles with another green-skinned creature known as The Hulk…
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