Kapow! The top 15 bands named after comic book superheroes (and supervillains)
Isis were a Los Angeles-based post-metal band (they were actually founded in Boston, Massachusetts) with a career spanning from 1997 to 2010. They were influenced by the likes of Swans, Melvins and Godflesh.
The short-lived Isis title, published by DC Comics in the mid-1970s, was an attempt to cash in on the popular Saturday morning kids’ TV series, starring Joanna Cameron in the title role of the mini-skirted superheroine of Egyptian legend. The Isis comic inexplicably lasted only a handful of issues before being cancelled.
Odin were a Los Angeles heavy metal combo, formed in 1983. They released two full-length albums, The Gods Must Be Crazy and Fight For Your Life, plus a few EPs. They featured in the Penelope Spheeris movie The Decline Of The Western Civilization Part II – The Metal Years. Renowned Sunset Strip club owner Bill Gazarri once (misguidedly) proclaimed that Odin would be bigger than Van Halen. Worringly, the band appear to have recently re-formed…
The all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful Odin is the father of Thor (see entry No.11).
Tags: Black Sabbath, Black Widow, Blackie Lawless, Dave 'The Beast' Spitz, DC Comics, Demon, Dr Strangely Strange, Gary Glitter, Glitter Band, HIM, Isis, Jon Mikl Thor, Marvel Comics, Odin, Peter Banks, Raven, Thor, Thunder, Vision, W.A.S.P., Warlock