Kapow! The top 15 bands named after comic book superheroes (and supervillains)
Formed in Newcastle in the mid-1970s, Raven pioneered the (bizarrely, still little-known) music genre of ‘athletic rock’. Now based in America, we think, they remain one of the most underrated of all the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal bands.
Raven is DC Comics superheroine who came to prominence as a member of the Teen Titans in the early 1980s. She is an empath who can teleport and control her ‘soul-self’, which can fight physically, as well as act as Raven’s eyes and ears away from her body. Or something like that.
Dave ‘The Beast’ Spitz, the brother of former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz, played bass for Black Sabbath from 1985 to 1987 and appeared on the band’s 1986 album Seventh Star. Spitz has also played in tons of other bands including Americade, White Lion, Impellitteri, Nuclear Assault, Great White… the list goes on. Last seen in War Pigs, a Sabbath tribute band.
Comics: The Beast, aka Henry ‘Hank’ McCoy, is a founder member of the X-Men. Renowned for his blue fur and superb intellect.
…Right, so who’s No.1 in our superpowered countdown? Flip over to the next page to find out!
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