365 Reasons to Love Comics #9
Kid tested. Stuart Immonen approved.
9. Batroc ze Lepair!
*ahem* Sorry. Something in my throat.
9. Batroc the Leaper
FACT: Batroc is the greatest super-villain in the history of this or any universe.
Well, maybe not. But he *is* awesome.
Do you know how hard it is to find a picture on the internet of Batroc leaping? If only all my prized Batroc appearances weren’t a hundred miles away at the moment. Damn!
Batroc is, however, the greatest fictional Frenchman outside of that guy from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (the greatest fictional Frenchwoman is, of course, Crimson Fox. Or one of them.)
It’s the combination of his kickass costume, outrageous French accent, easy-to-twirl mustache, and irresistability to the ladies that makes him so awesome.
If you want some leaping done, you call Batroc. Well, you call his Brigade. Zaran and Machete are, like, his secretaries, or something.
Also, he’s way cooler than his cousin, Ratboc the Leper. People just don’t go near that guy.
Dammit, where’s my Batroc mini-series!?!?