Thursday, January 6, 2011

1995 Skybox DC Villains: The Dark Judgment Ares Trading Card #71

Notorious subjugator of humanity, Ares was worshipped by the ancient Greeks as the God of War, and with good reason. This son of Zeus is a master of combat, and many are the battles he incited amongst the peoples of the ancient world. Though his plans were thwarted, the conflicts he inspires never truly die.

Kent Williams was assigned many of the magic-based DC villains in this card set, and I feel he was easily the worst of the "block" artists, trumped in badness only by a couple of guys who were allowed just a few cards each. Ares was also something of an odd choice for the set, since it was preoccupied with new villains, big names, and characters prominent/revamped in the Underworld Unleashed mini-series. Ares was none of the above, but perhaps should have been. Since then, Ares was briefly teased as Cassie Sandsmark's father, and he was portrayed as Loki during Greg Rucka's run, but otherwise hasn't had much to do in the last fifteen years. Wait, when was Genesis again, and note the inherent criticism in bringing up that flop?

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mathematicscore said...

Genesis = GROSS.

Diabolu Frank said...

Dude, you're giving Genesis too much credit. Gross would have been more interesting that whatever that dull thing was. Genesis made War of the Gods look like Legends.