Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wanted TPB: The Calculator

Artist: Various
DC Comics (1976-1981)
Detective Comics #463-468 and Action Comics #522-524

In an issue of BackIssue! they talked about the Calculator having a story; which ran through the back of Detective and Action Comics. If they decided it is worthy of an article it certainly worthy of a TPB.

Clipped from Wikipedia: He was featured in a series of one-shot adventures in Detective Comics, stealing objects "when they are their most valuable" and fighting many Justice League members. As he was defeated by hero after hero, he presses a special button on his keypad that would (as it was revealed to the reader in a thought balloon) "turn defeat into victory". After months of appearances, the Calculator's scheme is revealed. The button somehow analyzes the powers or tactics of the hero defeating him, and effectively inoculates him from ever being defeated by that hero ever again.

Fun Fact Clipped from Wikipedia: Calculator appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Night of the Huntress" voiced by Armin Shimerman. This version is an overweight, apparently middle-aged man named Myron who lives in his mother's basement and wears the classic Calculator costume (that is several sizes too small for him). After he finishes his call with Weather Wizard, Batman and Huntress interrogated him about why Babyface sprung his old gang out. Calculator tells them that Babyface is planning to break into Warehouse X.

The Calculator Saga - Read more about it!

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