While looking at the recently “leaked” picture of Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond for next Summer’s Green Lantern movie, it occurred to me that I find big-headed superheroes and villains kind of hilarious. Their designs, transparently based off Cold War-era radiation paranoia, somehow manage to look both creepy and goofy yet are neither all at once. And they invariably result in some kind of mind-based powers. I don’t know who came up with the idea first, but there’s something weirdly compelling about them.
In tribute, I now assemble The League of Big-Heads. Here now is a collection of characters that have no motivation or legal ability to ever be on the same team except for the superfluous commonality that they all have enlarged craniums.
Naturally, we have to start off with Hector Hammond, since he kicked this whole idea off.