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“Hello, I’m the Doctor” A Poem by the Odinson
There are many kinds of Doctors. There are medical doctors, academic doctors, there are sports doctors that take care of boxers. There are also many kinds of doctors in the worlds of fiction and make believe. How many kinds of doctors? Well, let us see.
There is the whimsical Doctor, a master of time and space that leaves many asking Doctor Who? If you want to go on a mind-blowing adventure just step aboard the TARDIS and join his crew.
In the dark hinterlands of Salem, Massachusetts stands the foreboding Tower of Doctor Fate. If you want a tour and to witness the wonders inside, you will have to save a date.
In New York City’s Greenwich Village resides the Sanctum Sanctorum, home of Doctor Stephen Strange. His mastery of the mystic arts is far-reaching and long-range.
DC’s master of magnetism is none other than Doctor Polaris. His devastating powers once threatened the entire city of Paris.
He is the most feared man in all the world, a Master of Science and Sorcery with a hard-to-define sense of honor. He is Doctor Doom. Whether he will destroy the world or save it, one can never assume.
Telepathy, hypnosis, telekinesis, these are the dominions of Doctor Druid. Unfortunately, his love for a villainess caused him to betray his friends, such is the sting of the arrow of Cupid.
Doctor Robert Bruce Banner was exposed to the radiation of a Gamma bomb and turned into a monster. Perhaps this could have been avoided if good Doctor Banner was a better planner.
Like Bruce Banner, Leonard was exposed to Gamma radiation and turned into Doc Samson. Unlike Banner, who was turned into a monster, Samson was given a luscious coif of green hair and is now quite handsome.
The biggest thorn in the sides of Godzilla and the Shogun Warriors was Doctor Demonicus. He is such a malcontent and curmudgeon; he must have been attending therapy with the untrustworthy Doctor Faustus.
Captain Marvel was once drawn into a trap aboard the space vessel of Doctor Minerva. Perhaps in the MCU this femme fatale could be portrayed by the lovely Jessica Alba.
Likewise for Doctor Psycho, a diminutive villain who is not much taller than the little green spokesman for Geico.
One of the Flash’s most dangerous rogues is Doctor Alchemy. You can bet your bottom dollar his ability to transmute matter is not a skill he learned at the university.
During the harrowing days of World War II, a mere look from Doctor Medusa could chill the souls of her enemies and send a shiver up their spine. She served in the ranks of the Creature Commandos alongside other classic monsters including the monster brought to life by Doctor Frankenstein.
In the Valiant Universe, the energy released by the dead is under the complete control of Doctor Mirage. No wonder he is always seen hanging out by the triage.
Doctor Solar is one of the most powerful superheroes in all of fiction. Because of the Atomic power coursing through his veins, when villains challenge his might, it is no competition.
As a master of mystery, the occult, the strange, and the unexplainable, Doctor Spektor has proven to be quite the inspector.
With questionable morals and ambiguous loyalties, neither the Empire nor the Rebels can trust Doctor Aphra. But whether you need an ankle taped, a tooth pulled, or a master of kung fu, you can always trust on Doctor McNinja.
Bart Simms used all the vast knowledge of the future to become Doctor Tomorrow. Boy, the Angel Computer is a wonderous gizmo.
Doctor Voodoo once took on the mantle of the Sorcerer Supreme. It was a short-lived regime.
The deranged Doctor Light possesses powers with bite.
However, if there is anyone that knows a thing or two about bite it is Doctor Abraham Van Helsing, the perfect man to battle all the things that go bump in the night, whether stalking, crawling, or flying.
Yes, yes, there are many kinds of doctors. I believe I have covered them all in a nutshell.
This is Odinson bidding thee farewell
NOTE: For past entries of the So Sayeth the Odinson blog, over a decade’s worth of comic book and pop culture articles and reviews, click HERE. Also, be sure to check out my novels The Survivors and Autumn Dawn, which were inspired by 1980s horror – HERE and HERE