At IADW, I love those 'back rows'. So this month as many lists of comics' top bald folk start and end with Kingpin, Watcher, Lex Luthor, Professor X and that slightly odd Moondragon chick, here are my The Top 10 'Other' Bald Characters In Comics - let's see who pops up.
If there is a special ops team Michael Cray hasn't been a part of, they're obviously not that good. One of the world's ultimate soldiers, as part of Team 7 he became victim to the Gen-factor. A treatment which granted him an inability to die - no matter how little of him (or his hair) remains!
9) Metamorpho (very top)
An adventurer for hire, Rex Mason tracked an alien artefact for industrialist Simon Stagg and was double crossed. Left for dead, the temple granted Rex the ability to shape or transmute any part of his body with the entire periodic table. Thus the hair-free hero of The Outsiders was born!
Quentin Beck maybe a special effects artist who turned to super-villainy after his career headed south, but his exploits against Spider-Man, Daredevil and co. have always been a hit with me. Not only does Quentin have a bald head himself, he wears an infamous fish-bowl like helmet as he does his sinister deeds - now that's pride!
7) Luke Cage
The gap between this hair-free hero for hire and the next is so slim, they might as well be twins. However, where the hard talking bullet proof Luke slips back is he used to have
An engineer who was told in order to repay having his life saved by Superman to "live a life worth saving", John Henry Irons created his own weapon against crime; the Steel suit of armour. Now this baldie turned bad-ass
5) Silver Surfer
You don't need a pic to know who he is right? He's the Sentinel of the Spaceways, the guy who was turned silver and bald by Galactus in order to save his world, by becoming his planet/pizza delivery boy. One of the best Kirby/Lee creations, the Surfer belongs on this list.
The living immune system of the construct that covers the nation of Japan in the 41st century, Rai is a tradition passed down through the generations, in order to keep the peace in regards to activists, terrorists and citizens alike! Hair free and all, Rai was Valiant's first original creation. Hopefully one that will return soon!
3) Cassandra Nova
When Charles Xavier strangled his own twin in the womb, she hid in his mind until her powers allowed her to replicate his DNA into a body of her evil own - and one just as bald! But who needs hair when you can control a forgotten Sentinel manufacturing plant, manipulate students and the Shi'ar army like puppets, or take on the strongest telepaths alive? I ask you who?
2) Martian Manhunter
He's not only the true heart of any real Justice League, J'onn J'onzz is a man (albeit a Martian) who in his natural forms, doesn't hide the fact he's green skinned or bald.
With powers that rival Superman's, telepathy and a unique perspective on the planet, one at times even more human than Clark Kent's, the Martian Manhunter defines cool and power with his brow alone. He also shares a bit in common with my #1...
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He's the best super super-villian, yet pretty much always gets played as if he's 64th. While I've tried hard to keep robots off this list, Brainiac is more often than not a humanoid, and so evil in his schemes that really, he can only be an organic life form to conceive of such ideas.
What do you think? Who are your favourite bald people in comics? Blue Devil? Abin Sur? Beta Ray Bill? Red Skull? Let me know!