Sunday, December 29, 2013

Vote for Killer Moth!

There have been thousands of heroes and villains in Heroclix, the super hero miniatures game by Wizkids; but one character hasn't been 'clixed - the Killer Moth!

But you can help make Killer Moth finally get his due! Go to The DC Heroclix fan vote round 3 and VOTE KILLER MOTH!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Rest In Peace Lew Sayre Schwartz



It is with a sad heart that we have to report that golden age Batman artist, Lew Sayre Schwartz, passed away on June 20th at the age of 84 years old.

Schwartz illustrated many of the caped crusader's adventures from 1948 - 1952, including the first appearances of the Killer Moth: Batman 63, 64 and Detective Comics 173.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. You can read more about Schwartz's contributions to comics here and here.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Killer Moth in Batman: Arkham Asylum!

My pal, Scott Collyer, sent me screen shots that show that Killer Moth shows up in the new Batman: Arkham Asylum video game!

I don't know if Killer is a character that you fight or not during the game, but his bio can be found in the bonus material.








Killer Moth customs on the interwebs!


Here's a nifty little lego Killer Moth. I think the detail work on the chest and legs are quite well done!


Another Lego Killer Moth! Clever idea to use stickers for the legging stripes!


One more nicely made Killer Moth Lego. You'd think Lego would get the hint and make a "real" Lego Killer Moth set! A Lego Killer Moth Mobile would be awesome!


And finally, we have Killer Moth made from a Mighty Muggs. I wonder if DC Direct will finally get the hint and make a Killer Moth figure. Georg? I'm waiting...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Killer Moth in "Cry for Justice" #1



James Robinson was one of my favorite writers before he wrote "Justice League: Cry For Justice" (He wrote "Starman" - one of my all time favorite comic series) but he's moved even further up in my book because he included the Killer Moth (wearing his silver age costume no less!) in the first issue!



OK, granted the Atom kicks his butt and tries to pop his brain and it isn't clear whether KM is a resurrected Drury Walker/Cameron Van Cleer or someone new wearing the costume but it's fantastic to see KM in his classic costume again! (I'm sure we have to thank the Mattel figure for that)

Monday, May 18, 2009

SQUEEL!!!



Who knew that almost one year ago when I asked James Tucker and company for the Killer Moth to appear in the brilliant Brave and the Bold cartoon, they already had me covered.

Check out these AWESOME screen shots from the upcoming episode featuring Killer Moth! (and Bat-Mite and a whole mess of other classic Batman villains and tons of "in jokes"!)


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Still no Killer Moth for World's Greatest Killer Moth fan!!

That's right, thanks to Mattel's mix-up with the variant Superman figures, I still haven't received my Killer Moth figure from my e-tailer!

More updates to come as this story develops!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Killer Moth attacking stores!

Word is that the Mattel DC Universe Classics wave 6 which includes the Killer Moth, is finally hitting Wal-Marts and Targets! Go get em!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Killer Moth Appearance Checklist!



As many of you may know, my first site: the original Killer Moth Appreciation and Preservation Society was shut down by AOL Hometown on Oct 31 (sniff).

I am attempting to migrate content over to this blog, but there's a lot of stuff - so please be patient! To give you an idea of what I'm dealing with, here is a list of all of Killer Moth's comic and other appearances.

I hope to have blog entries on all of these in the future. Stick around, as you can see, there's still lots of great info on our favorite villain coming!

Classic Killer Moth appearances:
Batman 63, 64, 200, 291, 292, 293, 294, 311, 400,
Detective Comics 173, 359, 486, 526, 777, 778, 780, 781
Batman Family 10, 15
Secret Society of Super Villains 17 (Published as Canceled Comics Cavalcade 2)
Crisis on Infinite Earths 9
Shadow of the Bat 7, 8, 9
Underworld Unleashed 1
Robin Year One 2
Batgirl Year One 1-3,5-9
JLA Classified 36
Booster Gold 11

Classic Killer Moth cameos/out of continuity appearances:
Justice League of America (costume only) 35
Detective Comics 566
Batman: Batgirl 1
Batman Annual 15
Batman's Villains Digest 1
Bird of Prey 84
DC Comics Presents Batman 1
Dark Knight Detective 2 (cover only)
Formerly Known As the Justice League 4 (cover only)
Son of Vulcan 4 (helmet only)
Birds of Prey Special (Batgirl/Catwoman) 1
Batman Adventures 12
Starman 1 Million
The Untold Legend of the Batman 1, 2
Who's Who in the DC Universe 12, 20

Charaxes appearances:
Robin 23, 24, 107, 108, 109, 110
Detective Comics 697, 698, 699
Underworld Unleashed: Patterns of Fear 1
Arkham Asylum: Tales of Madness 1
Secret Files and Origins: Batman's Villains 1
Secret Files and Origins: The Titans 1
World's Finest 12
Creeper 7, 8
JLA 34
Infinite Crisis 7 (death)

"Other" Killer Moths
Birds of Prey 51, 52
Batman 652
Gotham Underground 2, 3, 4 ("death")
Final Crisis 3
Teen Titans Go! 15, 18, 33, 41, 44,
The Batman Strikes 49
Batman 1 Million
Kingdom Come 3, 4
Booster Gold 12

Killer Moth in other media:
Batman TV show (unaired Batgirl pilot)
Teen Titans ("Date with Destiny", "X" "Bretrothed" "Haunted" "Can I Keep Him?")
The Batman ("Team Penguin")
Batman (Sunsoft) (SNES)(boss)
Lego Batman (Traveller's Tales) (XBOX 360, PS2, PS3, DS, PSP) (playable character/boss)
VS. Card Game (Killer Moth, Charaxes)

Killer Moth Toys:

The Batman Killer Moth (Mattel)
Killer Mothmobile (Corgi)
Killer Mothmobile with Statue (Corgi)
DC Universe Classics Killer Moth (Mattel)

Killer Moth fan movie!!



"Gotham City is home to many notorious and outlandish super criminals, but there is only one as awesome, as outstanding, as evil as Killer Moth!"

I found this fan film online which features Batman vs. the Killer Moth! In this version, the Killer Moth lives with his little brother, has an overwhelming desire for Batman's mask and can be defeated by mothballs. OK, so the film is a pretty amateurish, but their heart's in the right place!

Watch it here

And you can see additional Killer Moth wackiness including his Vlog over at the creator's (MysteryGuy33) home page here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote for Killer Moth heroclix!!


(Killer Moth heroclix mod by Scott Rogers)

As well as being the world's biggest Killer Moth fan, I am also a big fan of Wizkids' Heroclix game.

For years, I have been trying to convince their design teams to make a 'clix based on the silver age Killer Moth. According to their ex-lead designer, the Killer Moth was on their set lists twice only to be dropped both times.

Well, on Wizkids' blog, they're opening a contest for a fan-voted heroclix figure. I think to myself "this might be my only chance to get a Killer Moth made" - so, if you are a fan of heroclix and a fan of the Killer Moth (if you aren't, what are you doing on this blog??), then please help me out and take part in the democratic process and VOTE for the Killer Moth.

The Killer Moth thanks you.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Trinity #6



Killer Moth returns from the dead! Killer Moth gets pummeled senseless by Hawkman! Oh well, at least he's still alive!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More Lego Batman images!





Three more great images of the Killer Moth from the upcoming Lego Batman game have surfaced, showing off more of KM's gliding abilities. What? No cocoon gun? Regardless, I can't wait to play this game!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Killer Moth from around the Interwebs

My pal Dean over at his blog http://springfieldpunx.blogspot.com/ has been creating a series of very cool Batman characters done in the Simpson's art style. And guess which bug-themed baddie he recently made?

This jaunty Killer Moth comes from Michael Hutchinson's blog http://www.thehutch.com/monitorduty/seth-gottlieb/2006/12/ - drawn by Bill Lipski - whose art I'm not familiar with but he draws a nice Killer Moth!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Killer Moth in upcoming Booster Gold #11!

Booster Gold #11

Written by Chuck Dixon. Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund. Guest writer Chuck Dixon jumps into the Timestream to tell a tale of Booster Gold and Batman! When Booster is charged with stopping a time-traveling villain from Batman’s past, he must travel back in time and go undercover as Killer Moth to stop this mystery man from destroying Gotham City! Guest-starring Batgirl!
On sale August 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Killer Moth in Lego Batman!


It looks like the Killer Moth is a boss and playable character in Traveller Tale's upcoming Lego Batman: The Video Game! This marks the second video game appearance of the Lethal Lepidoptera - I've already played some of this at San Diego Comic Con and it's gonna be good! Lego Batman: the Video Game is available for sale September 1st, 2008.

The origin of the Killer Moth!



Just who is the Killer Moth? He's the original anti-Batman. A
villain intent on emulating all of the tricks and tropes of the caped crusader way before Hugo Strange, The Wrath or Prometheus ever did. Plus he's got the greatest name and coolest costume ever!

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BATMAN #63 (1951)
"The Origin of the Killer Moth!"
Story by Bill Finger, Art by Lew Sayre Schwartz and Charlie Paris

The man who was to be known as the Killer Moth, was once PRISONER 234026, serving out his sentence at Gotham penitentiary. What crime he committed or even his true name are a mystery to this day...

Taking inspiration from the famed crime-fighter, Batman, he plotted for the day of his eventual release.

Years passed and convict 234026 rejoined the world. He quickly set his plans in motion. Using stashed loot, he built the identity of millionaire playboy CAMERON VAN CLEER. But that lavish lifestyle was merely a ruse
as he made preparations under his estate. As you can see, Van Cleer was far from reformed...

Van Cleer assumes an identity to start what would be a spectacular criminal career as THE KILLER MOTH! Stealing the thunder from his inspiration, Batman, The Killer Moth creates a Mothmobile, crime lab and even a trophy room in his subterranean Mothcave.

He vows to make the mask of Batman the first trophy of his crime career! The Killer Moth plans to establish himself as Gotham's premier criminal...













As he waits for the summons from his criminal customers, Cameron Van Cleer dines with fellow Gotham museum board member, Bruce Wayne! Both are oblivious to each other's secret lives!

Both of the two millionaires make hasty excuses and speed off to the scene of the crime!

The villainous Killer Moth arrives first; sending the cops scattering as he swoops in on a steel cable, guns blazing!


However Batman and Robin arrive on the scene and give chase in the Batmobile!

The Dynamic Duo are overcome by gas from the Mothmobile. Killer Moth gleefully takes them hostage! What awful fate does he have planned for our heroes?



With Robin left to a gruesome fate, the Killer Moth forces Batman to lead him to the secret location of the Batcave, where the he can further steal Batman's thunder! However, the clever boy wonder frees himself from the deathtrap and radios Batman that he is safe.His trump card lost, the Killer Moth flees with Batman in hot pursuit!

The furious chase ends with the two combatants dueling high atop Gotham bridge! The crafty criminal sprays grease on the cables, making Batman slip. When it looks like the Killer Moth has the upper hand...

...Batman turns the tables and lands a toppling blow to the would-be crime king of Gotham. Is this the last we've seen of the villainous Killer Moth? Of course not!


Killer Moth Action Figure!!!



It has been my personal crusade to see a Killer Moth made in action figure form. And thanks to my pals, the Four Horsemen, Mattel is making Killer Moth figure based on his silver age costume in their awesome DC UNIVERSE CLASSICS line. The images are from San Diego Comic Con where the "two-up" was revealed. The final figure will be 6" tall and in Wave 6 of the action figure series which is due to hit stores around late fall of 2008! You know I'll be buying every one of these I see!!






As a special bonus, here's one of the Four Horsemen sculptors, Eric "Cornboy" Mayse, holding a Killer Moth custom. Thanks, Eric!

Welcome to the NEW Killer Moth Society Blogsite!


Welcome to the new Killer Moth Appreciation and Preservation Society - the internet's ONLY Killer Moth fan site since 1999! I will be bringing you all the latest news on upcoming Killer Moth appearances, toys and games as well as posting synopsis of classic Killer Moth tales! Don't forget to drop me an e-mail or comment on an entry! Thanks for flying by!