Friday, February 2, 2018

Bring on the Bad Guys: Butch Mason, Senator Barrows, Alex Greer

Real name: Butch Mason, Senator Barrows, Alex Greer
A.K.A.: none
First Appearance: Action Comics I#1 (June 1938)
Abilities:  Murder, bribery 
Weapons: Knife, money
Quotes: "Don't get tough!"
Worst Act: Wife beating, bribery and war profiteering 
Created by: Jerry Sigel (writer) and Joe Shuster (artist)

The next three guys all showed up in Action Comics I#1, and since we already looked over the very first crook, I'd figured we look at the rest in one swoop. 

The first is Butch Mason. A wife-beater, he went after his wife when Superman showed and punched the bum through a wall.

Senator Barrows and Greer, on the other hand, are crooks of a different kind. Greer is a lobbyist who has the senator in his back pocket. Barrows is a senator trying to get the US into a war with Europe. 

So, all three showed us what kind of crime Superman would be facing. 

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