Obscurity of DC Presents: Obscure Book Club, Week 58 (May 14-May 20) --- SPINEBENDER!

Why hello there, @ObscurityofDCClub and other members of the DC Community! Welcome to Week 58 of Obscurity of DC’s Obscure Book Club! This week is a mini, and we’ll be focusing on…


Number of Issues: 2

What We’ll Be Reading: Nightwing (2011-2014) — Issues 4 and 28

Description from batman.fandom.com: Spinebender is a shape shifting thief that battled both Batgirl and Nightwing in Miami.

Now that that’s over with, here are some discussion questions:

  1. Some readers have speculated that Spinebender’s powers and abilities are actually manifestations of an underlying psychological disorder or trauma. Do you think this theory has merit, or is it just a fan theory without much basis in canon? Explain.
  2. If you could assign a specific personality type or archetype to Spinebender (e.g. “the tragic hero,” “the mad scientist,” “the anti-establishment rebel”), what would it be and why?
  3. Some readers have suggested that Spinebender’s powers and abilities might be better suited to a horror or supernatural comic book series, rather than a traditional superhero story. Do you think there is merit to this idea, or do you feel that Spinebender fits best within the superhero genre? Explain.

Do you have an interest in exploring the unknown? Do you like discussing comics? Do you like pineapple on pizza? If so, The Obscurity of DC Club is the club for you! Join HERE if you’re interested!


Scary villain! :flushed:

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Yeah, but I like him! He’s only in these two issues though :cry:

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