by Mike Hansen
While Phoenix Jones and his Rain City Superhero Crime Fighting Movement have been in the news, courts, and comic-cons, it looks like one man has had enough: Rex Velvet, a.k.a. “The People’s Villain,” representing something called the Social Villains Alliance.
Some might find these videos disturbing… I find them hilarious:
So, is Rex Velvet who he says he is? On the one hand, the videos seem to be produced by something called Rocket Launch Productions. On the other… Velvet does drive a DeLorean.
And he did appear on Reddit the other day to answer questions from the public…
I’d like to know what this moustachioed man has to offer Seattle as an alternative to its costumed crime patrols. Will his villainy return the Rain City to glory, or drive it into ruin? While the superheroes walk freely among Seattle’s citizenry, this baddie in a bowler hat seems to prefer solitude (other than his cameraman). Is he willing to appear in public like the heroes he despises, perhaps at San Diego’s Comic-Con? Maybe only time will tell: I’m signing up for his Facebook and Twitter pages to see if I can learn more.
Real or not, it appears that Seattle just got more interesting…
- Oh, goody – Seattle has a super villain to rival Phoenix Jones (seattlepi.com)
- Meet Rex Velvet: Arch Enemy To Phoenix Jones (geektyrant.com)
- Real-Life Super-Villain Rex Velvet Terrorizes Seattle With Awesome Name and Hilarious YouTube Video (comicsalliance.com)
- Seattle Super Villain Rex Velvet Has Big Plans for Phoenix Jones [Interview] (comicsalliance.com)
- Rex Velvet Interrogates a Superhero in his Latest Video (comicbooked.com)
- Rex Velvet to Phoenix Jones: ‘The city really is sick of you’ (seattlepi.com)
- Villain Calling Out Phoenix Jones Might be Least of His Problems (comicbooked.com)
- Rex Velvet: I won’t fight superheros, but my cats will (seattlepi.com)
- Alleged Superhero Phoenix Jones… Framed??! (slog.thestranger.com)
- Seattle ‘supervillain’ Rex Velvet issues another warning video (digitaltrends.com)
- Real Life Supervillain Rex Velvet Continues His Viral War Against Phoenix Jones [Video] (comicsalliance.com)
- Seattle’s Real Life Super Villain Rex Velvet (neatorama.com)
- How could Rex Velvet wreak mayhem in Seattle? (seattlepi.com)