oHOTmu or NOT Ep.23: Corruptor to Crimson Dynamo

A bad dude who brings the worst out of you. A space pirate dad. A big mouth. A Soviet patriot. Which are Hot, and which are Not? Find out from our panel of Lovely Ladies as their coverage of issue 3 of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition continues!

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11 responses to “oHOTmu or NOT Ep.23: Corruptor to Crimson Dynamo

  1. So in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song… they say Michelangelo is a party dude… do they mean he’s a communist?

  2. If I were to be around the Corruptor I see one of two outcomes. Either he brings out my worst and runs away panicking, or he keeps wondering why it doesn’t seem to be working because I’m already the worst. *Insert evil world conquering laughter here.*

    Corsair is the easy victor this time around. He’s like if Errol Flynn was transplanted to the 70s, and I’m more than happy to roll with that. You know he’s going to look good swinging on a rope with a pistol in hand and a devil may care grin and he’s going to have the best quip when he touches down and wraps his powerful but gentle arm around your waist and gives you a look that lets you know exactly what’s going to be happening in the captain’s quarters later. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

    I don’t think there’s anything I can say about Cottonmouth that wasn’t perfectly expressed by the horrified shrieks of the panel. So instead I’m going to ask a question that didn’t come up… why? Not as in the cosmic “dead God, WHY?” though that would be valid. No, I mean what is the use in being able to open his jaw that wide? Only his jaw and fangs have been altered according to the entry, so it’s not like he can swallow large things like a real snake, because his esophagus, stomach, etc. haven’t been modified to handle the kinds of things he could now theoretically fit in his mouth. Between the impracticality of his non-poisonous fangs as a weapon (which require him to get in REALLY close to use) and the outfit I think he just decided to lean into this whole snake thing way too hard. Oh and one more note on Cottonmouth. “Where does the tongue go?” Well it’s a fair question, and I have a few ideas, but ladies this is a family show! So let’s move on.

    With the Crimson Dynamo, I don’t love the color (either in shade or uniformity) but the suit design is pretty nice, especially compared to that older version we get a glimpse at. I like to think those things on his wrists and ankles are softly padded so when he holds you there’s at least something other than metal crushing you. But that might be wishful thinking on my part. I can’t imagine the KGB built that suit with cuddling in mind.

  3. I always thought Corsair had a cool look, but how jacked up was Cyclops’ backstory? It’s bad enough you are a mutant who fires uncontrollable concussive eyebeams from your face, and you have a mutant brother with similarly weird powers. Oh, and your parents were abducted by aliens, your mom was killed by said aliens, and your Dad became Han Solo and Errol Flynn’s lovechild. How can anyone relate to this guy?

    I always liked Crimson Dyanmo’s earlier armor better. I liked the knight-like helmet. Separated him from Iron Man’s look. I can’t wait till we get to Ursa Major! Talk about cuddle time!

    Another welcome and fun excursion into the great white north!


  4. I made a late comment on the last edition, sharing a link to an image of Crimson Dynamo Dimitri in civilian clothes, in hopes that it might be helpful in determining his hotness or notness. I must have posted that too late for the recording session, but here’s the image again:


    The ladies might be interested to know that in the years since that OHotMU entry, the Crimson Dynamo armor and identity was assigned to a female operative, Galina Nemirovsky–and refreshingly, there was no attempt to “feminize” the armor. Well, at least not initially…there has since been a redesign that gives the armor metallic boobs.



  5. I think Cottonmouth is performing A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me’ one those panels.
    Panel 1: I’ll
    Panel 2: Beeee

    I also have a hard time differentiating the girls’ voices. Maybe if they each had a little catch phrase? Like Shotgun could say ‘check out those gloves BANG BANG!’ ‘Armadillo is the big spoon, BANG BANG!’ (I do chuckle that Frank calls Fern and Marty ‘ Not Bass 1’ and ‘Not Bass 2’.

    The Corrupter sounds a bit too much like the Purple Man. I do love that the crew felt he would have no effect on them because they are already enraged. Awesome.

    Thanks as always for this show!

  6. Further musing on Vera’s observations about Cottonmouth: Okay, so he can open his mouth inhumanly wide…but when he closes his jaw to bite something, does the back part of his jaw remain unhinged while his teeth close, or does his mouth simply return to normal human proportions? He might threaten to bite someone’s head off, but could he actually do it? He’d be trying to fit a human head inside a human head, and that’s some Escher-esque paradox there.

    I suspect that Cottonmouth’s gimmick isn’t so much the actual biting, as much as disgusting his opponents into submission. (Kind of like that old Mad Magazine gag about a Dick Tracy villain so gross-looking that he was able to get away while the cops were vomiting.)

  7. And another quick observation I meant to make: Since the Corruptor’s powers are derived from his skin (more specifically, his sweat glands), why does he wear gloves?

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