This week's Saturday Showcase focuses on the Marvel villain known as the Scourge (of the Underworld). The Scourge isn't just one man, he is an unlimited army of assassins. When one dies, another takes his place. If one is captured, they are killed and the one who does the kill becomes the new Scourge.
The Scourge was first introduced in 1985. Iron Man #194 was the issue where we witnessed the birth of "justice" when the Scourge eliminated the Enforcer. At the end of the kill, the Scourge cries out, "Justice Is Served!" Those of you who followed Marvel Comics back in the '80's would see this battle cry often.
His favorite Avenger to tangle with was Captain America. I guess he was not living up to the Scourge's view of Justice. He didn't just tangle with Avengers though. When it was believed that Flash Thompson was the Hobgoblin, the Scourge paid him a visit only to be stopped by Spider-Man.
I just don't understand why Marvel hasn't used the Scourge on TV or in film. You have an endless supply of assassins trying to dish out "justice". I would have thought they would have appeared on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D at least. Hopefully, someone at Marvel is reading this and getting some ideas. Well, until next time...Get your READ on!