Clock King

Clock King. With an “L.”

Misspelling that name when typing a Google image search is a Pandora’s box of awful.

So this custom came about thanks to his appearance on the surprisingly awesome Batman: The Brave & the Bold cartoon (I’d post a link, but B&B YouTube vids are taken down as fast as they go up). I’m not a fan of old school-style DC, but wowzers, that series is 500% more fun than I thought it would be. Definitely worth a look if you—like me—wrote it off as kiddie-fare. Fun stuff.

But anyway, Clock King

I’m torn about the costume redesign CK received on B:B&B. On one hand, it’s ridiculous even by spandex superhero standards. On the other, it’s an absolutely fantastic design for a cartoon supervillain. I think I love it. If nothing else, it’s way better than CK’s original comic book outfit.

Ready for a snapshot of crazy…?

My eyes unfocus and I get a nosebleed if I stare at that too long.

Back to the ‘Clix mod…

Ingredients: So this bugger started off life as a Vanisher figure (Mutant Mayhem), his left hand & sword came courtesy Ra’s al Ghul (Legacy) and his crown was swiped from Emperor Joker (Justice League). His head is…hmm. I don’t remember and I don’t think it matters. Any bald figure (or full head spandex) will do. The top of his head and his kisser were both cut flat to accommodate the crown and the clock face (made from index card hardened by Krazy Glue). That same index card/glue trick went into costume trimmings (sash, shoulder tassels, etc.), the cape’s fur trimming is tightly wound toilet paper also hardened by glue. Some acrylic paint, a PFFFT! of matte and CK was in the books. Custom Clock King dial here.

Leave the country if your King starts dressing like this.

Random Clock King stuff from around the web

Dueling “YO MOMMA!” Clock Kings.

Adam West vs. Clock King.

Awesome old school custom Clock King action figger.