Best of the Worst

By Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser | Nextpod

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.

Category: Animation & Manga

Open in Apple Podcasts

Open RSS feed

Open Website

Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 70
Reviews: 0


Twice a week, join the Weisers (creators of "Myths and Legends" and "Fictional") as they take a look at all the wonderful, ridiculous characters from comic book history. Why should Joker, Thanos, Catwoman, and Magneto get all the love? Why not Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, Uglyman, Kiteman, Asbestos Lady, and Condiment King? And yes, those are real characters. Originally a segment on chart-topping podcast Fictional, Best of the Worst is making household names out of the worlds worst heroes and villains...just not for the reasons they'd want.

Episode Date

An icicle is an extremely fragile thing that of course it's something to model your whole career in super-villainy after.

Icicle first appeared in All-American Comics Issue #90


Cross over into a better future with Event Horizons.

May 24, 2022

What happens when Dracula needs a snack but can't bring himself to bite any humans? Hellcow happens.

Hellcow first appeared in Giant-Size Man-Thing #5 


Get your CPC earbuds now and be able to spout off interesting facts with no notice or context whatsoever!

May 19, 2022

Meet the enemy of Marvel's Daredevil that could be lurking in your home right now...if you use gasoline to clean the carpets.


Get your very own Sentinel and get a free refill on exploding rocket fists by going to

May 17, 2022
The Piper

The Piper shows that no matter who you are or what you do, you too can have your own arch enemy. Just hope that it isn't the piper, who is actually legitimately pretty terrifying when he's not throwing clarinets at people.

The Piper first appeared in Quality Comics #52


Prepare for quicksand-related dangers before they strike. Get your QuickPit today at https://quick.pit/revolutions


May 12, 2022
What could be more threatening than a monocle themed villain? Literally anything? Yeah. Literally anything.

Monocle first appeared in Flash Comics #64


Check out Season 2 of Multi-Versus and use our code BEST at https://multi.vs/best to get 7% off of their ad-free with ads tier!

May 10, 2022
The Swarm

The Swarm is a swarm of Nazi bees. No, really.

The Swarm first appeared in "The Champions" #14


Check out Encase at your local airport for a quick, safe*, and cheap way to fly!


*Up to 80% of people now survive the freezing process!

May 05, 2022
Paste-Pot Pete

Apparently a sloshing bucket of paste feeding into a super-soaker is a super power now?

Paste-pot Pete first appeared in Strange Tales #104


Help this non-profit bring back the Ents! Go to https://entees.trees to learn more.

May 03, 2022
The Eel

The Eel is an aquarium curator in a greasy purple body suit living his best life.


Check out SuperBiteBox and let us know which powers you get! https://superbite.thebox/best


Apr 28, 2022
Spider Man (not that one)

We learn that DC Comics actually beat Marvel to the punch and created a villain called Spider Man ten years before Peter Parker made his debut. For some reason, a sad old man with fuzzy feelers and a sack of goo wasn't as much of a hit...

Spider Man first appeared in WHIZ Comics #89


Sponsor: Get climbing with Plungies at https://plungies.limousine and let them know we sent you. Please. Please let them know we sent you.

Apr 26, 2022
The Spot

The Spot is why we should fund the sciences: so more of our PhDs don't go into super-villainy.

The Spot first appeared in "Spectacular Spider-man" #98



Check out the Conical Conifer Incognito Cover from TreeTV at https://CCIC.TreeTV/podcast 


Apr 21, 2022
The Prankster

What better nemesis could there be for Superman than a little guy with a pencil mustache, no super powers, who commits crime by playing pranks (and taking deep dives into U.S. Copyright Law).

The Prankster first appeared in Superman #22


Utility belts: not just for superheroes anymore! Check out the You-tility Belt at https://youtilitybelt.yb/best and get 2% off all add-ons!

Apr 19, 2022

Batman franchises his operation out to a South American country in 1949 and the result (basically the same Batman, but with a mustache and colorful poncho speaking Spanglish) is something that has not aged well.

Bat-Hombre's first, and thankfully only, appearance was in Batman #56

The Batman Gambit:


Hold on to your hat! The Haticopter will be slicing its way into your life (but hopefully not your collarbone!) soon. Check it out at https://HaticopterFit.Transport/Now


Apr 14, 2022
Reefer King

Look, drugs and tobacco are bad. Don't do them. What you *should* do, according to the 1945 comic featuring Yankee Boy v. Reefer King, is dress up in a star spangled unitard and, without a mask or superpowers, go take on murderous drug dealers. After you finish your homework, of course.

Reefer King first appeared in Dynamic Comics #16


Trap-Eze: Trap doors made easy! Check out their assortment of floor hole doors at and use code BEST for a free consultation!

Apr 12, 2022
Murder Marionettes

Two brothers had conflicting dreams about how to put their puppet skills to good use. One wanted to bring delight and joy to children everywhere. The other wanted to use them to rob banks and commit secret murders. By the title of the episode you can probably tell which brother's vision won out.

Unfortunately, he didn't see Doll Man coming (except he really did because Doll Man, despite the intimidating name, was actually kind of bad at being a superhero).


Bluetooth* Headsets! Get your $4 rebate on a new Bluetooth Headset by using our code "OF THE" at https://therealbluetooth.tooth


*Bluetooth Headsets is in no way affiliated with Bluetooth SIG, the managers of the Bluetooth protocol.

Apr 07, 2022
The Kangaroo

If you big inspiration in life is to be like the guy who wants to be a marsupial, you might want to re-evaluate those goals.

"The Kangaroo" is a Spider-man villain who first appeared in "The Amazing Spider-man" #81.

The Brian Hibbs version first appeared in "The Spectacular Spider-man" #244.



Menace on the road with style! Check out Lairbnb and use our code, BEST, for your first night at your lair away from home free! Check it out at https://lair.bnb

Apr 05, 2022
The Porcupine
Because what shows your genius and mastery of all things super-villainy more than a giant spikey wookie suit that shoots rubber cement from its nipples?


Tired of your todo list? Get you to do it with Clones4U. Get your 100 day risk-free trial (and support the show!) at http://clones.4.u/botw

Mar 31, 2022

Brickbat is the answer to the question: what if Batman was evil...and wore a lime green dress suit...and threw poisonous bricks.


Check out the first consumer-grade, FDA-approved shrink ray: the Shrink-Sync and get $600 off at https://shrink.sync/botw

Mar 29, 2022
Phantasmon the Terrible

Phantasmon the Terrible, who shoots electric snot rockets, has a legion of demons, and comes from the planet Diablor, has met his evil match: corporate America.


Check out the OK-Ray! Who needs a Death Ray when you can get an OK-Ray! Go to https://ok.ray/botw for a mandatory quote!


Check out Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains at

Mar 24, 2022
Stardust the Super Wizard

A cruel and imposing space wizard comes to earth and asserts his own twisted form of justice on us and, of course, that makes him the hero?


Check out Bow Train Trainer VR at bowtraintrainee.vr/botw for 40% a whole mess of wires that are totally safe to wear while running on a treadmill and shooting a bow.


Check out our new show, Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains at


Mar 22, 2022
Microwave Man

Because what could be more intimidating than a household appliance?


Do you want to live forever? If so, try out our code, BOTW, at for a free taste sampler pack of Life Elixir brand juiceboxes with your first order of 18 boxes of the same flavor.

Mar 17, 2022
The Death Throws

"The Death Throws" is a juggling-based assassin group that is good at branding and bad at crime.


Get your RocketBooties+ at https://RocketDock.command/bootiesplus and use our code, BOTW, for a free first aid kit!

Mar 15, 2022

Uglyman vs. The Web: "Henpecked Hero" is a matchup that you have when you don't care about selling comic books.


Bat2Go! Visit for 1% off your 3rd car kit!

Mar 10, 2022
Human Flying Fish

The story of Human Flying Fish is a tale of why you shouldn't give up on your dreams, even when those dreams are ridiculous and bad.



VatBox! The only monthly subscription box that delivers you a vat full of chemicals. Jump in them to maybe get special powers. Construct rickety scaffolding over them to fight your nemesis. The fun is limitless. For 50% off a 22-month subscription, go to https://thatvat.boxamillion/botw

Mar 08, 2022
Stilt-man and Lady Stilt-man

Stilt-man is a lesson in why you should just stop trying to make stilts a thing...unless you want to get beaten up by pretty much all the Avengers.



Find your next henchman through HenchBench! For a two hour free trial and MANDATORY commitment, go to https://hench.bench/contract


Try out our new show, Scoundrel:

Mar 03, 2022
Outlaw Town, U.S.A.

Outlaws band together, I guess learn California state law, and legally found a town for outlaws. Looks like Batman is going to need to put some miles on the Batmobile and take a visit to sunny California.



Get the Lightsaber Kitchen Knife 2.0 by going to https://get.lightsaberkitchenknives to get 70% off your first order of five kitchen knives or more!

Mar 01, 2022
The King of Cats

When Catwoman (Selina Kyle) retires, her brother Karl Kyle decides to step in to become the King of Cats in Gotham city because not only does he not need to get new business cards, but what is more intimidating than a skin-tight hairy purple body suit?


Check out our new show, Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains



Lavish Capes! Get 20% off your first order by going to https://lavish.capes/botw!

Feb 24, 2022
Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man
Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man is the name you get when you let your enemies do your branding for you. And also when you can't make a decision about what form you want to take so you just jam them all together and become part dinosaur, part rock, and part cabbage.

Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains:

All our other shows:

Feb 22, 2022
Best of the Worst Trailer

New show from the Weisers about wonderful and ridiculous comic book villains drops 2/22/22!

Feb 20, 2022