Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man

Chris over at the Invincible Super-Blog writes up a tribute to the late Arnold Drake by dissecting the brilliance of a Doom Patrol villain: Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man...

Why have a story where the heroes fight a giant tranatula when you could have them fight a giant tarantula that can turn into a swarm of gnats?! It's perfect!

Can't argue with that. Although the true tragedy of all this is that he never faced down Matter Eater Lad in a fair fight.