Caleb at Every Day is Like Wednesday* recently posted panels from a 1975 JLA comic in which Dr. Light (the boy) attacks Batman while announcing "Remember that old song that goes, 'Keep your love-light shining'? Well this ray is a variation on that theme, I call it the Hate-Light!"
Caleb's point was to view the sequence in the retroactive light (ha, um, ha?) of Brad Meltzer's 2004 Identity Crisis storyline. But since I tend to have a forest-for-trees problem, my take-away is that more supervillains should contextualize their aggressions with song lyrics.
Joker: "Remember that song by that cute British girl that goes, 'When I see you cry, it makes me smile'? Well that's how I feel, except it's when I see you die! A ha ha!"
Dr. Doom: "Remember that song that goes, 'Stay on the scene, like a sex machine'? Well Doom is on the scene, like a death machine. Death to Reed Richards, is naturally what Doom means."
Lex Luthor: "Remember that song that goes, 'She's a super freak, a super freak'? Well that's what you are and what you always will be, Superman. A Superfreak. And I won't let an alien freak stop me from world domination."
Magneto: "Remember that song that goes, 'We come together cuz opposites attract'? Well if you take two steps forward, I will M.C. Skat-ter you to the wind with my powers of magnetism."
Galactus: "Remember that song that goes, 'One look at you and I can't disguise, I've got hungry eyes'? Well, I am the devourer of worlds."
Mr. Freeze: "Remember that song that goes, 'You're as cold as ice'? Well, EXACTLY."
Green Goblin: "Remember that song that goes, 'It's not easy being green'? Well, it's going to be a lot easier when I SQUASH you, Spider-Man!"
Christ I could go on all day. Feel free to submit your own.
*My favorite blog title, by the way, because it mashes up the only two things that I am a fangirl enough for to be embarrassed about.