Few people go on runs like Stan Lee in the '60s. This guy churned out classic characters like you drop Facebook likes, all day and all night. Still, if you're making up seven superheroes a week, it isn't surprising that a few would turn out to be clunkers. That's really the only explanation for Paste-Pot Pete, a villain who used the evil power of glue to commit crime.
Yup, you read that right. Poor Pete was a lowly chemist when he accidentally created a fireproof superglue. Not wanting to let this discovery go to waste, he did what anyone in his situation would, and sold it to Elmer's for top dollar, living out his life on a tropical island. Oh, wait, no, that's what he should have done. Instead, he bought a giant, purple beret and took up a life of crime, because who can stop a man with a bucket full of superglue?
Well, if his debut in Strange Tales #104 was any indication, the answer turned out to be everybody. Apparently, in a world full of mighty men who can fly and shoot flames from their hands, the power of stickiness is not that intimidating. Lee, along with the rest of the team, quickly realized that Pete probably needed a serious revamp, and ditched the paste for high tech gadgets, and a new name, Trapster. Still, we're betting that Stan Lee will never forget the hangover he was nursing when he crapped out his worst villain ever.