Membership: Acid Reign, Dr. Chia, Homewrecker, Rat Bastard, Resentment, Satan-in-a-Box
Purpose: Pursuit of criminally gained wealth and power
Enemies: Dead Clown (indirectly), Force America (Birdman, Captain Hero, Clue, Cyberhead, Mother Earth, Shotgun, U-Boat)
Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-88469)
First Appearance: Dead Clown#1 (October, 1993) (mentioned); Dead Clown#2 (November, 1993) (seen)
(Dead Clown#2 (fb) - BTS) - Villainous group, the Sadistic Six, comprising Acid Reign, Dr. Chia, Homewrecker, Rat Bastard, Resentment and leader Satan-in-a-Box, fought the super-hero group Force America. One encounter led to the loss of Acid Reign. The Sadistic Six still convened meetings in their hidden lair.
(Dead Clown#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Sadistic Six robbed a
bank, which sent a distress call to Force America, but the call was
(Dead Clown#2) - Force America's numbers and
credibility plummeted after the interference of the rogue Dead Clown.
Seeking a comeback, Satan-in-a-Box desired the group to again be six
strong, while the other members instead suggested renaming the group to
escape the number constraint. Satan-in-a-Box insisted that the popular
(but dangerous) Dead Clown be recruited. Satan-in-a-Box mystically
located Dead Clown at the City Hospital, where the injured members of
Force America were also staying. The Sadistic Six arrived, but first encountered the surviving Force America
members, Captain Hero, Shotgun and Birdman.
(Dead Clown#3 (fb) - BTS) - The battle between the
Sadistic Six and Force America was savage and brutal, with the super-strong and resilient Captain Hero
the only apparent standing survivor of those involved. Further, thousands in the
city were dead and much of the city destroyed.
Comments: Created by Chris Ulm, Joel Thomas, and Bobby Rae.
Former member Acid Reign was only mentioned, never
shown. His powers are unrevealed.
Malibu's Dead Clown follows the violence and parody
of DC's Lobo (and later Marvel's Lunatik
- with a dash of What The--?). "Sadistic Six" is a play on "Sinister Six", the group of villains that often plagued Spider-Man.
It's unlikely Dead Clown would've joined, except as leader; he was a solo
operator who temporarily used other people to further his own interests.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
The Sadistic Six have no known connections to:
Dr. Chia had some chemistry skills, having developed
a secret hair-growing formula that worked on anyone (except himself).
Bald and conservatively dressed, Chia insisted that the group maintain six
members in line with its name. He was disliked by fellow member Rat
Bastard, who wanted Chia dumped. He probably perished in the deadly
final fight with Force America.
Homewrecker's powers are unrevealed; she likely used
weapons disguised as home utensils. Her curvaceous body was skimpily
clad and she sat closely with the overly muscular Resentment. She likely died in the final savage conflict with Force America
outside the hospital.
Rat Bastard was a short rat-like humanoid who disliked
fellow member Dr. Chia. He spoke and dressed like a 1930s gangster
cliche and was armed with a handgun. Vicious and easily offended, he
nevertheless carried around his leader, Satan-in-a-Box. He suggested "X-Men"
as a new team name so the group wouldn't be tied to six members, but it
was dismissed as "stupid" by Chia. He appeared to be a victim of the bloody final
confrontation with Force America.
Resentment was a massive and super-strong man with
limited intelligence (similar to Earth-616's early Hulk). He was easily angered and wanted quick, simple
(but violent) solutions. He skin would blossom a greenish hue when he
angrily flexed his muscles. He seemed to perish in the final fight with
Satan-in-a-Box was the bizarre but angry leader of
the Sadistic Six. Keen to keep the group a sextet, it wanted the rogue
Dead Clown be pushed into service. It had mystical powers that could
locate people, but was otherwise immobile and had to be carried around
in its 12" box frame (plus ribbon). It hated foes Force America with a
passion. Despite its sorcerous nature, it was likely destroyed in the
final battle with Force America.
Dead Clown#2, p11, pan3 (main image)
Dead Clown#2, p11, pan5 (Dr. Chia)
Dead Clown#2, p11, pan4 (Homewrecker)
Dead Clown#2, p12, pan8 (Rat Bastard)
Dead Clown#2, p12, pan3 (Resentment)
Dead Clown#2, p21, pan6 (Satan-in-a-Box)
Dead Clown#1 (October, 1993) - Chris Ulm (writer), Joel Thomas (pencils), Bobby Rae (inks), Roland Mann (editor)
Dead Clown#2 (November, 1993) - Chris Ulm (writer), Joel Thomas (pencils), Bobby Rae (inks), Roland Mann (editor)
Dead Clown#3 (February 1994) - Chris Ulm (writer), Phil Gosier (pencils), Bobby Rae (inks), Roland Mann (editor)
Last updated: 02/18/2022
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