Mad Mod

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Mad Mod
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceTeen Titans #7 (1967)
In-story information
Alter egoNeil Richards
 
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Mad Mod
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceTeen Titans #7 (1967)
In-story information
Alter egoNeil Richards

Mad Mod is a fictional character in the DC Universe. He was until recently an enemy of the superhero team the Teen Titans.

Fictional character biography[edit]

One of the first villains ever to menace the Teen Titans, Mad Mod (real name Neil Richards) was a Carnaby Street fashion designer with no actual superpowers of his own. His assumed name is derived from the Mod style popular in England at the time. He used his label as a front to smuggle goods inside his clothing. After being foiled, he later hatched a plot to steal the Queen of Britain's scepter, but was stopped as well.

In later years, he went straight and reappeared in Teen Titans vol. 2 as an ally of Mr. Jupiter, where he designed the costumes of the new incarnation of the Titans. Mad Mod label "retro" clothing has occasionally been seen in the DCU since.

Powers and abilities[edit]

During the Mad Mod's heyday as a villain, he would match his outrageous clothing with a way out approach in his intricate but deadly traps. He would employ a gang of toughs to do most of the handiwork that needed muscle.

Mad Mod term[edit]

The term "Mad Mod, Poet God" was used by Peter Milligan for the unrelated DC character Shade the Changing Man. Another unrelated DC character is The Mad Mod Witch from The Unexpected, later revealed to be a resident of the Dreaming known as "the Fashion Thing".

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

Mad Mod as depicted on Teen Titans.

Video games[edit]

Others[edit]

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