Wednesday, January 22, 2020



The first time I came upon this word was in the pages of A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie. In the course of the story Miss Marple, Christie's famous elderly spinster detective, considers herself an embodiment of Nemesis, the Greek Goddess of retribution. She acts to prevent a murder, and refers to herself as "Nemesis."

Not really an austere beginning for an action hero, right?

In 1980 writer Cary Burkett and artist Dan Spiegle populated the eight extra pages at the back of The Brave and The Bold with another character code-named NEMESIS. And this young man had almost nothing in common with Miss Jane Marple!