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Dr. Angst assembled a group of mediocre super-villains when he agreed to assassinate then-presidential candidate Howard the Duck for an unnamed party. He told them that they were going to do this to raise their profile, failing to mention the money that he was going to make. He also tricked them into believing that the placebo Promethium would enhance their power. They battled Howard, as well as the Defenders, and were presumably sent to prison after they were defeated.[1]

Years later, Angst escaped from prison and tracked down the other members of the Band of the Bland who had all been released earlier and had gone their own separate ways, creating unspectacular lives for themselves. Angst reformed the Band to put a new mystical plot into motion. This plot became known as the Cosmic Squish Principle, essentially this would release a multitude of compacted universes which would eventually squish their own Earth dimension out of existence.[2] Angst created five loci points amidst all of the pocket universes, and out of these he planned to create a new universe, the Insipiverse, which the Band would be the rulers of.[3] This plot was opposed by the She-Hulk, her secretary Louise Mason, 1940s vigilante The Terror, a member of an offshoot of the Watchers race known as the Critic, Brent Wilcox, and the Band's old enemy, Howard the Duck. This group caused Black Hole to suck up all of the pocket universes using his power and the Critic forced him to hold them all within him.[4]



Access to certain magical abilities. He can perform feats of great power, but uses more mundane items and mundane magical entities to accomplish them. For example, he uses a Dropcloth of Invisibility and the Pedestrian Prognosticator (a shoe which enables him to locate and view other people or things). He summoned the Plunger of Patooti to reverse suction on a black hole, creating the Cosmic Blowhole. He escaped from prison by conjuring a giant drill and escaping on the Inflatable Orbs of Igg.



Terrestrial talismans of mundane magic, including;

  • Eucha-Ritz crackers
  • All-seeing ice
  • Barbecue trident
  • Bowl of cherries
  • Mettle spheres
  • Pedestrian Prognosticator
  • Broom of Whazoom
  • Dropcloth of Invisibility
  • Plunger of Patooti
  • Inflatable Orbs of Igg

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