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A Villain a Day is the fifth Ben 10 comic published in the Cartoon Network Action Pack series, published by DC and Cartoon Network. This comic appears in issue 9 of the series.

Ben is faced with not just one, but many villains all week long![1]

Plot[]

In 'Littleville, USA', Gwen, and Max watch as Ben (now transformed into Ripjaws) loses a battle against a villain -'Hy Voltage', while Gwen comments how improbable it is that they keep routinely coming across these super-villains in these every-day average towns.

Later that day, while watching the news report on the incident, and waiting to get the Rustbucket repaired, the team learn that a wave of villains have been terrorizing the town, including villains; 'Knightmare', 'Air-Walker', 'Gimmick Guy', and 'Cyclotron'.

The mechanic, Ricky, tells the three that it would usually take him three days to get the parts, though he may be able to cobble something together sooner.

While walking through town, the Tennyson's come across a villain called 'Urban Gorilla' robbing a bank. As Ben fights the villain as Wildmutt, he discovers through his extra-human senses that it's a man in a suit, one that he has a distinct memory of. Though the villain's able to escape before they can apprehend him.

Following this, back at the RV, Upgrade confronts Ricky, claiming that all the town's villains had been left-handed like he is, and that one used the same phrase 'Geezamarazz' as he had done previously.

As the engineer runs for his guns in the backroom, Ben is able to morph onto and upgrade them, now able to clock him in the face with a punch, knocking Ricky out. Victorious, Ben remarks that the town wasn't 'big enough for the twenty of them'.

Characters[]

Villains[]

  • Ricky the Mechanic
    • Hy Voltage
    • Knightmare (on TV)
    • Air-Walker (on TV)
    • Gimmick Guy (on TV)
    • Cyclotron (on TV)
    • Urban Gorilla

Aliens Used[]

Allusions[]

  • The name 'Urban Gorilla' may be referencing the Hawkwind song of the same name.
  • The entire issue is full of "Dial H for Hero" references.
    • It's set in Littleville, the town the Dial H for Hero comics took place. Often shown to be in Colorado or Wyoming.
    • Ricky multiple times says "Geezamatazz", a similar catchphrase to Robby Reed's "Sockamagee".
    • Ricky's modus operandi of turning into numerous supervillains reflects Ben's powers (given that the Omnitrix is functionally very similar to the Hero Dial), but also that of Robby Reed and some of his villains, like "Daffy the Great".
      • Ricky's appearance is also similar to that of Robby Reed's, and the two share the common interest of tinkering and experimenting.
    • The TV Station showing the supervillains' antics is "GNN", a DC mainstay standing for "Gotham News Network".

Errors[]

  • Ben's shirt has a stripe on its back while looking at the TV in Ricky's garage.
  • The text for Ben and Max's conversation are in the wrong speech bubbles, when it shows Ben saying "Makes sense, are you sure?", and Max saying "That was no Gorilla though.".
  • The sides of Upgrade's Omnitrix symbol are light green.
    • Upgrade's thumb is completely white while punching, as opposed to it usually being black on the back of it.

References[]

Books
Chapter Books
Alien Force War of the WorldsDouble NegativeThe Dark of Knight
Ultimate Alien Galaxy WarsChill for a Day
Cartoon Network Action Packs
Ben 10 Ole!Fast LaneSnow BlindFear ItselfA Villain a DayTechno ZombiesBarbershop BluesBlast from the PastNemesisThe Height of HeatSpace Camp and BeyondAlien Data Files: WildmuttGreasy LightningAlien Data Files: HeatblastAlien Data Files: Four ArmsSwimming with SharksMonkey BusinessAlien Data Files: XLR8Eggs With LegsIntergalactic Spazz ClubAqua NutSonic BoomPleasant DreamsAlien Data Files: UpgradeCharmed to Beat YouCaptured!The Once and Future BenSpecial DefectsAlien Data Files: DiamondheadMountains of TroubleAlien Data Files: RipjawsDora FloraAlien Data Files: Stinkfly
Alien Force The New OrderBad BoyA Blast from The PastA Brief Mystery of TimeDouble TroubleShip ShapeLazy DaySoda JerkThe Past is the Key to the FutureBackcountry BattlegroundBenstormOld FriendsPlumbers' KidsIt's a Set UpCollectible HeroesWhat Comes Around
Ultimate Alien Fashion VictimGoing ViralDodge BenBen 10 on IceBreaking NewsStar ChaserTabloid TroubleThe Ben 10 Alien Force ExperienceBeauty and the BenThe Monster at the End of this BookGive & GetRemote ControlOne Man's TrashPowerlesstwoSomeJail BreakPaper Scissors StoneNever A Dull MomentFlagHero Times TwoChristmas ClownBlack Knight's Flight
Other Comics
Ben 10 Ben 10: Science HeroBen 10: Exploring Hero
Alien Force Wanted: Kevin Levin
Ultimate Alien Target RathTime Saver
Omniverse No Laughing MatterThe Worm That TurnedBen 10 (Issue 1 • Issue 2 • Issue 3 • Issue 4) • Super Secret Crisis War! (Issue 1 • Issue 2 • Issue 3 • Issue 4 • Issue 5 • Issue 6)
Ben 10 (Reboot) The Adventure Begin...
Graphic Novels
Omniverse Ghost ShipJoyrides (Tim 10Down in the Dumps) • Parallel ParadoxHalloween Special (Undertown HalloweenWhat Lies Ben-eath)
Ben 10 (Reboot) The Truth is Out ThereFor Science!Mecha MadnessThe Manchester MysteryThe Creature from Serenity Shore
Guide Books
Alien Force Ben 10 Alien Force: The Complete Guide
Ultimate Alien Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: The Complete Guide
Manga
Ben 10 Ben 10
Alien Force Doom Dimension: Volume 1Doom Dimension: Volume 2
Short Books
Alien Force Ben's KnightmareTriple Threat
Ultimate Alien Science Friction
Other
Alien Force Alien Invasion
Ben 10 (Reboot) Ben 10 Handbook
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