The El Sombrero wiki last edited by LaShrew on 06/16/13 11:13PM View full history

Creation

El Sombrero was created by writer Grant Morisson.

History

El Sombrero's Calling Card

A long time foe of the Argentinean hero called the Gaucho who specialized in making elaborate death traps for money. He often leaves a calling card consisting of a card with a skull masked in a luchador mask capped in a sombrero at his traps. During the Club of Heroes reunion, John Mayhew posed as him before being unmasked.

Later during Batman RIP, El Sombrero appears as a member of the real Club of Villains. He booby traps Wayne Manor making it impenetrable to outside forces during its occupation. Jim Gordon narrowly avoids being killed in the manor during this period before escaping the manor alongside Talia and Damian.

Sombrero also booby traps Arkham Asylum, the base of the Black Glove at the time. While scouting the location, he is attacked and apparently killed by the Joker , who poses the question, "What is it about sombreros? Some things are just naturally funny." He is then hung with a noose and knocked through a skylight, landing on the table used by the Black Glove.

Scorpiana & El Sombrero

However, a now wheelchair-bound El Sombrero returns alongside fellow Black Glove member Scorpiana and catches both Batman and Gaucho in another of his infamous deathtraps. One of the heroes must die or three blind Argentinian orphans drown in a vat of sewage. A fight however does break out over the death of Kathy Kane (because both men loved her, but Gaucho killed her during his stint as Agent-33 of Spyral ). Batman manages to disable El Sombrero's security system during the melee, stop the fight and the children are saved. Scorpiana then abandons a now helpless El Sombrero to Batman. It is reveled in this scene that Scorpiana and El Sombrero were once lovers.

Under Interrogation

When Batman and Gaucho forcibly question him on who he works for, the only answer he gave was, "the greatest of them all..." of which he proceeds to laugh about. It later on turns out he has helping Leviathan.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.