The Religious Affiliation of
Bob Benson

Religion: Jewish CBR Scale: I

Name: Bob Benson

Other Names: Robert "Bob" Brown

Classification: villain villain   based on a real person based on a real person  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Dazzler #33 (Aug. 1984): "Chiller!"

Creators: Mike Carlin, M. D. Bright, Vince Colletta

Number of Appearances: 2

Enemy of: Dazzler

Employer: Paragon Studios

Occupation: film director

Gender: male

Note: tried to kill Dazzler on set of "Chiller" music video

Bob Benson was loosely based on real-life Jewish film director John Landis. Landis directed the Michael Jackson music video "Thriller," which is what the Dazzler/Teddy Lingard video "Chiller" was based on. Benson and Landis are similar in appearance, and the comic story includes a specific "tip of the hat" reference to An American Werewolf in London, which was also directed by Landis. The unfortunate deaths that occurred on the set of a previous Benson film are an allusion to the deaths on Landis's film Twilight Zone.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Dazzler #33 (Aug. 1984): "Chiller!"

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