Is Jeff Bezos Actually a Super Villain? A Photo Essay

  • Here’s the thing about Jeff Bezos: He hasn’t just upended the book business and set his sights on taking over basically all retail, everywhere, all the time. He also has the singular misfortune of looking like a super villain. (Just ask anyone who works in publishing.)

    From the bald head to the power-casual ensembles, it’s like he’s engaged in 24/7 Lex Luthor cosplay (and we’re not the only ones who’ve noticed, either.) Pulling Apollo-era rockets out of the ocean: total super villain move. Watching him buy the Washington Post gives us faint deja vu–didn’t we see this on an episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman?

    Allow us to demonstrate.

  • SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos xxxxxxxxxxxx during a press conference on September 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • MWAHAHA! (Photo: James Duncan Davidson, Flickr)

    (Photo: James Duncan Davidson, Flickr)

  • (Photo: Steve Jurvetson, Flickr)

  • NEW YORK - MARCH 3: Founder and CEO of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos speaks during the Tribeca Film Festival partnership press conference at the Tribeca Cinemas March 3, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

  • NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos introduces the new Amazon tablet called the Kindle Fire on September 28, 2011 in New York City. The Fire, which will be priced at $199, is an expanded version of the company’s Kindle e-reader that has 8GB of storage and WiFi. The Fire gives users access to streaming video, as well as e-books, apps and music, and has a Web browser. In addition to the Fire, Bezos introduced four new Kindles including a Kindle touch model. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 09: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos speaks at an event unveiling the new Amazon Kindle 2.0 at the Morgan Library & Museum February 9, 2009 in New York City. The updated electronic reading device is slimmer with new syncing technology and longer battery life and will begin shipping February 24th. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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