|The Venture Bros. Group|
The Doom Factory
The Doom Factory Ship
|First Appearance(s):||"It Happening One Night"|
|Purpose:||Loosely aligned group of supervillains|
|Current Members:||Wes Warhammer|
Gerard the Gorilla
|Base:||The Doom Factory, Gowanus Canal|
The Doom Factory is a group of ten of the most ruthlessly self-involved villains on Earth who loosely align forces against the powers of good. They are all sycophantic clingers on to the genius of their leader, Wes Warhammer, and operate from an underwater base in Gowanus Canal also called Billy Klüver.
They were the latest villains sent to arch Dr. Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture by invading the top floor of the VenTech Tower, where they host a surreal party there while robbing Dr. Venture blind. After the Doom Factory depart the building on their flying base, they were killed when their base exploded courtesy of The Blue Morpho.
Episode Appearances Edit
- The Doom Factory are a parody mash-up of the Legion of Doom and the Warhol Superstars (flocking to Andy Warhol's The Factory)
- Most, if not all, are a combination of the two. e.g. Trashenstein appears to reference Solomon Grundy and Andy Warhol's films Trash (1970) and Flesh for Frankenstein.(1973).
- The Warhol personalities parodied are: Wes Warhammer/Andy Warhol, Frigid/Brigid Berlin, Serpentine/Ondine, Eenie-Meanie/Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Gorilla/Gerard Malanga, Ultra Violent/Ultra Violet, Billy Maim/Billy Name, Hard Candy/Candy Darling, Trashenstein/Joe D’alessandro.
- The Legion of Doom parodies were: Wes Warhammer/Lex Luthor, Frigid/Captain Cold, Serpentine/Riddler, Black Maria/Black Manta, Gerard Gorilla/Gorilla Grodd, Shehemoth/Giganta, Trashenstein/Solomon Grundy, Eenie-Meanie (none), Billy Maim/Cheetah, Hard Candy/Bizzaro, Ultra Violent (none). The Legion of Doom characters left out are Brianiac, Scarecrow, Toyman and Sinestro. If they had a scarecrow, it would have fit Lou Reed. Brainiac could have been John Cale. Black Maria/Black Manta is not an abvious Warhol Superstar, but either Jonas Mekas or Paul Morrisey who were regular filmmaking collaborators and cinematographers for Warhol's films.
- Eenie-Meanie's costume is likely both a reference to Edie Sedgewick's swell-known striped shirt, as well as the DC-comics member of the Doom Patrol, Bumblebee (who also has the ability to shrink her size).
- Shehemoth seems to be based on Holly Woodlawn, who was famously written in to "Walk on the Wild Side" with "Holly came from Miami, Fla/Hitchhiked her way across the USA/Plucked her eyebrows on the way/Shaved her leg and then he was she" and is a mashup of Legion of Doom's Giganta and Ms. Woodlawn. Shehemoth's animal print is closer to supervillain Cheetah than Giganta.
- Billy Maim is not an obvious parody of a Legion of Doom villain, with claws more similar to Marvel's Wolverine, or the red-and-black striped shirt and claws similar to Freddy Krueger.
- Ultra Violent is also not clear, but the costume is somewhat similar in style and color to Star Sapphire.
- Much of the doom factory dialogue comes from the films "I shot Andy Warhol" and "the doors" (the bit with the watch at the end).
- The Doom Factory boxes are parodies of Warhol's Brillo Boxes. The film toward the beginning is a parody of Warhol's "Empire State".
- Andy Warhol and Billy Klüver's "Silver Clouds", metallic mylar-balloons filled with helium, are seen in both the Doom Factory headquarters and being filled at the VenTech Tower. Venture discovers his home has been "silverized" in the same style as Billy Name's apartment and Warhol's Factory, with silver paint and foil. There is even a payphone which was present in Warhol's Factory.