Evil Inc. is a superhero Webcomic created by Brad Guigar, that started running in May 2005 and currently updates Monday-Friday (with occasional Saturday filler strips). Somewhat of a continuation of Guigar's previous strip, Greystone Inn, it revolves around the titular company which is run, staffed and provides entirely legitimate services for supervillains. Its CEO is Evil Atom, a once powerful and feared supervillain who is now somewhat past his prime.The main character of the strip was initially Lightning Lady, the Ensemble Dark Horse of Greystone Inn who at the beginning of the strip takes a job at Evil Inc. as a secretary- Later on, the strip gradually changed focus towards Captain Heroic, the number one hero in the unnamed city the strip is set in, and Miss Match, another Evil Inc. employee (though Lightning Lady still appears regularly in Saturday comics). A while into the strip (a point which Guigar has once called the "official" launch of Evil Inc.) it's revealed that the two are married and have a son, Oscar. Their opposite moral alignments has caused some conflict but they appear to be Happily Married.Though the strip is mostly gag-a-day, there have been several story arcs as well
Anti-Hero: The alternate Captain Heroic claims he's this.
Miss Match: So you're a villain?
Alt Cap: I prefer "anti-hero".
Miss Match: And I prefer "extra-legal capital liberator", but the cops just laugh.
Art Evolution: Originally, the artwork in the strip was black-and-white in a similar style to Greystone Inn; starting in mid-February 2008, the strip switched to full color. In later strips some characters' faces become more realistic, starting with the women but then expanding to most characters.
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: "My name is The Mind Master. Master of telekinesis, rotary-club chairman and three-time president of the Optimist Club..."
Canon Welding: Pretty much every character from Greystone Inn (with one exception, see Expy) has showed up in the strip at one point or another.
Cat Fight: When two groups of heroes come to blows over whether or not to destroy Evil, Inc, both sides are brought to a grinning standstill by Blonde Bombshell and Amazing Amazon squaring off in mid-flight.
Cut and Paste Comic: The Saturday strips use a small set of different sets of art with changed dialogue. At first they were Lighting Lady acting as Sexy Tech Support; later they became a series of puns on department names, while still later the scene shifted to the cafeteria's menu. Best so far? "Ghoulash".
Cute Monster Girl: Subverted. Desdemona is a demon, but in appearance is 100% human. Except the tail.
Though it should be said, they mostly sell inventions to supervillains, and most of their corporate strategies involve somehow getting stockholders behind super-villainy. They aren't so much selling their fancy techonlogies to the regular consumers.
Dating Catwoman: Captain Heroic and Miss Match aren't just dating, they're married.
Demonic Possession: How Beez makes it to Evil, Inc. to investigate Memo. And as it turns out, Memo himself.
Mister Cifer: Hello, Beez. Did I wake you?
Beez: Nah, I was just doin' an exorcize video.
Did You Just Polymorph Cthulhu?: During his match against Captain Heroic during Grandgamer's tournament, Evil Atom wears down Cap by using his mastery over atoms (= matter) to change Grandgamer, a Cosmic Being, into a duplicate of himself!.
Disembodied Eyebrows: Evil Atom gets these when Captain Heroic interrupts his fight with Miss Match.
Cap: As soon as your eyebrows land back on your head, I'll explain...
Go Through Me: The alternate Miss Match tells Muskiday he'll have to do this if he wants to shoot Captain Heroic with Project X. He shoots anyway. And the alternate Captain Heroic takes the shot.
Groin Kick: Miss Match delivers one to the alternate Captain Heroic.
Half-Human Hybrid: Dr. Muskiday is essentially a humanoid fly, his condition the result of a teleporter accident. He inverts the usual order of things though, in that the original Dr. Muskiday was thefly while the human was a janitor who mistook Muskiday's teleporter experiment for a trash can.
Iron Dragon: I never wore a skirt a day in my life...except that once. And that was with someone I loved...and her girlfriend.
Heel-Face Turn: Played with. Amazing Amazon tries to discredit Lightning Lady by dressing as her to make it look like she's done this. It works so well that LL's attempts to prove she's evil just make it "worse". She eventually has to do a genuinely heroic act to keep from dissapointing a little girl who idolises her. Who, it turns out, was being paid by Amazing Amazon...
Hero Insurance: One of the services Evil Inc. provides is "Battlefield Location and Booking" which seeks out abandoned locations for villains and heroes to battle to avoid lawsuits from any property damage and casualties.
LL's alternate-universe self "utilises a special Nth-metal underwire".
Improv Fu: Muskiday and Haynus ad-lib the latter having a "force field" to explain their "capturing" the alternate Miss Match to Up'n Atom. Only a very short time later, Haynus shows off a working force-field generator...
Haynus: While you were picking up Project X, I got creative...
Barack Obama: You can't set all of those villains loose on America!
Evil Atom:Yes. We. Can.
"Hey! Y'know what? Your head kinda looks like a helium atom!"
Kirby Dots: Used as a measure of power in-universe. Rock Lobster has a reading of 50 kds (Kirby Dots/second).note As the Kirby scale is never mentioned before or since in the comic, it's a bit of a Big Lipped Alligator Moment.
Luke, I Might Be Your Father: Commander Heroic has a heart attack in mid-flight ("helped" by the fact Mr. Threat has been siphoning off his powers) when he sees Flame babysitting Oscar, and realises Miss Match might be his daughter. Thankfully, she isn't, and he gets better.
The Mafia: Evil, Inc is hired by the Mafia to steal one family's "superweapon" for another. It turns out it's Project X.
Red Eyes, Take Warning: Miss Match. (More orange-ish, really, but it fits with the "flame".) Originally seen only in close-ups when angry but later (with Art Evolution) consistently.
Retirony: During the Henchman Retirement arc, a single henchman lasted until the age of 65, and naturally he's a little nervous, and the company worried because of a $28 million per year pension. The accidental death was caused by a stray champagne cork during the celebration.
Ring of Power: Dr. Muskiday invents a power ring that, instead of being powered by a user's emotion, changes to fit the user's emotions...a Power Mood Ring.
Muskiday: In righteous day or boogie night, no jive or funk escapes my sight...
Actual Rings of Power gave Commander Heroic and Ms. Amazing their powers. They double as their wedding rings.
Robot Me: Miss Match builds a robot duplicate of Lightning Lady for the Evil Inc. Invention Contest.
Saving Christmas: Spoofed several ways. Lightning Lady has to do this after Santa gets arrested, and after she says she's saving Christmas, she has to take a number in a line of all the other fictional characters who have done so.
Villain Protagonist: Surprisingly averted, considering the comic's setting. The comic doesn't seem to have a focus on any one protagonist, instead focusing on the politics in and surrounding the corporation.