I wanted to start a post which deals with Kill Bills pop culture references. Anything you can find that is related to Kill Bill, either from movies, comic books, TV, etc you can post here. The first thing I have is a reference to the super hero Captain America. Now we all know that Bill’s Deadly Viper Assassination Squad have snake codenames. Look what I found:
“Serpent Society by Ben Herman
Roll Call: Anaconda, Asp, BLACK MAMBA, Black Racer, Boomslang, Bushmaster, Coachwhip, COPPERHEAD, COTTONMOUTH, Death Adder, Diamondback, Fer-De-Lance, King Cobra, Princess Python, Puff Adder, Rattler, Rock Python, SIDEWINDER, and one very psychotic Viper.
First Appearance: Captain America 310
What’s Their Problem? The Serpent Society is an organization of snake-themed criminals. The group was established by Sidewinder, who envisioned a trade union for costumed mercenaries, complete with access to a wide variety of resources, a guaranteed pay scale, and insurance, medical, and pension plans (sounds better than depending upon HMOs). Sidewinder was also able to promise that members of the Society need never fear prison since his teleportation powers would be available whenever a jailbreak was needed. The group met with a fair amount of success, accepting contracts from various criminal and subversive organizations. Later, the Society was infiltrated and taken over by the Viper, who used it to advance her nihilist agenda. After she was defeated and sent off to prison, the Society returned to its mercenary roots. Sidewinder, stung that many of his teammates had thrown in with the Viper, left the group. He passed on the mantle of leadership to the Cobra (Marvel’s first-ever snake-related villain), who adopted the guise of King Cobra to suit his new position.
Believe It Or Not: Captain America himself is on rather good terms with a few of the Serpent Society’s former members. This started when Diamondback couldn’t bring herself to kill Cap because she thought he was a real hunk (she also tried to seduce Wolverine at one point). Poor Cap soon found the oversexed Diamondback tagging along on his missions, although they eventually formed a close friendship. Diamondback’s friends Asp and Black Mamba quit the Society after it tried to execute DB for consorting with the Avengers. The two subsequently aided Cap on a couple of cases. Cap also helped Sidewinder pay his daughter’s medical bills. However, the rest of the Society would just as soon kill Cap as look at him.”