This month’s Savage Dragon features the return of Captain Tootsie, a character whose last solo issue came out in 1950 and who has made only a few brief cameos in the years since.  Perhaps that’s because of his origins as an advertising character (selling Tootsie Rolls, natch) or perhaps it’s because 70 years is a long time, but the good Captain seems to have been mostly forgotten.  Amazingly, he’s not the oddest of oddball superheroes in the world, but is he my favorite oddball?  It’s hard to say, and definitely in need of more discussion, leading us to today’s cancelled query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also loves CC Beck’s later character, Fatman the Human Flying Saucer, asking: Which weirdo character of yore is your FAVORITE oddball?


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  1. Its hard to say just one but let’s go with Comet Queen. I never got why she wasn’t a mainstay character in the Legion.

  2. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    I always had a soft spot for Manikin from Alpha Flight. His power to summon was genetic versions of himself was simultaneously ridiculous, hilarious, cool, and useful!

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