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philcom55
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Spoofs of Fictional Heroes

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American titles like Mad, Cracked, Not Brand Ecch!, etc. have a long tradition of producing unauthorized spoofs of famous heroes from comic strips, films, TV and literature. However, Peter Gray's mention of 'Blunder Girl' set me to thinking about British equivalents of these - I wonder how many other examples people can think of?

To set the ball rolling here's the very first episode of Blunder Girl as it appeared in Penny no.1:

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nice to see the first Blundergirl..

http://www.oocities.org/pjgcomics/blundergirl.html

Incredible Sulk Jackpot by Jim P
A great energetic character for Jim's style..
Incredible Bulk in TV comic by Mike Lacey..
also Super Pooch by Mike
http://petergraycartoonsandcomics.blogs ... lacey.html

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Peter Gray wrote:also Super Pooch by Mike
Off the top of my head other 'Supers' would include Super Nan, Super Stoogie, Super Ted and Super Dad...

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Bananaman?
I started to say something sensible but my parents took over my brain!

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Pretty sure he counts, it's a parody of Superman and Batman.

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Captain Klep? Aqua Lad?? Wonder Worm???

Considering how few long-running, home-grown super-heroes the UK has given birth to over the years it's quite amazing how many super-hero spoofs there've been!

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I wonder whethere there have been more British Super Hero Spoofs than there have British Super Heroes.

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Ok, I'll mention it myself as no one else has. :lol:

http://lewstringer.deviantart.com/galle ... 4#/d3k9gr5

http://lewstringer.deviantart.com/galle ... 4#/d3kh2jr

Brickman, as seen in various fanzines to professional comics from 1979 to 2009. :cheers:
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...For that matter I've always assumed that Combat Colin owed something to Marvel's Combat Kelly (not to mention a certain well-known dealer seen at various British Comic Marts!) :)

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philcom55 wrote:...For that matter I've always assumed that Combat Colin owed something to Marvel's Combat Kelly (not to mention a certain well-known dealer seen at various British Comic Marts!) :)

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I didn't know about Combat Kelly (or Combat Casey, another Fifties Marvel hero) when I did Combat Colin in the 1980s but as for that comics dealer pal of mine.... well, let's just say the similarities began with coincidence and then art imitated life. :lol:
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The single greatest parody-villian is Lew's Man-Brick (a parody of Man-Bat, folks). Always makes me chuckle.

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I also remember parodies (not of super heros but of famouse characters/people) like Crowjack, Sheerluck Homes, Sweeny Toddler, Frankie Stein, Draculass, Kid Kong, Gal Capone etc

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Cadman the fighting coward from the Victor was probably more of a homage than parody but he was obviously based on George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman Character.

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