Monday, October 01, 2007

HOBO SUPER HERO


ACCORDING TO SEAN IN THE COMMENTS, there is now or was once a HOBO SUPER HERO.

PERSONALLY, I cannot tell if this is an authentic artifact of the past, or an inauthentic one.

PLEASE LOOK. ARE THERE ANY COMIC BOOK DATING EXPERTS WHO MIGHT AID ME?

That is all.

12 comments:

Randal Cooper said...

Can't vouch for its authenticity, but I have to admire the name "Chauncey Throttlebottom III," (which generates additional information when Googled, leading me to assume that this is indeed an actual, if obscure, golden-age superhero).

Jim said...

sweet!

Glenn Peters said...

I've been rickrolled!

You cad!

Pity I didn't hear about this before the end of the Stumptown Comics Fest; I'm sure I could have asked someone there.

Mr. Austin said...

You can actually still buy this in a 4 volume set of USA Comics.

At the AMAZON BOOK MERCHANT site.

You'll see listed the character "Vagabond." So it's indeed real.

Scott said...

It's real, from around 1942 or so. The artist is Win Mortimer, a prolific comic book creator who was born in Canada. Mortimer worked for all the major comic book companies of the era, drawing those lesser heroes Superman and Batman in addition to The Vagabond.

-Scott

Michael said...

Don't know if there are too many people who are good at comic books AND dating...

Hugh Lafferty said...

Dear Hodgman:

The existence of such a publication strikes deep fear in me, as it must you. Does anyone know of any plans to adapt this insidious creation into, say, a Saturday morning cartoon series? The creation of such a platform for hobo propaganda would be ominous, indeed. I fear that once my own children become devoted viewers of such a program, I would be swamped by such comments as, "What's a hobo?", "Can I run away to join the hobo camp?" and "I'm changing my name to 'Chauncey.'" Worse, my wife may start insisting that we buy only Goodwill rejects and eat out of dumpsters.

The existence of such a so-called "harmless comic book" fills me with a dread I cannot extinguish!

Thank you for your time.

Bridget Callahan said...

This should be pitched as a tv show to CBS, who at the moment, I think, has a lack of heroes. Vampire or otherwise. They are probably itching to get on the heroic train. See, train? Hobo? Ha!

ramona said...

I tried to warn you.


::: shakes head :::


::: slowly inches away, so as not to draw the menacing attention of The Vagabond himself :::

Eric said...

For those who dare, here's the complete story of the twisted comings and goings of the Vagabond.

stephanie said...

heroic hoboes? The contradiction disturbs me. It's like a heroic black squrriel. NOT POSSIBLE.

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