If this is an old and tired discussion, I apologize in advance because I am new to these here parts. It is just I seem to recall a comedy/spoof comic of the late 80s/ early 90s. Does that cause anyone else to recall anything or is it a memory trick. I even seem to recall one of the characters, the Black and Blue Panther.

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I believe the Black-and-Blue Panther was from a book called Guide to a Nonexistent Universe, which also contained characters like Pull-Yourself-Together Man and Macho Ma'am.

 

That said, I do believe there was a "Legion of Superfluous Heroes" in a book called Normalman, of which I know little.

If you look at this picture, you will see the Black-and-Blue Panther, on the right hand side of the cover, about halfway up.

 

Info on the Legion of Superfluous Heroes can be found here.

 

 

Yep, you're right. I guess I was just having a bit of a hazy decade back in those days. LOL! I appreciate the info :)
The Baron said:

I believe the Black-and-Blue Panther was from a book called Guide to a Nonexistent Universe, which also contained characters like Pull-Yourself-Together Man and Macho Ma'am.

 

That said, I do believe there was a "Legion of Superfluous Heroes" in a book called Normalman, of which I know little.


normalman, as I recall (it's been years since I looked at it) was a 12-issue series from the '80s spoofing all the comics styles of the day. The premise is that baby norm is rocketed from planet Arnold to the distant planet Levram. (His scientist father mistakenly believes his home planet is about explode, but it doesn't.)

On Levram, norm finds that he is the only person on the planet who does not have superpowers. The world's pre-eminent hero, Captain Everything (a man with powers and abilities far beyond those of ordinary mortals, who looks like Superman, dresses like Mighty Mouse, and is as dumb as a box of rocks) takes normalman under his wing. Through the series, normalman tries to find his way back to Arnold. Each issue is a spoof of a particular comics company or comics property -- DC, Marvel, Asterix, Elfquest, The Spirit, etc.

 

A running gag through each issue was that the Legion of Superfluous Heroes obligated themselves to do a full roll call before they would spring into action -- but there were so bloody many of them that they never went anywhere! 

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