Normalman 7 (1985)
Who Killed Sgt. Fluffy This Time?
Jim Valentino‘s creator-owned super-hero parody chronicles the trials and tribulations of, normalman, a normal man living in a wacky world of superheroes.
“Meanwhile, in the toidy-toid century…” role is being called.
This series is full of parody superhero and comic strip characters from all over (DC, Marvel, Vertigo, Aardvark, your local newspaper, etc.). Of the 12 issues in the normalman series, Swamp Thing made the roster in only one. If you read quickly you might even miss him.
This comic is ideal for those moments when you’re pondering, “did Swamp Thing ever appear in/with ?”
…Charlie Brown, Kermit the Frog, Popeye, Beatle Bailey, Alfred E Neuman, Spider-Man, Darth… the list of characters in this book is endless. It’s an honor to see our favorite muck-monster.
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It’s hard to tell at this small size, but it looks like Marvelman is giving Captain Marvel kind of a resentful glare, which I guess makes sense in a way. I have to say that’s a pretty half-hearted drawing of Swamp Thing though.
By the way, I finally finished my (more or less) complete reread of the series so far. It ended up being about 29,000 words. I guess I’ll write something about the TV series a little later once it’s done.
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