In previous Comical Wednesday posts, I promised to talk about one of the best superheroes of all, the incredibly demented Flaming Carrot!
First, I showed him sharing a drink with Marvel's Forbush-Man.
Then, I showed him co-starring with ACG's Herbie Popnecker!
Well, in today's Comical Wednesday post, I finally make good on my veiled promises. And I have good news for you: This will be a post made up primarily of images, rather than my own personalized ramblings. (I know, I know, I've said that before, but...)
And now, fellow babies...
The Flaming Carrot
"Having read 5,000 comics in a single sitting to win a bet, this poor man suffered brain damage and appeared directly thereafter as — the Flaming Carrot!" That's the only official origin that the Flaming Carrot -- who never appears without his mask -- has ever gotten!
The Flaming Carrot, a superhero whose modus operandi consists of something labelled "Zen Stupidity," first appeared in 1979 in the pages of Visions, a yearly magazine put out by the Atlanta Fantasy Fair.
The Flaming Carrot was created by Bob Burden, who self-published a magazine-sized one-shot in 1981.
This book's worth about $70... and I have one!
"How can we explain Flaming Carrot - you have to see him in action to become a Believer." -- Bob Burden (from his website)
Well, who am I to argue with Bob Burden? Here's where I shut the heck up -- for the most part, anyway -- and let a series of Flaming Carrot Comics covers (from various publishers, starting in 1984) take over!
You'll only get this joke if you listen to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."
No other superhero says "UT!"
This issue (and the next, pictured below) introduced
the Mystery Men, later developed into a film in 1999!
Now, before I conclude today's post...
If you're undecided about what to dress up as this Halloween -- or any other day of the year -- you, too, can be a Flaming Carrot!
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Thanks for your time.