BOUNCING BOY HEROCLIX FIGURINE:
Gaze into Bouncing Boy’s unforgiving glare:
I don’t play the Heroclix game, but I have a little shelf filled with a selection of figurines from the game I like. Swamp Thing and Man-Thing, of course, and Howard the Duck, and Lockjaw…haven’t got my hands on Devil Dinosaur yet, but it’s just a matter of time.
I’m not sure if I like the Bouncing Boy figurine enough to add my personal Heroclix display, but…man, that’s just a bit weird-looking. Though on this page you’ll see someone has repainted his Bouncing Boy figure to look like Fat Albert, and I don’t even know what to say to that.
For more on Bouncing Boy, please refer to my tribute to his moustache, and to this remarkably appalling question I had about his powers.
OF BOUNCING BOY
For some reason, I found myself oddly amused and compelled by Chuck “Bouncing Boy” Taine’s moustache, first appearing late in Vol. 3 of Legion of Super-Heroes.
I was unsure about it at first, but ultimately I think it gives Chuck a little more character, just a touch more realism. It makes him look more like a plain ‘ol guy, you know…comfortable with himself and not at all imposed by all the perfect physiques in the skin-tight outfits runnin’ around him.
I was certain there was a shot of him using his bouncing powers with moustache, but I can’t find it at the moment. That’s okay, because I’m sure it can’t match how I’m picturing in my mind – a thin strip of hair, stretched across his surface like a furry equator.
Keep rockin’ that ‘stache, Chuck.
images from Legion of Super-Heroes #51 (Oct. 1988) & #54 (Winter 1988)
by Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen & Mike DeCarlo
Now, do you suppose that when Bouncing Boy is using his powers, it sounds like a rubber ball when he hits the ground, or it sounds more like flesh and bone repeatedly hitting pavement? Because if it’s the latter, that would be really gross.