I’m just going to assume that he’s Doc Savage’s bad-ass cousin.

§ July 18th, 2011 § Filed under FOOM § 12 Comments

So some of you may remember the saga of Humus Sapien (originally “Humus Sapiens”), a contest-winning fan-made character who first appeared in Marvel Comics’ news ‘n’ interview ‘zine FOOM #3 (Fall 1973). The character was supposed to be used in a comic at the time, but the folks at Marvel never got around to it…until the year 2001, when the character finally made its professional debut in an issue of Thunderbolts. It’s a fun and interesting story, and you can read a newspaper account of the events right here.

Anyway, that issue of FOOM announcing Humus Sapiens’ victory also ran a few shots of other submissions, a few of which I’d like to share here:

The name of this character certainly gets right to the point:

“IN THIS ISSUE: Mr. Kung-Fu faces the nefarious menace of…Señor Judo!”

I like the Legion of Super-Heroes-vibe I’m getting off this next fella:

He probably would have got along just fine with Substitute Legionnaire Infectious Lass.

This next fella sort of reminds me of Spider-Man’s Iron Spider outfit:

Sort of like a low-rent Doctor Octopus, only not able to reach as far, and with the very specific power of quickly feeding bits of food from the seabottom into his mouth.

This next fella raises more questions than he answers:

Is he part rock? Is he a practicing Christian? Whatever’s going on, he doesn’t look too happy about it.

And now…um….

I will say I have to admire the fact that this dude’s costume is basically just super-flares.

This one cracks me up:

…mostly because I’m picturing him as just some guy who got his hands on a sword and a Viking helmet and is always following Thor around and trying to be his pal. “C’mon, man…just swing by the apartment. I got the new Candlemass album!”

I sorta like the look of this guy’s costume:

…though his power appears to be the ability to make huge oil stains on your driveway. Hey, thanks, guy, got that covered.

I’m going to guess this character’s ability is not taking your guff:

…and proceeding the beat the crap out of you. And looking damn good while doing it.

Now, this character didn’t have a name printed along with him:

I’m going with “The Sensual Scotsman,” assuming, of course, that isn’t redundant.

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