Monday, September 18, 2006

Great questions of comic book history: answered!

Throughout history, there are many great mysteries of the comic book world that have been answered one by one. Who inked Fantastic Four #1? Who is Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch's father? What is Wolverine's real name? Why is this chimp crying?

Who cares about any of those, when one of the greatest mysteries of the ages still remains unanswered: What does the 'S' on Jughead's shirt stand for?

Archie's Pal Jughead #57 (January 1960)

Well, after exhaustive research and a good deal of guesswork, we here at the Funnybook History Labs at Comics Oughta Be Fun have uncovered the answer to what that "S" stood for: After years of being tormented by Reggie Mantle for his counterculture views, his voracious appetite, and his total disinterest in girls, the teenaged Jughead's mind snapped and he grew up to become the supervillain Syndrome:

Later in life, of course, Jughead/Syndrome became the all-mighty Heat Miser:
Heat Miser

The moral of the story? Don't tick off Mister Forsythe Jones, because whatever he touches, starts to melt in his clutches! He's too muches much!

Another moral? I have way too much time on my hands.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Hooves, not hands!