Obnoxio the Clown

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Obnoxio the Clown was a character in the Marvel Comics humor magazine Crazy.[1]

Character[edit]

Obnoxio was portrayed as a slovenly, vulgar, cigar-puffing middle-aged man in a torn and dirty clown suit, with a dyspeptic and cynical attitude.

Comic book[edit]

Obnoxio the Clown was also the title of a one-shot Marvel comic book that was published in April 1983.[1] The plot centered on Obnoxio the Clown as a villain and unlikely ally against the X-Men.[1] He and the group, at the X-Mansion, 'team-up' against Eye Scream, a villain that can transform into various types of ice cream.

The sole issue of the comic book was written, illustrated, colored, and lettered by Alan Kupperberg;[2] in a comment which Kupperberg attributes to Peter David,[3] and which David attributes to James Owsley,[4] the comic was described as "Written, penciled, inked and lettered by Alan Kupperberg. Yes, it’s untouched by human hands."

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Obnoxio makes a cameo appearance in the Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. episode "Fear Itself", voiced by John DiMaggio. The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. receive old television signals including a TV show starring Obnoxio which freaks A-Bomb out. He somewhat appears later in the episode as an part of an illusion caused by the Null that releases people's fears where Null unleashes this illusion on A-Bomb.

Video games[edit]

  • Though he is not seen in the game, Obnoxio the Clown is briefly mentioned in the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance. Obnoxio the Clown is mentioned to have been murdered by the Circle of Eight.

Novel[edit]

  • In the alternate reality depicted in the "Doctor Doom: The Chaos Trilogy" novels, written by Steven A. Roman, Obnoxio has a popular slapstick comedy show. Like anything on television, the show is approved by Doctor Doom's administration.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Obnoxio the Clown information, Accessed August 2008.
  2. ^ Comic Collector live. Obnoxio The Clown #1. Accessed November 2008.
  3. ^ Kupperberg interview from Comic Book Artist #16, archived at AlanKupperberg.com
  4. ^ Not in Any Store…, by Peter David, from Comics Buyer's Guide #1003, February 5, 1993; archived at PeterDavid.net

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