Stumbo the Giant

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Stumbo
Publication information
PublisherHarvey Comics
First appearanceHot Stuff #2, December 1957
Created byWarren Kremer
In-story information
SpeciesGiant
Team affiliationsTinytown
AbilitiesSize, Strength

Stumbo the Giant is a fictional Harvey Comics character. He lives right next to Tinytown, and everyone in Tinytown loves him, despite his tendencies to keep them awake with his loud snoring, or to shake up the town with his laughter or by accidentally stomping or falling on the ground. However, he never means to do these things and always has Tinytown's best interests at heart. Among his best friends are Tinytown's Officer O'Floodle and The Mayor.

According to Toonopedia,[1] Stumbo's creator was Warren Kremer, and the giant first appeared in 1957. He mostly appeared as a secondary character in Harvey's Hot Stuff comics but also had a comics series of his own until November 1966.

Stumbo used to crush houses by accident. And then he would diligently help them re-build, perhaps even better. His only enemy in Tinytown was Dr. Cesspoole[2] who would never miss a chance to put the giant to shame in eyes of Tinytown's inhabitants or somehow embarrass him with various rays, noises, etc., so he could take over Tinytown.[3] Stumbo always thwarted him, sometimes without even knowing.[4] Dr. Cesspoole also hated giants in general.[5]

The other side of Stumbo's storage volcano was the base of a sly army of mischievous trolls who would always have an eye to taking over Tinytown, and of course their only obstacle was Stumbo, who would turn them away every time by scaring them away.

Stumbo has a little brother, Thumbo,[6] and a nephew, Chumbo.[7] Stumbo was also friends with a Chinese giant.

Stumbo had a cameo on the cover of Richie Rich v1 #39.

Harvey Hits #78 had a supporting character that resembled John F. Kennedy.[8]

Styles[edit]

Stumbo was drawn in two styles. The original and one in which he (and other characters) were chubbier and less intelligent looking.

Other characters[edit]

  • Officer (Orville) [9]) O'Floodle
  • The Mayor (of Tinytown)
  • Mr. Thatch
  • Doc Sawbones

Titles[edit]

  • Stumbo Tinytown #1 - August 1963
  • Stumbo the Giant

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markstein, Donald D. "Stumbo The Giant". Don Markstein's Toonopedia™. Archived from the original on December 7, 2017. Retrieved May 11, 2012. Additional Archive.is archive on December 7, 2017.
  2. ^ Hot Stuff Devil Kids V1 #23 (1966) Watch out for Dr. Cesspoole
  3. ^ Mykal (November 7, 2009). "Stumbo the Giant in "Giant Removal Project"". The Big Blog of Kids’ Comics!. Retrieved 11 May 2012. from Hot Stuff - The Little Devil No. 86, October, 1968.
  4. ^ Hot Stuff V1 #176 Big Obstacle!
  5. ^ Hot Stuff V1 #159
  6. ^ Casper Vol 1 #185 1976 p10
  7. ^ Hot Stuff Creepy Caves V1#2 (1975)
  8. ^ Pappy (February 16, 2009). "Tiny Town is missing!". Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine. Blogger. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  9. ^ Hot Stuff V1 #25 (1960)

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