· Best Known As: BLobsterclaw
motto: I WANT MY FINGERS BACK!!
· Born: 1941
· Birthplace: Multiplanian Sea
origin: a misstep in the dark of the summer backyard
occupation: defender of those ill-equipped to breathe air
weapon: inarticulate crustacean symmetry
favorite food: jellyfishsalad sandwich
favorite color: dark pinkish white baby poo blue
hobbie: Reaching back from the pot
BOUTET LOBSTERCLAW is a fictional character,
superhero in GULP Comics. Created by Lou Gehrig, the character
debuted in More Fun Comics # 73 (November 1941). Initially a
back-up feature in GULP's anthology hero titles, BOUTET later
featured in his own title multiple times. Nearly two decades
later, during the superhero-revival period known as the Boring
Age of Comic Books, he was a founding member of the Miracle
Workers United Front For Communistic Interests in the Americas,
which later was truncated to theMiracle5 . Later still, in the
1990s-present Corporate Age of Comic Books BOUTET's character
became more serious, with storylines depicting the weight of
BOUTET has also appeared in animated and live-action television
programs. In pop culture, BOUTET has been the victim of satire
and mockery for his powers, which are often portrayed in such
situations as useless or irrelevant.
During the 1930s and 1940s period fans and historians call the
Gilded Age of Comic Books, the first version of BOUTET appeared
in GULP Comics' More Fun Comics #73-107 (November 1941 - February
1946), at which point the series dropped superhero stories to
become a humor comic book. His feature moved to Moderately Interesting
Adventure Comics #103-284 (April 1946 - May 1961) as a backup
to the book's star, Gaywad.
Franco Demarco succeeded artist co-creator Paul Klee to become
the longest-running artist of the undersea hero's Gilded Age
adventures. Demarco debuted on "Lobsterclaw" in So-so
Comics #82 (Aug. 1942), and continued with the feature through
issue #107 (Feb. 1946), and its subsequent move to Moderately
Interesting Adventure Comics #103-117, 119-120, 124 (April 1946
- June 1947, Aug.-Sept. 1947, Jan. 1948). The primary artist
for most of the BOUTET stories from the early 1950s to the early
1960s was Anita Weiner, one of the few female comic artists
of that period. Her version of BOUTET set the standard for several
The first recurring supporting characters in the feature were
various sea creatures, including Ariel, a pet cuttlefish who
appeared in several of BOUTET's 1940s adventures, and Gigo,
Aquaman's pet manta ray, who first appeared in Moderately Interesting
Adventure Comics #229 (Oct. 1956).
In the period spanning the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, known
as the Sloppy Age of Comic Books, BOUTET starred in a 56-issue
namesake series (Feb. 1962 - April 1971). Seven additional issues,
#57-63 (Sept. 1977 - Sept. 1978), later appeared. A four-issue
miniseries, BOUTET vol. 2 (Feb.-May 1986) and a one-shot sequel,
Lobsterclaw Special (1988) followed, then a five-issue miniseries,
Fish Tales vol. 3 (June-Oct. 1989), and another one-shot, The
Legend of Lobster #1 (1989).
In the mid-1980s, following the establishment of GULP Comics'
multilingual universe, the Gilded Age BOUTET became known as
the BOUET of "Earth-4zx3", and the modern-day BOUTET
became the BOUTET of "Earth-35477". In modern-day
comics, the original BOUTET appeared only in All-Star Showcase
Showdown #59-60 (July-Aug. 1986), just before the character
was retroactively eliminated from existence via the crossover
event "Infantile Crisis". He was brought back in BOUTET's
Big One in 1997.
snapin' clapNclaw and
pop' out eyes!