Oddball Oates

Real Name: Albert Oates

Identity/Class: Human empowered by chemical means.

Occupation: Botanist

Affiliations: None.

Enemies: Doctor Vulpex

Known Relatives: None.

Aliases: None.

Base of Operations: U.K.

First Appearance: Lion (I.P.C.)

Powers/Abilities: When he smoked, er, I mean smelled, the burning fumes from the wonder-herb, Oates became superfast and strong.

History: A bespectacled botanist named Albert Oates had discovered a wonder-herb which could transform him into a super-athlete. Doctor Vulpex, a sinister foreigner, found out about his discovery and attempted to steal it for his own evil purposes.

Comments: Especially considering the era that Oates first appeared in, the writers of this strip must have been sailing somewhat close to the wind by having a hero who gained superpowers by inhaling the smoke from an unnamed plant.

CLARIFICATIONS: None.

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