Real Name: Wonder Wellies (but the wearer was called Willie)
Identity/Class: Mutated wellington boots
Occupation: Feet wear
Affiliations: Willie (their wearer), Professor Krankenpot (their creator)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown.
First Appearance: Buster (17th Sept 1983-1985)
Powers/Abilities: The Wonder Wellies could move and act independently of their owner. Among the abilities they displayed were flight, walking upside down on the ceiling, stretching, and picking things up by scooping under them. Later strips portrayed them as having eyes, suggesting intelligent thought on their part.
History: Willie's wellies were completely normal until the day Professor Krankpot got hold of them. Willie had been out for a walk that day that by chance took him past the Professor's laboratory, and Krankpot, who had run out of test tubes and other containers, asked to borrow them to use in one of his experiments. The Professor was attempting to turn apples into gold, and needed something to keep the various fluids he was using in. His planned experiment failed, but somehow the treatment brought Willie's boots to life. After that you couldn't get Willie to wear anything else on his feet, much to the disgust of his mother. He wasn't a crime fighter, just a kid with a wonderful and unique set of boots.
Comments: Written by Roy Davis and drawn by Dave Follows. For more information on the character, see Toonhound's Fleetway Street site.
Other pieces of apparel capable of independent action include Kid Gloves who had turned up in Buster about eight years earlier.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Wonder Wellies who appeared in Cracker in the 1970's
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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