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The cereal icon Cap’n Crunch has been around for a long time. Back in the 80s he had archenemies, even though the adventures never became more than commercials.

The archenemies I’m talking about are the evil Sog Master and his lackeys, the soggies. Now who remembers the soggies? And did you know that there were action figures of these characters as well?

The soggies’ main goal is to make all cereals disgustingly soggy, but Cap’n Crunch cereal supposably never turns that way, no matter how hard they try. Makes you wonder whatever became of those soggies as well as that giant robot that blocks Sog Master’s attacks with its cereal head.

Here’s a real rarity. Cap’n Crunch had a comic book back in 1986. It’s just all one story about the Sog Master trying to conquer the universe with a super sogger cannon and it’s up to Cap’n Crunch and a couple of kids to stop him. It sounds like a typical story line, but at least it’s not portrayed as a long commercial.

I thought this would be interesting to share since Cap’n Crunch commercials have changed over the years. It’s very nostalgic, so let’s step it up while I’m on a roll.

Another rare comic book based on a reoccurring hero, whose adventures never exceeded commercials, is The Adventures of Jell-O Man and Wobbly. Now these characters were cleverly made of the word “Jell-O”. First, Jell-O Man’s head is the “O”, the “E” is the arms and torso, and the two “L”s are his legs. His dog Wobbly is the “J” and the dash is his nose. Apparently, he never barks. Wobbly can only say, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah”.

This issue was made in 1991 and contains many different adventures about these heroes protecting Jell-O products everywhere from greedy villains like the Shoveler, Snackosaurus, and Grabby the robot. As I recall, only the Shoveler was in a commercial once. There’s no mention of where these guys came from, but I can’t say I blame them. I mean, who wouldn’t find Jell-O products irresistible.

Jell-O Man and Wobbly don’t really fight the enemies. They prefer to use a more outsmarting approach. So are they really superheroes, or what?

Honestly, I don’t really remember where I got these comic books, but I’m glad that I did. Doesn’t this bring you back?

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