Real Name: Casey
Identity/Class: Terrestrial canine temporary mutate
Occupation: Dog, superhero
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Glenn Alan Herdling, Laura Herdling
Enemies: None known
Known Relatives: Glenn Alan Herdling, Laura Herdling
Aliases: Captain Uni-Mutt
Base of Operations: The Port Jervis countryside
First Appearance: What If? II#31 (November, 1991)
Powers/Abilities: As Captain Universe, Casey displayed super-canine intelligence (he was think with human-level intelligence), flight, and super-canine strength (sufficient enough to fly while carrying adult humans). Throughout his tenure as Captain Universe, he did not display any other Uni-Power abilities such as molecular rearrangement or the ability to project cosmic energy, although cosmic energy constantly radiated from his two front paws.
History: (What If? II#31) - During a trip to the Port Jervis countryside, Casey was left by Glenn Herdling's car as Glenn took Laura up for a hot air balloon ride. While in the air, Glenn proposed to Laura but before she could accept, the ring magnified the sun's rays, causing the balloon to burst into flames. A shocked Casey barked loudly as the ensuing fire until he was contacted by the Uni-Power. Instantly gaining human-level intelligence, Casey pondered at what he had become but opted to save his master instead. Casey quickly saved Glenn and Laura, landing them safely on the ground. The Uni-Power's job done, Casey thought to himself that he had better get a biscuit for his heroism just as the Uni-Power left his form. Back with his normal canine intelligence, Casey was thanked for his heroism with a nice pat on the head.
(real life) - Casey eventually passed away due to old age.
Comments: Created by Glenn Alan Herdling, Scott Alan McDaniel, "Colonel" Jim Sanders III, and Sam Delarosa.
Profile by Proto-Man. (with a big thanks to Glenn Herdling himself for additional info!)
Captain Universe (Casey) has no known connections to
What If? II#31, p2, pan1 (Casey as Captain Universe, main pic)
p2, pan6 (Casey, headshot)
What If? II#31 (November, 1991) - Glenn Alan Herdling (writer), Scott Alan McDaniel (penciler), Col. Sanders III (AKA Jim Sanders III), Sam Delarosa (inkers)
Last updated: 03/01/07
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