CONAN THE COMMUTER
Real Name: Conan
Identity/Class: Extradimensional human (see Comments)
Occupation: Unrevealed, but he has to commute to whatever job he holds, and the dress code includes a tie.
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Crazy Magazine#78 (September, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Conan the Commuter possessed mighty barbarian thews capable of holding open a closing train door and can run like a panther when trying to catch his departing train. He's probably fairly lethal with his umbrella and briefcase if he needs to be.
History: (Crazy Magazine#78) - Conan the Commuter was employed somewhere that required him to wear a tie and proper shoes with socks, but which was apparently okay with no shirt and a loincloth instead of pants. He regularly traveled to Yonkers for work, armed only with his umbrella and briefcase, catching the 8.02 to Penn Station to do so. One morning he arrived at his station to see his train about to depart, and so he ran, panther-like, towards it; his reputation preceding him, nobody dared block his path. He reached the vehicle as the doors began closing, but, straining his muscular arms, he held the door open long enough to get on board. He gazed happily on the spires of Yonkers as they came into view, then turned his attention to a lissome wench, who he attempted to woo using his best Brooklyn-accented chat up lines.
Comments: Created by Paul Kirchner.
A pastiche of Conan the Barbarian (obviously), Conan the Commuter was one of several heroes to appear in a four page feature in Crazy#78, titled "More Marvel Heroes Who Didn't Quite Make It," a follow-up feature to a similar entry in Crazy#71. Unlike the others who appeared there, if he is meant to be native to the modern day then his world can't be Earth-616. However, he could conceivably be a time-traveling Conan from a different timeline who got stranded in the modern era (as in What If I#13), in which case it isn't impossible that he is on 616. Either way, he'd be extradimensional to Earth-616 though.
Profile by Loki.
Conan the Commuter is an alternate reality counterpart to
but has no known connections to
images: Crazy Magazine#78, p34, pan3 (main)
Last updated: 02/19/14
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