SW10/WWW: Powernaut 1985 #18: Day of the Losernaut!

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Thu Mar 17 16:12:11 PDT 2016

... That's right!  You only *thought* he was a throw-away character! 
But Lenny Lussier proves he's in this story to stay, as Powernaut 1985 
gets its final guest star.


I still owe the world a Losernaut wiki entry (though Paula Power now has 
hers, at http://www.eilertech.com/stories/wiki/Paula_Power.htm).  For 
now, the following commentary will have to do for the Losernaut.


Bonus Section:  2005 Reprint Commentary from Wyatt Ferguson!  Day of the 

No one predicted that the Losernaut from 1948 would be brought back for 
this 1985 comic.  But in retrospect, it was inevitable.  The Losernaut 
comics *did* last long enough to have some overlap with the early 1960s 
Power Patrol, so Paula Power may have met him.

Back in 1985, some of us fanboys considered how the Losernaut might be 
mentally ill.  With twenty years of retrospective here in 2005, we think 
he might have had autism *and* Down's Syndrome.  That's not a thing 
people would have blatantly put in comics in 1948 or even 1985, of 
course.  But Powernauts treated him like a friend and an equal, and they 
trusted him to make his own decisions.  No commentator faults this comic 
on that.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
or not... *you* are held responsible. - Barack Obama

I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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