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Brother Power the Geek

Brother Power the Geek

Genres: Comedy

Publisher: DC Comics

Writer: Joe Simon

Artist: Joe Simon

Publication date: Sep/Oct 1968 - Nov/Dec 1968

Status: Completed

Views: 19,458

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This is the first volume.

The medium didn't appear to be ready for "Brother Power the Geek", envisioned by writer Joe Simon and artist Al Bare. Simon's mod re-imagining of Frankenstein's monster - a mannequin turned reclusive hero - philosopher - was a trip that lasted only two issues. Bizarrely though, the latter of those issues actually sold better than the first, and the debate as to why Brother Power fizzled out has continued to this day. On the run from a biker gang called the Mongrels, flower children Nick and Paul squatted inside an abandoned tailor shop, where a bolt of lightning struck a dummy dressed in oil-soaked, blood-stained clothes. The dummy sprang to life, and, through extraordinary displays of power, rescued the two hippies from the returning mongrels. Teaching the mannequin how to speak their hip language, Nick and Paul welcomed the Geek as one of their own. With that, Brother Power's journey of self discovery began... and abruptly ended.

From the Geek's inception, when he was originally conceived as the "Freak" internal constituents within DC had feared that Simon's rag-tag protagonist endorsed drugs and the hippie counter culture. So before Brother Power could spread his peace-loving word for a third issue, the series was brought to a halt.

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