Name: Captain Tootsie
Real Name: Thomas Tootsie
Former Aliases: N/A
First Appearance: (Historical) Ace Comics #76 (July 1, 1943) (Modern) Savage Dragon #199
Group Affiliations: The Secret Legion; Special Operations Strikeforce
Weight: 250 lbs.
Date of Birth: June 8, 1920
Place of Birth: Zumbrota, MN
Base of Operations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other Distinguishing Features: Wears red shirt with a large yellow letter “T” on his chest, black pants, and yellow boots
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Powers: Super Strength. In the past Captain Tootsie consumed a Tootsie Roll for a sudden boost of energy in whatever task he needed to perform.
NOTE: Captain Tootsie was created by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza.
Captain Tootsie was a super strong and agile hero during the 1940s and ’50s and was a pitchman for Tootsie Rolls candies. Tootsie mentored the Secret Legion, a kid gang that went on adventures with him. In the 1950s, the government asked Captain Tootsie to test a newly developed rocket ship, the Rocketeer. Members of the Secret Legion stowed away on the ship and were discovered by the Captain after the rocket had already launched. The group traveled throughout the solar system and, at times, battled aliens.
At some point in the 1950s, after returning to Earth, Captain Tootsie and other golden-age heroes were imprisoned by Solar Man who used a large contraption to keep them in suspended animation. Solar Man’s contraption kept the heroes in stasis while he siphoned their power to use as an augment to his own powers. When Solar Man reemerged in 2006, Rex Dexter stumbled upon the device in Solar Man’s lair and opened it, thus freeing Captain Tootsie and dozens of other heroes that had been trapped for over sixty years.
After regaining his freedom, Captain Tootsie eventually joined the Special Operations Strikeforce (S.O.S.), becoming a United States government agent. As a member of the S.O.S., he helped thwart a major demonoid invasion of Chicago.
In 2018, the S.O.S sent Captain Tootsie to Toronto to deal with Malcolm Dragon. Once in Toronto, Captain Tootsie instead broke into a laboratory and utilized it’s technology to send a homing beacon to the Rocketeer ship to guide the Secret Legion back home to Earth. Apparently the Secret Legion had become lost in space while flying in the Rocketeer sometime after Captain Tootsie was imprisoned by Solar Man. After successfully guiding the Secret Legion back to Earth, it was revealed that the kids had not aged due to time passing slower while traveling at the speed of light.
Having disobeyed his orders, Captain Tootsie and the Secret Legion has relocated to Toronto where the kids attend school and Tootsie works at Genetech Laboratories. The villainous Scourge destroyed Tootsie’s spaceship the Rocketeer during one of his vengeful raids on Genetech Laboratories and the Secret Legion is officially grounded.
BIG BANG ADVENTURES
199, 241, 242, 243, 244, 246, 247, 250, 259, 262 (B/U), 265, 266