Costanza, Buddy


Name: Buddy Costanza
Real Name: Unknown
Former Aliases: N/A
First Appearance: Savage Dragon #241 (modern)
Group Affiliations: 
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Grey
Date of Birth: Unknown
Place of Birth: Unknown
Base of Operations: Toronto, Canada
Other Distinguishing Features: N/A
Marital Status: Unknown
Known Relatives: Rollo Costanza (brother)


Buddy Costanza is the younger brother of Rollo Costanza, a member of Captain Tootsie’s Secret Legion gang. The Secret Legion was a kid gang that went on adventures with Captain Tootsie during the 1940s and 50s. They used a government created rocketship, the Rocketeer, to travel the universe and at times, battle aliens.  At some point in the 1950s, Captain Tootsie was imprisoned in suspended animation with a bunch of other golden age heroes by Solar Man. Around that time, the Secret Legion gang became lost in space while flying in the Rocketeer.


Approximately sixty years later, Captain Tootsie is freed from suspended animation, still as young as when he was captured in the 1950s. The Captain eventually seeks out his old friend, Buddy Costanza (now an elderly man), for help in trying to guide the lost Secret Legion back to Earth.  Buddy, a former nightwatchman at the Genetech Laboratory in Toronto, helps Captain Tootsie break in to the laboratory and access the equipment needed to send a homing beacon the the Secret Legion.  They are successful in guiding the Secret legion home and when the gang exits the rocket ship, it is revealed that the kids have not aged since time passed slower while they were traveling at the speed of light. Buddy is finally reunited with his older brother, Rollo.