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Wiggles the Wonderworm
Wonderworm

Real Name

Wiggles

First Appearance

Taffy Comics #1 (1945)

Original Publisher

Rural Home/Orbit Publications

Created by

Brian Savage, Bill Savage & L.B. Cole

Origin

On Earth-Funny Animal, Wiggles was a mild-mannered accountant, with a girlfriend named Giggles and a boss named Grouchy Rat who does not appreciate him. His other friends included Tardy Turtle and Professor Parrot. His rival for Giggles' affection was Casanova the Insect.

One day, the “savage Jap beetles” invade his small town home of Happy Village, forcing the inhabitants to leave for a new one. Wiggles the Worm is visited in his dreams by the legendary Wiggles the Wonder-Worm, who tells him: “I can conquer the air! I can conquer the sea! I’m as strong as any ox! I’m as brave as can be and–from now on–every time you say ‘Ohmygosh” you will be able to do these things too!”

Wiggles helps the other animals of Happy Village with his new powers and becomes famous.

Powers and Abilities

Whenever he say's, "Ohmygosh!" Wiggles is granted the power of incredible jumps, flight, is nearly invulnerable, has super-strength, speed, and heat vision. However, he loses his powers when bonked on the head.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Taffy Comics #1-4
  • Toy Town #2-3

Notes

  • Besides being drawn by L.B. Cole, the other thing that sets Wiggles apart is that of the four issues of Taffy Comics in which he appears, they are among the first to have a whole comic devoted to one story, a practice that was very rare in the 40’s.
  • It should also be noted that while they are worms, Wiggles and Giggles have arms and legs.

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