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Hello reader, Tigger here! I'm bouncy, flouncy, pouncy --- fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! And the most wonderful thing about Tiggers IS -- I'm the only one! I made my dynamite debut in Walt Disney's 1968 short "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day," which won an Academy Award that year for best animated short film. Anywaaay... I'm here to host today's issue of DIAL B for BLOG, featuring TIGER BOY, The Boy Who Hates Us All. Tiger Boy is... well, unearthly. And also thpectacular.
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Tiger Boy debuted in Unearthly Spectaculars #1 (October 1965), in a story called "Will Power" written by Otto Binder with art by Doug Wildey. The blurb for the story reads: "Are you tired of being you? What would you rather be? A flower? A cloud? A TIGER?" As the story opens, we are introduced to young Paul Canfield -- a child prodigy who excels at academics and athletics. He even plays the piano! But one day, Paul's parents arrive home unexpectedly, only to find...
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.Holy thmokes! Tiger Boy's parents were really aliens! Who knew? Too bad they talked him out of using his incredible will power to fight crime... but we know that won't last long, right reader? And in fact, it DIDN'T last long -- not even one issue. Because in Tiger Boy's thecond and final appearance, he was right back to using his abilities... to turn into Tiger Boy, as well as a whole raft of super-beings. They even changed the name of the feature to "Tiger Boy and Company"!

In this epi-thode, titled "The Boy WHo Hates Us All," written by Otto Binder and drawn this time by Gil Kane, Tiger Boy's attitude takes a turn for the worse. When we last left him he was content -- but now, suddenly, he HATES the earth and everything on it! Thee for yourself...
UNEARTHLY SPECTACULARS #2
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.Yippeee! Have I mentioned yet that Tiggers are wonderful things? Well, they are. My top is made out of rubber, and my bottom is made out of th-prings! And the weirdest thing about Tiger Boy IS -- oh forget it, there's TOO MANY weird things! And this was young Paul Canfield's last adventure, leaving Tiger Boy, Steelman/ Robotman, and Rubberman/ Plastic Man in limbo forever. But this was NOT the last the comic world saw of Tiger Boy.

A whole 'nother Tiger Boy appeared in an ad for bicycle tires. This Tiger Boy had no super powers whatsoever, unless you count the ability to get your parents to buy you Uniroyal "Tiger Paws" bike tires is considered a power. Here's the ad it-thelf, which ran in many DC comics in the mid 1960s. Thee you later, reader!
"The Adventures of Tiger Boy" -- Ad for Uniroyal tires drawn by the great JACK DAVIS!

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BONUS! A HATE-FILLED TIGER BOY MINI PIN-UP POSTER!
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NEXT on DIAL B for BLOG

TIGER LEAGUE of AMERICA -- PART THREE!
"I WAS THE
BURMA TIGER MAN!"



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