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THE IMPOSSIBLES
Comic book readers first encountered THE IMPOSSIBLES in the ad seen below for the CBS Saturday morning lineup that premiered in September 1966. The Impossibles shared the animated morning hours with legendary heroes such as Superman, Space Ghost, and the Lone Ranger...
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The Impossibles were part of the "Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles" show. It premiered on CBS, on September 10, 1966. BELOW: A close-up of the Impossibles section of the ad pictured above.
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The Impossibles were a trio of Rock and Roll musicians who were also secret part-time superheroes. In a break with the usual routine, the Impossibles didn’t copy their super powers from existing heroes. At the time, and even to this day, they don’t really have exact counterparts in the comic book world. Their powers were original, but in personality and appearance, The Impossibles were patterned after the Three Stooges! Nyuk nyuk!
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A rare look at pencils for Fluid Man and Coil Man:
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AND NOW, LET'S MEET...
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ImpossiblesFluid Man (a.k.a. Fluey) was the leader of the trio, and could morph parts of his body into a liquid form. Fluid Man was voiced by Paul Frees, who provided the voices of John Lennon and George Harrison in the Beatles cartoon. Paul’s "Fluid Man" voice is like his Beatles voice without the British accent. Fluid Man was patterned after the Three Stooges' lead stooge, Moe Howard.
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ImpossiblesMultiman (a.k.a. Multi) could create duplicates of himself. These duplicates couldn’t act independently. They were usually used for extra strength or transportation. Multiman was voiced by Don Messick. The character, whose hair obscured his eyes entirely, was patterned after wild-haired Stooge Larry Fine.
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ImpossiblesCoil Man (a.k.a. Coily) could transform his limbs into stretchable coils, allowing him to bounce to avoid attacks, deliver long-ranged punches and drill through walls. Coil Man usually drove the Impossimobile, and his guitar contained a receiver through which "Big D" could contact the group. Coil Man was voiced by Hal Smith. The rotund Coil Man was patterned after Stooge Curly Howard.
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