Supermatou (Super Tomcat)
Real Name: Modeste Minet
Occupation: School boy
Affiliations: Robert (his dog and sidekick), Professor Chanteclair
Known Relatives: Unnamed mother and father
Aliases: The Boxing-Gosse ("Boxing Kid", as Gosse is the French for kid)
Base of Operations: Raminagroville, France
First Appearance: Pif Gadget #1559 (1975)
Powers/Abilities: Able to fly. Superhuman strength. Other powers unknown
History: During the day, Modeste Minet is just another schoolboy of the town of Raminagroville. At night, however, he turns into Supermatou [Supertomcat], also known to the locals as the Boxing-Gosse! With him is his dog Robert, a canine know-all. Supermatou and Robert fly over the streets of Raminagroville, dealing with crooks and mad scientists and inventors. A recurring enemy is Agagax, a six-month old mad scientist, who can turn his pram into a flying machine and uses his feeding bottles as test tubes in his experiments. To defeat the tiny terror, Supermatou often has to call on the help of the elderly and amiable Professor Chanteclair.
Comments: Created by Jean-Claude Poirier.
Supermatou appeared in serialised form in the weekly comic magazine "Pif Gadget" in 1975 and 1976.
Much of the information on this page comes verbatim from Cool French Comics, used with permission. Likewise the images. Thanks to David Fradin for correcting me on his alias Boxing-Gosse, and to Mark Treuthardt for informing me of his parents.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Super characters
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