Bananaman! Forgotten Superhero
Bananaman is a British comic book fictional character. He originally appeared in Nutty as the backpage strip in Issue 1, dated 16 February 1980 drawn by John Geering. Bananagirl also features in The Beano in the Super School strip. Eric was rocketed to Earth from the moon as a baby, and gained his powers because the crescent moon resembles a banana. He has a kryptonite-style weakness to moldy bananas, and at one point even a Fortress of Solitude-style building at the North Pole, made out of a giant banana. During early board meetings, the designers thought of the aspect of Bananagirl to accompany the series. The girl would have been called Margaret Wimp, and be the “sister” of Eric. This idea was scrapped later on in production, because the concept of two children being related without parents would be too far-fetched for children to understand.