Do not confuse with {{Muggles}} or BadassNormal, nor with the Italian comic book (later adapted to a radio show and eventually to a LiveActionTV show) superhero spoof of the same name.

'''normalman''' is a limited series of American comic books created by Jim Valentino. It began in November, 1983 as a four page story in issues #56 and #57 of ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'' before being launched as a full color 12 issue series (January, 1984- December, 1985) which was published by Aardvark-Vanaheim before moving to Denis Loubet's Renegade Press. The story of normalman would conclude in normalman 3D Annual #1.

Fearing the Planet Arnold would explode, normalman's father sends his infant son on a rocketship to escape the planet's destruction . . . which NEVER comes to pass. Twenty years later and fully grown, normalman crash-lands on the planet [[SdrawkcabName Levram]], where everybody has super powers ... except for normalman himself. Being the only person on the whole planet with no powers makes him a celebrity. HilarityEnsues.

The series spoofed many comic book companies per issue, including [[Creator/DCComics DC]], [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]], [[ECComics EC]] and [[Creator/HarveyComics Harvey]], as well as doing parodies of ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'', ''ComicBook/{{Elfquest}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. The series was first collected in trade paperback by Slave Labor Graphics. Recently, a new trade paperback which included several followups was published by Image Comics. Both trades are in black and white.

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!!Tropes associated with this work:

* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler:Sgt. Fluffy - the first time, anyway.]]
* TheAdjectivalSuperhero
* AlternateUniverse: normalman ends up jumping through a few, including the comic book ''Journey'' and a mishmash of Disney/Warner Bros. and Harvey Comics.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: Sgt. Fluffy, after he actually dies.]]
* CaptainErsatz: A distinct majority of the characters. Captain Everything, for instance, combines elements of Comicbook/{{Superman}} and [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]].
* {{Crossover}}: with ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', {{Comicbook/Journey}} by William Messner-Loebs, ComicBook/TalesOfTheBeanworld, and MegatonMan (the latter also featuring appearances by everyone from Comicbook/{{Madman}} to {{Bone}} to GrooTheWanderer to FlamingCarrot)
* TheDitz: Captain Everything
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Man-Man [[note]]pronounced "Mon-Man"[[/note]], the rastafarian with Ganja breath.
* [[spoiler:EarthShatteringKaboom: Dark Fluffy does this to Levram.]]
* EveryoneIsASuper: Levram
* EyepatchOfPower: Sgt. Fluffy. (It even changes its position on his face.)
* FunWithAcronyms: '''S.C.H.M.U.C.K.'''- which stands for "Nothing-In-Particular", according to the footnotes.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Captain Everything can actually give [[FairlyOddParents the Crimson Chin]] a run for his money!
* FunetikAksent: Dr. Deranged and Mr. Nose-Et-All.
* MeanwhileInTheFuture: Mainly done with the Legion of Superfluous Heroes.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The Flesh ([[WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow No, not that one!]])
* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Names To Not Trust]]: if someone named "Rotten Kid" tells you they can help you, maybe it wouldn't be wise to trust them.
* NoFourthWall: Pretty much everyone seems aware they're in a comic book.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Captain Everything states that he has this ability in the ''very first sentence'' he speaks.
* OnlySaneMan: normalman of course.
* OverlyLongGag: Every time S.C.H.M.U.C.K comes up, the editors feel it necessary to mention that it doesn't stand for anything in particular.
** Would the Legion of Superfluous Heroes' Roll Call count as well?
* RealMenWearPink: Sgt. Fluffy is a fur-faced, heart-poundin', front-facin', meat-and-potatoes patriot who wears ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' style red sequined pumps.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: normalman, so average his name doesn't get to be capitalized. [[spoiler:Until the series' end, where we learn that his real name is '''Norm-L'''.]]
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Unfortunately, there's a whole heaping bunch of obvious spelling and grammatical errors.
* SdrawkcabName: [[MarvelComics Levram]].
* ShaggyDogStory: With regards to the Legion of Superfluous Heroes, at least - [[spoiler:"Yelling Girl" causes Lightweight Lad to lose his place shortly before reaching the Z's, and his starting over from the beginning pisses off everyone else so much that the combined energy they shoot at him destroys the clubhouse and possibly causes a time loop.]]
* SinisterMinister: The Pope of Pain.
* SomethingPerson
* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:normalman leaving a vial of Gaulish potion around during the Asterix parody leads to the development of superpowers in Levram's populace. Also, the destruction of the Legion of Superfluous Heroes clubhouse may have led to the existence of the huge crater they decided to build the clubhouse in to begin with.]]
* StrawmanPolitical: The Ultra-Conservative, played for laughs. After getting injected with a super-serum, he alternates between his original persona and "The Liberalator", much to his annoyance.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: The Countess of Monte Crisco.
** Don't forget Nasty Girl.
* ThereWasADoor: Not many of the inhabitants of Levram use doors. Especially not Captain Everything.
* UnSorcerer: Well, duh.
* WorldOfBadass: The planet Levram, where everyone has super powers.
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