Last Name Basis: Comic Books

Examples of Last Name Basis in Comic Books.
  • In the Tintin series, Captain Haddock is never called by anything other than his last name. Even his best friend, Tintin, is not entirely sure what his first name is.
    Haddock (after a blow to the head gives him amnesia): Who's captain here, you or me?
    Tintin: You, of course. You're Captain Haddock.
    Haddock: How ridiculous! What's my first name, then?
    Tintin: Archibald, isn't it?
    • The same goes for the Thom(p)sons, whose first names are never given, and for Calculus, whose first name is quite rarely used, but exists.
    • And other characters suffer the opposite treatment: Tintin's full name is unknown, and whether it's his first name or last name is unclear (could also be a nickname); also Nestor, the Captain's butler, has no last name.
  • All the Judges in Judge Dredd are known primarily by their last name. Hardly anyone calls Dredd "Joseph" (Dredd's clone father Fargo being one exception), or addresses Anderson and Hershey with "Cassandra" or "Barbara", respectively.

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