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Who is Rubberneck?

This About, Characters entry posted at 12:03 PM on September 14, 2006

Calvin Longfellow comes from a long line of stretching and shapeshifting super-adventurers. Although forbidden by his parents from pursuing the same lifestyle, Calvin recently decided that being a student, wanna-be comic book writer, and guy who drives the ball collector at the local driving range weren't satisfying enough. Disobeying his parent's wishes, Calvin secretly adopted the super-identity of Rubberneck and joined UNIONS Local Chapter 2 soon after.

Rubberneck is a mutant whose abilities appeared at the onset of puberty. Unfortunately, he also developed a fatal weakness at the same time. Over the course of each day, the bonds between his molecules slowly decay, forcing him to receive a special daily treatment in order to survive.

Rubberneck has used his powers in a variety of ways: extending his limbs, flattening his body to slide through tight cracks, expanding his body to safely glide downward from a high location, and coiling his legs into a spring for a "super-leap" effect.

Rubberneck first appeared in Local Heroes strip #15 (within Storyline 1 — “Enter: Squire!”).

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