Dreamed up by Captain America co-creator Joe Simon, Brother Power was a mannequin dressed in hippie threads who was brought to life by a lightning strike. Published by DC, the Brother Power comic was clearly an attempt to cash in on the late-'60s groovy vibe. According to Simon, DC editor Mort Weisinger was appalled by the comic, which he claimed was ''all about the drug culture: hippies, drugs, and street people.'' It was canceled after just two issues, the second of which featured Brother Power being shot into space by then governor of California, Ronald Reagan.
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As Broadway's ''Spider-Man'' looks for its groove, we recall past comics-inspired efforts that went from super to stupor, hero to zero