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Roach, The
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An incompetent superhero character. Sim used the Roach to satirize popular mainstream comic characters or industry publishing trends, beginning with Batman. His other guises have included Captain Cockroach (Captain America), Moonroach (Moon Knight), Wolveroach (Wolverine), the Secret Sacred Wars Roach (Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars series and Frank Miller's Batman from The Dark Knight Returns), normalroach (Valentino's normalman), Punisherroach (The Punisher), Swoon (Sandman), and Sergeant Preston of the Royal Mounted Iestan police (the main character of the radio series Challenge of the Yukon).

Appears as The Cockroach, a parody of Batman, in issues 11-12.
Appears as Captain Cockroach, a parody of Captain America, in issues 21-22.
Appears as Moon Roach, a parody of Moon Knight, in issues 30-42.
Appears as Sergeant Preston of the Northern Iestan Mounted Police, a parody of Sergeant Preston of the Mounties, in issues 44-49.
Appears as Wolveroach, a parody of Wolverine, in issues 53-56.
Appears as Secret Sacred Wars Roach, a parody of Spider-Man, in issues 81-93.
Appears as Punisheroach, a parody of Punisher, in issues 154-163.
Appears as Swoon, a parody of Sandman, in issues 164-176.
Appears as Kay Sarah Sarah, a parody of Dream, in issues 179-182.

First Appearance: Cerebus (1977) #11

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Cerebus (1977)
Marvels: Portraits (1995)

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