A DC Comics series which met with massive critical acclaim during its short life, but which only lasted 15 issues, from August of 1997 to October of 1998.

Written by John Arcudi, drawn by Doug Mahnke, and inked by Tom Nguyen, Major Bummer was the story of Louis Martin, a pathetic slacker who, quite by accident, received massive superhuman powers and intellect as part of an experiment towards a thesis being written by two alien brothers named Zinnac and Yoof on "the super-hero phenomenon rife throughout Earth's popular culture".

The series was a bizarre send-up of the super-hero genre, with characters like the Nazi dinosaur Tyrannosaurus Reich, and the homicidal fanboy, Milton, there wasn't a normal moment anywhere in this series.

In the end, it was crassly cancelled due to low sales.