Where Waldo’s Story Began

Where Waldo Began

Where Waldo’s Story Began

by Steve Napierski to Comics

It now makes perfect sense why Waldo has always been so hard to find. I like the idea that Waldo was raised and trained by ninjas is a clever idea. Of course, there’s still one person that would have no trouble finding him…

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Discussion (4)¬

  1. WorMzy
    WorMzy says:
    January 18, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    I still don’t understand why you guys renamed him. Is “Wally” offensive over there or something? o.O

    • Michael Kinyon
      Michael Kinyon says:
      January 18, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

      No, it’s not offensive. Apparently the U.S. publishers just felt the name “Wally” wouldn’t work with American readers. Which is probably true. “Wally” is more like a real name to us than “Waldo”. It’s not a common name now, but there were a lot of famous people named “Wally” (e.g., actor Wally Cox, astronaut Wally Schirra, cartoonist Wally Wood, etc.). For famous “Waldo”s, you have to go to middle names, e.g., Ralph Waldo Emerson. Or the cartoon character of “Uncle Waldo” from the old Hoppity Hooper cartoon. :-)

    • Sec
      Sec says:
      January 20, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

      Well, I think since the target audience are kids, they tried to use more familiar names, i.e. here in Germany he is been called Walter and denmark Holger.

  2. Alexander
    Alexander says:
    January 24, 2014 at 1:46 am #

    That animated .gif is SO going on my facebook wall! That’s just too hilarious to NOT share.