Captain Awesome and the New Kid
Captain Awesome grabbed the Frisbee and raced for his life!
“We’re not going to make it!” Nacho Cheese Man shouted, an empty can of cheese in his hand.
The howl of their enemy was directly behind the heroes and getting closer!
The Danger-Stopping Dynamic Duo had made the dangerous journey into Mr. Drools’s Dog Star battle station to save their precious Frisbee being held captive in Mr. Drools’s drippy, droolish jaws.
What’s that? you say. You’ve never heard of Mr. Drools? He’s only the most slobberingest monster from the Howling Paw Nebula! He wakes up neighborhoods around the galaxy with his barking, his Drool of Destruction, and his taste for Frisbees.
What’s that? you say again. Who are Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man?!
Only the two most awesomest heroes not named Super Dude.
Super Dude just happened to be the most awesome superhero in Eugene’s comic book collection.
Eugene McGillicudy and his best friend, Charlie Thomas Jones, were not just ordinary students at Sunnyview Elementary. They also had supersecret superhero identities: Eugene was Captain Awesome and Charlie was Nacho Cheese Man.
Along with Captain Awesome’s hamster sidekick, Turbo, together they formed the Sunnyview Superhero Squad to protect the universe from bad guys.
Especially drooling space dogs.
Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man had landed the
Awesome Rocket on Mr. Drools’s dreaded Dog Star—a grrrnormous battle station, shaped like a dog’s head—that flew around the universe barking at helpless planets. Boarding the Dog Star was the start of a three-part mission to save Eugene’s favorite Frisbee.
The three parts were:
1. find the Frisbee
2. rescue the Frisbee, and
3. do not get drooled on by Mr. Drools! GROSS!
“GRRRRR!” Mr. Drools growled, drool squirting from his clenched teeth.
“Let’s go!” shouted Captain Awesome, using his superspeed power to run through the long
hallway of the Dog Star and nearly stepped on something lumpy. A scary thought jumped into Captain Awesome’s head.
“Oh no! We’re right in the middle of a Doggy Doo-Doo Minefield!” he shouted out to Nacho Cheese Man.
A Doggy Doo-Doo Minefield was a scary and icky thought. Mr. Drools’s Dog Star was full of traps! Very smelly traps . . .
“I’ll stop the monster!” shouted Nacho Cheese Man. He grabbed a new can of power cheese from his Cheese Bag so he could aim it at Mr. Drools.
Cheese blasted Nacho Cheese Man right in the face!
“Aargh!” he cried out. “I’m cheesed!”
Nacho Cheese Man had forgotten the first rule of the power of canned cheese: Point the can away from you.
“Mmmmm. It’s yummy though!”
But it was not a time for snacks, no matter how yummy. Mr. Drools was within slobber range of the Frisbee. There was only one thing Captain Awesome could do.
Captain Awesome threw the Frisbee to Nacho Cheese Man. Unfortunately, Nacho Cheese Man’s face was still covered in gooey cheese. The Frisbee sailed over his head and Mr. Drools took off after it.
“The Frisbeeeeeeee!” cried out Captain Awesome.
“I’m on it!”
Nacho Cheese Man had his own Plan B: a Squeaky Dinky Squeezo. He pulled the doggie toy from his Cheese Bag and said the one word that no inhabitant of the Howling Paw Nebula could ever resist:
The Squeaky Dinky Squeezo worked! Mr. Drools took off after it.
“Good thinking, Nacho Cheese Man!” Captain Awesome exhaled. He was relieved.
“I learned from the best,” Nacho Cheese Man said, looking at his Super Dude watch. Super Dude had faced a similar situation in Super Dude No. 48 with The Kitty Litterer, The Cat That Littered. Super Dude
had defeated her by using a giant ball of string.
While Mr. Drools dribbled his evil spittle on poor Squeaky Dinky, Captain Awesome grabbed the Frisbee and ran with Nacho Cheese Man toward the Dog Star airlock.
“MI-TEE!” Captain Awesome cried out and hopped onto his MI-TEE Mobile rocket bike and blasted away from the Dog Star. Nacho Cheese Man followed on his own rocket bike, The Cheesy Rider.
“Cheesy-Yoooo!” he cried as he took off.
But fast on their trail was Mr. Drools, barking and drooling as he chased after the boys.
Time for the Boomway!
They turned their rocket bikes onto the Boomway, the outer space bike path. Captain Awesome pushed the solar-drive button on his handlebars and launched the MI-TEE Mobile and The Cheesy Rider into the vastness of space.
They were sure to lose Mr. Drools in the King Crab Nebula, just past the Lobsteroid Belt. . . .