Digital EraEditIn the Digital Era, Charlie first appears in Sprinkles the Psychotic Moose Volume 2, Number 1 (2008). Charlie, Dave & Eddie have just robbed Robbins Jewelry. Charlie opens the bag of loot, and pulls out Lunchables. This pisses off the leader of the three, Dave, so much so that the third thief, Eddie, has to stand in between them. Then, a bum in the alley asks Dave for a dollar. Dave pulls his gun on him but before he fires, he's interrupted by three heroes - Eggman, the Brim, and Potted Plant Man.
After laughing at the absurdity of these "heroes", the three thieves fight. Charlies punches out Eggman, cracking his shell, bloodying his face, and sending him sliding through the alley. The Brim gets kicked out of the alley by Eddie. That leaves Potted Plant Man. Dave takes aim with his gun, but then his forearm is grabbed, and then his whole arm is ripped out of its socket by the bum who had asked him for money. Charlie and Eddie then shoot the bum several times. Bloodied, the bum who is still standing removes his hood to reveal that he's a moose-man (Sprinkles).
Charlie takes out a couple of knives, and stabs at Sprinkles but misses. He then kicks Sprinkles down. Charlie tries to stab him while he's down, but Sprinkles blocks with Dave's dismembered arm. And then he slugs Charlie with it. Sprinkles then throws the arm off of Eddie's head, knocking him out. Sprinkles questions Dave, who's at first not so cooperative, but after threats of more torture, becomes talkative. Dave admits to being a small time thief, not working for anyone. Sprinkles tells him that he was knocked out as a human and woke up as a moose man, and he was left with a smiley face button pinned on his shirt. He asks Dave about the button. Dave actually remembers something about it. A few years earlier, he was arrested for car jacking an old lady. His cellmate was a man who went by the name Red. Red had some underground plastic surgery done to hide his identity. And when he woke up from his surgery, he had a smiley face button on him too. Dave didn't have any further information, and was starting to feel woozy, so Sprinkles gets him (and his arm) a cab to the hospital.