I think it's over. I went through all five issues of Nature Boy and got all the ha-ha's out of it I could find. Except this one:
That's right! Of course there was a Nature Girl! Why wouldn't there be? And, just like Miss Muscles, we have no idea what her origin is or how she relates (if at all) to Nature Boy.
But we do know this:
She has a pet elephant. And she travels by being flung through the trees, by the trees themselves. I have no idea what that entails, and I'll admit I'm a bit underwhelmed at the detail of the artwork. Then again, if I were the artist and I read that I had to draw someone travelling by being "flung from one tree to another," I would probably have just blown that off as well.
Here's some deep characterization of the bad guy:
Lazlo hates elephants. What the heck more do you need to know? It's not like there's ever going to be a Lazlo mini-series! He hates elephants! Pay attention and quit asking stupid questions!
And Nature Girl, for reasons we don't know, apparently controls gravity:
Of course, I'm not sure that by putting the rifle at even zero gravity would be enough to wrest it out of Lazlo's grip. He'd be more likely to say, "Wow, my rifle sure doesn't seem that heavy right now! I could shoot elephants all day!"
But anyway, here's a little jungle justice:
You and I both know there's no way he can run ten miles. Lazlo is about to have the back of his skull sprayed all over the landscape.
See? What they didn't have space to put in was Lazlo's dialogue:
"*huff* *puff* Mercy! *huff* I can't *huff* *puff* go any further *huff* AIIIEEEEE!"
Followed by the sound of various jungle carnivores taking turns at Lazlo's remains.
See? Now, that's entertainment.
Some day, I'll get my own series. You just watch.
See you Thursday!