I remarked yesterday about how DC and Marvel would get around being unable to use each other's characters by creating their own knock-offs. While having the Avengers fight the Justice League would have been all kinds of cool, the lawyers were ruining everyone's fun and no one could work it out. So, the next best thing was to create guys with identical powers. Thus, the Avengers fought the Squadron Sinister in Avengers v1 #69:
See? They're basically Green Lantern, Superman, Batman and the Flash with different costumes, origins and personalities, but you'd have to be an idiot not to see what they were going for. Still, it would be decades before the Big Two would start working together, and we took what we could get.
From World's Finest v1 #10:
That.... is one of the scariest threats I've heard in a long time. I'd be like "You're talking about hitting me, right? Because I didn't sign up for what it sounds like you're talking about!"
From All-Star Comics #42:
Make up your mind... is it a bomb or a duck?
Thank you, thank you! I'll be here all week!
Hey! 10 year-old boys everywhere, check this out! From the pages of Young Men #4:
Chicks love perverts, especially when they can laugh at themselves! I love how the ad encourages young readers to wear the mask while smoking and drinking, while the ring is good "for self-defense." I presume that will come in handy when fighting off the police while they investigate the sexual battery complaints against you.
See you tomorrow!