Monday, December 30, 2013

No One But a Fool Like Me!

And we're back!  I hope everyone had a happy and safe break from it all.  Let's take a look at Golden Age Green Lantern #28.  This, of course, is the issue with the first appearance of Green Lantern's most famous foe...

... I'm kidding, of course.  But what I'm not kidding about is that the Fool got the lead story in this issue.  Yes, someone on the editorial board thought that the Fool had more staying power than another character who happened to make his debut that same issue:

Yup, the Sportsmaster made his initial appearance here.  Well, sort of.  This was his first appearance as the Sportsmaster.  He was a costumeless baddie from an earlier issue who (correctly) believed that a flashy costume and a gimmick would insure his place in history.

He also apparently had some awesome dental hygiene practices, because there he is, holding himself and a hostage to a moving tether using nothing but his teeth.

Sporty would go on to be responsible for other bits of awesomeness like this:

And if you want a play-by-play of how that turned out, just clicky-clicky.

And before you even ask, the Fool was much more annoying than he was entertaining.  "Only a fool would do this, so of course I'm doing it!" times a million, and you have the long and short of that particular tale.

See you tomorrow!

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