Saturday, September 19, 2009

Oh, If Only This Were True...

Amazing World of DC Comics #13 (October 1976) is billed as the "Incredible Unpredictable Issue". In practice, this means that the 13th issue of DC's in-house fanzine has some contents that would be right at home for April Fool's Day. Except, you know, in October. Hmmm...

Anyway, one of the features in this issues is "Short Circuits" by Michael Uslan. This is a parody of DC's coming attractions column dubbed "Direct Currents". Unfortunately, most of the humor in "Short Circuits" does not rise above the level of feeble. Sorry, Mr. Uslan, you've done a lot of great things in your career, but this isn't one of them.

However, I don't bring this up to kick Michael Uslan, but rather to spotlight the one bit I genuinely liked. And that bit is this :

Starting with the September issue [of The Brave And The Bold], Batman will team up with all the wonderful characters of Looney Tunes. Bob Haney reports that in his blockbuster "Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow", Batman and Sgt. Rock team up with Pepe LaPew to track down Foghorn Leghorn and Yosemite Sam to Argentina, where they discover the two are really Hitler and Martin Borman in disguise.

I will pay whatever it takes to build a time machine to make this story happen.

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