Sunday, February 26, 2006

Comics I Love - Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming's Ambush Bug

Ambush Bug might have been one of the funniest comic books ever written, and it all came from a loser villain from a DC Comics Presents issue.

That loser villain, Ambush Bug, was soon turned into a recurring Superman character, and as he became wackier and wackier, he became less of a villain.

Ultimately, he was just put into his own title where Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming were allowed to do whatever the heck they wanted with him, and they did just that!!

They skewered genres, pop culture, you name it - they made fun of it, and it was FUNNY! Naturally, actually FUNNY!!

It didn't hurt that Giffen's art was quite good, as well, but that was not the key point - the key point was that it was FUNNY!!

If I had to pick one issue to encapsulate the run, I would pick their very last issue, The Ambush Bug Nothing Special, released in 1992, and it is interesting to see the guys take apart comics SEVEN years after their previous attempt. It is an intriguing tale, but, as I said before - FUNNY!!


Blogger mapletree7 said...

I miss Ambush Bug.

3/15/2006 4:34 PM  

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