Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Marriage of Ambush Bug

"The Marriage of Ambush Bug" from Ambush Bug #4 (DC, 1985) by Keith Giffen, Robert Loren Fleming and Bob Oksner

I've done so many Ambush Bug splashes on this blog, it was actually difficult to pick one I hadn't already posted! I'm a huge Ambush Bug fan, and have gone out of my way to get his various appearances. In fact, the first comic I ever bought with my own money was DC Comics Presents #59, his second ever appearance (pit against Superman and the Legion of Substitute-Heroes), and it has a very special place in my heart. The original mini-series came off of a number of back-up strips in Action Comics in which the zany, fourth-wall-breaking, non sequitur comedy format was really developed. I even remember finding the first three issues in a 7-11 spinner rack in Texas, where I spent many a summer (the modern family, eh?). Given that I had a limited comics collection down south, I read and re-read those books QUITE often. It's amazing how much DC history I learned from all those silly references.

But on the matter of that splash: Which of those ladies would YOU want to see wed to Ambush Bug in the upcoming (that's a lie) Ambush Bug Wedding Album Special?