SKIDDD.. BAM! One of my all-time favorites, Hot Stuff, uses his horned noggin to move a mountain. From Hot Stuff #88, February, 1969, published by Harvey Comics, original artist unknown. I always preferred the “little devil” to the “friendly ghost”, Casper’s role as a dead child in limbo far less appealing than the child so “wicked” he’d been sent straight to Hell for his errors in life.
FIND THE MAN WITH THE SOUTHERN DRAWL! Another of my childhood favorites, Luke Cage, Hero for Hire, busting down some slumlord’s door, an enigmatic glass drinking flute waiting to greet him. From Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #15, November, 1973, published by Marvel Comics, original art by Billy Graham. For one of my personal Cage memories, see Septimius Versus Power Man on the Living Room Floor at Comic, J.W.E.
ARRR! Uh-oh, it looks like the teenage Clark Kent is playing Fay Wray to a King Kong-sized Superboy. It’s hard to beat just about any issue of the Superman titles from the 60s for their sheer lunacy and constant desire to reassign the familiar Super logo. From Superboy #142, October 1967, published by DC Comics, original art by George Papp and Frank Springer.
ZIING! RROAR! RRIIIP The justifiably forgotten Jigsaw, Man of a Thousand Parts, does his best Mr. Fantastic impersonation, ensnaring an escaped lion. Oh, those accident-prone circus trains! From Jigsaw #1, September, 1966, published by Harvey Comics, original art by Tony Tallarico.