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And then there was that time Super-Turtle and Ambush Bug teamed up to fight Giant Fred Hembeck.

§ November 20th, 2011 § Filed under ambush bug § 4 Comments


 

from Ambush Bug #1 (June 1985) by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming. Also there should be a link to Fred Hembeck’s site somewhere in this post.

Those creases in my copy of this comic will make it easy to spot these scans when they pop up on other sites.

§ October 10th, 2011 § Filed under ambush bug § 11 Comments

So every once in a while, I remember that Ambush Bug totally killed a dude during his first appearance in DC Comics Presents #52:


Of course, they started to go in a totally different direction with the character right after this appearance, leaning more towards “lighthearted parodic fourth-wall breaking goofball” rather than “creepy murderous dude.” Though you get a little bit of “creepy murderous dude” in Bug’s next appearance, when he ties a Superman cape to an alien and drops him off a building. The alien doesn’t die, but still, not for lack of trying.

Also featured in this issue, and speaking of “creepy” – a rare appearance of Ambush Bug’s unmasked face:


BONUS: everyone loves a parade, and the parade in this very issue features guest-appearances by Cerebus and Fred Hembeck Superman:


…as well as one of the elves from Elfquest:


I forget the character’s name. It’s “Frodo” or something, right?

images from DC Comics Presents #52 (December 1982) by Paul Kupperberg, Keith Giffen & Sal Trapani