Well now, here’s a team-up you don’t see every day: Scooter and… Bob Hope! Don’t worry, they’re all friends really — this fight, in typical comics fashion — is merely a misunderstanding.

And, who’s that with them? Yep, it’s young Stanley (not Stan Lee!) and his monster, Spot. Those two had a back up feature in The Fox and the Crow, another long-forgotten DC title. They proved popular enough to eventually take over the whole book — and then promptly got themselves cancelled three issues later. By the early-70s all the characters in this ad had taken up residence in limbo, as comics began their inexorable move towards super-hero dominance.

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