If you’re thinking the gent in the middle there looks a bit like a young Paul McCartney, you’re probably not too far wrong. Scooter was the brainchild of Jack Miller, Barbara Friedlander and artist Joe Orlando. Arriving on scene (er, daddio) in mid-1966, the comic was DC’s slightly late attempt to tap into Beatle-mania. Its British hero coming to America to sing songs, find fortune, and basically get down with kids. Much hilarity ensued for some 36 issues, believe it or not.

As with all things “torn from the headlines”, the central concept dated pretty quickly, and Scooter’s cod-Britishness faded — the series becoming just another Archie clone.

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