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Ten Goofiest Moments in World’s Finest #151-160

5. A Not-So Surprising Reveal...

Later in the issue, the kids' identities are revealed, but the process of the reveal is quite haphazard...

Oh, the drama! WHO COULD THEY BE?!?!?

4. Me think Edmond Hamilton's idea of de-evolution is problematic...

In #151, Superman and Batman discover a device that evolves and deevolves people.

The evolution aspect has at least some logic to it...

but I like the idea that de-evolution just consists of Superman growing a beard and getting dumber (and saying "me" instead of "I").

3. Superman and Batman must have been pretty bored...

As I mentioned before, raiding the fake fortune teller earlier was all part of an elaborate scheme by Superman and Batman into convincing the guy that he had magic Zodiac powers, so that he would eventually begin to sell his secrets to other crooks so Batman and Superman could arrest them all in one fell swoop...

It's not even necessarily a BAD plan, but boy is that a lot of effort for minimal results, and the morality of pushing a guy from a penny ante con into a much bigger con seems kind of iffy.

2. "Hey Batman, what are your parents getting you for Christ... "My parents are deeaaaaad!"

That was the popular meme going around the internet a few years back, where a panel from #153 was re-jiggered to make it into that amusing joke panel. I detailed the origin of the panel in a post here, but here is that page, from #153, in all of its goofiness...

What's interesting is that the original panel is quite nearly as funny as the fake one!

1. Superman, seriously, you need a hobby...

In #155, Batman is seemingly replaced as Superman's partner by a new hero named Nightman (whose origin turns out to be quite similar to the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's musical, The Nightman Cometh). At the end of the issue, we discover the Nightman's identity in an astonishingly elaborate (and goofy) example of Batman and Superman just effing with each other....

How does something like that even OCCUR to Superman? "It'd be funny if I hypnotized Batman. You know, for kicks. I'm sure he'll like it!" I also like Superman's bizarre attempt to make it seem like he wasn't lying. "I told him to wear a lead-lined mask, so I could honestly say I couldn't see his face." Oh, Superman...

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