Author: Henrik Magnusson
I mean, what kid wouldn’t want to play with a plastic sack with a dead-eyed clown painted on it? This thing looked like Tim Curry should play it in a disappointing miniseries.
A few enterprising writers realized that these comically outmatched losers could be repurposed and present an actual threat to our favorite heroes.
It wasn’t always easy to fill 22 pages worth of Comic Code-friendly stories and adventures, especially not since anything good you came up with would just get stolen by Stan Lee anyway. Combine that with deadline panic, and you end up with a few characters who didn’t think their personas through very well.