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Showcase Presents: Ambush Bug by Keith…
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Nearly 500 pages of off-the-wall adventure are collected in this value-priced volume! Created in the early 1980s, The Ambush Bug recently made a comeback in the pages of 52 and in his new comic book series. Deluded, confused and just plain crazy, Irwin Schwab claimed have gained his powers from a costume sent to Earth from a distant planet. He embarked on his own super-heroic career, to the annoyance of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and every other hero he happened to encounter. This new collection includes Ambush Bug's secret origin, in a story called “We Thought Him Up,” and more insanity.… (more)

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Initially, a goofy teleporting villain dressed as a green bug, Ambush Bug came to embody the silliness inherent in super-hero comics. From 1982-1992, creator [a:Keith Giffen|10305|Geoff Johns|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1235508544p2/10305.jpg] and scripter [a:Robert Loren Fleming|238629|Robert Loren Fleming|http://www.goodreads.com/images/nophoto/nophoto-U-50x66.jpg], through their proxy Ambush Bug, parodied nearly every corner of the DC publishing empire. The lunacy ran roughshod through two eponymous mini-series, two specials, and several other DC comics. For the first time, Showcase Presents Ambush Bug collects these hilarious, metafictional adventures. ( )
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