This is your super on drugs …

If this is Keith Giffen's adorable, zany Ambush Bug:

Ambush Bug action figure

Then is this Ambush Bug on drugs?

Jack Kirby’s Bedbug

Maybe Ambush Bug after not getting a good night's sleep? Too much Ambien?


Actually that's "Bedbug", a throwaway villain from the Topps version of "Jack Kirby's Silver Star". He's bursting through the wall there with "Slammazon", Gasbag, and a couple of other equally insane characters. And yes, it's ever bit as awesome as it sounds. Sometimes it's not a knockoff, it's an archetype. And as I learned from Joseph Campbell, archetypes is cool.

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