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After some uneasy moments early in this series, I’m laughing at Ambush Bug again. These two issues are a riot. From issue 4’s opening page of “cut-out and paste on the missing balloons,” through a thorough lampoon of Dan Didio and into a parody of the whole company crossover idea, it’s all pretty funny. And Dan is a good sport for letting Giffen and Fleming go at him. My opinion of the man, who I don’t know, has risen considerably.
Issue 5 begins with the Bug taking a Henchman job, then explores the parallel Earths idea from DC’s past and present Crises, but Ambush Bug style. Didio takes more barbs, and each of the worlds is amusing in its own way. I particularly liked the Frank Miller Batman world where every other word is blacked out. This is funny stuff, rare in comics these days. Recommended!