7. Son of Ambush Bug 1-6. "Lawyer" Robert Loren Fleming (writer), "Judge" Keith Giffen (artist), "Doctor" Bob Oskner (inker), "Indian Chief" Anthony Tollin (colorist), "Poor Man" John Constanza (letterer) "Editor" Julius Schwartz (Chief Dish and Bottle Washer.) Dc Comics. 1986.
His arch-enemies are a talking sock and a giant koala. ("Awwwww... cute!!!") His mother is a television. He runs into Darkseid at the Mcdonalds drive-thru... but immediately recognizes Clark Kent as Superman. He's Ambush Bug, and he starred in two almost-best selling mini-series. The first Ambush Bug mini-series was Superhero parody by way of Monty Python - Terrible puns, fanboy injokes, and surrealistic nonsense were bond together by an insider's "Hey, ain't comix goofy" sense of humor. It was brilliant.
The SECOND Ambush Bug mini-series was all those things... Except that Ambush Bug spends time in hell ("I knew I shoulda taken that last turn in Albuquerque"), Prison ("I feel like I've been waiting in that cell for three years!" "Uh... it's been four years, Mister Bug.") Limbo and ends with the Bug and his loyal partner Cheeks the Toy Wonder - an inanimate doll, although nobdy seems to realize this - are reunited and, because the page was drawn by Keith Giffen's son Kyle, they ride INTO the sunset and (of course) die.
The puns and goofy comic send-ups were still there, but the amiable humor of the first series was dashed with something much darker and angrier. And it was even brillianter.
Sample joke - Here's Cheeks in the army.