This Grade A issue starts with an action packed splash page: The Jester is fleeing the scene of a bank vault robbery, with unconscious armed guards in his wake. It’s a great drawing—the grin on his face is maniacal. And Stan Lee’s title, exploding at the top of the page, is perfect.
Lots of people think Jester is stupid, but I think he’s hardcore. It would hurt like hell to get blasted in the face with a yo-yo. The Jester was really a pretty brutal villain. It’s easy to forget that, given his silly gimmicks.
It takes DD five issues to beat Jester. But again, yo-yo blasts.
Gene Colan just seems to get better and better, by the way.
Creators: Stan Lee, Gene Colan
First appearance: Jester
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