Once again, I'm screwing around with a panel stolen from Adam (pointed out by his reader, sPat) that is perfectly funny enough as it stands, out of context. I just can't leave well enough alone, it seems.
But seriously - check this out and tell me there's got to be more to the story. Or at least a follow up!
That should be on the cover as a teaser, it's so enticing. Why does Lois want to go to Gay City? What's the big story? Why is it so dangerous? Why is it underlined? What's up with Lois' evening dress? Just what in the Sam Scratch Hell is going on here, anyway?!?
Well, we can only speculate. Let's say that the Gay City assignment (whatever it was) was far too dangerous for mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent, and he had to change into Superman along the way. But even that wasn't enough to handle the looming crisis so Supes made a side trip to pick up Batman and the Boy Wonder to help lend a hand. Finally, under the combined might of the World's Finest, the danger was dealt with, the crisis averted and the only thing left to do was for Clark to write up the story for the Daily Planet and Superman to fly the Dynamic Duo back to the Batcave.
With me so far? OK - moving on...
So before they all take off, Robin befriends the local Gay City boy gang* (hi Googlers!) who invite him to officially become a member. Robin, having no friends outside of a certain dreamy billionaire playboy with a questionable moral code, accepts and is inducted into the gang. After the ceremony, he convinces the two adults to let him take part in the post-induction celebration before they leave.
Yeah, that was a stretch, I know. But it's still funny.
And besides, you really, really don't want to know what I wanted to follow Adam's panel with...
*Bonus points are awarded to any suggestion for the Gay City boy gang's actual gang name. I'm leaning towards "The Pedoz"
(Or maybe "The Altar Boyz." Tough call.)