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DC Comics Doesn't Think The Justice League Is Cool, Adds The Worst Character Ever
Back in the 1950s, DC Comics was first considering a massive cross-title team-up of heroes called the Justice League. But for some insane reason executives were worried that the kids wouldn't relate to all of their favorite heroes gathered together on the same team, so they created an all-new character just for the Justice League title: a powerless teenager named Lucas "Snapper" Carr.
"Respect your elders, hep-cats! Only get on their lawns if you're trying to help them maintain it, ya dig?"
That's how DC writers actually thought normal teenagers spoke in the 1950s. And if that wasn't bad enough, every panel featuring Snapper Carr showed him obnoxiously snapping his fingers, a character trait that somehow did not result in Batman breaking his fingers and throwing him out of an airplane by the end of the first issue.
They're already testing countless Vine stars to play him in the Justice League movie.
Snapper was created in the image of then-teen-idol Edd Byrnes, star of 77 Sunset Strip, who was also the inspiration for The Fonz. But unlike the tongue-in-cheek writers of Happy Days, DC earnestly thought the character's likability was his incomprehensible dialogue and excessive finger-snapping.
"Someone snap his neck. Superman?"
Justice League became a hit for reasons independent of a gibberish-spouting teenager with OCD, so he was gradually written out of the comic. Although he did return briefly with newfound superpowers, which he invoked by -- you guessed it -- snapping his goddamn fingers.
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