Or possibly not.
But some of us have a certain fondness for its foibles and strangenesses.
Happily, it wasn't the only such madness that Joe Simon and Jerry Grandenetti gave us in the 1970s, because they also gave us a 1st Issue Special featuring the team the world didn't know as The Outsiders.
It didn't know them as that because it didn't know they existed at all.
The Outsiders are a group of mutants who hide away from mankind, beneath the hospital where one of them (Dr Goodie/Scary) works disguised as a normal human being. Amongst them are Lizard Johnny, Mighty Mary, Hairy Larry and, erm, Billy. And it'd be true to say they're a team like no other.
Also, I've always remembered the full-page editorial that appears towards the end of the book and tells the story of Tod Browning's movie Freaks.
Oddly, while I'd always had strong memories of reading that editorial, it'd never occurred to me to wonder just where I'd read it.
So, how does The Outsiders compare to Prez?
|That's right. They have their own song!|
I assume DC's 1st Issue Special was its equivalent of a book like Marvel Spotlight where characters could be tried out to see how they'd go down with the readership.
Presumably The Outsiders went down like Engelbert Humperdinck at Eurovision, as, to my knowledge, they were never seen again, which possibly isn't a shock.
At this point in his career, either Joe Simon had risen to the status of genius, totally redefining comics in particular and storytelling in general, or he'd gone completely mad.