When you go spelunking through as many old comic books as I do, you find some weird heroes. I mean some really, really batshit crazy stuff.
But there's nothing as weird as this guy:
Police detective Nosey McGinness has a real problem:
But he has a plan:
WHAT THE HELL????!?
A hero, who is apparently some kind of genie (?), summoned when you smoke a ridiculous roll-your-own (toxic) cigar recipe? Good gravy, try to make that happen in comics (or a movie) today, and you'll be tarred and feathered!!
But it's even weirder than that. Because this is how Nightmare started out:
Well, 6 issues later they decided to re-dress our duo in more standard super-hero togs:
And the "genie" version of Nightmare only appeared in one more story, and then was never heard of again. What happened--were the cigars all used up?
And that's why we need to revive this character--so someone can write a story explaining this to me!!
From Clue Comics #2 (1943), #11 (1946), #13 (1947)