In 1948, the world was agog at the latest Siegel and Shuster creation:
Anyway, who is our hilarious hero?
Of course, how much you like Funnyman and his antics depends on how much you like his style of comedy, which doubtless seems old-fashioned shtick today.
Then again, the idea of, say, Conan O'Brien liking fighting crime so much that he adopts a secret identity as a Prankster/50s Joker type, but using those gags for good, is kind of irresistible, in a way.
In his very first issue, Funnyman was given rivals, as other guys who wanted to break into clown-based crime-fighting, and tended to get in the way:
Oh, yeah...and the car flies, too:
Still, how many Siegel & Shuster creations do you have just lying around in the public domain? Surely someone has a use for...Funnyman!!
Funnyman #1-6 are from 1948