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Whoa. My little stuffed mind is officially blown. But let's let Jaunty Jim Steranko (and his pal Stan) explain it all for you:
And how cool is Jolly Jim? So cool that he brings us another two-page spread at the end of the story:
Huh...I'm beginning to suspect that that guy on the left is the same dude who I used to always lose to in Saturday Morning Chess Club. You know, I don't care what he haltingly told me...I don't think that's really Chess Grandmaster Lev Alburt after all!
*December 23: the birthday of Nick Fury, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.*
*Several Hippopotamuses Impersonating Elephants to Liqudate Dumbo