L: Tales to Astonish #23 (September 1961), art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers
R: Chamber of Chills #25 (November 1976), reprinting "Moomba" from Tales to Astonish #23, art by Don Perlin
(Click picture to Moombasize)
But wait...I can't find the Legionnaire I want to vote for? Where, oh where, is the button to vote for Matter-Eater Lad???
Now don't tell me that our famous Bismollian isn't made of presidential material...after all, did Brainiac-5 ever discover the secret site of one of the 20th century's most hidden locations...the Batcave??? A: He did not...but Tenzil Kem, Matter-Eater Ladthe only Legionnaire who can eat through everythingdid!:
Also, he's the only one of the Legionnaires who has any political experience. Remember, you can trust him...he's a senator!
The people love him!
Plus, Matter-Eater Lad has many other admirable qualities as well! He's the only one who remembers that late great hero of the universe, Hate Face, and his special skills!
Also, he's a lawyer! Can Ultra Boy say that? Can Blok say that? Can XS say that? Well, yes, she can...very very fast.
Why wouldn't ever fanboy/girl/giant flying space whale wanna vote for him? After all, he's as familiar with the history and heroes of the DC Universe as your common-or-garden webforum commenter!
He's even done what every great superhero has done...he died and came back to life!
Did I mention he can eat through anything?
Is there any other incentive you get for writing in Matter-Eater Lad's name on the ballot? Why yes!
So join the only political party that fills your heart as well as your stomach, and vote for Matter-Eater Lad for Legion Leader, 3011!
Remember: a vote for Tenzil Kem is a vote for Matter-Eater Lad.