In 1978, presumably because Stan Lee had begun to break through into the mainstream with his comic book huckster routine, writer Arnold Drake created the running character Ego-Man in the pages of SICK magazine, then published by Charlton. It was anything but a loving parody of the field and those in it, in particular Stan, and I have no idea who it might have been aimed at apart from industry insiders. Nevertheless, it lasted for several installments.
This third Ego-Man story takes barbed aim at the editorial staff of DC Comics, a crew that Drake would have been more familiar with than Lee. Jack Sparling, another DC ex-pat, provides the artwork here. It’s a pretty interesting relic of this era and the feelings that some of the old guard had towards it. But I don’t imagine that the average kid reading SICK could make heads or tails of it. But it’s mean.