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HOVERBOY #91
"NAKED DOOM"

April, 1979

This comic opens with Doctor Nerbish, a bumbling biologist, on a field trip with three female students. Downstream of a Nuclear Dump site he discovers a mutant herb.  When his students load up their pockets with this strange plant, they discover it dissolves fabric.  Instantly!  Driven mad by the sight of real, live, naked girls, something no scientist has ever seen, he transforms into… Doctor Natural!  Dubbing his dangerous herb, Anti-Establishi, he claims we can the world's problems if people have nothing to hide... literally.  He leaves a trail of bare bodies from Montana to New York.

The textile and fashion industry send out heavily armed vigilantes to stop him, but to no avail.  Doctor Natural denudes them all, screaming, “This is the ultimate fashion statement!”  People are too embarrassed to go outside.  Soon every business and industry in the city grinds to a halt.  Except tourism.

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Desperate, the clothing companies call on Capitalism’s Canny Crusader, “Hoverboy.”  He soon locates Doctor Natural and they exchange punches and insults.   Hoverboy tells Dr. Natural he has bad B.O..  Furious, Dr. Natural hurls handfuls of Anti-Establishia.  Hoverboy retreats to the Hover-Lair, without a shred of either his costume or his dignity.  And now that the herbal compound is on his skin, everything he puts on evaporates.
Except a hemp rope belt!?  The rope smells familiar, “Like Dr. Natural’s B.O.. Aha!  That’s why his costume never disappears—it’s woven from Hemp.  A Commie, Hippie plant if ever one grew.” 

Armed with a blowtorch and 200 feet of hemp rope, buck-naked bucket-boy entwines Dr. Natural and lights the rope like a giant wick.  Soon the hemp and Dr. Natural’s himself are an enormous puff of smoke.  The last sound is a loud “SPLIFFFFFF!”  Clever.
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