Clark Kent and Lois Lane take a vacation to Las Vegas together in the Bates, Swan and Blaisdel story from Action 450 (Aug. 75). Johnny Nevada is also there, performing at one of the hotels. He gets mugged in the afternoon, and suffers an unusual head injury – one that brings to life the sand in the desert, forming it into a monstrous version of the talk show host. People run in terror from the sand monster, although Superman notices the creature is not actively destructive or harmful, and in fact seems rather clumsy. Superman eventually figures out that the creature has the same motivation as Johnny Nevada – to make people laugh. It’s not clumsy, it’s doing slapstick routines. Superman leads the crowd in laughing at the sand man, which pleases it, and it dissipates. Green Arrow and Black Canary begin a multi-part story by Maggin and Grell in this issue. The tale deals with a number of mysterious murders, and the opening of a chocolate factory. The factory’s owner has a son, Davy, who I just noticed bears more than a passing resemblance to the Michaelangelo statue. Davy does prove to be quite a piece of work, as Arrow and Canary discover that he is the slingshot wielding killer.