Wait, is American Idol, in fact, a tribute to the Legion of Super-Heroes' first cover???
Only Ambush Bug really knows.
This is a clever promotional post for something I put together for the Legion of Super-Bloggers yesterday, where I tried to include EVERY tribute to the famous "game show" cover to Adventure Comics #247. And if I missed any, I expect you to tell me so I can add it!
The full, legible joke: