One Panel #454: Fish Slap!

From Red, White and Blue: "Interrupted Vacation" by John B. Wentworth and Harry Lampert, All-American Comics #32 (December 1941)

I don't know what it is about a guy getting slapped by a fish that gets me, but it does. I'm gonna blame early imprinting by Astérix, where a fish fight would often break out in the irreducible Gaul village over one thing or another. Fish have the perfect club shape, but with an added sting because they're wet, potential scrapes cuz they're scaly, and bonus indignity because you smell when you get home.

I'm not a little sore that no edition of D&D ever statted them out as melee weapons.

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