|Surely these kind of puns are wasted on even the best-trained barracudas.|
|Try thinking about baseball.|
While testing an innovative transparent material which allowed landlubbers to extract oxygen directly from the water, Ted kicks the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable or something, subjecting himself to a bajillion volts of deadly electricity. He survives, but finds himself completely dependent on water to breathe. “It’s the only wayI CAN breathe now,” he explains, “by extracting the oxygen from the water as I did in the experiment!”
Ted adjusts to his new life underwater by pledging to become “strong as my pet piranha, pound for pound.” He has a pet piranha. Well, he also picks up a pair of pet barracudas, drawn to him because of their many similarities – they breathe underwater, they’re slimy and weird, they collect stamps. It’s a real soulmating.
|Oh, gee, well I guess he's dead now.|
Pirana fights Generalissimo Brainstorm for the entirety of his short-lived comics career, with both characters (and the Generalissimo’s henchmen, henchmermaids and hench-homicidal dolphin) disappearing after the collapse of Thrill-O-Rama’s third issue. My guess is they all ate less than an hour before fighting and cramped up in the undertow.