Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Beware Great Caesar's Ghost
Well, it did in Superman #91 (August, 1954) by William Woolfolk and Al Plastino (with Al also providing the cover), in a story entitled "Great Caesar's Ghost"!
It seems the publisher of the Daily Planet was feeling Perry was too old for his job, so Superman and Waldo Pippin (the Daily Planet's drama reporter) came up with the idea of Pippin pretending to be "Great Caesar's Ghost" to haunt Perry, and perform great deeds....after which he completed, the Daily Planet's publisher renewed the editor-in-chief's contract. This saved Perry's job, and while Superman and Pippin revealed the ruse they pulled on Perry, they didn't tell him why to help Perry keep his pride....and favorite catch phrase!
Great Caesar's Ghost, indeed!