No, it’s not what it seems. Look at the book. Why people would want to confuse their neighbors, I don’t know; confused people do stupid things. You could say Henry was confused, but I don’t think so. Henry Aldrich was a long-running mid-century character – from the stage in 1939 to radio, movies, TV, and – towards the end – this comic book. Critics have noted he was one of the first teens in American popular culture to be, well, a teen, so we have him to blame for the celebration of adolescence that followed, and never abated.

Oh, hell, maybe he was very confused, and put that book on the floor in case his parents walked in.