Of all the films made by the comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, one of my favorites is Artists and Models (1955) directed by Frank Tashlin (of Looney Tunes fame). When frustrated artist Rick Todd (Martin) tries to break into the comics biz, he enlists the overheated imagination of his proto-fanboy pal Eugene Fullstack (Lewis) to create a superhero named Vincent the Vulture.
Later on, the boys meet Abigail (Dorothy Malone), a female comic book creator, and her New Age roomate Betsy (Shirley MacLaine). Naturally, Madcap Hilarity ensues...as a secret rocket fuel Eugene dreams up for a comic book story draws the attention of both the FBI and foreign spies.
At one point, Eugene and Abigail find themselves on The Better America Forum TV show discussing "the ever-growing threat and menace" of comic books to the youth of America...a sly parody of the anti-comics crusade of Dr. Frederic Wertham only a few years earlier.