So, under the nearly mindless direction of the octopus....
Oops; I meant this one:
... the Octopus Gang plots to rob a bullion-laden salvage ship.
How the heck do villains find stuff like this out?! Must subscribe to the Twitter feed of every two-bit treasure hunter in America. "Boss! Old Man Simons just found a fifty-cent piece with a metal detector down at Starfish Beach!" "Forget it, boys; we're after bigger game: SILVER DOLLARS."
So, the plot is to get on board by disguising themselves as a college crew team participating in a regatta, and fake an emergency so the salvagers can "rescue" them.
Hey, wait a minute... . A crew team manned by guys who are clearly beyond college years gets picked up by a boatful of rope-wielding sailors who've been out at sea for weeks on end and... OMG I TOTALLY RENTED THIS MOVIE!
It was called "STROKE!", I think.
"Those were guns in your shorts?! DAMN! That's disappointing on several levels."
Unfortunately for the Octopus Gang, the salvage ship happens to have the only telegraph operator who doesn't know the phrase "SOS".
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Fortunately for the Octopus Gang, the "help" he manages to summon is...
...Green Arrow and that Kid in the Yellow Hat.
Continuing their tradition of fantastic getaways (An eight ball! A Studebaker!), the Octopus Gang skin-dives their way to safety.
"omg even got the loot this time screw you dent #2facesucks"
By the way, add that to the 1001 Ways to Defeat Green Arrow: skindiving.
I find his logic unfathomable.
See, now this is where Green Arrow, even I must confess, shows that he is a true superhero. Even though he's a loser, with an unworkable schtick in a ridiculous outfit in the city with the lowest IQ in the DCU, Green Arrow has the one power that distinguishes real superheroes from run-of-the-mill crimefighters and police:
he thinks like a supervillain. Because no one is his right mind would be able to discern this imbecilic pattern from among the myriad details in any series of robberies. In this way, I am forced to concede, Green Arrow is in Batman's league.
Um... Ollie? Take a hint: Batman and Robin do not wander around the living rooms of Wayne Manor in costume, with the curtains open.
"Oh, yes, Henry VIII; it's also so... so obvious now. Yawn." Yeah, at this point, if the Octopus Gang wants to grab Ollie's attention with their tentacles of crime, they are pretty much going to have to reach right into his living room... .