A maniacal villain whose true identity is concealed by a balloon-like mask, which gives him the appearance of a grotesquely humorous comic-strip villain. He is actually a frustrated comic strip writer who has developed a "weird ray" that enables him to "materialize two-dimensional figures out of comics" and thereby recruit infamous villains from well-known comic strips to help him commit spectacular crimes.
"I wanted to be a celebrity, the creator of a famous comic strip. But no one would buy my strips" complains Funnyface after Superman has finally apprehended him with the aid of some comic strip heroes brought to life with the villain's ray by the resourceful Lois Lane. "My dimensional experimentation enabled me to bring comic characters to life and I put the strip villains to work for me to gather illegal profits!" (S No. 19/1, Nov/Dec 1942: "Case of the Funny Paper Crimes!"). (TGSB)