I'm surprised that so many people are commenting that Bruce isn't helping the situation but... In my eyes, he definitely did the RIGHT thing. Don't tell a girl she's pretty in front of her friend. Makes her friend feel less pretty.
I am getting a little irritated at Bruce always pushing Clark around but also glad in a way Bruce inadvertently saved everyone from Karen probably beating up everyone. lol. I am not sure Bruce even knows what he's done too...other than he thinks Clark needs to push girls than tell them they look pretty...Poor Clark...I wanna tell him run away...run far away.
I really love JL8, what a clever concept, so well executed, with the writing and the drawing. I especially like the pre-pubcescent PeeGee, with no "peek a boo" window in her costume! Great reminder that, not so very long ago, every hot babe was a cute little girl.