And although the story is based on SF #40, the whole point of the plot comes from the cover of ALL STAR #68. In that story, the Psycho Pirate took over the Golden Age Green Lantern and made him "see" his friends as his enemies. The story featured a more layered (convoluted) plot, but I liked the visual of the cover. So....I changed the bad guy from SF #40 (a one-note guy named The Monocle) into The Psycho Pirate and....voila! Instant fun story.
Luckily, my best translator was just around the corner.....!