Before we get to the yocks, I know that everyone in the comics community is mourning the death of Heath Ledger, who plays the Joker in the upcoming The Dark Knight. From what I've heard, Heath was a stand-up guy, and the world is always a little worse when the good ones depart. I'm sure I can speak on behalf of everyone who reads this column sends their best wishes to Heath and his loved ones.
Professionally, it looks like Ledger gave an amazing performance in Dark Night, and I hope Warner Brothers doesn't keep audiences from enjoying it by holding back the release date. I find it hard to believe that's what Heath would have wanted.
And, in that spirit, let's enjoy a little panel silliness, shall we?
Why is Batman so badass? Because he has a butler, but he can still domestically enslave his woman. No, Alfred, don't you clean my toilet - let Kathy do it. Someone needs to learn her place! Panel contributed by sPat.
Sterotypes are wrong. That being said, give the green guy a lisp. Go ahead - he's called the Rainbow Raider (not the Flash villain of later days), and he's threatening a guy called "Muscle Man." It may not be politically correct, but it's wickedly delicious. "I'll tho YOU, Muthle Man!"
In the bully's defense, it's hard to not trip someone talking about how swell Bob Hope is. Some things you can chalk up to camp value, while others will just never be anything more than an invitation to a beating. If you're a fan of Bob Hope, just keep it to yourself. That's like wearing a Kaptain Kool & the Kongs T-Shirt. Just keep it to yourself.