Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Highs and Lows of Batman Thursday!

By the late 1990's, it was well-established that Batman, given twenty minutes in the Batcave, could come up with a way to throttle anyone, even people Superman and Green Lantern couldn't get around. It became ridiculous after a while, but it's hard to know where you put a normal guy in stories among virtual gods. Even in the early days, it was hard to pin down.

For example, from Batman #43:

Yep. Popcorn in Batman's face will stop him cold. It will even cause Robin to freeze in his boots, whether the popcorn touches him or not. I'm surprised word of this unexpected Achilles heel didn't spread like wildfire among the Gotham underworld. Every crook in town would have a bag of Orville Redenbacher handy.

But then, Bats would turn around and do this little maneuver in Batman #45:

Yes, I admit I would never have the foresight to plant magnesium powder in a wig. That's why you're Batman, and I'm just some nerd who writes a free blog.

Speaking of nerds:

I was going to slam on the Harry Potter dunce cap-wearing guy on the right, but that girl reclining on the rug is obviously totally into him. So, play on, playa!

See you tomorrow!


De said...

You know what they say about guys with big hats...

D.B. Echo said...

At first glance I thought someone was trying to preserve their memories of the gang's Klan meeting.

Elrossiter said...

hahahahahha popcorn! no wait. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . actually that explains everything.

go cmns!


Allergy said...

In the early days, advertising was not an exact science either. To think that they were trying to shill cameras when they really should have been hawking that magnificent headgear!

Viking Zombie Boyfriend said...

The party hat guy is obviously "peacocking it", Pickup Artist-style.

(Which I gleaned from "Parks & Recreation", since I wouldn't be caught dead watching "The Pickup Artist.")