Some hardcore geeks feel that Batman and the Joker are given too much respect in hero and villain lore. After all, these guys have no super-powers to speak of, but they tend to scare the wajeebers out of everyone except each other.
I think this is because they're just always so darn prepared and creative. For example, in this panel from Detective Comics #45, we see the Joker sending his victim records that would result in death to the listener:
I feel the same way every time I hear a Black-Eyed Peas song.
Hey! Do I see a Moment of Comic Book Greatness? (tm!?) Why, I do! It's Batman and Robin battling a gigantic house cat in Detective Comics #44!:
I know... Awesomeness, thy name is Gigantic House Cat.
When I first hit grade school, you were supposed to bring a little container of paste so that you could make dreadful art projects and eat a little to see what it tasted like. Always the nonconformist, I brought a container of rubber cement. I liked the way it smelled.
But had I known about this:
Now on the one hand, it's true that there are few things more boring than glue sticks, so it makes it rather pathetic that slapping super-hero stickers on the outside would somehow make them cool.
Except it did make them cool! I would have loved the heck out of those things when I was a lad in short pants! Oh, super-heroes, is there anything you don't improve simply by virtue of your presence?
See you tomorrow!