Thursday, May 6, 2010

Unfortunate Crotch-Level Fire Hose Placement Thursday!

Sometimes, you just have to wonder if anyone making the comic was paying attention at all:

No one? No one saw the position of that hose and nozzle and said, "You know what that sorta looks like?"

Hey! It's time for Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!):

This is why Batman never had a long-term relationship with a woman.

Note that the above panel came from Detective Comics #97. Check out this one from the very next issue:

It was much more common back in the day for artists to copy their own previous work to meet the deadline, but it takes a particular lack of shame to do it in back-to-back issues. But then again, what were you going to do? Take them to court and try to get your dime back?

I actually like the way the two panels flow into each other. "I do it with my fist! Like it?" That makes a sort of Mega-Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (mega-tm!)

See you tomorrow!


D.B. Echo said...

One subtle change in the art: the hand attached to the punchee has gone from belonging to Batman (who is apparently attempting to stabilize the bow-tie wearing fellow while he punches his hat right off his head) to belonging to the unfortunate recipient of Batman's largesse (who seems to be holding his lapel as if in the middle of saying "I say there, old fellow, bit early in the season for fancy dress, wot?")

Aurora Moon said...

the fact that all the people is completely brown in the comic cover where batman is hosing them... it makes for some unfortunate implications.

Zocktastic said...

I especially like the face on that crook on the bottom right. You can tell, he knows what's coming outta that hose.