Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ooof! Aggh! Tuesday!

In the Silver Age, you could count on your heroes getting exposed to a lot of Random Ray Usage (tm!)! Rays were to DC what magnets were to Marvel: They could be used to kick-off virtually any plot device that came into your head.

Thusly, from Detective Comics #301:


And as a result of this, Batman couldn't be exposed to air, like John Travolta here:



Coolest. Hamster. Ever.

And then there was the time that very next issue that a ray turned Batman and Robin in to bronze:


I know. But every time you hung in there for that sort of thing, you'd get this:

Robotic Alien Creatures!





Because making the alien creatures robots this time keeps things fresh. You see, otherwise you might think they were in a bit of a rut.

Hey! Let's learn something!


Since they didn't tell us how the meeting went, I can only assume that one of them snorted too much coke beforehand and went on a spree, killing everyone at the meeting and then turning the gun on himself.

See, kids? Using your imagination makes things more fun!

See you tomorrow!

5 comments:

BrittReid said...

"Because making the alien creatures robots this time keeps things fresh. You see, otherwise you might think they were in a bit of a rut."

But, since this is a Batman story, they couldn't be normal-sized robot aliens, they had to be giant robot aliens!

I suspect if you look at the bottom of all those giant items that kept appearing in Batman stories, you'd find either an ACME or LexCorp label...

MarvelX42 said...

Maybe the artist was all like "I can't draw humans. They always turn out looking like freaking weird ass aliens! Waaaaaaaaait a minute, that gives me an idea!"

ShadowWing Tronix said...

"Winning a peace is harder than winning a fight." Personally, I prefer to things the easy way. {punch}

MarvelX42 said...

Also that first panel is RRU if I have ever seen it.

Allergy said...

The police had been wondering why the children at this school were so violent and ugly... until they realized that the principal was Vincent Price!