As we've seen many times as we trek through Detective Comics, Batman went through a very unrealistic period involving many alien invasions, unfortunate lab accidents, and Gotham City's advanced technology in robotics of which the rest of the world still hasn't caught up.
Then in the 60's, the pendulum swung waaaaay far in the opposite direction:
A circle of unarmed thugs? Seriously? Because the Batman I know would call this "Something to do while I check my Twitter feed."
I had suspected something was amiss just a few issues earlier when this happened:
There are a couple of problems with this: (1) A single guy with a gun is even less of a threat than a circle of unarmed thugs and (2) Batman's escape from this is lame. Throw a deck of cards in someone's face. Yes, do it. I said do it!
They just looked at you like you were an idiot, didn't they? They didn't freak out, as if you had sprayed them in the eyes with mace, nor did take leave of their senses as 52 pieces of layered paper (or, at worst, laminated paper) whipped about them hither and yon. Frankly, I'm disappointed in both Batman and the bad guy, because in an exchange like that, there are no winners.
And, here we have more Elongated Hair:
Well, that made a bit more sense than Friday's post , I suppose. At least he didn't spear a guy with hair follicles.
No, spearing is clearly what noses are for:
Again, it isn't that Ralph can't elongate his nose, because I've seen him do it a thousand times when he "smelled a mystery." I just don't see where the force comes from to knock the guy out. Your nose has so few muscles that I would think the most effective use of that talent would be to simply gross out your nemesis as you send your nose his way.
Ew! Is that your nose??!
See you tomorrow!