Thursday, November 20, 2014


Let's take a looksee at Batman #136:

A ring of fire, you say?

You can't expect me resist a set-up like that.  And, for the record, the comic was about 3 years before the song, soooooo Comics Did It First! (tm)

But before we get to that particular tale (if we do at all), let's check out the opening story, which may very well be the greatest Batman story ever.  Just let me give you a few samples:

Yes.  It begins with Batman and Robin heading down a random alleyway and encountering a sentient robot.


But then we had this:

And where do you go from there?  Why, a gorilla king holding court in his castle, of course!

And yes, that was Batman on horseback.

Nothing could make this story any more awesome.

Well, except that.

I know.  Comics are bitchin'.

See you tomorrow!


BatmanisBw said...

So what about that Joker sky sled?

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

I always loved the way Joker was drawn in those days, with thew perfect grin and the chipmunks cheeks...

Adam Barnett said...

Yeah, the Silver Age Joker had a certain look. The sky sled was kind of a non-event. He had one laying around (because it was the Silver Age, after all).

E. Bernhard Warg said...

I love how Mr X is leaning out of the way of Batman's speech bubble...