Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In Which Batman and Robin Both Kiss... But Not Each Other.

As I peruse these borrowed Silver Age Batman titles, I'm wondering where it'll go from here.  I mean, here's a panel from Batman #151:

Yes, that's Batman and Robin fighting a gigantic porcupine, rabbit and lamb.  Which, of course, is awesome.

Then the next issue:

I'm not 100% sure what that was supposed to be, but he looks happy.

Then, around issue #153, things go off the rails.  Of course, it begins with oversized props in a store:

Whoever makes oversized props in Gotham has one heck of a business going.  Anyway, one thing leads to another and we have this:

Yeah, it's electric Batman and Batwoman fighting a... well, again, I'm not sure what that thing is.

Then, it gets gross:

Oh, ick.  I'm not paying my pocket change to watch Batman make out with Batwoman.  That's like watching your parents kiss.  Ew.  Just all kinds of ew.

Then, more ... whatever these things are:

It's like I'm reading a Dr. Seuss book, I swear.

Anyway, things then go horribly wrong again:


Kissing in a romance comic is one thing, but I'll be danged if I sit here and watch romance creep into my super-hero comics!  That's just wrong.

I'm not sure if I'm overloaded on gigantic props, random alien creatures or (shudder) seeing my heroes kissing.  It's probably all three.

Actually, if I remember correctly (which is never a given these days), I think that this story was part of the Batman... from the 40s to the 70s hardcover that I treasured so much as a child.  The kissing is even more disturbing in full-color.

See you tomorrow!


Aaron Carine said...

The panel with Batman professing his love to Batwoman appeared on the cover of the New Republic--but they erased Batwoman and replaced her with Robin.

Smurfswacker said...

Whatever that flying purple critter is, he has palm trees for eyebrows.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Adam: did you read any of BATMAN, INCORPORATED? Grant Morrison reintroduce Katy Kane as a woman (I think) ten years older than Batman and made out and peeved Robin off because he wasn't getting the attention he wanted.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

*and THEY made out

Nathan said...

That sorta-dinosaur-like thing looks a bit malnourished.