Friday, January 2, 2015

In Which Batman Fights Aliens and Gum-Swallowing Mobsters

Let's start the new year with a look at Batman #144:


Hmmmmm.... I'm not sure I appreciate Batman's tone there.  Not that the kid's hat commands a lot of respect, but still.

Anyway, up on the roof:



Oh, man.  Let's skip to the end of that one:


I don't writes 'em, folks.  I just reports on 'em.

This made me pause:


Soooooo... is the guy waiting for an apology?  You know, not so much for being arrested and all that, but for Batman making him swallow his gum?  He's kind of being a big baby about it.  There aren't any negative health effects from swallowing gum... unless you consider involuntarily having chewing gum in your poop to be a terrible thing.  Not that it's a good thing.  I don't know... we've kind of wandered off topic. 

Next story:


Well, Robin... it's not like you actually work for Commissioner Gordon.  I mean, no one in the room wearing a mask actually has to jump just because he says, "boo!" or anything.

But Robin ignores his gut instinct.  You should never do that.

Thusly:


Yup.  The original Batgirl: Designated Hostage.  At least Robin can now tell Commissioner Gordon that he probably should limit partnership assignments to actual Gotham City Police Department personnel.

Here's a letter that tickled me:


As long as there have been comic books, there have been fanboys.  And we're awesome.

See you tomorrow!

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