Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Gigantic Egg Creams of Gotham

Getting our Silver Age goodness on with Batman #148.

See if this sounds familiar:

You spoke too soon, Robin.  Turns out they came back 40 years later:

Yup.  M. Knight Shyamalan tapped into Silver Age Batman and used the "aliens find our water toxic" for the big plot reveal in the 2002 movie, Signs.  Once again, Comics Did It First! (tm!)

Ever wonder what an ice cream factory in Gotham looks like?  Wonder no more!:

Of course there will be a gigantic, fully-functioning soda fountain.  Why wouldn't there be?

Hey!  It's time for Fun with Out of Context Dialogue / Artwork! (tm!)

Robin's courting technique needs a little subtlety.

And, lest I need to remind you:

Batman Has a Robot! (tm!)

See you tomorrow!


Aaron Carine said...

Come on, a creature that is allergic to WATER? All living things need water, and we are all full of water. Comics really do make no sense.

Adam Barnett said...

Hey, it didn't stop M. Night Shymalan!

Yael said...

I'm not so bothered by the idea of a creature that can't handle water - our definition of life, after all, comes from our own planet, and one can assume that alien worlds might have developed other forms of alien life, that don't work the way we're used to.
Thing is, there is a whole lot of water particles in the air - so if these creatures really do die from exposure to water, they wouldn't be able to even handle Earth air.