Am I going to put every Neal Adams Batman cover on this site? Well, sure... if I can come up with the slightest excuse. Check this one out:
It's eye-catching, of course. It's not entirely accurate, though. I've seen this cover over the years and assumed it was one of those 1960's social awareness-raising issues. And... well, kinda, but not really. First and foremost, I didn't see the gang wearing leather and riding motorcycles at all. And in the story, these guys are juveniles:
What were these kids fighting over? Who wore the baggiest shirt?
Anyway, Batman has a solution for everything that led these young men into their life of gang violence:
All they needed to do was decide to do good things!
Yup. Nancy Reagan wasn't the first person who said that the cure for everything that ails you is simply ignoring it. Just say no, kids!
Hey, I have a question:
Wait. What? Does Batman have a photographic memory? I don't think he does. Eidetic memory involves remembering everything that you've ever been allowed to remember over the course of your entire life. Bruce may be able to commit everything he reads and learns to memory, but that ain't the same thing. Your thoughts?
Hey! Here's a good one from contributor Robert Gillis, from Jimmy Olsen #15!
Hmmmm... I want to know why it's legal for this kid to be "picking up" cigarettes at all. I could see that sort of thing happening in Gotham, but Metropolis always reminds me of Singapore.
Oh, well. Good find, Robert! Thanks again!
See you tomorrow!