Batman #237 was fairly iconic for a couple of reasons. First, there was this classic cover:
And.... yeah, it's pretty awesome. But check it out inside the comic:
See? The cover has roughly seven other items on it besides the artwork. I understand the need for the title, the issue number and the price, but just look at how much more amazing that artwork is without all the jibber-jabber. Comic book covers should have as little jibber-jabber as possible. And you may quote me on that.
This ish is also popular among comic nerds because it featured an appearance of the Rutland Halloween Parade:
Where you'll see things like the X-Men's Havok and Captain America hanging out with Hawkman!
For thems what don't know, the Rutland Halloween Parade began back in 1960. It had a heavy superhero theme and one of the early organizers, Tom Fagan, became friends with many comic creators and had a bunch of 'em stay at his house after he talked them into appearing in the parade in costume. Other publishers besides DC would have issues spotlighting the parade and Fagan himself over the years, which made Tom Fagan pretty dang awesome.
Here we see "Thor" paying the DC Universe a visit, chatting it up with Denny O'Neil:
But then, Batman throws a hissy-fit and kind of ruins everything:
I'm not discounting the notion that Bats should be upset, but how do we feel about Bats losing his cool at all? Denny O'Neil did some fine work, but Batman really took a testosterone loss when he fell in love with Talia.
And now for an installment of So ... THAT Happened!
So... THAT Happened! (tm!)
I mean , you can't fault Robin for using a disguise that works... but why did he bother tinting his legs all the way up to the old crotchal region? And did he also tint the crotchal region? Not to be all focused on Robin's crotchal region, but.... you know, some things lead to perfectly legitimate questions. I guess when you are trained by Batman, you learn to just be through for the sake of being thorough.
That issue I was griping about yesterday? Apparently it wasn't just me:
Wow! Even a letter from Bob Rozakis! Awesome!
See you tomorrow!