Starting the week with a look at the super-cool cover of Batman #227:
This particular tale appears in the Batman from the 30's to the 70's hardcover book that cost me ten weeks' allowance back in the day. But I didn't get to see the cover in any detail until today. I'm not sure how Neal Adams got that effect, but it's super-cool.
I also never realized the similarities between that cover and this one:
Not that I haven't seen both covers and could instantly recognize them for the past 40 years. I just never put the two together because... well, I'm just not that observant.
One other thing of note about Batman #227 is that the letters column changed from "Letters to the Batcave" to "Letters to the Batman." It also sported this pic:
What's awesome about this pic is that it's a sketch submitted (along with the suggested new name) by reader Anthony Kowalik. Neal Adams inked it and ... well, Anthony Kowalik gets to say he had his art inked by Neal Freakin' Adams. Amazing!
And here's an amusing shout-out from Batman #229:
Heh. That's kinda funny.
And I know you're just waiting for the promised footage of Batman bopping a rhino, so here you go:
By golly, we deliver around here. If I say you're going to see Batman bop a rhino, you will see Batman bop a rhino. You can take that to the bank.
Check it out!
Hand shadows... the only thing girls find more of a turn-off than magic tricks.
See you tomorrow!