Like most comic book nerdlingers as a child, I drew pictures of my favorite heroes. Of course, the results were far from satisfying. Not only did the pictures never look right, it seemed as though I just pulled the concept for the image out of the air. With that in mind, these are from Detective #279:
Seriously? Man, Batman went through some awful times. I'd like to forget the 50's and the early 60's as much as the next guy, but we're all about truth here, so let's forge on.
Wait for it.... wait for it....
See? Turns out those foil hats do block radio waves! I'm sure you owe some guy who wanders around downtown in your area a sincere apology.
I'm not sure if the Storyville episode responsible for this trophy was ever printed. Seriously though, if you're a vigilante and trying to keep operations on the down-low, why would someone think it's a reward to give you a five-story statue? How do you get that back to the cave with any kind of discretion? And I imagine the money Batman recovered was probably less than what it cost to make the dang thing. Yeesh!
Not to mention the fact that it's a dang embarrassment. I am the dark avenger of evil, living in the shadows and striking fear into the hearts of criminals everywhere. And if you'll look to your left, you'll see my gigantic sculpture of an egg wearing pants and a top hat.
Hey! Let's learn something!:
The scowl on Robin's face is quite justified. Batman covers his ears, while Robin's "uniquely identifiable characteristics" are just a'flappin' in the breeze. Being a sidekick is really not the greatest job in the world.
See you tomorrow!