Friday, December 27, 2013

"The End" Week: Batman: Gotham Adventures #60!


Batman has had more than a few last issues that we've seen here, and I know there's been several in the animated style like this one: from 2003, Batman: Gotham Adventures #60, "Leaves" Written by Scott Peterson, pencils by Tim Levins, inks by Terry Beatty.

Although at this point in the series, Batman has a solid support team in Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl, and Alfred; but he cuts them out to go alone this time. Commissioner Gordon has been captured by the Joker, who tells him to come alone. He doesn't specify where, but Batman finds them at a carnival, where the Joker also has like fifty guys. Batman cuffs Batgirl, but she gets free to let herself be captured, to protect her dad.

Perhaps because this is the animated version, the fifty guys don't have guns; but that almost sounds harder. If they had been armed, Batman would've been able to out-position them, or they would've opened fire and hit each other. This way, Batman has to fight his way through all of them, tooth and nail.

Exhausted, Batman asks the Joker why, and his explanation is to the effect of this is as good as it's going to get, so he may as well end it now, by stabbing Batman to death. Batman knocks out the Joker, and drags his beat-down ass home, where the others are surprised by the news reports they see! Still, Nightwing points out that while Batman may have lost a family once, he has another one now, and Batman agrees. He offers, after maybe taping up his wounds, that maybe they could make pancakes. He's never made them before, but no time like the present, and as we all know, pancakes are magical.


2 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

Love the simplistic art here. Can never go wrong with that. Plus how bad ass does that whole fighitng against 50 guys with no guns does that make Batman? Love this one. And pancakes. Well he's Batman. Of course he can make em perfectly on just one attempt.

SallyP said...

Seriously, who doesn't like pancakes?