Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Out of office today, but please enjoy this page of Batman slapping the hell out of Robin.

I picked up some later, post-anthology issues of World's Finest the other day...maybe not the best comics, since I think the writers and editors were struggling to find reasons for Superman and Batman to work together, or even be friends. So I think sometimes they tried too hard to give Supes and Bats a...special connection, rather than just letting them be a couple guys who enjoyed each other's company and wanted to hang out. That and magic tended to be used a lot by the bad guys, to keep Superman from wrapping up the story two pages in. (I really want to rewatch the Lego: DC Super-Heroes Justice League vs. Bizarro League DVD that I got for the Youngest: there's a scene where Lego Supes watches Lego Bats fight multiple villains, and Bats won't let him help out! "Please, just let me heat vision that thing. It'd take, like, two seconds. It's literally, no problem.")

From 1983, World's Finest Comics #287, "Within My Heart...the Enemy!" Written by Cary Burkett, art by Trevor Von Eeden. A mystical enemy wants to put a nightmarish elder god type--the "Adored One"--in the best body available: Batman's, duh.


SallyP said...

You really just can't go wrong with some good old-fashioned Bat-Slapping.

Dale Bagwell said...

No, no you can't Sally.
Dear God did Batman look he was tripping balls or what!?