Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sometimes, being the World's Greatest Detective kinda sucks.
Batman probably has a pretty good sense for 'crazy,' as well; I'd guess.

This isn't to suggest that Batman might prefer an earthier, more natural beauty--that's another issue--but that sometimes, Batman's powers of observation might show him more than he wants to know right now.

When I was a kid, I had a Batman record with "Challenge of the Catwoman." You can listen to it over at Power Records Plaza if you like, and I might see if I can dig it up for a scan later. What I recall most about this one--and I didn't have the attached comic, if there was one--is that Catwoman is disguised as a man, on a train, and Batman roots her out by walking through the car looking up. As everyone looks up at whatever Bats is staring at, he can easily spot Catwoman is the one "man" with no adam's apple. (Technically, I guess women have laryngeal prominence, but it's not as noticeable.)

So, it stands to reason someone with Batman's detective skills would be able to tell a lot about a person just by looking. Maybe too much. I wonder if Batman doesn't date so much because at a glance he can see so much of a potential girlfriend, he doesn't get the fun getting to know you phase. Of course, the background checks probably don't help, either.

Even though I'm still getting settled, and probably have other things I could be doing as far as making the place presentable, I read a pile of comics while watching Fringe, including La Cosa Nostroid, the mobster/giant robot spin-off from Scud the Disposable Assassin. One of my favorite bits, from the last far:
Is there any sound more beautiful than a mobster's laugh?
La Cosa Nostroid IX was the last published issue, the book disappearing from the racks just like Scud, back in 1998. Scud made it back to finish it's story, so maybe this one will someday as well--ten issues would make a pretty good little trade, and I know somebody's found this site searching for it.

Considering I've never seen the Godfather trilogy, Goodfellas, Mean Streets, or Casino; it's all the more impressive how much I liked this book, and the giant robots don't carry it that far, either. Written by Dan Harmon, illustrated by Edvis. Still hoping to see it in the Image solicits one of these days.


SallyP said...

Now I understand why Batman AND Bruce Wayne actually have such a terrible love life.

Sea_of_Green said...

Could also be an indication as to why Batman seems to prefer brunettes to blondes. Brunettes are less prone to fakery, by gosh!

SallyP said...

It is SO true. Not that I'm biased or anything.

ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

No wonder why Batman's dates suck so badly.

Besides, he likes them with cat fetishes.