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This…will obviously lead to this…

and then this…


Here’s a couple of photos that I took.

No really…

The Batmobile must be pretty wide to fit Batman, Robin and Fatman on the front seat.

Obviously the Batman writers were taking the piss here…

This is another “unique” Bat-story of the 1950s that shows just why most people disregard this era of the Caped Crusader’s career.

Perhaps DC should put out a collection of Weird Tales from Gotham City. It could be filled with all the stupid stories from the 1940s, 50s and 60s such as the one above. It could feature the ‘many strange transformations of Batman, like the stories where he turned into a giant, merman, gorilla etc. There could also be a section on all the many times Batman travelled back in time, fought aliens or met others that he inspired such as Fatman, Batboy, Mogo the Bat-gorilla, Batmite, Ace the Bathound, Batman Jones etc. I’m not sure it would sell many copies although I am sure some people would pick it up just for a laugh.

Batman may have the greatest rogues gallery in all of comicdom but there are also a few duds too. The Eraser comes to mind as does Crazy Quilt and the Ten Eyed Man, but I think Kiteman takes the cake.

I wonder whether there is a Kiteman origin story.

Very Interesting

Posted: June 11, 2010 in Batman, Comic Books, DC Comics

I see that my post on The Joker’s Comedy Of Errors has exploded in the last 24 hours. Over 1300 views so far in the last day. I haven’t seen this much traffic since someone posted a link on Twitter of my post on Lois Lane – I Am Curious Black about a year and a half ago. Obviously someone has stumbled across this post, been amused by all the Joker’s talk of exposing Batman to his boner, and decided to link it to Twitter. Not bad for something I posted in February 2009. It just goes to prove how childish some people can be as I have posted many much better stories such as The Challenge Of The Headless Baseball Team, Detective Chimp, The Joker’s Rumpus Room Revenge and Jack Kirby’s Kamandi The Last Boy On Earth.

This poster advertising the 1941 film version of Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde served as an inspiration to the look of Batman’s arch villain Two Face, who debuted that year.

The 1931 film version of Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde is said to have influenced the character as well, in the way Two Face would behave. Apparently Bill Finger used Frederic March’s performance as a template for the character’s actions.

I will do a review of both of these films in the next couple of weeks are see how they compare with each other.

I haven’t posted many comic book stories for a few months and with good reason. Both DC and Marvel have cracked down on these sorts of posts in recent months and lots of stuff that has been online for years has disappeared.

This story does feature some quite ugly art work, especially one of the drawings of the Joker on the last couple of pages. Some of the work evokes Dick Sprang but if I hazard a guess I would say Jerry Robinson was the main artist for this story.