Monday, November 14, 2011

Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel!

What's the toughest part of reading Batman comic book? Why, waiting for Maxie Zeus to show up again! (Seriously, Jim Lee? 12-ish maxie-series. Call me!) The second toughest thing is waiting for the next issue! These days it's not so hard 'coz we get two Batman Family titles a week, but back in the prehistoric age of Bat-Flintstone when it was all just starting, we had to wait until each ish of Detective Comics came out to get just one short tale of "The Bat-Man" at the front of 'Tec. Luckily the good folk at National kept us alert and aware, not only for enemy bombers, but for the next exciting issue that would include a Batman escapade! Let's look at the final panel of several different Batman stories over the first few years of his feature in Detective! (Mouse over the images to see not only the ish number but some "hilarious" alt-text!)

So: grab your dime and start haunting your local Rexall now!


Michael Hoskin said...

Oh for the days of gun-toting Batman. So round, so firm, so fully packed. So free and easy on the draw! LSMFB!

Anonymous said...

I just watched the Maxie Zeus episode this afternoon. So awesome.

J. L. Bell said...

The "Man-Monsters" tease turned out to be a snare and delusion. All we got in the next month's Detective was the Sensational Character Find of 1940.