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May 22, 2008



And here I was thinking that you were going to talk about his snazzy purple gloves that he wore. Boy, those would really strike terror into the hearts of criminals.

Mark Engblom

Yeah, the gloves were pretty unfortunate as well...but man, those big goofy ears pointing at 11:00 and 1:00 have always struck me as anything BUT scary. Plus, something that doesn't come through in the artwork above, but it's shocking how SKINNY Batman is in so many of the early adventures. Once again, hardly something a to strike terror into the hearts of criminals.

Greg Walter

I agree, Mark. But look at those slits and head tilt. It's as if the entire future run of Bats is all there.

Also: wasn't he holding a pipe in those famous panels? Or perhaps I'm conflating the original with some of Frank Miller's Year One notes from the deluxe ed.

Happy Memorial Weekend, fellow MN-er.

Ralph C

He did smoke a pipe in the early issues. Also, he was packing heat and knew how to use it!

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