Monday, September 10, 2012

Manic Monday Bonus--He'd Better Have A Frazetta Mural On The Side!!

Scene: Catwoman is the UN ambassador for the despotic nation of Sudaria (shhh--It's Bob Haney--roll with it). She's using that post as a cover to smuggle valuable American defense plans out of the country...but then she dies (SPOILER ALERT--she's not really dead). As Batman has deduced:


So the Caped Crusader rushes to the airport..."borrows" a forklift...


...and takes the coffin to...

"A van"?!? Batman has a van?!? Really??

You know, in 1976, I'm sure that Bruce Wayne did have a pretty bitchin' conversion van, with an 8-track player and a waterbed and lava lamps...and if Batman's van is a rockin', don't...

OK, got distracted there. Sorry. So what does Batman find when he opens the coffin?

You don't get to hear Batman yelp "YIIAAAEEEE!" very often. I wonder what that would sound like in Christian Bale's Dark Knight voice...

And what made Batman scream like a little child?

A couple of big cats? Come on, now!!

Well, Bob Haney's Batman was always a little bit...ahem...less brave...than most other versions, so his solution to the crisis is...



Yeah, he hides in the coffin. No rising for this Dark Knight!!

The story never tells us how he he escapes...presumably he uses that "wrist radio" to call someone a little less cowardly to come deal with the cats and let him out.

At least he has a bitchin' van...

From Brave And The Bold #131 (1976)

4 comments:

SallyP said...

He must have forgotten to pack his Bat-Cat-Repellant.

Martin Gray said...

What is it with Bat-baddies and ambassadorships?

Phil Cgo said...

Why must he stop Wonder Woman?

snell said...

Because Catwoman has concealed the last crucial part of the blueprints in the fuel tank of WW's invisible plane!!