Friday, September 14, 2018

The Best Cover You've Never Seen--Detective Comics #512 (1982)!!

America's health care system summed up in a picture:

Fun facts:

A) This scene never occurs in the comic. Liars, liars, liars.

B) That's not "Dr. Death" kicking Batman with a sandaled foot. That's his servant, Togo. Death is piloting the chopper.

C) It was, indeed, a fatal prescription, as Death invented a "super-allergen" that only he had a cure for, infected everyone in Gotham, and tried to blackmail the city for one billion dollars.

D) Batman, of course, is "naturally immune" to the allergen. Because he's f%^&in' Batman. Robin? Not so lucky.

E) Batman, from the ground, took out the helicopter with a batarang. Because he's f%^&in' Batman.

The cover is by Gene Colan and Dick Giordano. Because they're Gene f%^&in' Colan and Dick F%^&in' Giordano.

1 comment:

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

That is a great cover. When was the last time Batman used a Batarang?