Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bob Haney: Black and White

Bob Haney Rules Week rages on! Now in fabulous black and white!

It's nice to see Batman enjoy himself from time to time. But I think he might have hit the bottle a little hard before heading out on patrol this night:

He's making a Spider-Man reference! My brain just exploded.

Aww, look at him, bouncing around for no reason. Talking like a twelve-year-old. Remember when Batman used to smile?

Like, really smile. To the point where it was very creepy?

Do you think that's true? Do you believe that that moment remains Batman's most cherished honour? I think he's lying through his giant, creepy teeth.

I don't mean to get distracted by the artwork when the focus is supposed to be on Haney's zany writing. The creepy smiling is awesome, but really couldn't even happen if the storyline didn't make Batman the guest of honour at a Chinese New Year party. (Why? Because it's "The Year of the Bat." Uhhhh...sure. Why not?).


Benito said...

Hey, that's not even a real Chinese zodiac year!

I bet those wily Chinee were up to something!

Johnathan said...

The best thing about that issue is that despite the fact that it came out in like 1968 or so and is set in Gotham's Chinatown, it contains far, far fewer cringe-inducing casually racist bits.

I was still cringing from time to time, but nowhere near what I was expecting.

ABS said...

When reading the narration for the first image, I kept thinking, "Who's the bat-private eye that's a sex machine to all the chicks? Bats! Ya damn right!"

rachelle said...

Yeah...that song was running through my head too.

I also kind of thought it sounded like the lyrics to a peppy sit-com theme.

Ben said...


"Really the most!"

"Truly now we are twice blessed!"

Anyhow, that flagpole swing is really more of a Cap thing than a Spidey thing. Y'know, just sayin' . . .