Saturday, March 31, 2007

Bob Haney Rules Week: Closing Ceremonies

It is with a heavy heart that I write this, the final post in Bob Haney Rules Week.

I just read Brave and the Bold #138.

The world's two greatest escape artists? Awesome!

Batman talks a lot like Dean Martin in this book:

And he wears an extra-long cape, it seems.

The best thing about this story, though, is that it leads to this:

If I were the bad guy I would have taken an extra minute to remove Batman's belt as well. Anyway, this is all very awkward and embarrassing for Mr Miracle. He's not happy:

I love that. Batman's all, "Now just relax, Scott. What's your hurry? Let's try to make the most of a bad situation here..."

Actually, Batman is basically useless throughout this entire story. He's lucky he has Mr Miracle along.

Mr Miracle busts out of that net, without clothing, and yells an awesome threat at the villain. And Batman...sits and swings like a market cheese.

Well, he did offer this piece of expert detective work:

And that, my friends, is why he's the World's Greatest Detective.

(And, really, who doesn't engrave their name on their pickaxe?).

You shut your mouth, Batman! This is a Haney comic and it can and WILL work! Be gone with your scientific reasoning and pesky facts! There is no room for them here in Haneytown! I'll not have you spoiling my fun!

Alright. So there you have it. Bob Haney rules. I'm not saying that I forgive him for the Super Sons, but...well, maybe that is what I'm saying. Here's a bonus panel from the Saga of the Super Sons that I left out of my post about them:

Bruce Wayne: father of the year.


Johnathan said...

Ha. Ha. Har. Ha. Ho.

rachelle said...

Yeah. Batman's not very good at laughing. He's out of practice.

Anonymous said...

Bob Haney Rules Week RULED. Thank you!

Jon Hex said...

Wait, it's impossible to get out of a net? I did, like, three times last week alone. And Mister Miracle goes commando into battle? I did not need to know that.

rachelle said...

I have to be honest here and let you know that Mister Miracle was actually wearing underwear, even though it really didn't look like it in those panels.

I would think that Batman could have just slashed open that net with a batarang or something...but maybe he wasn't in a big hurry to get out.

Ben said...

Sure Batman could have escaped on his own, but why do that when you've got an underpantsed man willing to do all the work himself. And where was ol' Scottie stashing that bullet he threatened to put in the bad guy's black heart?

SallyP said...

Heck, Bats could have used his bat ears to cut his way out. And considering that Scotty got them out of all sorts of messes, getting snippy with him and his cape/balloon there at the end, seems a on Batman's part.

Mr. Miracle is married to Barda. Of COURSE he is awesome!

Michael Jones said...

If you ever want to do a Haney sequel, check out Metamorpho's Showcase collection.

TheincredibleshrinkingDamian said...


That was a pretty awesome recap/review