Friday, November 16, 2007

I know Batman and Robin aren't gay, but...





Okay, so I know Batman and Robin aren't really gay, but man, Batman really doesn't seem to be into that kiss as much as Batwoman is, does he?

Likewise, Robin doesn't seem to be enjoying his kiss with Bat-Girl as much as she is:



These panels are all from my current favorite Batman story, by the way, "Prisoners of Three Worlds," from 1963's Batman #153.

It's by Bill Finger, Sheldon Moldoff and Charles Paris, and it tells the tale of our quartet of caped crusaders taking on what look like rather deformed Skrulls (check it out: green skin, pointy ears, wrinkly chins; they're totally Skrulls!) from a different dimension who are after Gotham City's silver supply.

What's so great about this comic, other than the looks on the dynamic duos' faces when their female counterparts shove their tongues down their throats?

Well, in addition to fighting these guys...



they also tangle with these guys...




and this thing...



...which you'll notice is some kind of flying winged monster fish that has palm trees growing out of its forehead. Moldoff was on fire when he was penciling this baby!

5 comments:

Chance said...

Those panels are classic. Look at batman's horrified expression! (Say, how do his eyebrows show through his cowl like that, anyhow?)

Anonymous said...

He's BATMAN and he can have his eyebrows show through his cowl in space.

Marionette said...

I'm just wondering, can you tell me what book you scanned those b/w pages from? There aren't any Showcase collections that go that early, and I don't know of any other b/w reprint collections.

Caleb said...

Sure, they're from Batman: From the 30's to the 70's and that it was published by Crown in the early '70s.

There were also Superman and Shazam! volumes...I would assume a Wonder Woman one too, but not at my library. They're all way out of print, unfortunately.

Here's an Amazon entry on the Batman book:
http://www.amazon.com/Batman-30s-70s-thirties-seventies/dp/B000BPFG3K/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1196289006&sr=1-4

Marionette said...

Well fry my boots and call me plankton, I have that very volume. I can read the whole story.

I don't believe there was ever a Wonder Woman volume. The nearest thing from the period was the Gloria Steinem edited collection that's all golden age material.