Monster of the Day #1618

Surely the most innovative character since America Captain. Actually, if the shapechanging Clayface(s) eventually became Batman’s Sandman, this is Batman’s the Lizard.

After the goofy ’50s, and the even goofier (if that’s possible) Batman comics following the Adam West show, fans were ready for a more serious take on the character. They got it when artist Neal Adams exploded on the scene, one of those medium changing artists like Jim Steranko, John Byrne or Frank Miller. The writer got much more mature as well (if still very melodramatic), with Batman’s status as a detective finally coming to the fore.

  • Gamera977

    Were they the parents of ‘The Weekly World News’ Batboy?

  • Beckoning Chasm

    That is the most sparsely attended wedding I’ve ever seen.

  • bgbear_rnh

    The bride wore fright.

  • Flangepart

    Those ears…gotta be the perfect guy for finding things in the dark, right? Cause, a bat…then again, easy to defeat with air horns.

  • How many Man-Bats could Batman bat if Batman could bat Man-bats?

    Yeah, that sounded better in my head.

  • Eric Hinkle

    By the way, talking about Captain America, has anyone else heard the news about the incredibly ridiculous and bizarre conclusion to the whole ‘Captain America was always a Hydra agent/Nazi’ storyline?

    Basically, the ‘good’ parts of Cap’s personality manage to become a real person, thanks to an artifact that a new character named Barf (yes, seriously) pukes up just so this can be done.

    Good Cap then beats up Hydra Cap yelling all the while about how ‘this’ America sickens him and is the source of everything wrong with democracy and he needs to be killed to death. Apparently there are some very “subtle” hints that this is what all the Trump/non-Hilary supporters deserve.

    That whole bit with the fight and the rant goes on for thirty pages.

    The best part? This comic is being GIVEN AWAY in comic shops, because no one’s buying it. And it’s still stinking up the shelves, to the annoyance of the shop owners.

    Marvel Comics literally did a story they can’t give away. I wonder if they’ll learn any lessons from this?

  • Ken_Begg

    The lunatics are running the asylum at Marvel these days, so the answer is…no.

  • Acethepug

    Not just at Marvel, I am afraid. DC and many independents are doing the same thing. Image’s Savage Dragon has attacked Trump directly (of course, it also praised Obama, so no surprise there), and a book called “Calexit” is also very virulently anti-Trump (not sure of the company on that one).

    Hell, a site I used to love visiting, scans daily, is so toxic towards Trump, indeed, to ANYONE to the right of Obama or Hillary, that I can barely stand to go there anymore. I certainly don’t post.

    And no, Marvel won’t learn a damned thing. Their first “Civil War” book was just as bad (the Captain America movie version was a lot better).