Good thing he didn't bite down on his food before them or would have really shot his mouth off.
So your Batman 1 has a collection of stories from different issues? Do you know which issues?
The most surprising one was 'accidently' stopping Robin from apprehending The Cat. I might like this Batman better than our present po-faced version. We're all human after all, even Batman!
I like the idea of drawing them out as they are ordered in the longboxes. It sounds like they are sorted already though.... Batman 0 followed by Batman 1 so far.
In the case of a multi-book story line I am going to set the book aside until I have the full story.
How will you know if the other issues of that story are in the boxes at all?
I'm looking forward to your future posts. Who doesn't love some Batman?
The only credit is to Bob Kane, although the cover is signed by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson.
Beware Of Poison Ivy.
This is the first appearance of Poison Ivy. Bruce and Dick are "admiring" an exhibit of the top three female world Public Enemies, Dragon Fly, Silken Spider, and Tiger Moth. I assume these three were made up for this story and not used elsewhere. Ivy makes her appearance and wants everyone to know she should be number one. Bruce is immediately smitten with her. She uses her lipstick to send out an electrical charge which makes all of the photographers flash bulbs explode. Don't look at me, I didn't write it. Since everyone is blind, Bruce changes into Batman. Obviously he wears his costume under his suit. Even though he is blind he runs after her. Unfortunately for him, the maintenance crew is working on the elevators and of course they left the doors open. Incidents like this obviously helped Congress to decide to create OSHA. I could go on but this was only a 12 page story and I don't want this review to be longer than that. To speed it up, Ivy sets up the three public enemies to fight among themselves. She sets them up to get captured by the police. As she tries to escape Batman and Robin confront her. She kisses Batman, which due to her lipstick puts him under her spell, and tries to escape. At the last minute Batman comes to his senses and she is captured. What a story. Of course, considering the age group these were aimed at it makes more sense. Wasn't DC's audience at this time 8-12 year olds?
The Perfect Crime--Slightly Imperfect!
This story features a group that I had never heard of, The Mystery Analysts Of Gotham City. I know that when Julius Schwartz took over Batman he wanted to get back to Batman's roots as a detective. This group featured the District Attorney, a mystery novelist, an armchair detective,(I never knew that was an occupation), Commissioner Gordon and Batman. I want to get this posted today so I am not even going to try to make sense of this story. I love mysteries but this was one of the most convoluted and confusing tales that I have ever read.
This is probably the oldest book my friend had, unless there are some old Detectives. We will jump 200 issues with the next review.