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Okay, I was wrong THIS will be my last post for One Perfect Moment week.

Following on from recent discussions about the Riddler and how hard he is to write well, a rather appropriate couple of pages from Batman Adventures #10, as an inmate is released from Gotham State Penitentiary...

I just never tire of the henchmen's valiant attempt at reassuring the boss here.

It's actually a great issue, with Eddie planning to give challenging Batman one more time to see if it works, and if it doesn't, quitting crime forever. I won't say how it ends (This is One Perfect Moment Week after all) but it's a doozy. :)

Date: 2010-08-02 07:59 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
I think it's really kind of sad that the age of incredibly loyal henchmen seems to have passed. It used to be that just about every Batman villain had a retinue of followers that were loyal to the core to their bosses - they were always gasping in sympathetic horror at how their boss just got humiliated by the Batman, or saying things like 'don't shoot! You'll hit the boss!' and breaking them out of prison, and just generally hanging around and being helpful. The Joker in particular used to have a particularly large retinue of flunkies who hung on his every word, but just about every villain seemed to have at least a few of them. Now that era has passed - the current generation of henchmen are just your average thugs who are more than likely to betray or abandon their employer if they themselves are in danger. 'Tis sad... 'tis sad.

Date: 2010-08-02 03:28 pm (UTC)
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They probably saw what happened to Harley when she was the Joker's henchperson and thought better.

Date: 2010-08-02 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Nah - this was before Harley. I suppose 'current generation' is a misleading phrase; the changeover I'm talking about has largely happened in the last couple of decades (although, considering comic book time, that WOULD still make it the 'current generation').


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