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Batman contemplates revealing his identity. Robin, for once, is not the optimist.

From Batman 211: "Batman's Big Blow-Off!", 1969
Also in Showcase Presents:Batman Vol. 4 TPB (2009)
Story by Frank Robbins, Art by Irv Novick and Joe Giella

Date: 2009-08-31 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] echtrhoi.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
Godfather references will never stop being awesome.

Date: 2009-08-31 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tanetris.insanejournal.com
Yes, "someone" has poisoned the food. Nevermind the one person who had access to it who isn't keeled over..... Perhaps it was the Riddler.

Date: 2009-08-31 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blaketiger.insanejournal.com
Anybody know who the other three guys on that article are?

Date: 2009-08-31 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com
Bwahaha! I feel like Bruce must be testing Dick. Bruce, why would you need to dress up like a bat if everyone knows you're Bruce Wayne?

I love that last picture where Dick ups the ante and points out that he's worried about his own arse there as well. It reminds me of Michael Cain in Batman Begins where he, too, says he's worried about his own safety.

Also, I must continue to ask why everybody stopped drawing Bruce and Dick as looking this way. It's the way they always look in my head. Whether or not they're wearing ties and cowl neck sweaters. (Work that casual look, Bruce.)

Who are those other guys in the picture? The one smoking the cigar is especially nice--Batman would not want to be a role model who smoked, I think.

Date: 2009-08-31 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
Well, it's a very pretty arse, no wonder he's worried about it.

And Bruce Wayne actually smoked a pipe back in the 1940's.

Date: 2009-08-31 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com
I remember his pipe! It was very distinguished. Dick must have tried it out a few times, or at least posed with it.

Date: 2009-08-31 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
I want more double thumbs up Bruce.

Date: 2009-09-02 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eritreus.insanejournal.com
Image (http://pics.livejournal.com/teh_antisecks/pic/0004hz7z/)

Date: 2009-08-31 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lover_youshould.insanejournal.com
There is nothing about this post that is not amazing.

note to self: buy showcase presents batman vol 4

Date: 2009-08-31 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
I love that Bruce is like "let's not talk about how I'll die! Let's talk about how I can do good for 24 hours!"

Date: 2009-08-31 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redsilkscarf.insanejournal.com
Silver Age Dick is so pretty. :D

I didn't know that this was published recently in a TPB; I remember seeing the whole story on the old Scans_Daily and desperately wanting a copy of it.

Date: 2009-09-01 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ar_feiniel_.insanejournal.com
Has Dick ever not been pretty?

Date: 2009-09-02 06:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redsilkscarf.insanejournal.com
I have often missed his beautiful cheekbones in some of the more recent comics. =(

Not that anything could stop him from being the most attractive person in the DCU, though.

Date: 2009-08-31 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janegray.insanejournal.com
This is fantastic :D

Date: 2009-08-31 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jelly_ace.insanejournal.com
Bruce is waaaayyyy too excited by the possibility of inspirational talks to youth. Just sayin'.

Date: 2009-08-31 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
Yes, the faraway look in his eyes speaks volumes

"And we could hold it at... boys camps... and to show there's no difference between rich and poor, we'd all be there without any clothes" *

Dick sidles rapidly to the door trying to recall social services phone number.

* Why am I hearing this in a voice which comes across like a cross between Adam West and the police scientist in "Police Squad"? :)

Date: 2009-09-01 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com
Thank you for re-posting this! I just love the art on this. It's so pretty.

And look at the floating heads!

Date: 2009-09-01 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zordboy.insanejournal.com
"Batman's Big Blow-Off!"

No. Just no.

Date: 2009-09-01 10:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
I can just imagine how this would've gone if it had continued a bit longer:

Dick: 'You'd be sued by every irate housewife whose window ever got broken during a battle!'

Bruce: 'Which I could afford, seeing as how I'm a bazillionaire. On the other hand, I could give free educational tours of the Batcave to groups of schoolchildren!'

Dick: 'One of which might be a disguised dwarf assassin ready to take you out...'

Alfred: 'Not to mention, I might add, the absolute PIGSTY that the cave would be afterwards, regardless...'

Bruce: 'I suppose that's true enough. But just think! No more awkward excuses for dashing off and changing clothes during the middle of a date! I could go on dates in costume, and when I rushed away to fight crime, they'd applaud!'

Dick: 'That WOULD be nice, if it weren't for the fact that underworld snipers would likely have taken you out long before you reached the point of running away.'

Bruce: 'Come ON, I'm Batman! I eat crooks like that for breakfast! I'd take them out without breaking a sweat and impress my date with my crimefighting skills!'

Dick: 'Always assuming you could GET a date who was willing to risk the possibility of being cut down by a stray bullet. That's kind of a turn-off for most women.'

Bruce: 'But... but... I could market the Batarang as the next big children's toy! Imagine, walking through the park and seeing people tossing around Batarangs instead of frisbees! Wouldn't that be heartwarming?'

Dick: 'You're really getting into this, aren't you?'

Bruce: 'Just let me have my fantasies for a minute, OK?'

Date: 2009-09-01 04:26 pm (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Dickish Bruce)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
Uninterrupted dinners? I am not seeing the logic there! Having his identity out would, if anything, mean less free time for family dinners!


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