Today's chosen issue for the Back-Issue Spotlight is an issue from the old B:TAS cartoon show from FOX television. Damn but I do miss that show! It was so ahead of it's time in terms of both writing, animation, and just the overall presentation. Super-Friends it was not.
Well in conjuction with the cartoon , DC started publishing comic stories in the same vein as the animated show. Not straight out episode adaptions, but stand alone stories written and drawn in the same tone and feel as the show itself.
Well today's one of those such issues.
The story goes like this: Some guy is on the run from Talia and her father Ra's Al Guhl because he and two other guys stole a valubale statue from Ra's. Well Talia and some of her Father's men have come to Gotham to find the guys who stole the statue. It's not long at all before Batman becomes involved.
But first, how funny is this 1st page?
From there, we're shown Batman's detective skills in action in a very straight-forward and deceptively simplistic fashion. This lets the reader know immediately why Batman deserves the moniker of the World's Greatest Detective.
She lets him go, probably guessing right that Batman would be watching and possibly interfere. Well she was right, 'cause Batman shows up just as Abdul runs like the wind.
That's not Avon calling bitch!
But of course in true pulp-hero fashion, Batman and Talia are captured and tied up and left to burn alive in a burning house.
Being tied up like this, doesn't mean shit to Batman. You know how many times that motherfucker's been tied up? At this point I imagine getting out off situations like this, is like you or I sitting down to do a crossword puzzle.
Being the type of guy he is, Batman gives an answer the way only a smooth son of a bitch playboy like him could.