"Aunt Harriet had for years labored under the delusion that I was not only perpetually four years old but also a bat." -- humorist Bruce Wayne, in his pseudo-biography "In God We Trust (All Others Pay in Blood)"There are fans out there who deplore super-hero costumes that are drawn with wrinkles, as though they were actual garments. These same fans otherwise require their comics to be drawn with photo-realistic detail. (And yet they believe that women are perfectly capable of contorting themselves so that their tits and asses are pointing in the same direction.) What I wonder is this: how do they feel about Batman's (and Superman's) costumes being drawn with thick, knitted-looking collars and cuffs? It used to be the norm. It's Pre-Crisis chic! Old-school! Probably, Brad Meltzer owns a pair. Still, it made those outfits look more like footie pajamas than crime-fighting attire. Say, does Batman's costume have a convenient flap on the posterior? I really need to know this. Why? That's personal. And I'll ask the questions around here, thank you very much.
Lost in Don Newton's Viewmaster-inspired panel layouts, a teensy, flaccid caption box vainly begs for your attention. Its cries unheeded, it develops a heroin habit, is reduced to homelessness and prostitution, and perishes of an overdose while giving a blowjob to a jagged edge explosion balloon.