BATMAN

 

 

…won’t ask for much this Christmas. He won’t even wish for snow.

 

 

…He’s just gonna keep on waiting, underneath the mistletoe.

 

 

Batman won’t make a list and send it to the North Pole for St. Nick…

 

 

He won’t even stay awake to hear those magic reindeer click!

 

 

Batman wants you here tonight, holding on to him so tight.

 

What more can he do? All Batman wants for Christmas…

 

 

Is You.

 

The Batman Adventures Holiday Special, 1995

20 thoughts on “BATMAN

  1. Batman smiling like that in the last panel is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen.

    Like Burgess Meredith as Satan, but scarier.

  2. Gotta agree with @bookrats, there. I don’t know if its just the drawing or how you’ve used it, Chris. But it makes me feel all dirty inside.

    …And a little excited. But no one really needs to know that.

    …Except me and him…

  3. Batman only smiles like that when:

    A) He’s caught a bad guy in one of his intricate plans; or,

    B) He’s poised to brain someone with a car battery.

  4. No. Wait.

    On reflection, he looks more sincerely happy with the car battery. It’s a breathlessly exited grin, like that of a nine-year-old on Christmas morning. It’s a moment of joy that Batman only expresses when being /improvisational/, but all the sweeter for it.

  5. I was running around the room carrying my niece and pretending she was flying today. I was all like “Here comes Supergirl! Whoosh!” And she yells “NO!! I WANNA BE BATMAN!!”

    I have never been more proud of her. Or frightened for her parents.

  6. and all i want for Christmas is Batman. neat, how that works out.

  7. Gee thanks, Chris. After read this I started humming it and my wife heard and got the idea to force me to watch Love Actually for the 50th time and now I’m gonna miss ChrisvsTwilight.
    She shoulda married the little stuffed bull.

  8. For some reason, seeing where the rhyme was going, I thought the last panel was going to be Robin. Instead it’s Batman smiling creepily at us.

    Which I guess makes us Robin.

    Yikes.

  9. Bruce just had a three-way with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn and lived to tell the tale.

    You’d be smiling too.

    (This issue was also used in a special Christmas episode of the animated series, which happens to be one of my favorite episodes of the Kids WB years.)

  10. Seeing where the rhyme was going…

    …I’d assumed the last stanza was going to be:

    “What more can he do? All Batman wants for Christmas is to fight.”

    Or, something about “potato blight”; but Chris faked me out again.

  11. I really don’t like the way Batman was looking at me in that last panel. As many have said here already, that creeped me right the Hell out. I imagine it was the combination of text and illustration.

    I’m sure he was smirking at the audience for entirely appropriate reasons before you, as usual, went and made it dirty. Not that I’m complaining about your methods, mind you.

    If it was Superman, I’d expect it. Hell, I’d be flattered. But something about Batman’s dark loner vibe just makes anything warm or affectionate wildly creepy, coming from him. I had to vocalize an “Ewww!” when I saw it.

    Thanks, man.