38 thoughts on “A Friendly Reminder From Jim Starlin and Dave Cockrum

  1. And then he pulled a car battery out of his utility belt and started to play it like a maestro with the punk as the subject……

    true art, indeed….

  2. Aha, the goddamn Batman is brutal! You can’t conceive of the pain he can cause. Brutally. So brutal. It was brutal!

  3. You kinda get the idea maybe Batman wants that Road Warrior extra to shoot her after a certain point…

  4. Batman is totally metal. I could see him paying for the guys hospital bills and rehabilitation and anonymously just to do it all again once the guy spends like months getting back to functionality.


  5. Why does that punk have the Chevron gas station logo painted on his face? Is that a Gotham gang? Are the gasoline price wars a literal war in Gotham?

  6. Danicus, you missed the facts that he had filed his teeth into spikes and turned his irides red somehow.
    This is where Joel Schumacher got the idea for dressings mobs up like black velvet paintings.

  7. Batman isn’t brutal. He’s efficient. He plans all his fight scenes and body snapping epilogues way, way early. Even practises in front of a mirror. Sometimes even on Alfred. Alfred kicks his ass, of course.

  8. It’s… Dread Batman Roberts!

    “No! To the pain! I’ll explain and I’ll use small words so that you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog-faced buffoon. To the pain means the first thing you will lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists. Next your nose. The next thing you will lose will be your left eye followed by your right. Your ears you keep and I’ll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, “Dear God! What is that THING,” will echo in your perfect ears. That is what to the pain means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever. Now, DROP… YOUR… GUN!

  9. Boneman- And notice how well Batman handles the situation. Spiderman needs to be taking notes. Batman won’t take crap from Aunt May kidnappers.

  10. Pandering to the juvenile macho power fantasies of the typical comic book reader, I see.

    That and the muscular guys in tight outfits wrestling each other – not that there is anything wrong with that.

  11. Goon: “Okay, I surrender.”

    Batman: “…and then I’ll pull your intestines out through your ears and stuff them back down your mouth…”

    Goon: “No, seriously. Look, I’m putting the gun down.”

    Batman: “You will know an eternity of pain and suffering!”

    Goon: “Lady, get out of here. Look! No hostage, no gun. I’m surrendering peacefully. Let’s go find a cop.”

    Batman: “Yea, verily, even unto your children’s children will there be torture!”

    Goon: “How much longer are you going to be telling me about the pain?”

    Batman: “About ten more minutes. Sit down and get comfortable, because I think I lost my place. Oh, here we go. Pain! Pain beyond imagining…”

    Goon: “Sigh.”

  12. “Why is that punk threatening Aunt May?”

    Worry not. No mere mortal can threaten a wielder of the Power Cosmic.

  13. “Batman vs. Aunt May, Herald of Galactus, TOTALLY needs to be a comic. Or a claymation Christmas special. Possibly both…”

    Rather see May as the Golden Oldie versus Alfred as the Outsider myself, but to each their own. Perhaps with a Herbie cameo?

  14. Chris,

    There are times when I’m reading “ISB” that I want to scream “Marry me!!” at the top of my lungs. Then I remember that I’m next-to-engaged and you’re probably hitched and I collapse, sobbing, on my life-sized cardboard “Chris” cutout.

    Bless you, sir. Bless the ISB.

  15. Dave Cockrum was one of my favorite artists on Batman.. it took him a while to as he said “Get the Dirty Harry style” in Batman.. however, It could be Alfred!! More Bran Alfred, MORE BRAN!!