Ladies and Gentlemen…

The ISB Proudly Presents:

BATMAN!

 

 

 

 

THE WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE!

 

Having lived in Ohio for some time, I can vouch that the Joker’s reign of terror in the Buckeye State–as seen in 1941’s Batman #8–was probably just an excuse to get delicious Gold Star Coneys.

33 thoughts on “Ladies and Gentlemen…

  1. Another thing: Have you ever considered doing a book club type thing around here? You seem to read books that just beg to be talked about over tea and cucumber sammiches.

  2. I swear, if only a Batman villain were smart enough to leave a card like that and NOT be in Ohio…

  3. On Bizarro world, a villain named Oiho is hiding in a state shaped like the Joker.

  4. I wonder what state is on the other Joker card in that deck. Probably that wacky Alabama.

  5. Respect for my home state that was once terrorized by the Joker… maybe that explains Cleveland’s bad sports luck…

  6. I brought that exact same story up to my wife this weekend, pointing out how he susses out that the Joker is in New Jersey. Plus, I love the mountains in Ohio. Although, considering that the Joker continues to fall for the fake planted story in the newspapers, perhaps we should be picking on him. “Criminal mastermind”? I think not.

  7. I read Robin’s line as “WOW! My head say, where’s the Joker?” Which sounds like a Public Enemy lyric. Imagine Chuck D’s voice shouting it out and it makes sense.

    As for the Joker, he went back to Ohio, but his city was gone.

  8. Hey, is this story in the new volumbe of Batman Chronicles? I just gotta read about Batman and Joker battling in my home state!

    It IS a pretty safe place to hide from the Baman. If Joker avoids the downtown areas of the big cities, there are no skyscrapers to attach bat-lines to, and no dark alleys to skulk around in.

  9. Sims, Sims, Sims, how can we trust your comic book reviews ever again after your Gold Star rating? I’m stunned, stunned I say. I can understand eschewing Skyline because of their questionable practice of using third world children in chili forced labor camps, but not even a mention of Dixie Chili? I can only conclude that the coporate executives at Gold Star are backing a dump truck full of money up to your door, even as we speak…

  10. Gold Star is for suckers… The Joker will be found at Skyline Chili in downtown Cinci glugging down a brew before a Reds game.

  11. Skyline is like the Philly Cheesesteak in Philly… I mean, it’s not much but it’s one of Cinci’s claim to fames. If the Joker were to be in southwest Ohio it would be a travesty to be eating Gold Star instead of Skyline. He is a villain though so maybe that’s his plan.

  12. I, for one, am disturbed by Cantankerous Chris Sims selling out. After all, didn’t Dastardly Dave Campbell sellout shortly before ending Dastardly Dave’s Longbox?

  13. Maybe the Joker just wanted White Castles. Or horrible gas because they’re pretty much the same thing.

  14. For being such a brilliant detective, looks like Batman can’t spell.

    The word is “rendezvous.”

  15. Whoops. My goof. That “z” in rendezvous looked like an “i.”

    Bad letterer! Bad!

  16. The Joker will be found at Skyline Chili in downtown Cinci glugging down a brew before a Reds game.

    That’s because he’s crazy!

  17. “Skyline is like the Philly Cheesesteak in Philly… I mean, it’s not much but it’s one of Cinci’s claim to fames.”

    Except that Philly Cheesesteaks are good, good enough to have spread beyond Philly (though often the name is used for a product that bears no resemblance to the original).

  18. I’d actually say that Skyline Chili is like the fish tacos of San Diego, a so-called delicacy I’ve never encountered outside of there.

  19. “27CHV Says:

    Whoops. My goof. That “z” in rendezvous looked like an “i.”

    Bad letterer! Bad!”

    I read that and scrolled back up, then back down, then back up again for fiveminutes trying to find a mistake there.