Romance Special: Getting a Date the Batman Way!

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and as always happens at this time of year, the ISB’s fancy turns to… ahhhhhhhromance!

Of course, if you’re facing the prospect of spending next Saturday alone, wondering if a complete run of ROM: Spaceknight can really take the place of love and companionship, don’t fret! The Batman is here to help! Just follow his example, and you’ll have a love of your own in no time!






Huh. On second thought, you might want to make sure that you, like Batman, have a really, really good relationship with the police before you try to pull that one off.


From Batman #431, by Jim “Christopher Priest” Owsley and the Icon, the Main Event, the Showstopper himself, Jim Aparo.

26 thoughts on “Romance Special: Getting a Date the Batman Way!

  1. Batman does, on occasion, stand on someone’s front lawn, holding a boombox over his head.

    Oh wait — my mistake. That’s a car battery.

  2. Dead parents. Training in Tibet. Reaching one’s physical and mental peak and pushing beyond. Being a Billionaire. Using all of that to get a date? Priceless.

    What about a partial ROM collection and a complete collection of Marvel Transformers comics?

  3. Ya know, I think I saw something similar on an episode of Law and Order SVU. (Minus the swinging away on a grapple…)

  4. This might be the first time in my life that I decide not to follow Batman’s example for a situation.

  5. “Hey, can you do me a favor? Sniff these two napkins and tell me which smells more like chloroform.”

  6. The third panel down is a motivational poster waiting to happen.
    “Date Rape Batman


  7. I thought he usually says “Quiet or Papa spank!” when shoving rags into women’s faces.

  8. Chloroform’s a pretty terrible choice for anaesthetic: it’s very easy to give a fatal dose, especially if someone inhaled a lungfull because they had been holding their breath for as long as possible.
    I’m just saying that he may not be abducting her, more disposing of evidence.

  9. It’s a moot point, anyway. That’s Commisioner Gorden in drag.

    (2 panels later: Wackiness ensues!)

  10. And Friday is Friday the 13th.

    Thus making this Valentine’s Day the most appropriate Valentine’s Day ever.

  11. I think that this may have been the first comic book I ever owned.

    Dysfunctional evolution of my love life?


  12. I’ve got to ask: what was the actual story behind that scene? I’m not a big Batman reader, but I’m pretty sure that’s not typical behavior.