Batman and Robin (Adam West and Burt Ward) on the “Batman” set in Los Angeles in 1966.
The beginning of Batman #217 remains one of the most unintentionally funny issues of Batman to me because Bruce basically has this giant midlife crisis.
The issue opens on a “desperately lonely day in the life of Bruce Wayne… a day always dreaded… always expected… but never quite prepared for…” In other words, Dick is leaving for college and the world is ending.
We begin with Bruce sitting and moping in Dick’s room for a while, getting weepy about shoes.
He pulls himself together to say goodbye to Dick but from there on out it is all about change and how they must catch up with the times.
Bruce has fascinating revelations.
He contemplates the state of his wardrobe and crime.
And he eventually decides to close up Wayne Manor and he and Alfred drive off in a fancy car and move into a penthouse in the city.
And while these sort of changes are definitely a bit sad and scary, it just comes off very—
Fat robin + fat batman = the fat duo!
you made me draw weird things!!! Fattest duo ever!
I absolutely love the covers to the early issues of World’s Finest Comics. They are so wholesome and silly.
Issue 20 wherein Clark messes with Dick and makes the boy think he’s getting fat
Issue 23 in which Dick gets back at Clark for the previous stunt
Issue 27 in which Clark is the cool uncle
Issue 29 where Bruce and Clark let Dick win a race (awww)
Issue 35 in which Bruce takes the prize for pimpest suit (although no one rocks a bow tie quite like little Dick rocks a bow tie)
Issue 45 where Dick totally owns Clark in an arcade game and Bruce is all “that’s my boy!”
aw cute family moments
Perfectly explains why Batman needs a Robin.
This is pretty much the greatest.