Nerd news: Bat-humor


Saw this little six-panel tidbit in The Dark Knight #17, written by Gregg Hurwitz with art by Ethan Van Sciver.

Well done, sirs.

See what they did there? It’s a meta-commentary to the whole Batman-disappears-in-the-middle-of-a-conversation thing.

Have you ever had a friend like that? They pretty much say their piece and then when you start to tell them your story, they’re all, “I’m out.”

Pretty rude, Batman, pretty rude.

Anyway, I’m not sure when it started in the comics continuity, but it’s been a trope in each of the Nolan Batman movies:

And has been the subject of some pretty cool spoofs, most notably from Saturday Night Live and College Humor.

So … I guess it’s about time that DC went ahead and spoofed it in the comics as well. I guess even Batman can joke about himself. My guess is that the new Man of Steel will challenge some traditional motifs about Superman, too. Probably something to do with glasses. After all, the phone booth thing has already been done.



2 thoughts on “Nerd news: Bat-humor

  1. This showed up during Dick Grayson’s (Nightwing) run as Batman. Gordon met with him on the roof, and started to walk away, believing Batman would simply disappear as always, but he turned around and saw him still standing there. Interesting and funny.

    • That’s right! I remember that, too! I thought that Grayson’s run as Batman was pretty cool, particularly with Damian as Robin.

      Thanks for commenting!

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