Thursday, 8 January 2015
Inside 186 (1)
So, 186 is my favourite ever American comic cover. That can't be said for the inside though... Batman was my world when i was little (well, him, dinosaurs and Romans), the spin-off from the Adam West TV show was the first film i ever saw at the cinema, my collecting of the bubblegum cards was borderline obssesive and i lapped anything on him up. But, reading now, its complete tosh - the Joker decides if Batman can have a junior partner, why not him? And so recruits the comedy thug i still find so unsettling on the cover. Like i say, the story is rubbish, and the art not much better. But, looking at it now, there are some pages that still strike that weird chord in me. And this is a good example - the blow up Robin i especially remember studying over and over.