I just got through watching a documentary on how superheroes developed through the 20th century. Interestingly it seemed to be more balanced in favor of the geek understanding. After dismissing the Adam West show as a piece of crap, they went into how O'neil and Neal Adams brought the bat back to intensity. After looking at this cover I'd agree, but still, how intense is a comic book for all ages going to be?
When I was a kid, this was the exact kind of cover that'd get me to buy. Which only shows nothing ever changes.
You know how they sometimes do theme covers, like how one month Marvel might have nothing but Zombie-related covers or DC will do covers with one character's face really large on it? I think it would be great if there were a Suicide Month. Batman holding a revolver to his head, Wonder Girl gobbling pills, Blue Devil tying a noose in a crummy hotel room, listening to Leonard Cohen in the dark and just crying ...
I actually have this issue, a quarter bin rescue I'm quite proud of! It's a great little Bronze Age story where Batman outwits some guy with a gambling addiction in a game of fixed Russian Roulette. Pick it up if you run across it!
You know, Batman is looking pretty contemplative for a guy about to off himself.It's like he's trying to remember how to catch bullets.
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