Thursday, October 2, 2014

In Which Batman Sings and Dances His Way Into Our Hearts.

Check out this Moment... of Comic Book Greatness (tm!), courtesy of Batman #40:

And while we're feeling all musical and such, here's another CMNS Moment... of Comic Book Greatness (tm!) from Batman #32:

These have been CMNS Moments... of Comic Book Greatness (tm!)

And just because I know you wanted to see it, here are the two scenes of Batman dancing on tv:

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Calling Dr. Batman!

The old bait-and-switch.  It happens in comics all the time: You see a scene, usually on a cover, that has little to nothing to do with the story.  I've decided to make this disgraceful editorial decision a CMNS meme we shall now call, Why Didn't Any of That Happen?

Thusly, from Batman #37:

I am totally within my bounds to expect Bruce and Dick to slap on a pair of scrubs and do some surgery, am I not?  I mean, the story is called, "Calling Dr. Batman" and they're wearing those little reflective headband dealies.  But nope.  Spoiler Alert: They just end up fighting gangsters who had taken over a hospital.  And I suppose that's fine, but don't tease me with the notion that Batman is going to be elbow-deep in some guy when nothing of the kind happens.

So, Why Didn't Any of That Happen? (tm!)

I was so disappointed, I almost gave up on the ish entirely.  But then I saw this bit of Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!):


And we also saw the Joker dealing with some Disembodied Floating Heads (tm!), so there's that:

Good stuff, good stuff!

The only thing that could top that would be Batman and Robin riding a single unicycle to chase down the Penguin and throw him in a monkey cage:

Wow!  Thank you, Batman #38!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

You Can Never Have Too Much Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!)

I'm pooped, but never too pooped for Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!)

So, you may say to yourself, "Hey!  This is a comic book blog!  Shouldn't there be pictures?"


Yup.  That happened.

That was Ozone, who used aerosol cans as weapons.

No, I'm not making that up.  Look at that outfit and tell me if you think I'm making that up.

The sad thing is, it too Green Arrow a three-part story, from Detective Comics #527 to 530, to take this putz out.  Granted, he was only in back-up stories so it was really only the equivalent of a full-sized regular story.... but still.

Although I'd pay cash money to read an Ozone vs. Vibe from JLA Detroit mini-series, so figure that one out!

Back to more Fun with Out of Context Dialogue(tm!), from Detective Comics #532:

Boy, we've all been there, haven't we?

See you tomorrow!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Captain America, Living Legend and Holder of Visa Platinum Card

Dear Ones, I couldn't help but notice that the number of visitors to this blog has more than doubled since I went on hiatus back in 2012.  I have no idea why this is the case, other than I guess an audience naturally grows over time, but I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has been with CMNS from the beginning and welcome the new readers!

I'm going to take a one-day break from Batman and take a look at some panels from Golden Age Captain America #11.

Captain America vowed this would be his last meal at Red Lobster.

And now it's time for a CMNS Moment... of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!):

This has been a CMNS Moment... of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!)

And finally...

Captain America was easily impressed with his frequent purchases from the Sharper Image.

Yeah, I know.  I'm feeling silly today.  See you tomorrow!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Why is Catwoman a Blonde in this Story?

Let's ease on to the weekend with a few more panels from Batman.  This little bit of Fun with Out of Context Dialogue (tm!) came from issue #12:

That's What HE Said!

Thank you, thank you.

Going back to the awesomeness of issue #35, we have another installment of Well.... Touche! (tm!)

Well.... Touche! (tm!)

And finally, we have a look at Dick Grayson, Blogger:

Welcome to the dark side, Dick.

See you Monday!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

In Which Batman Fights Dinosaurs. No Further Description Necessary.

Courtesy of Batman #35, we have one of the most iconic Batman stories of the Golden Age: "Dinosaur Island!"

Eagle-eyed folks will recognize that dinosaur.  He ends up being one of the more famous trophies in the Batcave, even to this day!  It's right up there with the giant penny in terms of familiarity to bat-nerdlingers over the decades.  Thusly:

Anyway, on to the story:

Yup.  And, might I add, this story came out in 1946.... 44 years before Jurassic Park.  As always, Comics Did It First! (tm!)

Um, I'm pretty sure that man had tools and weapons pretty early on.  If there were dinosaurs around, natural selection would dictate that you'd figure out in a hurry that fighting a dinosaur with your hands wasn't going to be very productive.

Touch football has all the excitement of the real thing?  Really?  I'm not a sports guy, but somehow I just don't think most people would agree.

Enough of that.  We were promised Batman fighting dinosaurs, so let's see it happen:


Finally, as an added bonus, let's see some dialogue you'd probably only expect to see in comics:

That's some classic comic book storytellin', folks.

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Batman's Biffin' Boppin' Bammin' Wednesday!

Plowing my way through the week, checking out Batman #12:

Buy war bonds and replace this Army Jeep I clearly just stole because Robin and I are not affiliated with the U.S. Military in any fashion!

Hey!  It's time for Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!):

How many times have I said that to Beloved?  How many?

Batman's utility belt is quite the technological marvel, containing many innovative and advanced crime-fighting weapons:

Although he apparently forgot to put in something sharp.  You'd think that would have been one of the first things he'd put in there, but what do I know?  He should add that to the list.  Along with a flashlight.

Let's say farewell until tomorrow with another installment of CMNS Sound Effects Theatre! (tm!):

I'm sorry, but "Bif Bop Bam" now has this song running through my head:

Yeah, I'm sorry about the earworm.  I just hate to suffer those alone.  It could be worse: I could have put the latest U2 album on here.

See you tomorrow, if the Fates allow!