Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Bats Have Left the Belfry

In this run-up to Halloween season, I have to confess that I am puzzled that bats feature so prominently in Halloween iconography. In this part of the world, the bats are hibernating when Halloween rolls around. I have always been a big fan of bats. I am not a fan of Frank Miller, the asshole fascist who ruined the "Batman" franchise by making it all angsty and shit (and by "shit", I mean shit). My opinion of the "Batman" mythos can be summed up with a simple couplet:

The "Batman" that's the best,
Is the one with Adam West.


I can't decide which "Batman" villain is the best... whether it's Egghead (Vincent Price, W00T!) or King Tut. I love King Tut's supervillain origin story:





I suspect Bruce took pity on him because the good professor gave him a "Gentleman's B".


Post inspired by some yuks in the comment section at TBogg's place. Post title taken from one of the founding documents of "Goth" music.

6 comments:

Gary McCammon said...

I can't decide which of "Batman" villain is the best

Julie Newmar Catwoman, duh.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Julie Newmar Catwoman, duh.

I refuse to view Catwoman as a villain... she's really the protagonist of the show.

Evil can't be boner-inducing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

King Tut.
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Smut Clyde said...

Evil can't be boner-inducing.

That rules out the Joker.

Smut Clyde said...

Post title mistaken from one of the founding documents of "Goth" music.

"Belltower" =/= "belfry". Harrumph.

Smut Clyde said...

My opinion of the "Batman" mythos can be summed up with a simple couplet

I believe you mean "the following Sloka, which, as you have not heard, I will now proceed to relate".