Issue #1, Batman (Spring 1940)
Part two of the four part Bat-stravaganza today!
Burning the candle at both ends really does suck, particularly when working on a pretty massive project that eats up all our spare time. But don’t worry, though I might run late, you are not forgotten.
Or you could blame my utter despondency after viewing Conan on Friday. *sobs* It’s not Momoa’s fault. He was awesome with what he had to work with.
Also? Seattle FINALLY achieved summer temperatures over the weekend. 87 balmy degrees that had the denizens of the city reacting as though the sun were going nuclear and about to plummet directly into downtown, incinerating everything in its path.
Oh, Seattle-ites. Keep on being classy and dramatique!
In part two of our Bat-stravaganza, we open with a jail break:
Later that night, our hero is relaxing in the pink room, sans-Dick, enjoying a thoughtful smoke, when the news cuts into his reverie:
Apparently nothing happens for a month, and then one day:
Annoyed!Monster begins to rampage, throwing around cars, menacing people. The GCPD on the scene pump him full of lead, but rather than bring him down, it only pisses him off more:
He rips up a lamp post to emphasize his point:
Having mowed down the boys in blue, Annoyed!Monster takes off for his ride, a giant truck, speeding off into the sunset. The police, undeterred by the attack on pretty much their ENTIRE force, go after him, until Annoyed!Monster hurls an explosive that blows up the car. To add insult to injury, the news is on the scene to report the latest GCPD gaffe:
The next day, we wash, rinse and repeat: Monster appears, tears up public property, police bombed when they follow. This time, though, Batman is flying above the scene and follows the getaway truck to the hideout:
Of course, it really IS a trap:
Professor!Strange steps out of the shadows, remarking on how neatly he was caught, and Clipped!Batsy immediately launches into an explanation:
Professor!Strange lays out every…single…detail of his plan, ending with informing our hero that he, too, will join the ranks of Monsters he’s created:
With the two still holding him tight, Batman receives a big ol’ dose of Monster!Juice, and like any good doctor, Strange lets him know what to expect:
They knock him out, and he wakes up nearly 18 hours later to hear Strange sending off some of his henchies with Monsters in tow for a little bank heisting fun and excitement.
Professor!Strange is surprised to see Batman, and our hero takes advantage:
Immediately following Strange’s Aquatic Adventure, Batman finds himself facing down the Monsters that had been left behind:
Grabbing the only weapon in sight – the pole used to open the skylight – our hero proceeds to dish out a little beat-down.
Somehow, Batsy manages to get the Monsters to turn on each other:
Batman realizes he’s got five minutes left before his change occurs, so he hustles over to the chem table to whip up a little somethin’ somethin’ to stop it from happening:
Somehow, within five minutes, the Fighting!Monsters have managed to kill each other so our hero heads out to stop the bank heists:
He hits up Post Road first:
Not content to just have the truck run into a tree (as it does), Murderous!Batman continues to rain death down from above:
Batman cuts the dangling corpse loose from his plane and heads into town:
The Monster spots our hero, and pulls a King Kong:
Since the Monster did all the work FOR Batman by making himself such an easy target, it’s really not all that difficult to take him down with a few well placed gas pellets:
Watching him fall, our hero muses aloud:
Stay tuned for Part Three!
~Go Team Batsy!