Wednesday, 23 September 2015

KID'S KLASSIC KOMIC KOVERS - BATMAN #184...


Image copyright DC COMICS

There's a thing.  Did the hot-line between BATMAN and
COMMISSIONER GORDON exist in the comics before
the TV series, or was it an invention of the show that the
comics adopted?  If you know, tell the rest of us.

4 comments:

TC said...

The hot line phone predates the TV series. It was introduced in Batman #164 (1964), as part of Julius Schwartz's New Look for the comic.

The TV show did have an influence. The comic books' style became campier, with more comedy relief than before. The comics never got quite as self-consciously silly as the TV show, though.

Kid said...

Ta, TC. I probably read the tale, but the hot-line didn't register with me. Thank goodness for Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams, and the return of the Dark Knight Detective.

Norman said...

What occurred to me was how the word AND is missing from "Where are Batman Robin?". I can imagine now executives would argue over this and get it "corrected" and back then I didn't have a Bat-grammar checker on!

Kid said...

I'm not sure whether I've noticed that before or not, Norman (if I did, I'd forgotten), because one tends to assume the 'and' is there and reads it as if it is. It would have been so easy to have it there, too. without upsetting the balance. Someone sure boobed.

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