November 6, 2011

To her friend...

26 comments:

  1. I seem to recall an issue of Marvel's What The?! where Todd McFarlane answered that very question.

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  2. Written by a radioactive bat he became
    Batman.
    Does whatever a bat does...
    Uses sonar, eats bugs etc

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  3. He was sitting in his study wondering how to wage his war on crime, a bat flew through the window, and he figured "why not?" Sometimes you just have to embrace those little moments of serendipity in life.

    It's no stranger than Doctor Mid-Nite, who had the same epiphany, but with an owl. Because he was blind, you see. Though now that I think about it, I kind of wish Batman had trained the bat that crashed through the window as his animal helper.

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  4. That's Man-Bat! Sort of.

    So there's a winged skull on her shirt? Why? Did she get bitten by a winged skull or something?

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  5. @ Doctor Tarr

    So you're reposting what she said in a parody comment? Did you get bit by a Parody Comment or something?

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  6. ANONYMOUS ASSEMBLE!

    As a matter of fact, I remember an issue of Invincible when he told "someone whom we couldn't clearly see but who was wearing very familiar-looking black gloves" "So, you dress up like a bat, and you're calling yourself... nevermind, I've had this conversation with someone already".

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  7. Would of been better if she picked up an old Punisher. Or maybe an Elf Quest collection.

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  8. I think it's because bats are scarier than hawks.

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  9. Why "LOL BAT"? Did he hear some morronic comment made by a dippy female child in a comic shop?

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  10. At least one of your customers had a clear complexion for a change...
    -Though still a mouth-breather, I see.

    @ 12:38 Anonymous- We all know Frank Castle was bitten by a radioactive gun and thus became... I'm not even going to finish that.

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  11. I thought Frank Castle was a son of a gun?

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  12. Sorry but doesn't the open mouth signify she's TALKING rather than a mouth breather?

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  13. A mouth-talker, then. I see.

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  14. "...I'm not even going to finish that."

    Good.

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  15. "...Son of a gun!" HA! 1:57 Anonymous, YOU'RE HIRED!

    And mouth-breathers are slack-jawed, drool, snore and have bad breath. -I'm speaking generally here, so no offense to anymore but try talking excitably while also breathing only through your mouth; you're gonna gleek a bit. I mean- that's what I always took that aspect of these caricatures to represent.
    It can also mean "a perceived lack of intelligence or someone with poor social skills." So... yeah.

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  16. Because criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot...so when a bat frightened Bruce Wayne, he decided it was an omen.

    HEY WAIT

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  17. Just think. He COULD have been My Neighbor's Mean Poodle Man.

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  18. Clearly he should have gone with something truly terrifying, like hawks.

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  19. I wonder how 'bitten by a ____' became the default assumption of superhero origins. Isn't Spider-Man the only one that ever happened to?

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  20. Thank you, your majesty!

    About the "bitten by a" - well, yes and know. I think they made it the origin of Michael Morbius in Spidey the Animated Series (he was bitten by a radioactive bat), and of course there are multiple vampire/werebeast variations.
    But for every such case there's a gazillion jokes, my favorite being Generation X Skin's: "Hey, don't be afraid, I'm not a mutant, I just got bitten by an elephant, that's why I'm gray and flappy".

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  21. That's actually pretty close...of course minus the whole "saw parents killed right in front of me" thing.

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  22. Holy botched origin, Batman!

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  23. I think it's impressive that she didn't actually know his origin. How many people can say that in this day and age? Well, impressive *and* kinda dumb.

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  24. Wait...I thought Batman was a bat who was bitten by a radioactive human.

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  25. Captain Salamander11/08/2011 9:30 AM

    No, no, no, it was Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham - he was a spider who was bitten by a radioactive pig.

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