So, last week, I showed off a reprint Batman story that I read as a kid. I was so enthralled with that issue of Batman Family (it being one of the first comics I remember reading) that I spent the day flipping through it and just had to show off this, from another reprint in the same issue:
Ah, the good ol’ days, when super-heroines did as they were told, right? I’m not sure what I love most about this sequence: That Kathy “nostalgically” goes down to her old Batcave, that Batman was a big enough dick to make her quit…or that she still has a framed picture of him hanging on the wall of her cave. (Better yet, notice that the picture is labeled, in case she forgets the name of the man in the bat costume.)
Even though I read this story in the seventies, it obviously is of an older pedigree. And the only credit on it is “Bob Kane,” which most long-time Bat-fans know is (usually) bull. So I poked around online a bit and discovered that the story was originally published in 1957 (hence the amazingly retrograde gender politics, even in the seventies!), as well as an actual list of credits.
So, y’know, we know who to blame. 🙂
(Reprinted in Batman Family #3, February 1976. Written by Bill Finger. Art by Sheldon Moldoff & Charles Paris.)