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The Best Batman Comic Ever Made
June 10, 2010 11:57 PM   Subscribe

The best Batman comic ever made.

The blog it's hosted on isn't so bad either.

Similar in content to Superdickery.
posted by battlebison (58 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's funny because they say "boner" a lot.

actually, it is funny.
posted by lekvar at 12:02 AM on June 11, 2010


First off, no offense, but laughing at how many boners the Joker can make is as old as the god damned internet.

Second off, the Best Batman Comic Ever Made is undeniably the Crime and Punishment one.
posted by chaff at 12:06 AM on June 11, 2010 [11 favorites]


Hey Beavis, they said "boner". Uh huh huh huh.
posted by milnak at 12:06 AM on June 11, 2010


bon·er (/ˈboʊnər/)
–noun
a foolish and obvious blunder; stupid mistake.
posted by champthom at 12:08 AM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also gonna go ahead and link Robin in the Rye here.
posted by chaff at 12:11 AM on June 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


You dorks are not even close.

And also, you're dorks.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 12:13 AM on June 11, 2010 [13 favorites]


For what it's worth, this comic (#66) is apparently from 1951 and the OED gives a first date of 1962 for boner as "erection": 1962 C. SIGAL Going Away 68 The little dog used to raise a boner every time it walked into a room where Rickie was present. So it's possible (unlikely!) that not everyone was in on the joke.

Also, dick butt is way funnier than the bonercomic.
posted by barnacles at 12:21 AM on June 11, 2010


Oh, is it the boner one?

Boners.

BONERS.
posted by team lowkey at 12:23 AM on June 11, 2010


I was hoping it was Batman's scrawled Dick Butt message.
posted by codswallop at 12:26 AM on June 11, 2010


Oh crap.
posted by codswallop at 12:27 AM on June 11, 2010


well , at least he isn't carrying superman's baby in this one.
posted by boo_radley at 12:27 AM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


If you think this is funny, you should check out Boner's Ark. The guy's name is Boner. Boner! Can you believe it? Boner!

*changes battery in animatronic bass*
posted by pracowity at 12:32 AM on June 11, 2010


Best comic with Batman in it = Nagraj Vs. Shakoora The Magician.
posted by unliteral at 12:34 AM on June 11, 2010


-Best Batman comic ever.

-Best Batman television show never made
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 12:39 AM on June 11, 2010 [9 favorites]


re: barnacles

I like the idea of "raising" a boner, the way one might raise a crop of lettuce.
posted by chaff at 12:40 AM on June 11, 2010


battlebison: “The best Batman comic ever made.”

... if you're the kind of jerk who thinks that Batman comics are lame and silly.
posted by koeselitz at 12:43 AM on June 11, 2010


Actually the most apt lexical comparison might be the idea of raising a moustache.

"At some point, apparently on a whim, though how can a fellow be sure, Slothrop decides to raise a mustache."

ok I should have been off the internet about two hours ago
posted by chaff at 12:44 AM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


The best Batman panel ever made.
posted by vrakatar at 12:56 AM on June 11, 2010 [17 favorites]


Thanks to this post I know now never to buy All-Star Batman.
posted by tracicle at 1:26 AM on June 11, 2010


I remember asking my dad about this because he started buying me the Hardy Boys hardbacks for me to read when I was five, and Chet had a nasty habit of saying things like "Well, I guess we really pulled a boner on this one."
I thought it odd at the time that my dad seemed to know every word I asked a definition for, but sidestepped this one until I showed him the context..
posted by hypersloth at 2:19 AM on June 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


battlebison: “The best Batman comic ever made.”

... if you're the kind of jerk who thinks that Batman comics are lame and silly.
posted by koeselitz at 3:43 AM on June 11 [+] [!]


You sound stung by his boner.
posted by orme at 2:23 AM on June 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well, you have to admit, the enormous upthrusting bell tower on page 5 must mean something....
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:47 AM on June 11, 2010


I'll just leave this here...
posted by Rhomboid at 2:50 AM on June 11, 2010 [8 favorites]


Best Batman Comic: MY PARENTS ARE DEAD!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:06 AM on June 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


The best Batman porn parody! [Trailers, SFW]
posted by chavenet at 3:27 AM on June 11, 2010


The best batman comic.
posted by nooneyouknow at 3:42 AM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pardon my blooper.
posted by jbickers at 3:53 AM on June 11, 2010


If Rhomboid hadn't, I would've. Looks like the timer popped! ... So awesome, especially the "trailer park on the moon" windows.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:48 AM on June 11, 2010


I've seen this boner before.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:59 AM on June 11, 2010


What the hell is a boner?
(And please - no jokes about the cost of anything.)
posted by seanyboy at 5:25 AM on June 11, 2010


What the hell is a boner?

Richard Stabone's nickname.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:33 AM on June 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


Seems more like a single entendre to me.
posted by odinsdream at 5:48 AM on June 11, 2010


Someone must have found Growing Pains hilarious.
posted by I Foody at 5:52 AM on June 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


hey what happened to the ending where Mr T shows up to eat their balls?
posted by Hammond Rye at 6:11 AM on June 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


Not Batman, but in this issue of Action Camus: The Stranger Discovers Mother Died Today! also: A Walk on the Beach!
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 6:39 AM on June 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Okay, you know what ? I laughed so hard I cried and spat coffee. So screw everyone who doesn't think the joker talking about boners is funny. BONERS ARE FUNNY. THEY ARE REALLY, REALLY FUNNY. THE END.
posted by millipede at 6:43 AM on June 11, 2010


Needs more homo.

Seriously.
posted by Theta States at 6:55 AM on June 11, 2010


I could swear that I have seen this on here before...maybe even twice... but you know? I can't find it. And this is funny. And it made me laugh. So carry on!


....boner
posted by kaseijin at 7:07 AM on June 11, 2010


PLEASE! Can anyone find for me the Superfriends clip where Batman is guarding Fort Knox and he gets tricked into drinking drugged chicken soup by a mad scientist posing as a street vendor and Batman actually asks if the soup is fresh before buying it? Please? Anyone?

I SWEAR I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP!
posted by sourwookie at 7:36 AM on June 11, 2010 [6 favorites]


Damn. A Google search for "batman chicken soup" pulls up this Rating from Lore Fitzgerald Sjoberg but no clip.

Perhaps this is another late night TV WTF moment lost to the sands of time.
posted by sourwookie at 7:41 AM on June 11, 2010


Laughing at stuff like this is what got me kicked out of Latin class.

It was before 1962, I think.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:44 AM on June 11, 2010


Haven't seen these posted here yet.
posted by ODiV at 8:00 AM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


OMG success! The 8:00 mark! Watch it now!
posted by sourwookie at 8:01 AM on June 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


sourwookie, I'm not sure that Superfriends episode really exists, but I definitely have a vivid memory of it now, thanks to you.
posted by straight at 8:08 AM on June 11, 2010


[preview fail]
posted by straight at 8:09 AM on June 11, 2010


Oh man, chaff, that Crime and Punishment one was brilliant. Thanks!
posted by xedrik at 8:15 AM on June 11, 2010


Wow that totem really makes me stand by my comment from yesterday that starting at any picture of the Joker is absolutely terrifying. Sometimes he makes me feel like I have some sort of repressed past life John Wayne Gacy memory or something the way I can shiver at clowns.

Personally this is my favorite Batman related panel; though I'm sure many of you have seen it, I'm always surprised how many havent.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:39 AM on June 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


oops odiv beat me to it.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:46 AM on June 11, 2010


Yeah, we've seen this before...

1958 would have been the 50th anniversary of Merkle's Boner, wonder if this had anything to do with a revival of the term at the time?
posted by turducken at 9:07 AM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't get the fresh soup joke. Somebody explain?
posted by kaseijin at 9:50 AM on June 11, 2010


No, the best Batman comic is the one by Josh Simmons.
posted by martinrebas at 9:50 AM on June 11, 2010 [5 favorites]


i completely forgot that the word boner had another meaning other than phallic. i was wondering how Growing Pains had gotten away with a character named Boner, chalked it up to wacky 80's.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 10:37 AM on June 11, 2010


I don't get the fresh soup joke. Somebody explain?

Batman is supposed to be guarding Fort Knox, but is instead spending his time wondering if the clearly shady soup vendor is licensed, whether or not the soup is fresh, and finally the price of the soup. The vendor clearly says the soup is from a can ("just opened it this morning!") and yet Batman goes ahead with the purchase.

Batman - the World's Greatest Detective, Caped Crusader, Dark Knight, Scourge of Criminals Everywhere, Scientist, and one of the richest people in the world - is spending his time haggling over soup with two obvious criminals while standing in front of a chain link fence that appears to be in the middle of the desert.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:41 AM on June 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


Yeah, what Robocop said.
posted by sourwookie at 10:46 AM on June 11, 2010


The author of the blog has noticed and is confused by the influx of traffic. He has also suggested some less childish picks for us!
posted by battlebison at 10:52 AM on June 11, 2010


The really for-reals Greatest Batman Comics Ever Made.
posted by lekvar at 12:11 PM on June 11, 2010


Am I really the only one who remembers Bat Boy and Rubin?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:44 PM on June 11, 2010


Dennis Culver draws lots and lots of Batman villains
posted by Artw at 9:50 AM on June 20, 2010


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