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These are great! Meanwhile, does anyone else think that Kate Beaton's faces look like faces from The Critic?

She's also got nothin' on the original Sexy Batman.
posted by griphus at 4:12 PM on January 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh hell I meant to link to this.
posted by griphus at 4:13 PM on January 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


She's so great.

"A marriage of two fine things, like wine and more wine."

And yes, griphus, they've always reminded me of The Critic. (This is a good thing.)
posted by defenestration at 4:14 PM on January 23, 2011


Her Sexy Tudors comic is great, too.
posted by monkeymadness at 4:15 PM on January 23, 2011


I love both Kate Beaton and Batman, but this post is pretty thin.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 4:17 PM on January 23, 2011


Well...sorry about ruining your day by linking you to something you'll like, I guess?
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:26 PM on January 23, 2011 [7 favorites]


Batman has a great ass there I said it.
posted by The Whelk at 4:29 PM on January 23, 2011 [6 favorites]


Dudes & Swords is my favorite Kate Beaton comic. Historical and hysterical!
posted by byanyothername at 4:30 PM on January 23, 2011


Batman has a great ass there I said it.

But you must admit that his ass is pretty consumed by a gritty demand for vengeance, which is not too sexy, really.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:34 PM on January 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


...The Critic?

Oh my god. I just realized that for my entire adult life I've had The Critic and Dr. Katz inseverably entwined in my mind. I don't know which is which, or what goes where or...

I think I'll go lay down now.
posted by byanyothername at 4:34 PM on January 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Somebody send this to Christopher Nolan, stat!
posted by immlass at 4:37 PM on January 23, 2011


But you must admit that his ass is pretty consumed by a gritty demand for vengeance, which is not too sexy, really.

I'm guessing you didn't read a lot of detective noir as a kid.

Sam Spade can stay, Marlowe has to clean the ashtrays.
posted by The Whelk at 4:39 PM on January 23, 2011


Holmes?
posted by device55 at 4:39 PM on January 23, 2011


I'm guessing you didn't read a lot of detective noir as a kid.

Only Hammett, as I recall. And the sexy takes place during lulls in the obsessive vengeance-seeking. Batman is pretty relentlessly clenched.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:46 PM on January 23, 2011


I too am not sure we need to post every Beaton comic, but then, the Commissoner Gordon one...oh my.
posted by emjaybee at 4:49 PM on January 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


The sexiest thing I recall in Hammett was the Continental Op drinking scotch in the bathtub.
posted by griphus at 5:02 PM on January 23, 2011


Only Hammett, as I recall. And the sexy takes place during lulls in the obsessive vengeance-seeking. Batman is pretty relentlessly clenched.

Jeez, for her next comic she should go ahead and just draw us a plate of beans.

My personal favorite Kate Beaton comic is The Brave Crew of the Nautilus Battle the Monstrous Squid...
posted by vorfeed at 5:03 PM on January 23, 2011


I'd pay good money to have this final panel on my wall.
posted by The Whelk at 5:08 PM on January 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Whelk, you are in luck.
posted by emjaybee at 5:20 PM on January 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Kate Beaton and I clearly have different definitions of sexy and funny.
posted by crossoverman at 5:26 PM on January 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh my god. I just realized that for my entire adult life I've had The Critic and Dr. Katz inseverably entwined in my mind. I don't know which is which, or what goes where or...

What? That's ridiculo... oh no. Dammit.
posted by mendel at 5:49 PM on January 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Those are pretty good, but I like the Lester B. Pearson comics on the previous page even more.
posted by Dismantled King at 5:54 PM on January 23, 2011


Seconded on the Critic thing (which I literally realized just last week), and on how great the Pearson comic is.

Kate Beaton is great overall.
posted by JHarris at 6:10 PM on January 23, 2011


I do love me some Kate Beaton comics. And since we're linking to stuff of hers we do love, allow me to point out her younger self comics. Which. Are. Awesome.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 6:16 PM on January 23, 2011 [5 favorites]


I didn't totally lose it until 'Carwash'.

Batman just looks so happy, and his butt looks so perky.
posted by monster truck weekend at 6:22 PM on January 23, 2011


"AAAGH! No! I grow into a soft headed traitor!"
posted by Neofelis at 7:13 PM on January 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Whelk: "Batman has a great ass there I said it"

Oh you.
posted by bwg at 7:49 PM on January 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


crossoverman: "Kate Beaton and I clearly have different definitions of sexy and funny"

Well, she tickles my funny bone.
posted by bwg at 7:54 PM on January 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


"YES. I AM NOT A TREE"
posted by The Whelk at 8:04 PM on January 23, 2011


also: apologies to kate beaton
posted by The Whelk at 8:06 PM on January 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


The best one is still don't you write a book about this george orwell!
posted by Rory Marinich at 8:06 PM on January 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Husband: "You keep looking at that 'sexy Batman' comic!"

Me: "It keeps being funny."

But yeah, I have been looking at it a lot.
posted by Neofelis at 9:58 PM on January 23, 2011


White Ninja is batman
posted by jcruelty at 10:36 PM on January 23, 2011


Usually when someone gets a lot of Metafilter posts, no matter how talented they are or how much I love them, I roll my eyes a little, like "yes, xkcd was particularly insightful and geek-relevant today. Oh, thank you for being the twentieth person today to notify me that Allie Brosh updated."

But if there's a Kate Beaton post, I'm always like AW YEAH ORSUM IT'S KATE BEEEEATON, YOU GUYS SEEN THE PONY AND THE MYSTERY SOLVING TEENS YEAHHH!

Also: check it, gears.
posted by Metroid Baby at 4:51 AM on January 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


I dunno, I saw "sexy" and "Batman" and assumed this was a crossover with Ryan North.
posted by AugieAugustus at 5:55 AM on January 24, 2011


I've said it before and I'll say it again, Kate Beaton draws the greatest eyes ever. Especially crazy, angry eyes.
posted by tommasz at 6:10 AM on January 24, 2011


This post made me catch up on my History Comics last night.
For whatever reason, the Kirkegaard book cover had be in tears and I had to get it off my screen because I kept breaking out in debilitating laughter every time I looked at it.
posted by charred husk at 8:05 AM on January 24, 2011


1. Why does "sexy" mean "gay"? Can't Batman be sexy by appealing to women? Why are we only thinking about the male gaze here?

2. My bar for humor is higher than "those wacky gays!" and there have also been much better Kate Beaton comics.

3. This is totally reminding me of my Batman Theory. Batman the character is relentlessly serious, so you can easily score laughs by putting him in a non-serious situation. Kate Beaton is cashing in on the hard work that went into building up the serious Batman brand, and she is not the first person to do so. BTW Hirohiko Araki pulls this stunt with his own flagship character when he makes Jotaro Kujo hold a baby or whatever.
posted by subdee at 11:22 AM on January 24, 2011


Female comic characters redrawn as men but retaining same poses.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 12:13 PM on January 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


subdee: How can you tell that Sexy Batman's gay? He comes off to me like he enjoys posing, being flirty and challenging gender norms, but I can't divine his sexual orientation from that.
posted by ODiV at 12:26 PM on January 24, 2011


1. Why does "sexy" mean "gay"? Can't Batman be sexy by appealing to women? Why are we only thinking about the male gaze here?

...isn't he coming on to Catwoman in the first panel?
posted by vorfeed at 1:07 PM on January 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


oops, by panel I meant comic
posted by vorfeed at 1:08 PM on January 24, 2011


Hey, just be glad he isn't weeping over alien tentacle sex with Superman.
posted by missrachael at 9:59 AM on January 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


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