Wednesday, October 01, 2008

"Bash Batman Week": Don We Now Our Jim Aparo

"Bash Batman Week" continues its madcap pace.

When I put the "Bronze Age Batman" and "bashing" together, one of the first names that comes to mind is the late Jim Aparo, most famous for teaming up with Bob Haney on THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. When Aparo's Batman hit someone, the punches were so powerful it always looked like at least part of the face of the person on the receiving end was exploding. You knew that that poor schmuck was looking at some serious hospital time. Actually, Aparo's punch scenes were always explosive, but usually it would be Bats doing the giving.

But there were occasions in Aparo's run where our favorite Dark Knight was receiving the punishment rather than dishing it out.

Like this whuppin' at the hands of the Teen Titans, led by his own ward, no less:

No shit, Boy Wonder!

There was even this issue where he took it and dished it out at the same time:

In the words of Marv Albert, "Ooh, that had to hurt!"


At 6:16 AM , Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

The Joker always was good at delegating. :-)

I have to say, "Don We Now Our Jim Aparo" made me laugh. :-) Good one!

At 7:16 AM , Blogger SallyP said...

Gosh, I love Jim Aparo. His linework was just so...elegant.

That said, I LOVED the Teen Titans pile-on.


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