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the Justice League would fight more giant gophers…
Don’t worry folks, I’m sure the Batman has prepared for just such an eventuality!
thats friggin creepy
Could that be the real identity of the Black Glove?
oooh…I had that issue!
Of course, nowadays the giant gopher would eat somebody alive (probably the new Firestorm).
See, if this story was done now it would all be tied into whatever huge crossover was going on at the time.
Seriously, this gopher would have been the villain behind 52 if it had been published today.
Why is the Gopher green??
The Green Gopher?
Was GL playing a prank?
That cover is awesome.
Isn’t it wonderful how Batman gets to do the Obi-Wan Kenobi bit?
How long after Star Wars did this come out?
Looks amusing until you find out later that the Gopher rapes the Wonder Twins.
“WONDER TWIN POWERS – ACTIVATE!”
“Shape of Bill Murray from Caddyshack!”
“Form of GIANT ICE RAT TRAP!”
Either one of them should get that gopher.
I like how most everyone has become so fascinated with the hole in the ground that they don’t notice the massive gopher tearing through the wall right behind them. It’s a good thing Batman has honed his powers of observation to razor sharp perfection so he can spot those little things that others would miss.
It’s okay, Aquaman’s there.
So was this go-fer DC’s response to Marvel’s assistant editor month?
“I like how most everyone has become so fascinated with the hole in the ground that they donâ€™t notice the massive gopher tearing through the wall right behind them. Itâ€™s a good thing Batman has honed his powers of observation to razor sharp perfection so he can spot those little things that others would miss.”
There was candy at the bottom.
“Donâ€™t worry folks, Iâ€™m sure the Batman has prepared for just such an eventuality!”–Well, sure. You don’t bust out the Kenobisms unless you’ve already whipped out your Gophersploding Batarang.
The issue is dated Aug/Sept. 1978 so it probably came out around May or June of ’78.
They later realize that it’s not a burrow, it’s the esophagus of the super-giant sharkdactyl that had swallowed the giant gopher whole.
If this gopher had been the villain of 52, the world would be an infinitely better place.
DC would not have a hard time selling me a major crossover or weekly event book based around the heroes of the DCU banding together to face the terror of the giant immortal gopher.
Bonus points if Geoff Johns writes, and it is therefore a violent murdering death-gopher.
Awesome! I just love this cover. Damn “gritty”, “dark” and “realistic” comics.
Is it a Kryptonite gopher?
By the way, what would Frederic Wertham have said about Aquaman’s and Superman’s relative postions?
“A burro? Obviously, this is closer to a mine shaft, Batman, than a small donkey-type animal. Maybe you should scrub those pupil-less lenses in your–” *CHOMP*!
It’s also interesting to note that the guy who has super-vision and can fly is on his knees by the hole. So he can see better? Did he lose a contact lens?
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