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I Can’t Cover What I Am – Batman Gets Punched!

In this feature, I spotlight comic book covers that follow a specific theme. Here is an archive of all the cover themes we’ve spotlighted so far.

We’ve already seen Superman get punched, now check out these ten cool comic book overs depicting Batman taking his turn at getting punched!

Enjoy!

21 Comments

Tom Fitzpatrick

December 1, 2008 at 6:24 am

I guess after all the Super-man and Wonder Woman bashing, it’s only right that Batman gets his @$$ handed to him.

Wait… wouldn’t the best man win the Batman/ Wildcat fight, and therefore *not* die?

Speaking of fisticuffs, Brian, any chance of seeing the runners-up from the Top 25 Battles? I’m dying to know.

Notice how the highest priced issue is $1.25? Hasn’t he been hit on the cover in the last 15 years?

Maybe it’s because Batman is so often portrayed as well-nigh omnipotent, but something inside of me always cheers…just a little. ..when he gets a whuppin’.

I remember Detective Comics #597!!
Wasn’t that some kind of Snuff movie ring that Batman was trying to break-up?

Whatever happened to Metalhead? That one appearance had some minor importance to Knightfall so I figured he was someone’s pet project but I don’t think he showed up afterwords.

“Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman”?!

Awesome.

Also, wow, I hadn’t thought about Metalhead in at least a decade, and I’m pretty sure I was better off that way.

” Wait… wouldn’t the best man win the Batman/ Wildcat fight, and therefore *not* die? ”

We assume that whoever wins the fight is executed by the Joker in a quick and painless manner, while the loser has to live with their shame. The Joker doesn’t kill them, he just makes fun of them until they burst into tears.

Oh wow, I totally had a comic with Metalhead sulking in the shadows and being all caption box narrative-y from far away . . . Wow.

I love the cover with Robin punching Batman. Just look at Batman’s face! He’s like “Are you . . . Are you being serious right now?”

I love that style of Joker on the last cover. I miss it.

I was gonna make fun, but then I imagined myself trapped in a plastic bag and being knocked around by guys in boxing gloves and sweaters. It was pretty scary.

But then again I don’t have pointy gloves and ears, and Batarangs.

“Whatever happened to Metalhead? That one appearance had some minor importance to Knightfall so I figured he was someone’s pet project but I don’t think he showed up afterwords.”

I think it was just something to set up Jean-Paul starting to go crazy – Tim stupidly made him a new Azrael costume that looked like Metalhead, and it triggered something in him.

Wow, 3 of these involve people bunching Batman with spiked knuckles. That’s harsh.

And how has no one mentioned the one truly noteworthy item on these covers? I’m referring to, of course, the story in Batman #174 “The Off-Again On-Again Lightbulbs!” I’m on the edge of my chair just thinking about the thrilling mystery that story must contain!

Punching, not bunching. Covers of people bunching Batman belong in a whole seperate post.

Why did Batman turn the other cheek? Recently born-again?

I wish Brian added notes so we know who all the people punching Batman are…like he did with the Superman list…

Re: Batman #174
A: “These…light bulbs…keep going off…then on again. How…bizarre!”
B: “Hey, I found a light switch!”
A: “A light switch, hmm? A little..TOO easy…”
B: “Yep! Our easiest case yet.”
A: “Not…so fast! That’s what they want us to think.”
B: “What? Who’s ‘they’? Look, it’s the light switch!”
A: “No, there are…sinister forces at work. We must…beware…”
B: “Beware yourself, I’m out of here!” (Click! Slam!)
A: “Curses! The light bulbs are out..again! And my partner has mysteriously….disappeared…”

The second one… you’d think he would have a Bat-knife or a Bat-boxcutter or a Bat-pen or something Bat-pointy on that utility belt of his. Use the belt buckle to punch a hole in the plastic.Use the ears on the mask ferchissake!!!

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