Luke Cage History: From Hero for Hire to Hollywood
TV, Comic Books
Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature.
This week we look at one of Batman’s most convoluted plans to protect his secret identity ever. A hint – it involves a rainbow colored costume.
Edmond Hamilton wrote it, Sheldon Moldoff penciled it and Stan Kaye inked. It is the lead story in 1957’s Detective Comics #241 and it has an awesome front page….
Okay, so here is the set-up…
And then based on that, Batman begins wearing a different colored outfit each day while they check out the TV cameras to see if Robin recognizes the crooks…
On and on it goes, even including a target costume (which, of course, gets shot at by the crooks)…
Finally, the rainbow outfit!!
And why was Batman doing all of this?
All that just so that no one would POSSIBLY notice that Robin wasn’t moving his arm and then think that he must be Dick Grayson because Dick Grayson injured his arm. That’s a whoooooole lot of effort for something like that.
But, it DID give us Rainbow Batman, so it is all worth it in the end!
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