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Batman anthology

Went to a Gurgaon mall for the first time in my life yesterday; most exciting. Watched fat aunties and their fat kids eating fattening food, and bought this book which is a collection of the first 10-11 Batman comics. Excellent stuff, full of old-world charm. Batman (The Bat-man, I mean) kills people and fights off his first few super-opponents – Doctor Death, the mad Monk and Boss Zucco, and falls for his first femme fatale, a burglar named The Cat, who made him forget his fiancee Julia for a bit. Also got to see Robin, Alfred and the Joker make their first appearances. My favourite was this one where Batman foils a fake conspiracy to steal a ruby statue of Kila, the Hindu God of Destruction, beating up mobsters, turban-toting Hindu henchmen and a fake Chinese triad boss in the process.


About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


4 thoughts on “Batman anthology

  1. You’ll like these

    Posted by Gamesmaster G9 | July 1, 2005, 8:30 pm
  2. What IS it about men who wear their underpants over their leotards? And bedsheets knotted round their necks, yet.

    Not to mention faux nipples on their body-suits. Gross.

    Me, I prefer Fat Bastard from Austin Powers. So ME!


    Posted by J. Alfred Prufrock | July 4, 2005, 3:21 am
  3. And have any of you seen the TV series Batman with the “Biff”, “Wham” (if you have seen it you know what I am talking about)…….and the “
    same time same bat channel” sign-off ? That was priceless.

    Posted by GREATBONG | July 4, 2005, 9:51 pm
  4. @ greatbong
    yes, starring Adam West as Batman, and Julie Newmarr as the original catwoman.sigh!

    Posted by the still dancer | July 5, 2005, 6:46 am

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July 2005


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