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Haze
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:37 pm    Post subject: Batman's Greatest Boner Reply with quote

The Joker is forcing Batman into a boner!

One of the many good reasons to love the internet, or we'd never get to see this. Comics can do anything, even boners!

Also recommended is Superman is a Dick. As far as I know, none of these covers were Photoshopped, nor was the Batman comic book.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, you can't make this stuff up. To corroborate these covers, take a quick trip to the Grand Comics Database at http://www.comics.org and check the issues in question. For example, you can easily verify the cover to the first example on that Supermans page by calling up the entry for Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane #9 and noting that it is identical. (Identical down to the creases on the spine, which shows where National Lampoon dug up the covers.) Weren't comics much more fun back in the day?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a Golden Age after all!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Batman's Boner
This makes one wonder: Just when did the word "boner" become a slang term for an erection? Was it in common usage back in 1951, when this comic was published? My first inclination was that the writer was trying to see how many times he could get away with printing the word boner without getting in trouble with the CCA. But since the Comics Code didn't get instituted until 1954, I quickly disregarded that idea.

The term "boner", by this time, had long been used to denote a screw up. It was already in common usage in 1908, when Fred Merkle failed to touch second base, eventually costing the Giants the pennant. That instantly, and forever became known as Merkle's Boner.

I found it funny that a story about a boner would involve Trojans. Which in turn makes one ask the question, just what was that "grease" Robin slipped in? Spermicidal lubricant perhaps? Even more disturbing is that Batman instantly replies to Robin "Hold on! I'm coming!" Perfectly innocent until you realize Batman's got a boner.

Superman is a dick
I always knew it!

Actually, this was a common ploy that DC comics used for many years to get dopey kids to buy their dopey comics. Portray Superman on the cover as being a criminal, monster, psychopath, meglomaniac, asshole, or just a plain old dick. Then, when you get the issue home, and look inside, you find out there's a perfectly logical explanation, or that the cover is a total exaggeration, or outright lie. And you know what? It worked. When I was a kid, I got suckered into buying the issue shown at the top of this page. Sure, I could have saved 30?, and looked inside before I bought it; but then the old crank behind the counter at the candy store would yell "The library is around the corner, kid. Either buy that comic book, or put it down, you little hoodlum!" That old bastard was almost as big of a dick as Superman.

I guess this is why I soon started buying Marvel titles exclusively. You never saw Spidey or Cap involved in such mishugas.
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