...Or is it just evocative of something so spectacularly bad that it "haunts me" still?
We close out "Batman Week" with this little nugget that I couldn't help but throw in for the regular followers of this Blog!
From the pages of THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD # 116 (DC Comics, Cover Date: December, 1974 - January, 1975) comes the following bits of dialogue between Batman and The Spectre (in his "mortal identity" of Detective Jim Corrigan)! ...It won't take long for my regular readers to figure this one out!
Would that "Mr. Valentine" had stolen THIS "pickax" instead!
Grab it, Mr. Valentine... Grab it NOW, and end this madness!
YES... HE GOT IT!
WOW, Scrooge! Mr. Valentine (God bless him, whoever he is!) just stole your prized possession... AND THAT'S ALL YOU CAN SAY?!
No wonder I'm not buying your comics anymore! That's terrible dialogue!
...It's terrible dialogue, even if your "Legendary Super-Pickax" were only broken (and NOT stolen) as occurred in an infamous story billed by its publisher as "Fresh and Modern"!
Won't you please start talking the way you used to, Uncle Scrooge? ...You know, like your "Old Self"!
This just ISN'T YOU, Uncle Scrooge...
...Or, maybe it IS someone who just doesn't know how you should be written! You know, with HUMOR and EMOTION, and CLEVER TURNS OF PHRASE!
If you'd only start speaking like your old self again...
...Not only would I come back...
...But, I'd ask Batman and The Spectre to get your "pickax" back from Mr. Valentine!
And, since people rarely refuse a request from The Spectre, I'd say it's a good bet!