Because you all asked nicely.
I AM BATMAN
No, I’m Spartacus!
Wait, I think I did it wrong.
I’m Brian! And so’s my wife!
I AM VENGEANCE. I AM THE NIGHT.
I. AM. BATSCORPION.
And then all crime ended everywhere forever.
I. am. SPAAAAARTA!!!
I am The GODDAMN Batman!
I am Garies.
One day Willis, I want you to change things up and have him say “I’m Batman, mother fucker!”
He could really throw us for a loop and go “I’m Nightwing.” or “I’m Robin.” or “I’m the Commissioner.”
Maybe even “I’m Bruce Wayne.” “I’m Mario.” “I’m Starscream.” “I’m David” “Hi, I’m Daisy.”
Daisy meeting Batman is probably one of my favorite “I’m Batman” strips.
I also loved that strip, right up there with the For Better Or For Worse parody and the tutorial from the guy from Dreamwave Productions whose name I can never remember.
My favorite batman strip is where he is at a party as Bruce Wayne, with ladies hanging off both arms, and he says “I’m Batman” and everyone stares at him wide eyed lol
“I am Optimus Prime!”
Willis already did the Bruce Wayne variant by having Bruce Wayne audibly state “I’m Batman” at that charity ball.
This is too cool not to share with the greater Internetz.
That was two words.
I love Leslie’s expression.
Its gratifying just to read it haha
My favorite fake deleted scene ever!
There’s a ton of movies where I would just like to see Batman come in and fuck someone up.
Now I want to see Batman punching Jack Nicholson, in A Few Good Men. “YOU CAN”T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” POW! “I’m Batman.”
Although this comic is a bit old to be commeting on, I was reading the Batman jokes and thought of this one
Ackbar(Star Wars): ITS A TRAP!
Batman(Batman, duh…):*POW* I’m Batman
We all comment on them even on rereads years later. It’s cool.
I blush to admit that I had to google Walter Peck. But having done so, and remembering what a complete and utter jerk he was in the film, made me savour this all the more.
BTW, David: I’ve been a devoted fan now for some time, and I gotta tell you: your stuff is definitely among the absolute best out there. Kudos, bud! (NOW, can we PLEASE get Ethan laid by that hot little number?)
Batman: “I’m Batm-”
Kanye: “Yo Batman, I’m gunna let you finish, but first I think Green Arrow deserves a catchphrase”
This is just about perfect. Definitely perfect, really.
This…this is the comic equivalent of dipping fries in a chocolate shake – two wonderful things that you wouldn’t think would go together, but they do and somehow combine to be even more wonderful.
By any chance did you see a Kim Possible episode titled ‘Blush’? That was the first time I heard of fries in chocolate shake, and your comment is the only time I’ve heard of it not in direct reference to that episode.
I’ve been dipping fries in milkshakes for close to thirteen, fourteen years now, well before Kim Possible came around. It’s a secret that’s been passed down in my family for years.
Kinda like our lightsaber. *pshooom*
But seriously, I’ve known about it since I was eight or nine years old. It’s practically the only way to eat fries with a milkshake.
I think the number of times I’ve gotten a Frosty from Wendy’s and not gotten some fries to use with it can probably be counted on one’s fingers.
In the Land of Wendy’s, before the great blasphemy of the vanilla Frosty this was a common thing.
All Hail the Immortal Leader of the Daves.
I SO did not see that coming. HAHAHA
I think my favorite part has got to be how well you nailed Atherton’s delivery.
Also, nice job on the backgrounds! They look lovingly accurate.
Seconded, on all counts.
I think I’ve waited all my life to see that guy get punched in the face by that guy.
Dear GODS, I’ve always wanted to see that happen to Walter Peck!!
It didn’t even have to be BATMAN! I would have settled for Velma Dinkley, as long as SOMEbody popped that prick in the mouth!!
Good on ya, Willis!
At least in the movie, he got half a ton of shaving cream melted marshmallow man dumped on his fat head.
“Is this true?!”
“Yes, it’s true.”
“This man has no dick.”
Great Bill Murry likeness Willis!
How about, “I’m the goddamn batman.”
I can breathe in space, thereby I am Batman.
So, does this mean that you’re using Batman in all of your Ghostbuster displays as Venkman’s stand-in until Mattel finally gets around to releasing a proper Venkman toy?
Judge Dredd flashbacks…
Y’know, if Venkman hadn’t been a douche about the whole thing and had just allowed Peck to examine the containment grid, probably nothing at all would have happened. There would have been a certification session and maybe a biannual inspection. OH NOES, that would get in the way of the coolness of my home-built “plasma nuclear” device! The thing was built with a REALLY BIG SWITCH on the front of it that, if flipped, would (as Egon said) have the effect of dropping a bomb on the city. And it did! It’s not even like somebody had to hotwire and cut it open–it was just like one of Megatron’s invention that had a big button on it marked “Self Destruct.” Peck was right!
(Sorry, I just tend to side with the EPA, especially when I remember this was the Reagan era.)
While Mr Peck was an excellent douche, it is a mark of the 80s that the EPA is made out to be the beaurocratic villain. Where in real life they’re more like “um… Mr businessman sir? Would you please stop pouring radioactive cyanide into the drinking water? No? Ok. Well I’m going to have to write you a stern reprimand. Now would you like me to bend over so you have someplace to stick it?”
While I agree the EPA is actually an organization intended to protect the public, I don’t think this was so much an attack on the EPA as it was an indictment of the mindset of an institutional bureaucrat. “Oh, you haven’t filled out the right number of forms, so we’ll have to shut down your system for containing malevolent unexplained phenomena.” If one is willing to grant the existence of ghosts who can cause harm to people, having a government agency which ignores such phenomena or actively fights those who are trying to investigate them is irresponsible in the extreme. Of course, if the government is opposing them because of a conflict with their own top-secret paranormal investigations unit… well, that’s sequel material right there. And that could lead into my long-desired Ghostbusters/Men In Black crossover film (which would have to have a cameo by Space Ghost, of course).
Actually, he reminded me more of Hank Scorpio, but it did get the job done, hehe.
A woman peeks out of her house near the site of a sinkhole in Guatemala City May 30, 2010. The hole, caused by rains from tropical storm Agatha,
Stop failing plz.
LOL Batman can resolve anything
Well when I asked, I kinda meant it to be for reals. But this comic is nearly as good.
Nearly, but I wouldn’t say no to the real deal.
I was wondering if someone was gonna say it, but now I am, too. *ahem*
Walter Peck was right.
Yes, your first reaction is to side with Venkman, cuz he’s our hero (anti-hero?), and we know these guys are the heroic Ghostbusters. Plus, we all like the idea of rebelling against authority, and root Venkman on because of it. But, if you took away Peck’s attitude toward Venkman, he’d be right. Maybe if Peck was allowed to study the schematics, witness what they’re up too, he wouldn’t have tried to shut the thing down.
I know, I know. I’m crazy…
What was he right about? He shut down the power and set the ghosts free. He did not listen to Egon who was the expert on what they were doing. I don’t think he asked to see any prints either.
Peck was right that having Random McNobody build a plasma-nuclear device with a big switch on the front that, if flipped, would destroy the city, was a bad idea and that at least there should have been some regulatory oversight. Do you remember the “training talk” that Ray gave Winston about how to use the containment grid? Lasted about a whole entire 20 seconds, didn’t it?
Someday some new generation’s Kevin Smith will dedicate a scene in some crappy slacker movie to expounding on how the Ghostbusters were a terrorist death-cult.
He obviously belongs to some sort of scientist guild with Doc Ock that encourages you to build nuclear reactors in the middle of New York.
We should not have sided with peck. He was right when he first appeared. After that, everythign he did was illegal and/or just plain stupid.
He made blatantly fraudulent claims about them to the mayor, as there was NO WAY he could prove they used sense and nerve gasses etc (as they weren’t). He also refused to listen to experts, even his own experts, about turning of the containment unit, which showed reckless negligence at best. We had a right to hate him at his second appearance.
The Ghostbusters are, among other things, a perfect specimen (Batman is another!) of the “vigilante hero” who “does what needs to be done” free from “corrupt bureaucratic oversight.” Kind of like 80s cowboy foreign policy, desperate to salvage some lost national machismo after the debacle of Vietnam.
Not that it stopped when the 80s did…
Of course, they’re kind of vigilante janitors…
I should add that I still like seeing him get knocked out!
So, is Venkman too cynical to get the cheek blush? Even Walter Peck gets them!
Bill Murray’s pretty pale! He looks like a wax statue, even at that relatively young age.
as i read your Transformers Comic and than ever Batman saying I am Batman.
Three words : Batmobil: Defect Speakingchip. (Batmobil as secret Transformer would be more than epic.)
“Dr. Venkman” looks like a serial rapist wearing a plastic Oomp- Loompa mask and a high school janitor uniform.
Why is Peter Venkman being played by a young Ian McDiarmid instead of Bill Murray?
Heh. “I…AM…SPARTA!!!! “
That is the best drawn Atherton I’ve ever seen. Not alot of competition I’m sure, but still its good.
The funniest past of this comic for me… I just bought and watched both Ghostbusters movies last night. Then Stumbleupon takes me here.
The fuuniest thing about this comic is that Bill Murray was going to be Batman in the never-made mid-80′s movie.
Millions of years in the future, the world will die in a triumphant explosion of solar radiation. As the sun slowly extinguishes its eternal flame and the solar system’s radiant shine winks out of existence, the universe will listen quietly as softly spoken words escape a dying world’s very being . . . “I’m Batman.”
Bahaha. The only way that could’ve been better is if POW was a kooky sound effect.. like SPOOK.
Yes, it’s true. This man has no Grayson.
For some reason the first five panels come accross as gay innuendo….now im gonna see that whenever i rewatch the movie
I may be some two and a half years late, but… why does Dr. Venkman look like Larry Laffer?
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