This is a real thing, I swear to god.
Godamnit! Who let Frank Miller near the toy concepts?
Damn, someone beat me to it!
As I read, I was waiting ever so patiently for the Whores. That Willis worked it in without reverting to the old joke reminds me why I love this site so damn much (whoreswhores).
My bad, sorry.
I wanna see Brave&Bold versions of the dead cub scouts and post-jokergas Dr. Ruth.
Eyes slideways, yo’s.
And Bruno, with the swastika tattoos on her boobs. Don’t forget her. :-p
you will never see it coming. and i want one soooooo bad
@shift: someone who new how to make money
So…they’re selling a toy with a redundant title?
Y’know, I was kind of expecting wheelchair’d armored Batman.
Either that, or Batman in a Bane costume (Spinebuster being a wrestling move and all).
So I imagine “Prostitute Armor Catwoman” is just a black-haired Black Cat…
Never thought I’d be breaking spines.
Only way to open some of those hardback Bibles. Dunno where they do the binding, but they don’t make it easy to read.
And believe me when I say I sucked the marrow.
Looking at that, I have to wonder if it was originally supposed to be a Bane toy. The concept is certainly more Bane than Batman, and the toy looks too broad for Bruce. Even the armor attachment is too bloody for Bats IMO.
Is it bad that I instinctively read that in the Brave & the Bold voice O_o ?
Seeing as how he used Brave and the Bold’s artstyle, no, not really. But I always hear Dark Knight Returns Batman in Michael Ironsides’ voice.
I did too! And I actually caught myself after the first panel and thought “why am I hearing Diedrech Baider and not Kevin Conroy?”, and it was only then that I realized the art style was TBatB. It’s like my subconscious picked up on it before the rest of me did.
The human brain is kind of a neat thing like that.
At least it wasn’t Lewis Wilson’s voice . . . (That serial wasn’t too bad for the time, though)
Completely inappropriately, I read it as Adam West.
Spine Armor Batman joke or not (and it IS hilarious)… Willis, you pull off the emulating of Miller’s art style very nicely here. It’s a easy style to do, but not easy to do where it looks “right”. And you nailed it. Great job on that.
Actually, the only Milleresque touches are the black & white and that diagonal stripe effect in one panel. The drawing style is actually emulating the “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” cartoon.
And yet still no Platelet or Sombrero Batman.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold….. Sounds like a soap opera lol
That’s not nearly as bad at Chainsaw Attack Batman: http://www.toywiz.com/totalarmorchainsawattack.html
Really? That seems like an Anti-Poison Ivy unit…
…with the Anti-Bane unit being the Spine Buster.
-”I WILL BREAK YO-GKCLKKKKK” *South American-inflected bloodcurdling scream of pain*
Spine Buster Batman’s weapon is actually a bear trap that you take the “mouth” parts off of and equip him with. Even if you don’t arm him with those, it’s still Batman And A Bear Trap.
I was hoping someone would mention that! lol
Makes me think of the Crimson Chin…and yes, I do realize.
“Hey, you can’t swear! Only gritty-1980′s Crimson Chin can swear”
“Yeah, and I got cancelled for it.”
This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face.
The accumulated filth of all their muggings and murder will foam up about their waists and all the DAs and politicians will look up and shout “Save us!”… and I’ll look down and whisper…
“I’m the goddamn Batman.”
“…and I can save cities IN SPACE”
Dammit….I forgot about the Sprawl.
You’re getting Frank Miller and Alan Moore mixed up.
Maybe he’s a heavy reader. And, er, doesn’t take care of his books.
I thought Spine-Buster would be more appropriate for Bane. Or maybe this Spine-Buster Batman is specifically to combat Bane.
Either way, it’s silly.
I think “Spine Buster” would be most appropriate for Spider-Man, actually.
My 4 year old cousin got this. Then he performed an actual spine buster on his little brother. I’m not allowed to watch wrestling around him anymore. it would be deliciously ironic if the spine in question belonged to Bane.
Dude’s actually had his spine broken, too. Harsh.
Lemme tell ya something
Bustin’ makes me feel good!
I ain’t afraid of no spines
Who ya gonna call?
Maybe Ethan’s Ray Stantz action figure…
The grin that all Brave and the bold Batman figures have just took on a sinister turn.
I always hated that lame prostitute origin Miller gave Catwoman. I prefer the slightly retconned one where she was a dominatrix who once tied up clients, stole their money, never in a position where she wasn’t in power.
That said, I love this strip. The melding of Brave and the Bold and DKR is quite nice, indeed!
I just thought of Batman: Black and White while reading. This fits that perfectly and therefore I can’t read it as a joke
To be fair. Its batman brave and the bold batman. Who comes off as a tremendous jerk. Or at very least the most arrogant batman ever.
We need plastic man to save us from that spine crushing psycho
I wish we lived in a world where all prostitutes got to wear battle armour to keep them safe on the streets.
if you think that’s bad – check this one out: http://www.toywiz.com/totalarmorchainsawattack.html
That toy is obviously inspired by a Christian Bale in both The Dark Knight and American Psycho.
Makes perfect sense if he has to take on Poison Ivy.
The Frank Miller line, I take it.
Wow, Spine Buster Batman would be off-message in the regular DCU. But in the wacky, campy, Silver-Age-Joker, Nightwing-Disco-Suit BATB-verse? That is, indeed, SO babies.
His Dad always wanted him to become a chiropractor.
I wouldn’t have thought Batman: The Brave and The Bold Batman would really work with Dark Knight Returns/DK2 Batman until today.
I don’t know if I should salute you or curse you.
Knowing the Brave and the Bold, there’s probably some villain team called THE SPINE because they line up single file, and launder stolen money, thus being the BACKBONE OF CRIME
I always thought Batman the Brave and the Bold and the Dark Knight Returns drew from the same bat related well. Frank Miller grew up in the 50′s, reading Batman. And there are stylistic choices made that very much reflect this. The stocky frame, the square jaw, the loss of the yellow oval. Very different from lean 1970′s Batman.
And so we have the Bat-Tank in the Brave and the Bold comic: http://imgur.com/kigh9
Well done. I almost thought, “Hey! Who the hell let Frank Miller write Batman again?”
My favorite toys are the ones that make no sense.
I have a Top Hat Magician Raphael and Scuba Diving Michaelangelo on my shelf over here, that I’ve had since I was a little kid.
D’aaww– I’mma just thinking it’s so cute they shop together! <3 <3 <3
Aw, it’s out of stock.
Also: Best Baptism EVAR.
Hey, there really is a prostitiute armor Catwoman
Yeah, but is her armor made from REAL prostitutes?
I’m actually pretty sad that this comic doesn’t have buckets of blood guy.
I couldn’t remember his name and was going to call him buckets of blood guy, but then decided to look through the archives and find a comic he was in, and look at the tags to find out his name. …Apparently his name is officially buckets of blood guy.
Spine Buster: Because you never know when you might need to blow up an atmosphere bust a spine. Don’t tempt him.
Gah! Markup fail!
You almost had me fooled into thinking they made a female action figure.
A Batman who breaks criminal’s spines.
This is entirely what Sparhawk was about. Friggin 90′s comics.
Should’ve saved the Bulk script for this one, my birthday, this was an…..odd script to be on my birthday. LOL!
Let’s not forget the (you might also like) Chainsaw Attack Batman!! Breaking spines is such a small jump; I’ve always thought that Batman would be ten times more effective with CHAINSAWS! (insert sarcastic tone here)
Did noone else notice the KICKPUNCHER joker on that page.
Perhaps they mean that it’s a buster he wears on his spine? a buster of what though?
Crazy Steve is on the run again!
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