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Dec

Batman slapping Robin Meme

We’ve all seen the meme of Batman slapping Robin with random comments inserted in the speech bubbles.  I’ve even seen empty speech bubbles that you can fill in yourself.  Just don’t.  It’s already too much.  This meme always seemed strange to me, because they were always teammates working together for the good of Gotham. 

I did a little research and found that the original appearance of this panel is from World’s Finest comic #153 from 1965.  This specific story is an imaginary tale of Batman being an evil arch nemesis to Superman.  Because he believed Superman killed his parents, his entire goal in life was to destroy Superman.  The mid 60’s had some of the most ironic comic books, that were meant to be creative.  Jimmy Olsen, Superman’s Pal comic consistently had Jimmy Olsen trying to kill Superman or Superman being a jerk.  Lois Lane comic was the same type of writing.  Lois would marry someone else or become super strong.  It was creative the first time they used that story line but after years of doing the same type of story…ugh. 

So World’s Finest, one of the trifectas of goofy 60’s comics, showing Batman as an abusive bully makes sense in the context.  If you click the original panel from World’s Finest 153 on the right you can see it better.

 

 

World's Finest #153, Batman Slaps Robin Meme Issue, GD+ Condition

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WORLDS FINEST #153 - Batman slaps Robin meme issue- 1965

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