Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Top-Five Bat-Gimmicks

Today's top five examines the coolest of Batman's bat-related gimmicks.

5. Bat Signal

This is ranked this low mainly because it's not REALLY "his" gimmick. That being said, it's a major part of the Bat mythos, so it deserved a place on the list.

4. Batarang

The Batarang is one of the oldest of Batman's gimmicks (1939). Anyone know who invented it? Finger? Fox? Kane, perhaps?

And what a cool gimmick it is!

3. Batmobile

The Batmobile is such a staple of the Batman culture, isn't it?

And rightfully so!

2. Batplane

The Batmobile is cool and all, but nothing beats a bat-shaped plane!

1. Bat Shark Repellent

How awesome is Batman that he even has developed a special spray to repel SHARKS!

You go, Batman!!!

Agree, disagree? Let me know!

2 Comments:

Anonymous J. Kevin Carrier said...

IIRC, the first use of the Batarang was in the 2-part "Monk" story, which is usually attributed to Gardner Fox. That story also had the first appearance of the "Bat-Gyro", the precursor to the Batplane, so that's two for Fox.

7/02/2006 9:14 PM  
Blogger Sleestak said...

I'd submit that the 'Bat-Female-Villain-Repellent' from Night On Earth trumps the shark spray.

7/02/2006 11:59 PM  

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