Top Ten WTF Moments In Batman Comics
7. SUBTEXTUALLY SEXUAL OUT OF CONTEXT SINGLE PANELS
Of all of Batman’s worthy foes, one has proven time and again to be the hardest to defeat — contextualization. We’ve touched on how a certain level of circumstance should be considered when discussing any WTF moment, particularly with regards to the vestal Golden Age. However, sometimes a single panel comes along that is just too good to pass up and leaves the reader wondering just exactly what were they thinking when it was made.
Take for instance the time Batman sent the Joker a Christmas card in Arkham Asylum wishing him a gay time in jail. Or how about the one where Robin gets Batman “good and wet.” Then again it’s no surprise the majority of these involve Robin in some position or another.
Though having the Boy Wonder ask Batman about the teeth marks he left in a leather thong seems wrong no matter what the occasion. Always the equal opportunist, here, Batman tells an unobliging woman, “quiet or papa spank.” But don’t think all are from bygone eras. For example, there’s this gratuitous panel from Batman: Odyssey. And what would this be without at least one mention of Batgirl getting creeped on. Or two.
Of course, sometimes, the moment goes well beyond a single panel. Which perfectly segues us into…