Sunday, 31 May 2015
DC Spotlight: Batman #214 (1969)
Batman #214 (DC Comics)
Frank Robbins (w) Irv Novick & Joe Giella (a)
From the silver age of comics comes this odd little story Batman's Marriage Trap co-starring Batgirl. A TV competition for glamorous women has a prize no girl could turn down. A night (or should it be Knight) out with the Batman. Of course this draws the attention of one of Gothams other most-wanted the mob.
By launching "operation monitor" they can follow Batman's whereabouts and commit crime elsewhere.
Of course there's more as gangsters moll Cleo, enters the scene with a scam.
"I represent the organisation W.E.B...Yes, Gentlemen W.E.B. Women to End Batchelorhood. We are a non profit..altruistic..group of unmarried women...who wish to remove the one barrier to happy marriage in Gotham the symbol of all single male eligibles..Batman, the most eligible bachelor in town."
A nefarious plot to get Batman married and out the way?
Well it was the sixties and this is a comic book.
This was also the era of Adam West need I say more.
Other similar Bat-features included: