Friday, November 12, 2010

Even on a beer glass, Batman gets no respect

Catalogs have been showing up in the mail with alarming frequency of late, filled with goodies and potential presents for the holiday season. So far, I haven't found too many things in the catalogs that have caught my attention -- EXCEPT for a set of DC heroes beer glasses. There are four glasses in the set, each featuring a super-hero portrait on one side and a saying, of sorts, on the other side. First, of course, there is the Superman glass:

The back of his glass says:

Man of Steel. Nothing terribly pithy or witty -- just Man of Steel. Well, that's okay. We all know Superman is the Man of Steel (really, though, with what we know about metals and alloys these days, shouldn't he have been upgraded to at least the Man of Lutetium by now?).

Next is the Wonder Woman glass:

The back of the Wonder Woman glass says:

Well, of course!

Glass #3 of the set depicts Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. I'm pretty happy about that, actually. In the past, we were most likely to see Aquaman or the Flash. It's nice to see that Hal is currently in the "top four" for the general public:

On the back of Hal's glass is part of the Green Lantern oath, naturally:

Last, but certainly not least, is Batman's glass. HERE is the front:

Not bad, not bad. Now, what do you suppose the back of HIS glass says? Does it say, "Criminals are a superstitious and cowardly lot," or something to that effect? NOPE. The back of Batman's glass says?

Bam, pow, bang. That's it. BAM, POW, BANG. It seems that after all this time, and after all of the movies, animated series, graphic novels, etc., etc., Batman STILL hasn't shaken off the spectre of the 1960s. *Sigh.*


MJenks said...

*sigh* They couldn't use "I am Vengeance, I am the (K)Night?"

Or even just write "The Dark Knight" on there? Or would that infringe on the movie too much?

SallyP said...

How about "My Parents are DEAADDD!"?

But hey, it's nice to see Hal in the top four.

Richard Bensam said...

"Criminals are a cowardly superstitious lot" perhaps? "I shall become a bat"? Or "The Joker just pulled a boner"?

MetFanMac said...

I actually winced when I saw that.

(Somewhere online I read somebody writing "If they headline another comics-related story with 'Biff! Bam! Pow! Comic Aren't Just For Kids Anymore', I am going to kill somebody"...)

Sea-of-Green said...

Well, it's especially annoying considering the old TV show isn't even available for home video viewing. SO most people born within the last 30 years or so have probably never even SEEN it; so the reference may be lost on them.

There IS the 1966 movie, though ...

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