Some additional takeaways from me;
1- Carmine Infantino is fantastic-- easily one of the best artists ever to work in comics.
2- While Batman fares a bit better in the rematch the Hangman gets away simply by going through a door? As a kid I thought this was lame, still do.
3- It's hilarious that Bruce Wayne has 3D TV-- he can see the side of the newscasters face during the broadcast.
4- Who are the people yelling during the roof fight? There doesn't seem to be a building anywhere near close so these people would be looking at ants.
I included the letters page because those were fun.
The ad for Batman Magic Photo-- wow! Did anyone ever use this? How do you make "real" photos of comic book characters?? I wanted to know 50 years ago and I want to know now!
Batgirl will be next up;
DC, with all the errors in their collected editions, left the Hangman story out of the Carmine Infantino book. That's weird since DC selected it for the Carmine Infantino story in the first Batman treasury which focused on the great artists of Batman.
These are all great stories you're showing, Andy.
Wouldn't the people yelling be the same three guys seen earlier looking out the window who say they have a ringside seat?
The presentation is tastefully bloodless given the amount of abuse being dished out, but I was unsettled as a kid by those "cracks" on Batman's face as he lies defeated on the sidewalk. He seems to have been broken like a China doll.
Funny how Tellman's plot isn't to rob Fort Knox or rule the world, but just to be "the most famous masked man in Gotham." And this when he's already famous with his mask OFF. With that kind of lust for fame, he was ahead of his time; he'd be right at home in 2019, streaming his beat-downs on YouTube.
I ended buying a copy of the original comic a while back even though it has a crease down the middle. I figure it was either mailed that way to a subscriber or folded by a kid to fit in his back pocket, and either way that added to the charm of it as an historial artifact, even if it probably does wreck the value.
Hooded Hangman seems like a third-season villain in terms of goals. 'Who needs to be a successful anchorman?? Once I control Gotham City's wrestling fans, I'll rule the world!! MUHAHAHAHAAA!!'
I mean, I like his villainous unhingedness, but he needed to aim higher.
My hobbies include gazing at the Siren and doing her bidding, evil or otherwise.
'She had a devastating, hypnotic effect on all the men.'--A schoolmate describing Joan Collins at age 17