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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – Mummy Batman and Robin!

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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – Mummy Batman and Robin!

Every day this August I’ll be spotlighting strange but ultimately endearing comic stories, one a day (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of past installments of this feature.

Today we look a story from Detective Comics #320, by Dave Wood, Sheldon Moldoff and Charles Paris, titled “Batman and Robin — the Mummy Crime-Fighters.” With a title like that, how could this NOT be good?

Our story (which is from 1963, so not long before the “new” Batman) opens with Bruce and Dick on an afternoon drive in the country (as they are wont to do) when they come across an alien ship (which, oddly enough, they are also wont to do)…


This has a negative effect on the pair…


I love how Bruce is curious whether Dick is smart enough to realize that turning green might have an effect on their Batman and Robin ways.


So they pretend to investigate as Batman and Robin and…


Are they really through?!?


Oh yeah, mummy Batman!

But not long after Batman brags to Robin about how everyone is a sucker…


Later, Robin uses the fear of radiation to help Batman out…


I love the persistence of Vicki.

However, she is shocked to find…


and when she thinks she is about to nail Bruce and Dick…


I wonder why she didn’t question if the green skin was for real?