Knowledge Waits is a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me.
Today, I figured I’d explain the origin of a popular meme that’s gone around for a number of years, which is namely “Batman hates Chocolate Ice Cream.”
The bit is pretty freaking hilarious on its own, just check it out…
Obviously, as you might imagine, the bit is taken out of context. When you look at the full page from the fifth issue of 2005’s “Batman: Jekyll and Hyde” miniseries (by Paul Jenkins and Sean Phillips, with Phillips doing the back half of the series and Jae Lee drawing the first half), you can see that it is Two-Face that he is kicking, and not actually for his taste in ice cream, but because he’s, you know, Two-Face…
It’s pretty awesome that he is drawn in such a way that you seriously cannot tell that it is Two-Face, as that’s clearly how the meme was able to succeed.
Anyhow, so fear not, people, Batman isn’t actually an anti-chocolate ice cream monster!
If anyone else has a suggestion for a fun piece of comic book history that you’d like to see me write about, feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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