All 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 at a story from Batman #125 (written by Bill Finger and drawn by Sheldon Moldoff and Charles Paris) where the tale is narrated...by Ace the Bat-Hound! Read on to learn more about this delightfully silly tale!
As the issue opens up, Ace says hi to the audience...
Now that Ace's owner is finished getting in the way of having Ace available at all times, Batman and Robin pursue the criminals in the "Midas Mob" (they only steal gold stuff)...
You gotta love bad guys so messed up that they paint a giant eagle gold just to keep up with their motif. Okay, here's Ace in action!!!
I just love how Ace A. know where Batwoman lives and B. can easily get there from Wayne Manor.
Once free, Batman figures out that the Midas Mob is going to steal a Golden Fleece from a movie set (of a film about Jason and the Argonauts).
A. I love that the bad guys think to include Ace.
B. Batman does not fight enough giant robots these days. Maybe the relaunch will fix that.
More of Ace in action!!!
It is awesome that Batwoman fights crime with her freakin' COMPACT. Hilarious.
And now we come to the end of the tale...
The dog WINKED at us! He WINKED at us! How great is a comic book story told to you by a dog that ends with the dog winking at you?!? The answer is "very great."