“OSTENTATIOUS UTILITY BELT…”

Gotta start with Batman again, folks.

But to be honest, the Punisher ain’t too shabby in this department either. I mean, a utility belt doubling as teeth from a bleached human skull (left, and lovingly ripped off from here). How cool is that?

Page Three Notes:

                • “GRAVITY-DEFYING THIGH BELTS.” Rob Liefeld again. I never understood how thigh belts of the ’90s ever stayed up on their own. Are they like superhero garters? (which is, and I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised, a real thing)
                • I’m sure I’m not the first person to think of zombie rats, but if there are zombie rats in the coming zombie apocalypse, we are so screwed. Ankle boots, people. Ankle boots. Just sayin’.
                • Comic book inner monologues hit their stride with Frank Miller’s original run on Daredevil, then The Dark Knight Returns and finally Sin City. And yeah, I know all about the original hardboiled detectives, but for me, Frank Miller will forever be the unquestioned master of gritty, urban inner monologues.
                • Apologies for the “‘voices’ ‘speaking'” quotation mark assault, but the section actually makes more sense if you use air quotes whilst reading. NSFW unless you want coworkers to think you’re a loony.