We have seen our fair share of funny punches in comic books. Spider-Man punched a kid. Batman slapped Robin. But one of the funniest panels drawn was in Batman: The Widening Gyre when Catwoman punches Batman in the face (issue 6)
I was less than thrilled when I read Batman: The Widening Gyre, which had Batman being out of character by cracking jokes and letting people into his lifestyle. It also had some alarmingly bad figure drawings. But I have to admit, it has some positive moments. Like when Catwoman punches Batman in the face. In this six part mini-series, Bruce Wayne (Batman) gets engaged to some blonde bimbo heiress we could not care less about and Selena Kyle (Catwoman) does not take the news too well.
Batman: The Widening Gyre is written by Kevin Smith and illustrated by Walt Flanagan. The story emphasizes how Bruce Wayne has the sexual stamina of a jack rabbit, banging his lover Silver St Cloud eleven times in one day. The are these awkward moments where the comic shows Batman capturing masked vigilantes, but skipping the cool parts where he tracks them down and beats them up. But the good news is that there are some cool parts in the storyline. Like when Catwoman punches Batman in the face. It never gets old.
Did you read Batman: The Widening Gyre? Because you should. It is so different than any other Batman story that you have to read it just to make a proper opinion. If you had read it already, what were your thoughts? Leave a comment.