DCU Holiday Bash! #1 (Batman)
“Just Another Night”
Words/Pencils – Jim Aparo
Inks/Colors – Kevin Nowlan
Letters – John Costanza
Editors – Mike Carlin & Darren Vincenzo
Finally, the anchor-story of the 1997 DCU Holiday Bash! And… it’s a two-pager! And… it’s silent! Wow, it’s just getting better and better with each exclamation point!
We can probably assume that this is Christmas Eve (or thereabouts). Alfred finds a Christmas missive from Tim Drake, wishing him the Happiest of Holidays. Alfred then heads into the Batcave, where Bruce walks past him without a word… hops into the Batmobile, and speeds away.
After the dust settles, Alfred notices that Master Bruce left him a Christmas gift… annnnnd, that’s it!
Ey, Jim! We came up two pages shawt ta fill in da Christmas Book… ya t’ink ya can whip somethin’ up? We arreddy drew Batman on da covuh… ya gotta bail us out!
Really, DC? This story… again? It feels like any time we cover a Batman Christmas story, there’s always a scene where Alfred is surprised (and touched) that Bruce left him a gift. By now, isn’t it just a known fact that this is going to happen?
At least it looked pretty! Really though, this is such a non-story… and, I wish we’d stop getting variations of it.
Tomorrow: Wrapping the whole issue up!