Thursday, November 21, 2013

World's Finest # 209, February, 1972

Another stylish and intriguing Neal Adams cover highlights one of Dick Dillin's best jobs as well. The script is from young Mike Friedrich, known already for his innovative stories and his sense of comics history.

In this case, the villain of the piece--who is never actually seen by the heroes and who may or may not even exist-- seems strongly influenced by Mr. Crime from the Golden Age CRIME DOES NOT PAY.

It was very rare for BATMAN stories this old to be published. I had read about Tweedledum and Tweedledee in Steranko's HISTORY OF COMICS but this was the first time I had actually had a chance to read one of their appearances.

1 comment:

  1. The Tempter showed up again in Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers of Victory, only to get quickly killed off by Zatanna, who claimed she heard about him from Hawkman. Tweedle Dum and Dee narrowly escaped being shot dead by Hitman, and later got the heck beat out of them during the Villians United fiasco. Whether they survived was unclear.