Article The 5 Most Embarrassing Moments in Batman Comic History

By Tristan Cooper / October 25, 2013

  The 5 Most Embarrassing Moments in Batman Comic History

One of the best parts about Batman is also his greatest weakness: he's only human, and therefore susceptible to looking as stupid and idiotic as the rest of us. Most people are all too familiar with his brush with bat-nipples and his shark-repellant phase. His deepest and darkest secrets, however, are buried deep within his comics origins. Below are five truly embarrassing moments from a man who is not afraid to wear underwear over his pants.

 

5. The Caped Crusader Croons Christmas Carols with Cops

Batmans 5 Most Embarrassing Moments

Batman's true religion is justice, which never takes a holiday. But stalking the streets 365 days a year means that, at some point, tinsel and holly will briefly impede crime fighting before they are used as improvisational restraints following righteous beatings. Christmas typically brings  Mr. Freeze or some gimmicky dickweed like Calendar Man out of the woodwork, going balls-out in hopes of destroying the pagan tradition turned-Christian holiday turned-annual Walmart sacrificial stampede ritual. In Batman #219, the GCPD somehow convinces the world's greatest detective to blow off his endless neighborhood watch and belt out a few ballads. They sing for a while, and for a brief moment Batman believes that Christmas is something else other than a reminder that his dead parents aren't getting him any presents. Just when the yuletide couldn't get any cheerier, our hero has a shocking realization...

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