“Once, back in the day, mild-mannered Blonde Bernie Silver, secretly known as Chester the Chiseler, was carefully sweeping the floor. Suddenly–!”
So, I suppose we’re about to find out why Chester’s such a terrible, terrible person. Well, so far, he’s actually working at an honest job, which is better than 90% of the cast here, so…ball one, in favor of Chester.
I’m really starting to hate Tom Batiuk’s endless self-promotion, which seems to be getting worse and worse, to the point where it’s getting nauseating–case in point,
Bernie’s Chester’s Batom Comics t-shirt. Completely unneeded, except as a “look at me!” moment. Good grief, man, try entertaining someone other than yourself for a change.
The art in panel one is pretty dismal, with what look like two of the dreariest Muppets ever trying to deflate themselves. I do like the statue of Robin in the back, reaching for Superman’s crotch, though I have to wonder–does Batman know about this?!
I suppose he does…after all, he’s standing right there, moaning about “back in the day…”
Speaking of which, anyone remember this?
In other words, he was lying through his teeth. Yet another wonderful character to root for!