World’s Finest Vol 1 #153 (1965) Superman and Batman: “The Clash of Cape and Cowl”
Cover Artists: Curt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff, Ira Schnapp Writers: Edmond Hamilton Penciler: Curt Swan Inker: George Klein Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell After the recent Will Smith/Chris Rock slap heard around the world, I decided to take a closer look at a meme that has been making the rounds online for years. However, it’s been cropping up now more than ever. The Clash of Cape and Cowl was originally published as an imaginary story, a story outside of regular continuity.
In Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium, it was retconned as having happened on another Earth, (Earth-153).The “Batman slaps Robin” panel that launched the “My Parents Are Dead” meme is from this issue and that made it certainly worth taking a closer look. Thank you for tuning in! Enjoy!