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DC EXPLODES ON TV - NUMBER FOUR
Batman #66: "Batman's Biggest Boner!"

This issue, "DC Explodes on TV," continues counting down the top 12 covers of DC comics as seen on television. Today it's cover number four, the infamous Batman #66 featuring "The Joker's Comedy of Errors," aka "Batman's Biggest Boner!" Believe it or not, the cover of this cult classic was seen on "The Adventures of Superman" in the episode "Mystery In Wax."

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A man sells comic books and newspapers on a busy Metropolis street...
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BELOW: The comics in close-up!

Place cursor over photo to see what goes where...
The comic books on the rack include Action #160, September 1962...
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What if someone in the Superman TV world
actually READ the story in this issue? It would be like a nightmare!

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And it gets worse! Another book seen on the rack is Superman #72 (previously seen in the episode where the crippled girl meets Superman). The issue's cover story opens with a very blatant announcement that Clark is Superman!
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The damage doesn't stop there. What about Batman and Robin, seen below, left, on the cover of World's Finest #54? They don't EXIST in TV Superman's world -- and it's a GOOD THING they don't! Because a panel from the issue (below, right) reveals their precious secret identities...
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Other comics seen on the newsstand...
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The cover seen BELOW is also on the newsstand. It's the infamous Batman #66, which told the story of "The Joker's Comedy of Errors" aka "Batman's Greatest Boner!"
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What if someone in TV Superman's world had read THIS comic? It probably would have lead to congressional hearings!
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Here it is -- the most infamous story in Batman history! Reader, keep in mind that "boner" used to mean "mistake," so every time you see the terms "boner" or "biggest boner," it means "biggest mistake." Supposedly. Below are some panels from the story, written by Bill Finger.
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The Joker's "Boner of the Year" ruins his own crime!
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"Stung by his boner" -- OUCH! -- Joker gives a boner architecture class!
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The Dynamic Duo monitor the situation! Joker threatens to force Batman into a boner,
so Batman consults massive library of porno, oops I mean boners.
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In their next encounter, the Joker seemingly triumphs over Batman,
leading to the most embarrassing headline of his entire career...
"BATMAN'S GREATEST BONER!"
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But Batman tricked the Joker! He tells him, "You were so busy forcing me
into a boner you forgot you were committing one yourself!"
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"So you see, Lois, that time when I said Lana Lang gave me
my GREATEST BONER, you totally misunderstood me!"
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Wink to the audience!
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DC House ad promoting Batman #66 and other DC titles!
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The original promo (below) used to create the DBB ad (above).
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