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The Many Photobombs of Batman

Batman seems to be prepared for anything. Must be because he's present when the big events occur.

Everyone loves a good old fashioned photobomb, right? This is where a picture is about to be taken and someone pops right in. Actually those in the picture or the person taking it usually don't really care for them. It turns out this has happened in comic books...a lot. There has been many major events where a certain Caped Crusader happened to be seen in the image when he wasn't supposed to be there. Publishers have managed to have his presence removed before the comic has gone to print to avoid any explanations.

For example, remember the Death of Superman?

When Superman battled Doomsday and Lois Lane was in tears, it wasn't just Jimmy Olsen in the background taking a picture. Batman was there as well. The question is, when did he get there? Was he there for the entire battle? Did he just sit back and watch or was he trying to come up with a plan?

This wasn't the only time Batman showed up unexpectedly.

== TEASER ==

Remember when the Avengers first discovered Captain America had been frozen? It turns out, Batman was there as well!

Why was Batman there? Could it be that Batman was crucial in finding Captain America's body? The reason we've never seen or heard mention of this could be because the team (and Marvel Comics) wouldn't want Batman to get the credit.

There was also the time Wolverine got his Adamantium ripped out of his body by Magneto during the Fatal Attractions storyline.

You would think Batman could have done something to prevent this from happening. Instead, he just sat back and watched as Logan was in pain.

Then there was Civil War. That got to be a messy situation for many of the heroes. Plenty of bad decisions were made, including Spider-Man revealing his identity to the world.

At least here, it looked like Batman was trying to stop him. He probably already deduced what a mistake reveal his secret identity was and how it could mess up his life (and continuity). If only Peter had listened or if Batman was a little quicker.

It turns out Batman was around during another moment in Civil War as well.

Here, Batman's just being a jerk. He's actually laughing as Cap and Iron Man fight and all the heroes are lying around unconscious. This seems out of character for even Batman.

Another moment Batman seemed too late to do anything about was the Death of Gwen Stacy.

Here, you can see that Batman is upset. He knows what it's like to lose someone close to you. But again, was he too late in arriving or was he just sitting back and watching?

Why was Batman present during all these events? It's not like he's a member of the Watchers. Batman has just been present in many major events. I wouldn't say it was a conspiracy. It's probably more likely that he tends to observe a lot in order to make his preparations. Everyone always says he can defeat everyone with enough prep time. This is what he's doing. Watching how everyone moves and operates in case he ever needs to make a move against them. This is why he's always prepared.

How did all this really come about? It really started last week when the "Can Batman Really Defeat Everone?" video went up and this image was used:

Sara challenged me to "find" more images with Batman photobombing. So here you go.

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Posted by cameron83


Someone give Photoshop an appreciation gift

Posted by Billy Batson

LOL @ the last one :D

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

lol nice

Posted by Icarusflies

>slow clap<

This is the most beautiful thing I've seen today.

Posted by G-Man

@cameron83: What makes this worse is I don't have or use Photoshop. So it takes longer to "find."

Posted by No_Name_

LOL I love this article.

Posted by Mucklefluga

@Icarusflies said:

>slow clap<

This is the most beautiful thing I've seen today.

Agreed. Such a great article ;D Made me laugh.

Posted by G-Man

My favorite might be Batman laughing at Steve and Tony. You have to click to get a better look. What a jerk!

Posted by cameron83

@G-Man said:

@cameron83: What makes this worse is I don't have or use Photoshop. So it takes longer to "find."


Posted by cameron83

@G-Man said:

@cameron83: What makes this worse is I don't have or use Photoshop. So it takes longer to "find."

I guess your right,because the last one looks pretty accurate.

Posted by Lvenger

Batman sure is one to take up the limelight isn't he?

Posted by KZR


Posted by bsavelli

this only proves that Batman is, indeed, a scumbag. loved the article :)

Posted by zombietag

cant decide if this is stupid or funny

Posted by G-Man

@zombietag: Yes

Posted by MethodMan008

Haha, great stuff Tony.

Posted by Reignmaker

More proof that Batman pwns everyone and everything. That prep time is overpowered.

Posted by RedQueen

@G-Man said:

My favorite might be Batman laughing at Steve and Tony. You have to click to get a better look. What a jerk!

Looks like he's taken some Pym Particles too.....wait, he didn't discover those as well, did he? Oh, Batman......

Posted by Crimsonlord53

So it was batman who shoot first in AvX.

Posted by htb106

Wow, G-man, Loved that, well done!

But there is something suspicious about all of those pictures...

Posted by StMichalofWilson
Posted by Cyborg6971

Ha, my fav is the death of supes. Bat's is like man I thought I had time for that latte.Doh. He'll pull through.

Posted by Jawshco

Hilarious Tony! Is this going to be a regular feature? I say keep them coming.

Posted by comicace3

"sniffle/ slow clap" that's just beautiful.

Posted by Veidt

I think that if you watch it very closely, you may find brazilian's model Nana Gouvea too. She has a (bad) taste for disasters.

Posted by TDK_1997

Batman being Batman.

Posted by kingdomenic

It took me a second look to find Batman in the Gwen Stacy one. Well played.

Posted by notoriousbcb

This rocked. You outdid yourself. Leave it to Batman to laugh at Steve and Tony and then give mask tips to Spidey. Classic!

Posted by WaveMotionCannon


Posted by Decept-O

This is the first I've ever seen any of these and let me say they are hilarious. Fun article, needed the laughs.

Just proves Batman really is a jerk.

Posted by kagato

Batman can be a real jerk sometimes lol ^_^

Posted by Dernman

OK so Batman is at all these terrible events and he wasn't able to stop any of them? Just sayin :p

Posted by SmashBrawler

Heh, Batman's always been a jerk. A lovable jerk, that is.

Posted by wisesonAC

great job on this article! its hilarious would love to see more in the future.

Posted by ARMIV2

Heh-heh, fantastic!

I especially like that Civil War one.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

My favorite is where Spider-Man is revealing his identity and Batman is suddenly there doing the Bat-tusi.

Posted by GothamRed

@Crimsonlord53: No wonder that story didn't make any sense

Posted by SolthesunGod

Batman's good but he not's as brazen as the Scarlet Witch.

Posted by csl316

I can't fathom why Spider-Man wouldn't listen to Batman's infinite wisdom. Dammit, Parker.

Posted by geoff2005

looks like G-Man found the evidence to prove that Batman can defeat everyone with prep time

Posted by jeanroygrant

@Billy Batson said:

LOL @ the last one :D

Posted by spidermonkey2099

Batman's the photobomber other superheroes deserve, but he's not the one they need right now, so publishers will edit him out....

Posted by k4tzm4n

Civil War and Spidey unmasking gave me a good laugh.

Posted by Stormbox


Posted by powerhouse1122

Hahaha this is funny Gman

Posted by Nova`Prime`

I like the ones that use the cartoony looking batman in the bomb instead of one that goes with the picture.

Posted by lifeboy

I would love to see that! Bats instigating AvX

@Crimsonlord53,: i

Posted by ssejllenrad

I love the Spidey image.

Posted by blueninjapanther

The last one was awesome. Batman with laser beam.

Posted by They Killed Cap!

...Best article I have read on line in months...

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