I ran across this knee-slapper by Murphy Anderson in Plop! #5 (June 1974). I'm a little surprised DC would do this, even in fun, to their flagship character. This is something I would have expected to see in Mad magazine.
Comic book artist Gene Colan died June 23 at the age of 84. Colan's comic book career began in 1944. He is probably best know for his work on Tomb of Dracula in the 1970's. I distinctly remember enjoying his art in the Batmantitles in the 1980's. He was adept at drawing any genre, including romance comics.
Below is a scan of the original art for a really nice cover by Gene and Bill Everett for Tales to Astonish #88.
Batman: Nevermore is apparently part of the "Elseworlds" series. I'm guessing that's some deal where they can put Batman in historical situations without screwing up the continuity. I don't know and can't be arsed to figure it out right now. The series is written by Len Wein and the art by Guy Davis looks serviceable. The only thing I care about is the series gave Bernie Wrightson a chance to do five nice covers featuring Edgar Allan Poe and a Batman that looks kind of off (in a good way) with a big beak.