Monday, June 7, 2010

You've Got Bat-Mail

A regular occurrence in the Golden Age was the arrival of a package at some mobster's office or hotel room:

It was always a signal to the crook that Batman was on his tail:

Batman sent it as a message to a judge:

It even popped up on a cover:

Any more modern examples out there?

Update: Here's one from Batman #121 ( February 1959):
As you can see, the crook tailed the bat back to the Batcave, which may explain why Batman gave up on using live bats as a warning.


  1. You would think Batman would drop more hints but all the droppings were in the box.

  2. IIRC, he sent a bat-message in a 1970's story. It may have been "Riddler on the Move" in Batman #263, 1975.