Junior heroes, ask yourself, “Would Batman do this?” And if the answer is “No”, do not do that thing.

(From “KO Comics” number 1, featuring “The Duke of Darkness”.)

13 thoughts on “Junior heroes, ask yourself, “Would Batman do this?” And if the answer is “No”, do not do that thing.

  1. Amscray says:

    If it wasn’t for it being someone else’s story, I’d ask wtf is the Joker doing now..!?

    But I’m sure KO’s “Duke of Darkness” > DC’s “Most Excellent Super Bat”… starting with less syllables to declare before fisticuffs. lol

  2. Myro says:

    Duke of Darkness seems like kind of an ass kisser.

  3. frankie says:

    Oh, the Duke of DARKNESS. I couldn’t read that name because of the penmanship and the guy’s hand in the way. I thought he signed the letter…The Duke of Darknob.

  4. Tool says:

    could you say creepy, bet he has a wall of hidden camera photos of the chief in his lair. then dances with a manican to the old song “when i think about you i…well you remember right

  5. Alex says:

    The Duke of Darkness was Danny “Paddy” Sullivan, a police officer from an unnamed American city. When he was killed in the line of duty, Danny discovered that he continued to exist as an “Earth-bound spirit.” He decided to continue fighting crime as the Duke of Darkness.
    His powers include intangibility, flight, super strength, and the ability to perceive & battle ghosts and demons. Even though he’s a “ghost,” he is able to be knocked out by a bump on the head such as in his first adventure.The Duke of Darkness battles villains such as Professor Evil and Mr. Slumber, who attack people through their dreams. A police captain whom Danny once served under viewed the Duke of Darkness as a very mundane nutcase and kept trying to lock him up. Although Danny could escape at any time, he humored his former boss in between solving crimes.

    So he’s a spirit but you can knock him out.How does that exactly work?

  6. Violet says:

    So you’re telling me to beat up clowns, sleep with Catwoman, and launch a satellite of paranoia against my allies?

    …yeah, okay.

  7. punkjay says:

    Duke of Darkness is the dumbest name for a super hero. He sounds like a villian

  8. Myro says:

    Alex (5): That’s a very original origin story. It doesn’t sound anything like a more famous and popular hero from 5 years earlier.
    Wait, what? Will Eisner’s The Spirit? Yeah, it has a lot of similarity to him, but they’re clearly not the same. I mean one of them is named Denny and the other is named Danny.
    Okay, but it doesn’t sound like anyone else. Except DC’s original Spectre, Jim Corrigan. Oh, crap…

    Yeah, that felt pretty good.

  9. Jeff Hebert says:

    Actually Violet, I’m just saying “Don’t write love notes to the police commissioner.” It’s not “do what Batman does” it’s “don’t do what Batman wouldn’t do.” A somewhat subtle, but key, difference. For instance, it doesn’t say you should sleep with Catwoman, but it does say you shouldn’t sleep with a Cat. Because Batman would not do that thing.

  10. Violet says:

    Jeff: It’s too late! I’ve done all three of these things this very afternoon! MY GOD.

  11. Violet says:

    Also, Duke of Darkness sounds like an embarrassing euphemism for Satan. Or a late seventies rock god’s nickname.

  12. Myro says:

    *looks to the sky, and waves to Violet’s paranoia satellite* Hi there! Don’t mind me. Just go back to assaulting clowns and making it with Catwoman.

  13. punkjay says:

    @violet: Yeah he played guitar for The Misfits right?!?
    lol

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