As part of an effort to catalog all things forgotten in the world of comics, we start a new section dedicated to the incredible vehicles in the different comics universe. There’s not much of a plan for this section yet, but I was reading the wonderful World’s Finest #159 when I noticed that both stories there (both the main Superman and Batman feature and the Green Arrow reprint) featured absolutely insane cars. My initial thought was ‘What are the chances?’ and then immediately ‘I need to find out’, so we will try to see if there’s anything better, car-related, than this issue.
The magic in this book starts with the cover:
What’s that? Grant Morrison wrote comics back in the 60’s under a fake name? It possibly hasn’t happened yet!
The whole issue is brilliant from start to finish, with the convoluted secret origins of the Anti-Superman and the Anti-Batman being hard to explain in mere words. You could do worse things than getting yourself a copy (Showcase Presents World’s Finest Vol. 3 or Superman/Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Vol. 1, I don’t think they include the Green Arrow backup, though).
Of course, if we are talking about cars about the Anti-Batman, that can only mean one thing … Ladies and gentlemen, I give you … the Anti-Mobile!
And from the backup reprint of Green Arrow (who actually had his own Showcase volume reprinting this story: Showcase Presents: Green Arrow, Vol. 1), from a story that involves a clown version of Green Arrow (following up on the birth of the Bizarros in the Superman comics the previous year) and a gang of furries stealing the Arrowmobile, the Errorcar:
Appendix: And just in case someone thinks I am making this stuff up, here are the furries: