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Holy Rewatch Batman! "The Contaminated Cowl"/"The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul" - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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Holy Rewatch Batman! "The Contaminated Cowl"/"The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul"
Batman's cowl turns pink! And other stuff, too, involving the Mad Hatter, skeletons, rubies, and such, but mostly: the cowl turns pink. The Bat-rewatch does "The Contaminated Cowl"/"The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul."

An excerpt:
Nothing in this story makes any damn sense. The Mad Hatter only seems to steal seven hundred hat boxes so that Batman can know he’s at large again. He goes to all the trouble to steal the Hatfield Ruby, even though it turns out to be a fake. He sprays Batman’s cowl with radioactive spray, which somehow only affects the cowl and not the cape (because that’s still blue). Why does Batman make the world think he’s dead? What purpose does it serve? It’s obviously nothing more than an annoyance to him, based on how he responds to Harriet’s mourning, so why even do it in the first place? Also, why are the skeletons only wearing underwear, capes, and masks? Where’s the rest of the costumes? After making a point of making it clear that Batman has no spare cowls, we then discover that he has two—one in the Batmobile (which goes on the skeleton) and one under the cowl he’s currently wearing. But wait, if he was wearing it under the contaminated cowl, wouldn’t it be contaminated, too, that being, y’know, how radiation works? Also shouldn’t Batman and Robin know more about radiation than they do, what with there being an atomic reactor in the Batcave?

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