13 PENNIES for your thoughts! It’s National Lucky Penny Day!
Hey, it’s National Lucky Penny Day! Really, it is!
And what’s the most famous penny in comics? Why, it’s the giant penny in the Batcave, silly!
A lotta folks seem to think the penny has something to do with Tw0-Face, but historically it didn’t (regardless of what retcons tell you). Nope, the penny came from “The Penny Plunderers,” a Bill Finger/Bob Kane/Ray Burnley joint from 1947’s World’s Finest Comics #30.
In it, a two-bit criminal named Joe Coyne is done in by his irrational fixation on pennies, a story that actually would have been a hoot on Batman ’66 had they ever decided to add the beloved Batcave trophy to the show.
Anyway, there are 13 REASONS TO LOVE BATMAN’S GIANT PENNY, but really it all comes down to one: It’s fabulous! So dig these occasions when the coin made notable appearances.
— 13 QUICK THOUGHTS on the Glorious SECRETS OF THE BATCAVE — 1968. Click here.
— The TOP 13 BATCAVE PLAYSETS Ever – RANKED. Click here.