This one doesn’t require much explanation.
Or maybe it does.
This installment of our occasional series of odd and inappropriate comic book panels comes from Batman Volume 1 Number 49, released by DC in October 1948.
The story is “Batman’s Arabian Nights,” and the action finds the Caped Crusaders up against the Joker. Kinda.
Bruce and Dick find a 1,000-year-old rug with the Joker’s face on it. To investigate, they go back in time (!) through hypnotism to ancient Baghdad and find a duplicate for the Joker … only this one sobs all the time.
Before long, Batman tickles him to make him laugh and … I kind of lost the thread of the story there.
But it’s a good panel.