There's a backstory to this piece that explains why it's so weird: http://toughguygoods.blogspot.com/2012/02/bit-of-explanation-is-necessary.html
I love the cuffs on Batman's pants.
Fun and VERY Funky!
I LOVE this cover... and I love the idea of illustrating spiffed-up versions of the strange ideas we had as kids.I remember I used to try to draw a superhero who was kind of a cross between Batman and Iron Man, but, because at that age I thought it was fun to put my hands into styrofoam coffee cups, he had these coffee-cup-shaped gauntlets-- not like cuffs, but like he had just wedged his hands into them from the top-- so that he couldn't use his hands for anything except punching people or, I guess, propping open a door.
This is great! Also that is one of the best Robin redesigns I have seen.
I would read the shit outta that comic.