There's an old New Year's tradition where I'm from of putting a penny on every window sill on new year's day to earn fortune. Or keep the devil away. Or instead of sauerkraut. Something like that.
So I'm going to observe that tradition this year with YOU and the most famous penny of all: The Giant Penny in the Batcave!
As we have discussed before (in what is apparently a seminal article, since every time I do research on the Batcave, the internet keeps taking me back to it), the Giant Penny comes from a very obscure, early Batman & Robin story (World's Finest Comics #30, 1947; reprinted in the 100-page giant comic Batman #256, 1974; and again in the marvelous trade paperback anthology Secrets of the Batcave, 2007) with an old-school, one-shot foe: Joe Coyne, the Penny Plunderer.
We've admired Joe's inspiration and his poetic prowess, but we've never really read his story together and what better time than Giant Penny Week?
What do you think, Joe?
Um...Ooooo-kay, Joe. I'll take that as a "yes".
So get your vinegar, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt together, and get ready for ...
Giant Penny Week.
Enter at your peril!