Thanks, Brian. I did a little digging, an mention that all of Joe's cases involve the Bat
Created by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle
"About this Bat-guy. Me and him, we go way back...(but) Bats and I are different -- he's a crash-through-the-skylight kinda guy and I'm a foot-through-the-front-door."
-- Joe gives us the scoop on a pal of his.
Thanks, Brian. I did a little digging, and our spud does indeed seem to show up in some rather weird spots. You forgot to mention that all of Joe's cases involve the Batman in one way or another -- he's never shown up in a solo adventure, as far as I know. And he never appeared outside of Alan Grant’s Batstories so, when Grant left, so did Joe.
But there was a pretty good profile of him, supposedly written by the spud himself, full of dubious potato puns, in Who's Who in the DC Universe #10, 1991. It fills in some of the details. And he pops up in a Shadow of the Bat annual as well, where he takes on Poison Ivy. His best line comes when Joe finally confronts Ivy, who's attempting to use plant-based zombies to take over Gotham City: "You...you must really hate people."
Well, like, d'uh....
First appearance (January 1989, Detective Comics #594.
You used to be able to find an unpublished Joe Potato scripy, "Fry Me Deadly," here, courtesy of Chuck Dixon, one of DC Comics' harder-boiled writers.
A listing of all the private eyes who have shown up in DC Comics.
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