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Season 4, Episode 9

Dragging Rights

Adam West visits and a drag race between the Batmobile and the Black Beauty ignites. A customer sells the 1st comic appearance of Rocket Raccoon.

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At the podcast, Kevin asks Walt, Bryan, Mike and Ming to tell him a story. Walt reminisces about the days of when network shows become hits, they inevitably became cartoons...

At the Stash, a man walks in with an animation cel from the Happy Days animated series. Ming says he was never really into Happy Days, but Walt loved the show and the Hanna-Barbera animation studio. Walt wants the cel to hang in his house at home. The customer asks for $250, but Walt pushes back with $75. The customer won't go lower than $200 and Walt can't make the deal. Suddenly, Bryan steps in and offers the man $200. "What are you gonna do with that?" Walt asks. Bryan slides the cel over to Walt and says, "Hang it up at your house."

Later, Batman legend Adam West walks into the store. At the podcast, Kevin reveals that he arranged for Adam West to come into the Stash to sign issues of the new comic books he wrote, Batman ‘66 Meets the Green Hornet. The guys use the signing opportunity to ask Adam West some questions about his time as the Dark Knight in the 60s. Ming mentions that even though he thinks Batman is the superior superhero, he thinks the Green Hornet's Black Beauty is the superior automobile. Walt goes up in arms defending the Batmobile. Walt tells Ming to call up a friend who owns replicas of the two cars to set up a drag race and put the two super-cars to the test.

Later, a customer comes into the store and offers to sell his issue of The Incredible Hulk #271, which marked the 20th anniversary of The Hulk's first appearance and also the first time Rocket Raccoon appeared in comic book form. The customer says his niche is collecting oddball characters. The guys talk about how no one could have predicted Rocket Raccoon's rise to popularity before Guardians of the Galaxy. Walt's interested; he asks the man how much he wants to get. When the customer asks for $150, Walt talks him down to $100 and they seal the deal with a handshake.

Outside the Stash, the ‘66 Batmobile and the Green Hornet's Black Beauty rev side-by-side on Main Street. Walt and Adam West team up against Ming and Mike in the Black Beauty. Before the race, Walt takes Mr. West aside and asks for his blessing to drive the Batmobile. "Make me proud, Walter!" he says, and he rides shotgun with Walt in the Batmobile. Walt puts on his Batman cowl while Jay counts down. When Jay waves the checkered flag, they're off!

...But only at 10 miles an hour. Back at the podcast, Walt explains to Kevin that if they put a single scratch on either of the two cars, the Stash would come under new ownership, so Walt forbids Ming and himself from going over 10 miles an hour.

On Main Street, the race is close. Jay runs back and forth between the two cars, urging them on. The Batmobile pulls ahead at the finish and wins the race.