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The Batman Thread!

Post by Mad Hatteress Belial » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:04 am

Okay, I just had to it; I'm way too darn obsessed with this franchise! Here I thought we could talk about any incarnation of Batman we want to, whether it be TV shows, Movies, comics, ect. So far, this is what I think pretty much all Batman fans agree on:

1. Batman: TAS was well done and a must for Batman fans.
2. Harley Quinn rocks
3. Jervis Tetch is a sexy beast (I'm kidding)

So why don't we get into Batman: TAS first? What were everyone's favorite episodes and who else didn't like the fourth season? Anything else is welcome as well.

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Post by Sailorasteroid » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:05 pm

I think Batman: TAS is the the absolute best non-Japanese half-hour cartoon in history. It has a beautiful gothic style of animation, and the plots and characters are at such a high level. The bad guys are not cliches, they are genuine psychopaths who are far scarier than the Bond-villain type ("I will rule the world!").

My favorite is the first Mr. Freeze episode. I talked about it here. Trivium: the man who stopped the experiment on Mr. Freeze's wife, Ferris Boyle, was named for two of the characters in the novel Atlas Shrugged: Floyd Ferris, an evil scientist, and Orren Boyle, an evil businessman.

My second favorite is the one where Batman is attacked, and wakes up as Bruce Wayne with his parents alive, never having become Batman, and engaged to Selena Kyle. Bruce's rage against the false front when he ultimately confronts the fake Batman is unreal.

Also, as far as superheroes go, Batman is one of the best characters. He has no powers other than extreme training. He has a code of ethics and works with the police. To me he's far more interesting than Superman or Spiderman.
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Post by DuoTheShinigami02 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:51 pm

I've already talked about the movies in one of the posts. Here are my rankings for the movies:

1. Batman Returns
2. toss-up between Batman (1989) and Batman Begins
4. Batman Forever
5. Batman & Robin

As for the comics, I'm saving up to buy Absolute Dark Knight (which collects Dark Knight Returns and Dark Knight Strikes Again). I'm currently reading Identity Crisis and Infinite Crisis, which could be one the major turning points in Batman's career.

Moving on to the animated part, I only watched a couple episodes of Batman: TAS. Currently, I'm watching "The Batman". I would consider that series to be the animated equivalent of the "Ultimate Marvel" line of comics.

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Post by peachvampiress » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:03 pm

While I'm more of a Catwoman fan, I do love the Batman universe. I grew up watching Batman TAS, and I've got the second and third volumes on DVD (the audio commentary on them are hilarious). I even loved watching the old Adam West show when I was a kid.

My favorite bit of the Batman franchise though is the Batman Returns movie. There are so many cool things about it. The music is some of Danny Elfman's best work, it focuses a lot on the villians (I know some fans hated this but I loved it), the visuals, the song by Siouxsie Sioux towards the end and the costumes. *__* Oh God the costumes. I must have watched the costumes feature on the DVD three times now.
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Post by Musashi » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:06 pm

B:TAS is just... WOW. I'm collecting the DVDs. ^^

Quinn is just awesome. I wanna see Trial! xD
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