What's your favorite version of Batman?

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  1. mustadiokeepsdying

    mustadiokeepsdying Nobody's beating him.

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    Aug 25, 2020
    Title. I like Frank Miller's version from The Dark Knight Returns.
     
  2. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    Moon Knight
     
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  3. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Original Batman.

    Ya know....The Shadow.
     
  4. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Carbon Dated and Proud

    Nov 26, 2007
  5. TheOtherManInTheRoom

    TheOtherManInTheRoom Watchman

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    Mar 28, 2018
    My avatar.

    Otherwise, Miller's.
     
  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    Adam West or Rainbow Batman, non-camp Batman (and fans) has small pp.
     
  7. Malpais Dominus

    Malpais Dominus First time out of the vault

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    Jun 1, 2020
    My favorite all around Batman is the one from the animated series. Live action would probably have to be Ben Affleck in Batman vs Superman.
     
  8. KingArthur

    KingArthur The Blobtit of Blaviken

    Jun 25, 2018
    Frank Miller’s Batman in terms of comics, Battfleck in terms of films. The character has a depth that most other versions don’t.

    Look at The Dark Knight Returns, when Bruce is looking through the news, sees only crime, and looks like he’s about to have an aneurism. The Miller Batman (and Battfleck) both seem “off”; not in the “Depressed Keaton” way, or the “Gloomy Nolan” way, but in an obsessive, “can’t walk away” mindset that I find compelling in both Year One and TDKR. He’s clearly damaged, which is why he’s fascinating.
     
  9. SquidWard

    SquidWard Pirate and Bankrobber oTO Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    The one in the black suit. I don't remember which version that was specifically.
     
  10. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    I think we all know the proper answer is George "Batnipples and Bat-Credit-Card" Clooney.
     
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  11. Norzan

    Norzan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 7, 2017
    Damn it, Hass, i was gonna say that.

    But yes, George Clooney Batman best Batman.
     
  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    I remember getting this as a kid.
     
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  13. KingArthur

    KingArthur The Blobtit of Blaviken

    Jun 25, 2018
    Jean Paul Valley was a better Batman than Bruce Wayne, as proven by Knightfall.
     
  14. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    also i wasn't kidding, everyone go read moon knight right now that shit is tight.
     
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  15. mustadiokeepsdying

    mustadiokeepsdying Nobody's beating him.

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    Aug 25, 2020
    I always wondered why Frank Miller's Batman was so friggin huge. B&R Batman looks like a male stripper, Ben Affleck's Batman looks like he spikes his milk with Human Growth Hormone but DKR Batman just takes the cake with how monstrous he is.
     
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  16. Malpais Dominus

    Malpais Dominus First time out of the vault

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    Jun 1, 2020
    I've always taken those to represent a Batman whose already gone through it all. He's had Robins killed, friends die, saved people only to have it blow up in his face, had all his bones broken at some point or another, and dressed up like a Bat to fight criminals every day for decades and it's all been for nothing. Gotham/The World hasn't gotten any better, in fact the bad guys have only gotten stronger and more twisted.
     
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  17. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars.

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    Jan 23, 2022
    The original and the best ;p