Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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darth-sinister

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Blue Jay

Subj: Re: Black and Gray
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 at 10:29:41 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Black and Gray
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 at 05:04:31 pm EST

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> > Yeah, I heard about that explanation in the Dark Knight returns for the oval yellow symbol. Not quite sure I buy it, but it makes sense at least for wearing it in the short run, before alternating to another costume.
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> Batman actually explains that that is why he wears the yellow in DKR, if you didn't get that. Although he does later switch to the black in the same book, which I suppose doesn't make a lot of sense.
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> If you haven't read it, pick it up. It's fantastic.

Yeah, I know about the explanation. He uses the yellow symbol so that criminals will target the most protected part of his body which is his chest where his symbol is and not anywhere else. It makes some sense, except if Batman got hit in that same spot lots of times, he would loose the protection there fast.

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> > > Yeah, I heard about that explanation in the Dark Knight returns for the oval yellow symbol. Not quite sure I buy it, but it makes sense at least for wearing it in the short run, before alternating to another costume.
> >
> > Batman actually explains that that is why he wears the yellow in DKR, if you didn't get that. Although he does later switch to the black in the same book, which I suppose doesn't make a lot of sense.
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> > If you haven't read it, pick it up. It's fantastic.
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> Yeah, I know about the explanation. He uses the yellow symbol so that criminals will target the most protected part of his body which is his chest where his symbol is and not anywhere else. It makes some sense, except if Batman got hit in that same spot lots of times, he would loose the protection there fast.


The oval explaination was put into the books in Shadow Of The Bat #0 and Detective Comics #0, back in 1994. But because artists want to have a Batman without the oval, since it was only added for merchendising, that explaination doesn't work anymore.


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