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Subj: Re: New banner! What was your favorite BATMAN story from the 80s or 90s?
Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 at 12:05:15 am EST (Viewed 308 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! What was your favorite BATMAN story from the 80s or 90s?
Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 at 01:40:24 pm EST (Viewed 309 times)

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I confess I was somewhat anti-Batman in the 80s and 90s, because I didn't recognize the guy. He wasn't the hero I had known in the Bronze Age. By the end of the 90s he was finally becoming familiar to me, but as this other character, some new character who wasn't the same guy Jim Aparo and Neal Adams had drawn. But many fans strongly prefer this other guy. Thing is, they usually draw a distinction between this other guy and the 1950s and 1960s Batman, who hadn't been around since, well, the 1950s and 1960s. It's the same as with Superman. For some odd reason, many fans just don't realize that Superman and Batman in the 1970s were very different from Superman and Batman in the 1950s and 1960s. All you have to do is actually read the Bronze Age comics and you'll see it immediately.

In any case, I've highlighted Knightfall and The Killing Joke in my banner. These two stories are often cited as classic Batman stories. Are either or both of these your favorites from the 80s and 90s? Or is there some other story you want to call out as being the awesomest? There are of course the Frank Miller stories. There was A Death in the Family. There was The Son of the Demon, which even I loved, and which in fact is my personal choice as best Batman story from our era. There are No Man's Land and The Long Halloween.

What's your pick?

Death in the Family, despite the legends that the phone poll was sabotaged by someone with an auto dialer to keep dialing the kill Robin number it was a good story.

A Lonely Place of Dying: the story that emphasized that Batman does need a Robin (at least at the time), to help him stay in control as Batman was being overly aggressive since Jason was killed. Alfred saw it and so did Nightwing.

Dark Knight Returns: an interesting look at the future of Batman, also well known for the fact that Batman does defeat Superman

Batman Year One

The Killing Joke: an excellent story and the animated movie I thought was well done. It gives an interesting possible origin of the Joker that might not be true as in that same story Joker states he likes to remember his past in multiple choice. also it was a sincere attempt on Batman's part to make peace with the Joker and help him so they don't destroy each other. also in the final panels as Joker tells that joke and Batman and Joker start laughing, as the view pans out, it is only Batman laughing and it looks like he might be strangling the Joker.


Son of the Demon, and the sequel Bride of the Demon.

I try to ignore Knightfall and the era of Azbat

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