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The Appeal of Batman as a Timeless Figure

And here is the third post for today, as promised. This is the 75th anniversary retrospective I did on Batman for Sourcerer back in 2014. I hope you enjoy my words even now, five years on!

Batman Turns 75

 

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The Appeal of Batman as an Instructional Figure

How did Batman become the Dark Knight? Here’s a post I did at Sourcerer a few years ago detailing his early years training under a number of masters around the world.

Batman’s Six Masters

 

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The Appeal of Batman as a Mythic Figure

Good day, everyone! Been a busy week, so much so that I messed up and completely lost track of my blogging schedule. To make up for that, I’ll actually share three older posts today that sort of represent a beginning, middle, and ending for Batman over at Sourcerer. Here’s the first!

Blogging A to Z Day 2: Batman (2015)

 

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Show me yours!

Here’s a snapshot of a portion of my Batman collection from a post over at Sourcerer. How does yours measure up?

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by Jeremy Defatta

Good day, everyone! I thought a little game of “show me yours” might be a nice (and fun) aside at this point in the Batman column. Below is an image of a sizable portion of my Batman collection (please excuse the poor quality).

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This is most of my Batman trade paperbacks and hardcovers, as well as my Arkham games, the first season of Batman: The Animated Series, and the Nolan trilogy. There are still a few pieces boxed up somewhere that I couldn’t include here, which explains their absence. I could never hope to include an image of every single issue of Batman and his various other comics series that I own, so I didn’t worry too much with those.

I wanted to provide a mixture of media here in order to state a point I honestly believe and have had arguments with fellow fans about. I…

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Bruce Wayne: 5 Non-Canonical Versions

And yet another throwback from the Batman column on Sourcerer. This is the follow-up to the last one.

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by Jeremy DeFatta

Happy new book day, everyone! Today, I want to look at my favorite (or soon to be favorite) non-canonical depictions of Bruce Wayne. This is a sampling that I’ve assembled in no particular order. Please feel free to respond to my list or give me one of your own in the comments below.

1. Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross

Several entries on my list will be Elseworlds comics, but I felt that Kingdom Come deserved first mention. This is a daring romp through a future world where all of DC’s familiar superheroes have grown old and retired, leaving the world to descendants who do little more than run about unchecked causing all sorts of havoc. That is, until Superman decides to get a few friends back together.

This is rightfully regarded as one of a few great archetypal superhero stories. Though it consists of…

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Batman Beyond!

Here is another one of my early Batman posts from Sourcerer. I really enjoy Batman Beyond.

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by Jeremy DeFatta

Building on last week’s post, I’ve decided to go through the various incarnations of Batman in a somewhat random order. I’m starting with Terry McGinnis. Any other fans of Batman Beyond out there? I have fond memories of watching it back in the 90’s and early 2000’s; hell, I still watch it on Netflix. I also recommend following the ongoing comic in some form, either the online weekly or monthly print collections at your local comic shop.

The very 90’s sci-fi opening credits of Batman Beyond:

The basic setup of Batman Beyond is this: Bruce Wayne retired from being Batman decades earlier and your standard, loud 90’s idea of a teenager (Terry McGinnis) stumbles into his life, proving himself through his abilities and a common trait of personal tragedy as a worthy successor to the Batman mantle. Villains new and old appear as stumbling blocks in…

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