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PostSubject: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Sun May 30, 2010 4:45 pm

I was asked recently what my favourite moments were and I could not think of them. There's been so many!

Is it Batman having his back broken? The first appearance of the Joker? No Man's Land? The Arkham Asylum? The insanity that was Zur En Arhh? Batman making pancakes?

My question to you guys is what's your top 5 moments of all time and why.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Sun May 30, 2010 7:09 pm

Claudie wrote:
My question to you guys is what's your top 5 moments of all time and why.

Hi Claudie! Welcome to the forum...finally. Smile

For me, the most memorable moments in Batman comics history are the ones that not only re-invent the entire Batman mythology but also stir up emotions within readers with the curiosity to find out what happens next. For me, these usually come in the form of a tragedy. Here's my top 5:

1. The Killing Joke - the tragic origin of the Joker and the shooting/crippling of Barbara Gordon.

2. A Death in the Family - Jason Todd dies and Batman blames himself for it.

3. Final Crisis - Superman carries Batman's corpse.

4. What Happened to The Caped Crusader? Part 2 - Bruce Wayne meets his mom in the ethereal plane.

5. Knightfall - Bane cripples Batman.

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Sun May 30, 2010 11:25 pm

SO hard! I'm going to have to come back with some more, but for me, one moment sticks out; Bane breaking Batman's back. There have been tons of other big moments, but I have to agree with Andrew; that was one of the ones that re-shaped Batman's world. I can agree with Death in the Family and Killing Joke (although I haven't read either, I know the story points), but Final Crisis is borderline and "What Happened to the Caped Crusader" isn't top 5 at all for me. But I can't come up with anything better just yet, so I guess I can't really say anything lol.

I'll have to come back for this one. But, for now (in no particular order);

1. Bane "breaking" Batman
2. Robin (Jason Todd) dying
3. Joker Shooting Babs
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Mon May 31, 2010 11:56 am

For what I've read... (which isn't a whole lot but a decent amount)

#5 Hush
#4 The Dark Knight Returns
#3 A Death in the Family
#2 Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader
#1 The Long Halloween
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:55 am

Oh so many to choose from but my top 5 are:

#1 Bane breaking Batman's back
#2 The First appearance of AzBats costume in #500
#3 The Death of Jason Todd
#4 Killing Joke
#5 Seeing the New Batman and Robin together last year

I can keep going lol

#6 Robin #1 - Seeing the Red Bird car for the first time.
#7 JL Identity Crisis - Zatanna blanking Batman's mind creating his distrust for the superhero community
#8 Bruce Wayne's return after Knightsend
#9 Dick Grayson putting on the Batman costume during Prodigal
#10 Knightwing's new costume and ongoing series

Oh and the Ninja Man-Bat's Grant Morrison created were awesome lol

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:16 pm

I realize my problem; I was trying to think of the biggest Batman moments, in regards to "game changers", rather than my FAVORITE moments. That makes it a bit different lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:05 pm

I would say from Identity Crisis......as Batman & Robin are racing to try and save Robin's Dad, when Robin turns to Batman and Batman's face is showing fear......makes me teary-eyed everytime.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:27 am

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I would say from Identity Crisis......as Batman & Robin are racing to try and save Robin's Dad, when Robin turns to Batman and Batman's face is showing fear......makes me teary-eyed everytime.

Yeah I loved that scene as well - very powerful!

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:53 pm

Batman torturing scarecrow in front of the joker (storyarc heart of hush)

I think this is a great batman moment. It shows how much Bruce cares about Selina and how far he would go to save a life. Furthermore Joker's dialog in that sequence is brilliantly written by Paul Dini (as is the whole Heart of hush storyarc).
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:04 pm

Man, I really need to read "Hush".

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:35 am

gallegra wrote:
Man, I really need to read "Hush".

-Gary

You realy should read Hush from Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee and then read the sequel Heart of Hush from Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen.

Also Hush (from Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee) was released as Hush vol1 and Hush vol2. DONT get that. There is a trade paperback that encompasses both volumes. I find this to be the perfect reading experience.

Furthermore if you can wait, dc is releasing Hush in the oversized deluxe format, which is cool considering jim lee did the art.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:26 am

I know a bit about the story, and I remember when it was coming out I saw some of the art of the Jason Todd "Hush" action figure and whatnot, it looked really cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:22 pm

gallegra wrote:
I know a bit about the story, and I remember when it was coming out I saw some of the art of the Jason Todd "Hush" action figure and whatnot, it looked really cool.

-Gary

Honestly, it's not as bad as some say but I don't think it's all that. Stunning art, but once you know Hush is the obvious person instead of someone more interesting, it's a little deflating.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:42 pm

I have my own five favorite moments not really in order but

Batman Year One-Batman blowing the wall down on the rich making it clear that they are all going to be held accountable for their actions.

The Dark Knight Returns-The whole sequence where Bruce's Batman side speaks to him, the bat flying through the window and the tv reports of Batman sightings is a moment that I will not forget.

Batman RIP-The last issue is something that took my breath away Batman rising from the grave fighting the guy who had been causing him so much trouble and the last pages with Le Bossu being interrupted by Dick and Damian and the one page recap origin are some of the best things in recent memory.

War on Crime-The sequence where Batman talks to a boy who had been orphaned who is holding a gun at him and confessing a tragedy happened to him as well and the kid dropping the gun says so much about Batman.

There is no Hope in Crime Alley-Says who Batman is so much as well and was translated into one of the best episodes of Batman:The Animated Series.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:00 am

Hey folks

New to the board, so should say hi first ... been a massive Batman fan all my life, and this seems like a fine place to talk stuff

Nice topic too, so figured I'd get involved:

Top 5 ever Batman moments? that's a toughie ... but here are my shouts:

1) The Killing Joke ... the crazed look in Joker's eyes when Barbarra just opens the door and the gun's pointed at her

2) Death in the Family ... the iconic image of Batman on his knees, cradling a dead Jason Todd

3) Batman City of Crime ... the whole sequence in the hospital with Gordon, the witness, Robin and his Scarface hallucinations (that's when I finally came round to Tim Drake as being alright)

4) Hush ... (what we think is) the final fight in the cemetary, and the reveal is Jason Todd. (Although it wasn't really, but we then knew that he was gonna be back)

5) Batman The Cult ... (one of the lesser referenced Batman stories, but one of the best IMO) ... when Bruce is fighting Deacon Blackfire and enjoying beating him down, as revenge for breaking him ... first time i really saw just how unhinged Batman could be in the "heat of the fight"

but you know what guys? there are just so many more I could come up with ... and I didn't even touch on any of Grant Morrison's stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:07 pm

All really great moments. There are some that I havent read so I'll be sure to go back and do so. pirat
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:54 pm

how badly would everyone freak out if I listed Frank Miller's Allstar Batman & Robin, and the (in)famous quote "I'm the goddam Batman" ..???
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:00 pm

Zur-en-arrh wrote:
how badly would everyone freak out if I listed Frank Miller's Allstar Batman & Robin, and the (in)famous quote "I'm the goddam Batman" ..???

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:10 pm

Sadly, haven't read it - crazy, I know. Especially with Jim Lee doing the art...man, there's so much I should be reading!

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:23 am

Zur-en-arrh wrote:
how badly would everyone freak out if I listed Frank Miller's Allstar Batman & Robin, and the (in)famous quote "I'm the goddam Batman" ..???

I'm with you on that one - It's the Dark Knight universe and putting into that context and know the future of that Batman (The Dark Knight Returns), I personally love the whole story so far. I can't wait to see it finished.

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:01 am

I think its interesting some folk hate ASBAR as much as they do ... think possibly because its such a radical interpretation of Batman, almost to the extent that he's a bit of an asshole in it

but like someone pointed out, you gotta remember that this is Miller's TDKR universe ... if anything, the inclusion of Robyn is more about Batman's gradual huminsation ... it's so subtle, a lot of folk miss that

it's also just GOOD fun ... we all know that Batman can be a dark, moody, violent person ... Miller plays wiht that concept and multiplies it to the nth degree

and Lee's artwork is just as brilliant as always

honestly man, if you haven't scoped it out already then put it to the top of your list
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:53 am

Wow I never tried to actually list my top 5 Favorite moments ever! I am going to give this some time to simmer before I do...
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:56 pm

It took me a while to think of a few, but Damien as Batman is starting to creep its way up the list - god I loved that story on Batman #700

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:37 pm

jondoe297 wrote:
It took me a while to think of a few, but Damien as Batman is starting to creep its way up the list - god I loved that story on Batman #700

That really left an impression on you, huh? I mean, I liked it a lot, but you really seem to love it.

I hope they do sometime do some stories with Damien as Batman!

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Moments from any Batman comic   Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:52 am

yeah it definatley hit a cord with me... I think its the costume design and Andy Kuberts art on each story so far. Two-Face 2 was a fantastic character.

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