The Batman Filmography, 2d ed. by Mark S. Reinhart

By Mark S. Reinhart

This can be a entire reference paintings to the background of Batman vast monitor works, from the Nineteen Forties serials in the course of the campy Nineteen Sixties television exhibit and movie, and up in the course of the sequence of Warner Bros. summer time blockbusters that climaxed with Christopher Nolan's 2012 movie The darkish Knight Rises. Chapters on every one Batman characteristic contain large movie and construction credit, a creation background, and a serious research of the motion picture relative to the storied historical past of the Batman personality. The e-book additionally examines the Batman-related works and occasions that happened within the years among the character's movie exploits.

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Batman’s popularity continued to grow at such a rate that he and Robin began appearing regularly in a third DC comic title. World’s Best Comics #1, published in Spring 1941, contained stories featuring DC’s three most popular characters, Superman, Batman and Robin. The title of the comic was changed to World’s Finest Comics the very next issue. Though the covers of World’s Finest Comics depicted the heroes appearing all together, Batman and Robin actually appeared in stories of their own, and Superman appeared in stories of his own.

And I’m proud to say that as Batman, I never won our staff association’s “Best Employee Costume” award. It seemed to everyone at the library that it wasn’t a costume but actually my uniform—I was Batman, and I was simply doing my job. In fact, I maybe ended up being a little too convincing as Batman—some of the mommies accompanying their children to the Halloween party tried to hire me for birthday parties. For a moment, I would think about taking the gig—it would be the ultimate fanboy rush, to actually be Batman for a group of excited kids!

The heroes were forced to drive Bruce Wayne’s rather plain-looking convertible around Gotham City while they were fighting crime. This obviously made no narrative sense—if Batman and Robin were so determined to keep their real identities a secret, why would they venture out in public in Bruce Wayne’s car? Furthermore, even by the early 1940s the Batmobile had become one of the most recognizable elements of the Batman mythos—depicting Batman without his Batmobile was like depicting the Lone Ranger without his horse Silver.

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