Fans of the World’s Greatest Detective know that part of what makes Batman a compelling character is the way in which his story often deals with foils and archetypes. Bruce Wayne believes himself to stand for justice. He demonstrates meticulous planning and well reasoned thinking. By contrast, nemeses like the Joker and Bane represent the opposite end of the spectrum. And it is in no small part the exploration of these dichotomies that makes for a great Batman story arc.
With Batman and Bruce Wayne out of town, Barbara Gordon would seem to be in some trouble after she gets abducted in Neo-Gotham’s crime-ridden Crown Point. But it turns out Terry McGinnis isn’t the only hero roaming the city as we find in this week’s BATMAN BEYOND #12, which focuses on the Batgirl of the future who finds herself teaming up with Terry’s best friend, Max.
At the risk of inducing much eye-rolling, allow me to suggest that it shouldn’t be ‘Batman Day,’ it should be ‘Batman Night.’ Right? It would make a lot more sense, and could be a lot more fun—like having Halloween twice within almost a month’s time.
But wow, for a life-long Batman fan of my generation (I was born in 1964), as a kid it would have been impossible to imagine an “officially-sanctioned” Batman Day. Or rather, I imagined it all the time, because I was a geek, but that’s all it would ever be: imagined.
Doctor Harleen Quinzel is probably most famous for her “mad love” romance with the Joker that prompted her creation in the first place. However, I would posit that Harley Quinn’s greatest partnership—and her greatest romance—is with another iconic Batman villainess. Doctor Pamela Isley is some 40 years older than Harley in publication history, but the two have enjoyed a relationship on any number of levels throughout the 25 years that the Clown Princess of Crime has been smashing hearts with her synonymous mallet.
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Batman Day is this Saturday, which means all week long we’ll be celebrating the Dark Knight (and Gotham’s maid of mischief, Harley Quinn) here on DCComics.com. But that’s not all. We’re also celebrating his fans.
The Dark Knight. The Caped Crusader. The World’s Greatest Detective.
Whatever you want to call him, Batman holds the distinct honor of sitting atop the hill as many fans’ all-time favorite hero and one of the most successful characters ever created. With his backstory, suit/gadgets, smarts, fighting skills, alter ego, rogues gallery, and occasionally antihero persona, it’s easy to see how the Batman ingrained himself in our hearts and minds.
As a big fan, I was really excited when asked to write an article for Batman Day. I knew almost instantly what I wanted to write about…
What's up DC fans, I'm your mistress of metal, Whitney Moore, here to take you on a journey through space, time and the mysteries of the universe as we navigate DARK NIGHTS: METAL together! Issue #2 is out now, so let's all put down the battle jackets we've been sewing patches on and hand-studding for a while and settle in!
Aliens. Super-villains. Costly mistakes. This December, the threats faced by the Justice League are more dangerous than ever. But never fear, the League is in good hands—Christopher Priest and Pete Woods'.
The Eisner-nominated writer of DEATHSTROKE will take the reins of JUSTICE LEAGUE alongside artist Pete Woods (ROBIN, ACTION COMICS) with issue #34, kicking things off with a storyline called “Lost” in which the Justice League is left reeling after a sleep-deprived Batman makes an error that proves costly.