Batman, a History of Heroics: 1980s-1990s

The 1980s was arguably the most consequential decade for Batman since his debut, with the release of three of his most widely read and influential storylines and the debut of his first modern movie.

Detecting Batman in Animation

The cartoons of my youth aren't like cartoons today. The animation may not look all that different, but the storytelling techniques have grown by leaps and bounds.

Batman's Feature Length Phantasm
Ask a Batman fan of a certain age what their favorite Batman movie is and there’s a good chance their answer is Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. However, move down the age spectrum a bit and ask a younger Batman fan about the film and you may find that they haven’t even heard of it. While it’s not unusual for iterations of a long-beloved character like Batman to resonate most strongly with the generation they first appeared, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm seems to be a particularly unique case.

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)

Unmasking the Phantasm is just one of the twists in Batman: Mask of Phantasm, "one of the most imaginative films of the past year". Only here will you discover all-new revelations about Batman's past, his archrival the Joker and the most grueling battle of Batman's life - the choice between his love of a beautiful woman and his vow to be the defender of right.

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