Happy Batman Day

Today’s been deemed by DC Entertainment as “Batman Day.” It’s a day dedicated to celebrating all things related to the Dark Knight. Satirical blog The Outhouse goes into the more cynical reasons behind the existence of Batman Day.

Oddly, in 2015 Batman Day came a day after “National Comic Book Day.” NCBD’s a day meant to celebrate the entire comic medium, which would include Batman. DC did hold a Superman Day in 2016, so at least they’re not limiting this to Batman.

Cynical aspects of Batman Day aside, I thought I’d participate anyway. While I’ve grumbled plenty about the Masked Manhunter’s overexposure or treatment, I do like the guy. (Or at least certain versions of him…see below.) Below are links to my previous noteworthy Batman Family-related blog posts.

Favorite Batman incarnations

A few of my favorite Batman-related versions or stories:

  • The Adam West “Batman” TV series. I grew up watching reruns of this series, along with a similar-toned version of Batman on “Super Friends.”
  • “Batman: The Animated Series.”
  • “Batman: The Brave and the Bold.” Outrageous!
  • Lego Batman. The video games are fun, as is the Batman in “The Lego Movie” and “The Lego Batman Movie.”
  • Bruce’s appearances in YouTube’s “How It Should Have Ended” videos. Not an “official” version, but still hilarious. “Because I’m Batman!” indeed.
  • The Silver/Bronze Age comics Batman.
  • “Li’l Gotham.”
  • “Scooby-Doo Team-Up” makes heavy use of Batman.
  • While it didn’t use Batman, I did like the 2000s “Teen Titans” TV series, featuring Robin.
  • A list of my recommended Batman comics.

In short, I’m more “Brave and the Bold”/”Batman:TAS,” less so recent films/comics (or Frank Miller).

Minorities in cartoons

Batwoman #1 (May 2017)
“Batwoman” #1 (May 2017). Art by Steve Epting.

Yes, there are minorities among the Batman Family cast. The ones I’ve covered so far include:

Batman Trivia

Caped Crusader-related trivia? You bet!

Other media

Non-comics usage of the Dark Knight.

Miscellaneous

Batman 1950s PSA on immigrants
Art by Win Mortimer.

Stuff that didn’t fit in with the above:

That about covers it. What’re your favorite Batman-related characters, media, or memories?

(Updated 9/23/17)

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