Originally Posted by MessiahDecoy123
I don't think anyone has improved Batman from the comics yet.
BTAS has come closer than any movie.
He just meant the Batman movies have improved characterizations.
Nolan did do some great things with the Joker, but the Joker has already had so many different interpretations, I really don't think you can "do" the Joker better purely because he's had nearly every possible characterization he could have in the comics already.
Burton's Penguin was infinitely more interesting than the comics version. However, it was also a perversion of the comic character in many ways. If I were a fan of the character, I'd probably be offended by the Burton version.
Catwoman was probably most improved by the Adam West TV series. That show really highlighted the best attributes of the character.
And lastly, BTAS definitely improved Mr. Freeze by leaps and bounds.
As for Batman himself...I personally wouldn't say either Nolan or Burton improved anything. They just did good jobs highlighting aspects of the character that had already been apart of the comics for years.