Re: Greatest Composer of a Batman Film!?
This is a tough one, Danny Elfman's Batman theme was the apex of inspirational heroism, is was the signature theme whenever someone mentioned Batman either on TV or movies throughout the 90's and used in theme park such as Six Flags.
While Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard's music is more modern and contemporary at the same time bieng grandiose and epic.
I can't choose, I like them both.
As for Elliot Goldenthal, his music in Alien 3 was good but for Batman instead of continuing the dark and somber moods he opted for over the top circus style music.
Self-contained stories part of a larger story is where its at. Not this writing for the trade nonsense. If you're going to write for the trade, don't release it in individual issues. Just release the trade.