For me since 89 when i saw the movie 6 times in theaters when i was 8 but before that in the 80s i was more into Superman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, X-Men, JLA, Swamp Thing and other comic heroes and thought Batman was lame cause he had no powers. However thanks to 89's movie i learned you don't need powers to be a hero and he became my second fave DC character with Swamp Thing number 1 and Superman 3rd. I started collecting the comics since 89 including Catwoman comics, Robin comics, Detective comics and Nightwing to other Batman comics. I bought Killing Joke when i was 13 and was one of my first graphic novel purchases. As a kid i did watched the 60's show during Batmania and also had merchandise to 89's movie, saw the sequel 5 times in theaters and watched TAS religiously.