Two questions, please help!!

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  1. Daredevil \DD/ Registered

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    I'm recently gettin' into some Bat comics, consdering I'm more of Marvel guy. I like Daredevil a whole lot, but he's a creature of the night like Batman, which is why I've taken interest in him. I've been reading some books, one of my favorites is Batman: Dark Victory which I heard was a good start.

    Here are my questions, does he have any other Batcave? I mean all the books I've checked out I see him using batcave under his HUGE ass house. Thanks.

    Second, I heard that the clock he has in order to get to the cave has to be put on a specific time. What is it, and why is that? :confused:


    Thanks again, guys!
     
  2. Morg Super Moderator

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    Second, I heard that the clock he has in order to get to the cave has to be put on a specific time. What is it, and why is that?

    That one I know, it's the time of his parents murder a reminder of why he's Batman
     
  3. Nightwing 52 Things change

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    There's various that he has scattered around which he's used. No Man's Land showed that he operated out of several satellite Batcaves, which were built after the disastrous first encounter he had with Bane. But the two that he's used instead of the one concealed underneath Wayne Manor, would be the Northwest and South Batcaves.

    The Northwest Batcave is hidden in a sub basement of Arkham Asylum, which no one knows about of course. Where as the South cave is hidden across somewhere in Paris Island.

    The grandfather clock's hands must be put exactly at 10:47 in order to gain access through the door, which is the same time Bruce's parents were murdered.

    Dark Victory is an excellent read, but I'd recommend you to The Long Halloween.
     
  4. Katsuro Registered

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    Year One, The Long Halloween, and Dark Victory are a good trilogy to read, in that order. Some of my favorite graphic novels in fact.
     
  5. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    I guess since he is getting into Batman now Year One is good for him to read but I think it is highly overrated. The Long Halloween and Dark Victory however are both very good.
     
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    For a starter Batman Year One, The Long Halloween and Dark Victory or great. I would then move on to Arkham Asylem if you want a dark Bat-story. The Man Who Laughs and The Killing Joke are great Joker stories. I love HUSH, which is a great story because you get to see Batman's various relationships with various characters - I will warn that some think there are too many characters, I personally love it.

    This is my top 5:
    1. The Long Halloween
    2. Hush
    3. Dark Victory
    4. Batman Year One
    5. Arkham Asylem

    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is also a must, simply because of its significance to the character.
     
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    1. Batman Year One
    2. The Man Who Laughs
    3. Batman and the Monster Men
    4. The Long Halloween
    5. Dark Victory
    6. Robin Year One
    7. Batgirl Year One

    That pretty much covers Batman's early days.
     
  8. Daredevil \DD/ Registered

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    Thanks everybody. :daredevil
     
  9. Daredevil \DD/ Registered

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    By the way, I forgot to ask. Is there any other way inside the cave besides the clock? :D
     
  10. Nightwing 52 Things change

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    There's a hidden den in Wayne Manor which allows him to get there quicker.

    In the old 60's television series, it was depicted that to access the cave you'd have to go into the study. Once there, there was a switch hidden underneath that of a Shakespeare sculpture, which had to be activated in order to get inside. It also revealed two fire poles, that led toward the cave.

    The 89 film showed that it had to be granted by turning on lights of an underwater aquarium. However in Batman Begins, it was shown to be accessed by playing specific notes on a nearby piano.
     
  11. union_jak Licky licky

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    I have a couple of questions as well!

    I finally got sent The Long Halloween (hurrah), so I read that, Dark Victory and Haunted Knight all together.

    I look at Haunted Knight as three stories on 2 Halloweens (The Scarecrow one on one weekend, and the brief Penguin one with Bruce's dream being just before the Mad Hatter one). Barbara is living with Captain Gordon in the Mad Hatter story.

    In Dark Victory, which is obviously after the other stories, Gordon is Commissioner and mentions that his niece is staying for Christmas and is old enough to look after James Jr. Dick is not yet Robin.

    In Batgirl Year One it shows Barbara become Batgirl while Gordon is still Captain, and Robin already exists. Who do I believe!?

    I want to get Robin Year One soon, does that take off from Dark Victory?

    Whereabouts does Batman: Terror take place? I really liked that story, I thought some bits were just like Batman Returns.
     
  12. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    *EDIT*

    I just searched and have been reading stuff about Batgirl: Year One and in all of them it keeps saying at the time Gordon is Commissioner, not Captain.

    I want to check out Batgirl: Year One so I can be sure though; when I can.
     
  13. union_jak Licky licky

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    I have the book in my hands!
    Barbara says "You don't have to be Cassandra to see that Dad's on the short track to Police Commissoner". She later sneaks into 'Captain James. W. Gordon Major Crimes' office at the police station.
     
  14. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    That's odd...maybe to get more attention so you can get your questions answered you should make your own thread asking about Dark Victory conflicting with Batgirl: Year One?

    Some people might not look at this thread since the guy who made this thread's questions were answered.

    I don't know.
     
  15. union_jak Licky licky

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    Good idea, will do!
     

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