What about a "Marvel Knights" like Batman monthly

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I used to collect and read the single Batman series, but got frusterated when I'd have to buy Detective comics, Robin etc. just to get a full story. Plus, I don't like Batman hanging around with the rest of the JLA and stuff. My personal favorite Batman series doesn't even have Batman in it. It's Daredevil, specifically when Bendis and Maleev were on it. I always thought these two would be PERFECT for a Batman comic. You could even simply title it "The Dark Knight"
 
I used to collect and read the single Batman series, but got frusterated when I'd have to buy Detective comics, Robin etc. just to get a full story. Plus, I don't like Batman hanging around with the rest of the JLA and stuff. My personal favorite Batman series doesn't even have Batman in it. It's Daredevil, specifically when Bendis and Maleev were on it. I always thought these two would be PERFECT for a Batman comic. You could even simply title it "The Dark Knight"
I really think the whole bat family should be in there own world away from the JLA and everyone else. That was what made No Mans Land great.
 
Let me put it this way!

The entire Bat line deserves a good reboot! Batman is such an iconic figure he can easily exist in his own universe. This would be so great.

The JLA with Batman in it never made any sense to me, since the JLA is easily capable of ridding the entire world of all evil (bat's ultimate goal).
In a universe without the JLA it would be interesting to see how Batman would deal with international threats.
 
The JLA is a damage control organization. Read Trinity to see Batman's role in the JLA.

Batman is a detective first and foremost. His books (Batman and Tec) are fairly self contained and rarely see any other heroes. A Marvel Knight tactic is just adult content for the sake of adult content. It's lazy. I've seen the regular Batman books with more than enough violence and gore.
 
I don't think Batman should bother with word wide/international events unless it is a Gothamite causing them or something as big as the previous 3 Crisis's. He should just stick to Gotham and Gotham only.
 
The JLA is a damage control organization. Read Trinity to see Batman's role in the JLA.

I know, but it's just stupid. It makes no sense with Batman in their midst, he would find a way to use their power to rid the world of all evil.
I would love a more grittier and down to earth Bat's.
 
I know, but it's just stupid. It makes no sense with Batman in their midst, he would find a way to use their power to rid the world of all evil.
I would love a more grittier and down to earth Bat's.
But that's not what Batman is about. Even a gritty down to earth Batman doesn't stop supervillains. He's the grim avenger and dark knight detective! He'll investigate crime scenes and bring criminals to justice, or become an elemental symbol to put fear into the cowardly superstitious lot. He fights for the little guy. It's not about ridding the world of evil, it's about bringing the inherent evil in the world to its knees.

His role in the JLA is to take a bigger than life situation that happens, a crisis, that no one is prepared for, and he finds a way to map everything out instead of just analysing the aftermath. But even if it comes to analysing the aftermath, he's the guy you want around.
 
You're missing my point. I would like a Batman universe as in the real world. So no supervillains or alien threats. When I said international threats I ment like Ra's.
 
i alway think about something like sandman: the sandman also exists in the dc-universe, as well as in his own universe at vertigo comics, right? i think it would be nice if dc does the same with batman, besides: batman comics at vertigo might be a little bit more mature oriented.
 
Each main DC character should have his "own" universe, without a "shared universe". Where is the point when Batman can call Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and Superman to beat a threat?!

BTW, I think BAtman really fits more into the DCU than, let's say, Superman. Superman IS the DCU, yes, but his powers make other heroes redundant.
 
You're missing my point. I would like a Batman universe as in the real world. So no supervillains or alien threats. When I said international threats I ment like Ra's.
But then he's just a man in tights? Oh... you probably think the suit needs a black rehaul and the trunks need to go.

The great thing about Batman in the DCU is that he still has an anti-hero costume (it's dark and intimidating, relatively), so the books can be gritty and real, but because Gotham is the biggest, sleaziest city in the DCU, the costumes and the over-the-top criminals fit. He can have the best of both worlds. Gotham is merely a reflection of whatever the writer chooses it to be. Ultimately, their Gotham is reflected on the character of Batman or a rogue, and vice versa.

These Ultimate lines may seem great, but they don't stand the test of time (and all they really do is retread old ground or get stagnant).
 
I like stories of Batman in the middle of the DCU--I believe the rationale for him being in the JLA is that those world-wide and alien threats would undoubtedly affect Gotham in some way, so it's in his best interest to stop it before it can happen. I believe he's also used best when investigating/planning something for them--it would be dumb of the JLA to not have the World's Greatest Detective on speed-dial.

As for a singular Batman title...I would love to see a Batman title in, like, Vertigo or something, do stories that wouldn't really work in the regular DCU.
 
I'd love it if they could get Mazzucchelli back again - oh my.
 
yes...lets have Dc waste time creating another batman book when the regular books are already supposed to fill the need the op wants....but, the op would know that if he actually read the batbooks of the past two years...

and if you dont like Batman in the JLA...the solution is simple....DONT READ JLA.....thank god the majority like the idea of Batman being in a JLA book. God forbid Batman actually be a superhero
 
id love to see a Batman MAX series...thatd be pretty cool if it was dark and gritty and batman just whooped everyone
 
yes...lets have Dc waste time creating another batman book when the regular books are already supposed to fill the need the op wants....but, the op would know that if he actually read the batbooks of the past two years...

and if you dont like Batman in the JLA...the solution is simple....DONT READ JLA.....thank god the majority like the idea of Batman being in a JLA book. God forbid Batman actually be a superhero
Wonderfully said.

And yeah, the JLA do make an appearance here or there in Batman's own comics, but they've ALWAYS made an appearance here or there in Batman comics. Just as they've made appearances in EVERY DC comic over the years. Just like Batman has made an appearance in almost every other DC comic out there. That's not a fad, that's not a fan preference, that's how comic universes work. And always have.
 
to whoever mentioned "Trinity"...if you mean the graphic novel / trade done by Matt Wagner..then okay.

if you mean DC's new weekly series..then..ughh...cuz it's horrible.
 
The JLA is a damage control organization. Read Trinity to see Batman's role in the JLA.

Batman is a detective first and foremost. His books (Batman and Tec) are fairly self contained and rarely see any other heroes. A Marvel Knight tactic is just adult content for the sake of adult content. It's lazy. I've seen the regular Batman books with more than enough violence and gore.

Sounds like you're thinking of Marvel's MAX imprint...not Marvel Knights.
 
didn't they just start putting out Batman Confidential? is it cancelled already?!?
their Joker origin story arc was pretty cool, albeit sorta done to death now.
and what about All-Star Batman!?!? yea yea most people here aren't that into it but it is a pretty recently new Bat-title (recently new in the scheme of things)
 

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