Hi guys, This is probably going to end up being a long read but please, take your time and share your thoughts on this with me. Ok,so i've been a lifelong Batman fan and comics fan-reader ( not just batman but in general) and while growing up i loved most of it but even way back then i never really got into the supporting "bat family" thing, my love for batman really started with the movie Batman 89 and that is in large part still what i envision batman to be, a lonewolf type hero,defending his city on his own, no campy or awkward sidekicks. yes i loved the animated series and yes i liked robin in there but that is a completly seperate thing and my nostalgia filled heart will always love that series but the thing is, in my mind, in "my" batman world, he's always dark and gritty/serious, and ALONE. To me that is what makes him appealing, as a kid i was sorta ok with a supporting cast even tho i didn't really love them, i read batman comics because i was a fan of batman, period. Now, getting older this vision of mine only got stronger and i absolutely loved the serious-tone comics i've read where he is solo and would want to follow batman's comic adventures that way but how to do it these days ? i admit i had been out of comics for a good few years and Batman Begins is what really awakend my inner fan again and the entire Nolan trilogy is what brought me back wanting to read batman comics. But none of the fantastical, magical sci fi stuff or no batgirl,batwoman,bat whatevers around please...to me it only confuses the mytholgy and makes the books read like a dang sitcom, which is not what i like about Batman at ALL. Some comic book characters just don't fit with extented familys and to me batman is the most obvious one. I love HIS character, not some woman trying to be batman or some kids trying to upstage him, i just don't want nor can get into a family dynamic with the guy. there's Bruce/Batman,Alfred,the manor with batcave and him going out fighting criminals and villains. Is there still a solo batman series being made or am i forced to just accept the family or either be satisfied with only being some old classic solo books like year one ? This may sound like i'm just a nolan fan trying to get into comics but trust me i'm NOT,i'm 27 now and have a vast history of reading comics, but growing up has changed my enjoyment of comics and what i like about them a lot. i like the basic ideas of these characters, specially batman, but i don't want to get into muddled continuity issues and 100 versions of robin with each their own huge contuinity issue, it's all too...big. i just want to follow batman himself since that's what made me a fan in the first place and the little snotty sidekick thing was always a hindrence. Basiclly it's like daredevil, he's another one of those guys that just wouldn't work with a "family" since that kills the entire basis of why he is what he is. you don't see Damedevil or Daredude or whathaveyou popping up and screwing up the serious nature of the brooding, serious hero now do you...right. Bottom line, what should fans who like batman for being batman..read ?