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  Batman (1989)
Campy television series aside, Batman has always seemed the most serious, the most grounded, the most real of all the comic book sagas.
Batman would be a serious film (well, as serious as a comic book movie can be) and Keaton was perfect in the Bruce Wayne/Batman role.
But all in all, Batman is certainly a worthy effort.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0096895   (896 words)

Batman and Robin are hunting the Vince Kenton gang in the wharf area of Gotham City.
Batman, wearing a glass helmet around his head filled with water, and Robin break in through the skylight as previously shown in the splash panel.
Batman dives to the bottom of a huge tank and used a stethoscope to determining that the criminals are hiding out under its floor.
www.uky.edu /Projects/Chemcomics/html/bm_118_c.html   (592 words)

  Batman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man, and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939.
Batman's evolution continues through the late 1980s, notably with the 1988's "Batman: A Death in the Family" storyline, for which DC Comics created a 900 number for readers to call to vote on whether Jason Todd lived or died.
Batman's first intercompany crossover was the 1981 Marvel and DC Presents: Batman vs the Incredible Hulk, in which the two fight the Joker and the Shaper of Worlds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Batman   (8676 words)

 Batman (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Batman was the title of an exceptionally popular 1960s American television series based on the comic book character Batman that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) for 2½ seasons from 12 January, 1966 to 14 March, 1968.
Batman's dual identity was that of the debonair millionaire Bruce Wayne, who lived outside the city in "stately Wayne Manor." He lived with his youthful ward Dick Grayson, also known as Robin (Burt Ward), faithful butler Alfred (Alan Napier), and Aunt Harriet Cooper (Madge Blake).
Batman was one of the first television programs to stress the wearing of seat belts, regularly showing Batman and Robin putting on lap belts in the Batmobile before leaving the Batcave.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Batman_(TV_series)   (5803 words)

On Wednesdays, Batman and his sidekick Robin would confront one of their archenemies and would end the episode in horrible danger, only to save themselves at the beginning of the next episode on Thursdays.
This time she came to save the show from falling ratings and not to protect Batman and Robin against accusations of a homoerotic relationship, as was the case for her creation by the comic book writers in the mid-1950s.
Interestingly, as in the two Batman movies released in the 1990s, this new animated series erased Robin from the scene, possibly responding to criticisms of the homoerotic subtext between the two heroes.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/B/htmlB/batman/batman.htm   (894 words)

 Batman - All About Turkey
One of the southeastern Anatolian cities, Batman is a little province which takes its name from the river flowing on its west.
In the early years of the Republic, Batman was attached to the province of Siirt and known as "Iluh".
The railway which connects the town of Kurtalan near Batman to Istanbul was important in terms of transportation for a time.
www.allaboutturkey.com /batman.htm   (652 words)

 NPR : Batman, Present at the Creation
Batman has many familiar forms, and not just because his alter-ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne, is as stylish and glamorous as his darker half is mysterious and brooding.
When Batman made his debut in issue #27 of Detective Comics, swinging from a rope with a crook clutched under his arm, the occasion was momentous not because of the superpowers being demonstrated, but for the character of the hero.
Batman still didn't have any superpowers, but the show featured his array of gadgets, from his ever-present utility belt to the Batarang and the rocket-fueled Batmobile.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/batman   (1095 words)

 The Dark Knight: Storylines: The Dark Knight Returns   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Batman discovers that the Mutants are being armed by a famous general from the army - one that just committed suicide once Batman showed up.
Batman plans on a showdown with the police - he expects that his reputation, as well as the older police that will remember him, should guarantee his safety.
Batman shows up in his tank, and shoots rockets at Superman, to see if he's back to full strength, after loosing almost all his powers when the sun disappeared.
www.darkknight.ca /storylines/tdkr.html   (3022 words)

 Amazon.com: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Books: Frank Miller,Lynn Varley,Klaus Janson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Batman represented all that was wrong in comics and Miller set himself a tough task taking on the camp crusader and turning this laughable, innocuous children's cartoon character into a hero for our times.
Batman is a character known well beyond the confines of the comic world (as are his retinue) and so reinventing him, while keeping his limiting core essentials intact, was a huge task.
Batman is a character known well beyond the confines of the comic world (as are his retinue) and so reinventing him, while keeping his limiting core essentials intact, was a huge task.Miller went far beyond the call of duty.
www.amazon.com /Batman-Knight-Returns-Frank-Miller/dp/1563893428   (1772 words)

 John Batman
Batman's father was transported to Australia as a receiver of stolen goods, and John Batman was born in Sydney.
Batman's Treaty has become a particularly fashionable subject for a certain type of 'conceptual artist' with a limited but passionate view of history ln order to express their view about what they've been told about Australian history.
Batman had been diagnosed with syphilis in 1833 (was it contracted from his wife or elsewhere?) which progressively disfigured his face and left him unable to walk.
www.whitehat.com.au /Melbourne/People/Batman.asp   (1569 words)

 Batman: WGSH Gallery: Mego Museum : Mego Corp
Batman, like Robin and Superman were the first WGSH figures produced and never left the assortment.
Batman also has the distinction of being one of the few figures to make it into every Mego Superhero line, no matter the format, Mego put a Batman into the mix.
Because Batman was produced from 1973 until 1982 by Mego, there are a staggering amount of variations both subtle and obvious to the figure.
www.megomuseum.com /wgsh/batman.html   (832 words)

 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Batman (xhtml)
The Gotham City created in "Batman" is one of the most distinctive and atmospheric places I've seen in the movies.
"Batman" discards the recent cultural history of the Batman character - the camp 1960s TV series, the in-joke comic books - and returns to the mood of the 1940s, the decade of film noir and fascism.
The screenplay takes a bow in the direction of the origin of the Batman story (young Bruce Wayne saw his parents murdered by a thug and vowed to use their fortune to dedicate his life to crime-fighting), and it also explains how The Joker got his fearsome grimace.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19890623/REVIEWS/906230301/1023   (751 words)

 Seanbaby's Super Friends Page - Batman
Batman, I can't think of any reason why you'd tie yourself up in your own bat boomerang unless you couldn't think of a better excuse to rub against Robin.
Batman was the brains of the team, which is a lot like being the tough guy in the Erasure fan club.
Batman was also in charge of the end-show moral speeches at whatever imbecile kids or animals the Super Friends had taken in and dressed up in capes that week.
www.seanbaby.com /superfriends/batman.htm   (334 words)

In fl from ear-tip to toe, this Batman is truly a larger-than-life figure, potent and terrifying, and the flourish with which he's brought onstage allows him to rise to his full superhero stature.
What Keaton brings to his characterization of both Batman and his millionaire-playboy alter ego, Bruce Wayne, is a quality of coiled concentration, a wary vigilance.
As Batman, Keaton's plush lips and piercing eyes are as much a part of his uniform as the hood and cape -- they emphasize the flesh under the superhero armament.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/batmanpg13hinson_a07fb8.htm   (1193 words)

 The Armchair Empire - Playstation 2 (PS2) Reviews: Batman: Vengeance
Anyways, as Batman you are in charge of beating justice into a variety of criminals as well as keeping the super-villains from achieving their dastardly goals.
The main action during a level has Batman responding to some event (or investigating) but you always have to complete all the goals of a stage before you can progress - and in the right order or you're screwed.
All in all, Batman Vengeance is good game with a few weaknesses, but is definitely worth a look.
www.armchairempire.com /Reviews/ps2/batman_vengeance.htm   (678 words)

Bruce Wayne is the disguise, Batman is the true personality.
Batman is Gotham City's "Dark Knight" and will stop at nothing to restore order to the city and protect it's citizens.
Batman and all related characters, names and indicia are trademarks of DC Comics ©; 2001
www.batmantas.com /cmp/batman.htm   (298 words)

 Is Batman Gay?
Batman did not have inappropriate dealings with any of the seemingly endless stream of little fellas he kept around like a Bangkok colonialist and that should settle the matter.
Although the current incarnation of Batman expresses little if any human emotions, although he is often considered a vigilante, no writer with a modicum of sense can possibly suggest that Batman was attracted to the boy who he has stated was like his own son.
That Batman can have so many different reading applied to him by so many different people is a testament to the fantastic work that has been carried out by so many great creators over the years.
www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com /panel/106070953757230.htm   (3541 words)

 CRASH 28 - Batman
If Batman fails in his quest and runs out of lives, the game can be continued from the point when Batman last touched a Reincarnation Stone.
Batman is rushing to rescue his friend - if you leave him standing in once place for too long he crosses his arms and taps a foot impatiently.
The animation of Batman is very life like and adds to the realism of the game which I'm sure will appeal to all age groups.
www.crashonline.org.uk /28/batman.htm   (1241 words)

 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Batman
Batman and Robin were soon stars of their own comic, in addition to their monthly billet in Detective Comics.
In a late 1970s series set in an alternate world, Batman enjoyed a long and happy marriage with The Catwoman (and was the father of The Huntress, herself a superhero).
Batman has been the subject of possibly more newspaper strips than any other character, with separate series appearing in the 1940s, '50s, '60s, and '80s.
www.toonopedia.com /batman.htm   (766 words)

 The Batman TV Show - The Batman Television Show - TV.com
Batman is a thrilling 30-minute action series based upon the characters created by Bob Kane in 1939 from the Batman and Detective Comics Magazine published by National Periodical Publications, Inc....
Legend tells of a caped crusader, Batman, guardian of New Gotham, and his one true love, Catwoman, the queen of the criminal underworld.
Batman: the Animated Series was an animated series that premiered on September 5, 1992.
www.tv.com /batman/show/22102/summary.html   (708 words)

 McSweeney's Internet Tendency: ANALYSIS OF THE BATMAN THEME SONG
Batman is not immune to the powers of the universe and must bend at the whims of a higher power.
Here Batman is depicted in a purely human sense, subject to all the chaos, turmoil, and struggle of mortal existence.
This highest level illustrates the danger that Batman faces in battling extreme forces and also indicates the possibility that Batman may be given to overindulgence in his use of power.
www.mcsweeneys.net /2004/3/12shields.html   (3601 words)

 Batman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since his debut in Detective Comics #27, Batman has become one of the best-known comic heroes of all time.
Created by the legendary Bob Kane, Batman is one of the rare characters who have transcended comics to become cultural icons.
Where once he was a fairly straightforward super-hero (complete with Robin, the boy sidekick), Batman has been transformed over time into an increasingly complex character.
www.gottawiz.com /Comics/DC/Batman/Batman.htm   (119 words)

 Batman Comics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Batman becomes a criminology professor at a college, where he has his students investigate the still unsolved mystery of a criminal who wore a shiny red hood.
Batman and Superman fight the Composite Superman, a super-being who looks like a half Batman, half Superman figure, and who has all of the powers of the members of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Batman's data base (a phrase not used in the story) is stored on punch cards, and he uses a large Hollerith machine to sort them and make queries.
members.aol.com /MG4273/batman.htm   (14530 words)

 Being Batman - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Last weekend, Batman Begins was the No. 1 film in the U.S., pulling in $71.1 million over its first five days.
The Batman movie franchise is also one of the most lucrative of all time, with five movies (not counting Batman Begins) grossing nearly $1 billion.
Batman's alter ego, Bruce Wayne, is an old-money heir and the owner of Wayne Enterprises, a massive international-technology conglomerate.
www.forbes.com /digitalentertainment/2005/06/20/batman-movies-superheroes-cx_de_0620batman.html   (476 words)

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