Best/Worst Batman/Bat-related comic in the New 52? And why?

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#1 Posted by RaFonaRaFona (76 posts) - - Show Bio

Best: Batman - Scott Snyder's story is amazing. And Greg Capullo's Batman is about the best I've seen. Worst: For me, it's a real toss-up between Batwoman and Batman: The Dark Knight. I'm just not feeling either story-line. I can't get into the White Rabbit and I don't like the supernatural stuff that happening in Batwoman. If I had to drop one, it'd have to be Dark Knight. J.H. Williams III art is just too amazing not to look at each month. Your turn!

#2 Posted by War Killer (20375 posts) - - Show Bio

Detective Comics got boring to me and I would rather have Cassandra as Batgirl instead of Barbara...

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34357 posts) - - Show Bio

You.. you dont like Batwoman? I just don't know what to say to that.

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#4 Posted by HotSauceCommittee (345 posts) - - Show Bio

Batwoman is sooooooooooooooooooooooo overrated
 
Batman and Robin is my favourite, closely followed by Batman and Catwoman.

#5 Posted by BlackArmor (6149 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

You.. you dont like Batwoman? I just don't know what to say to that.

not new reader friendly

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34357 posts) - - Show Bio
@BlackArmor said:

@spiderbat87 said:

You.. you dont like Batwoman? I just don't know what to say to that.

not new reader friendly

so what, read Elegy and its all good. It's not like it's that hard to follow.
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#7 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1161 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, Nightwing, Batwoman, and Batgirl are my favorite.

Batman and Robin, Batwing, and Detective Comics are average. Not good, but not bad so far.

The Dark Knight is meh for me.

#8 Posted by Everyman011 (231 posts) - - Show Bio

Batwoman is great, I don't care what anyone says but it still doesn't beat Snyder's Batman. BEST! Worst.... Batwing. Way too political especially because everyone said they were trying to stay away from that.

#9 Posted by BlackArmor (6149 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

@BlackArmor said:

@spiderbat87 said:

You.. you dont like Batwoman? I just don't know what to say to that.

not new reader friendly

so what, read Elegy and its all good. It's not like it's that hard to follow.

A good point but Batwoman#1 depended to much on back story to be a great book and it doesn't provide propper incentive to go get Elegy without prior knowledge its just a 3 star book that came out at the same time as an entire sea of 3 star books. I can't read up on the back story of every decent book in the new52 that I'm not familiar with, and a completely new reader wouldn't even know where to look for back story. I do plan on getting Elegy but it's pretty low on my pull list at the moment

#10 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34357 posts) - - Show Bio
@BlackArmor said:

@spiderbat87 said:

@BlackArmor said:

@spiderbat87 said:

You.. you dont like Batwoman? I just don't know what to say to that.

not new reader friendly

so what, read Elegy and its all good. It's not like it's that hard to follow.

A good point but Batwoman#1 depended to much on back story to be a great book and it doesn't provide propper incentive to go get Elegy without prior knowledge its just a 3 star book that came out at the same time as an entire sea of 3 star books. I can't read up on the back story of every decent book in the new52 that I'm not familiar with, and a completely new reader wouldn't even know where to look for back story. I do plan on getting Elegy but it's pretty low on my pull list at the moment

well all I can say is if they don't get Elegy it's there loss
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#11 Posted by Saren (26026 posts) - - Show Bio

IMO Batwoman's better than Batman. It's more of a character drama than the crime-mystery-thriller that Batman is.

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#12 Posted by entropy_aegis (15472 posts) - - Show Bio

Best

Batman

Worst

TDK

#13 Posted by Mercy_ (92997 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

@spiderbat87 said:

You.. you dont like Batwoman? I just don't know what to say to that.

not new reader friendly

How is it not? I've never read her in anything other than 52 and I'm perfectly able to follow it.

@entropy_aegis said:

Worst

TDK

EASILY

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#14 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

Detective Comics got boring to me and I would rather have Cassandra as Batgirl instead of Barbara...

You sir, have just spoken my mind.

#15 Posted by BlackArmor (6149 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress: I personally can't and I'm not the only one to have the problem, glad you can though

#16 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Best; like it matters. DCnU sucks. I'll say Batman even though the Court of Owls is a stupid concept.  
 
Worst; Red Hood and the Outlaws. 

#17 Posted by Joelislegend (215 posts) - - Show Bio

Detective is pissing me off because it's the damn flagship title of DC and it's being massacred.

#18 Posted by entropy_aegis (15472 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Best; like it matters. DCnU sucks. I'll say Batman even though the Court of Owls is a stupid concept. Worst; Red Hood and the Outlaws.

I think the Court of Owls is doing the Owlman concept justice.However I do think it would have been better if this arc was centered around Bruce's earlier days.

#19 Posted by The Stegman (25525 posts) - - Show Bio

Batwoman is sooooooooooooooooooooooo overrated 

this, it's not bad by any means but it's NOWHERE near as good as people are making it out to be 
 
 
that being said, TDK is the worst title and Batman is the best
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#20 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14430 posts) - - Show Bio

i must be the only one who likes The Dark Knight lol

#21 Posted by Mighty Thorion (797 posts) - - Show Bio

For me Batman and Robin is the worst title - I do not and never have liked Damien Wayne - Batman doesn't need a partner. Best for me is Batman, I am enjoying TDK, Detective, Batgirl and to a lesser extent Batwoman, which I agree is overrated. I dropped Batwing after the first issue - it didn't grab me and I am not a fan of the Batman Inc, concept

#22 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

TDK is the worst. Paul Jenkins is being too nice and is still letting David Finch have a say in the storyline. As soon as that is remedied, then it will get better.

#23 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman: The Dark Knight

BECAUSE IT SUCKS

#24 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

TDK is easily the worst, and Batman by Snyder is easily the best.

#25 Posted by entropy_aegis (15472 posts) - - Show Bio

The Dark Knight EASILY.

#26 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio

What are Detective Comics' flaws? I was considering picking it up.

#27 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

Best

Batman

Worst

TDK

#28 Posted by jayk (25 posts) - - Show Bio

Scott Snyders batman story is engaging and has me having to pick up each new issue, WIN. Only read Detective one and didn't really find it that enjoyable.

#29 Posted by The Stegman (25525 posts) - - Show Bio
@RainEffect:  
 

What are Detective Comics' flaws? I was considering picking it up

I wouldn't call it a "flaw" but the writing is inferior to Synder's Batman...although that's not saying much since Batman is awesome right now, the only thing i can think of is that the villain so far is kinda "meh"
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#30 Posted by WeaponX619 (79 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

Detective Comics got boring to me and I would rather have Cassandra as Batgirl instead of Barbara...

I second that.

#31 Posted by higher_evolutionary (2016 posts) - - Show Bio
@entropy_aegis said:

The Dark Knight EASILY.

oh you mean best okay...... jk
#32 Posted by foxandwall (49 posts) - - Show Bio

@lazystudent said:

i must be the only one who likes The Dark Knight lol

Well,make it two……

#33 Posted by jonesbc19 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Best: Batman (Snyder's take on the character has been spectacular)

Worst: Batwing (...simply not a fan)

#34 Posted by k4tzm4n (51129 posts) - - Show Bio

Best: Batman, Batman & Robin, Batwing, Nightwing

Worst: Baman: The Dark Knight. I stopped after the 2nd issue.

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#35 Posted by soccersss (537 posts) - - Show Bio

Best: Batman: The story and the way it's being told is nothing short of genius. The Court of Owls are Talon make for brilliant antagonists. Not many people can push Batman past his limits and make him look extremely vulnerable. We also begin to understand how much Gotham needs Batman and how much Batman needs Gotham

Worst: Batman and Robin: The chemistry between the two leads isnt there.

#36 Posted by Anniki (67 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Batwoman... I love the artwork, the character, the costume. The story's keeping me hooked each issue. And yes, I love that she's a strong, female, gay character.

I'm not liking Batgirl. I know I need to move on, but Barbara Gordon will always be Oracle to me - and I much preferred Cassandra Cain as Batgirl.

#37 Posted by SoA (5129 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

Best

Batman

Worst

TDK

agreed

#38 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1672 posts) - - Show Bio

@Everyman011: Damn, you're right. I had forgotten about Batwing. I tend to forget that mess...

#39 Posted by dollmaker (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman: are you kidding the dollmaker is a fantastic villain no spoilers please as i am just finished the third issue

#40 Posted by JohnnyWalker (821 posts) - - Show Bio

best batman, batman and robin

worst batwing, batwoman, batgirl

ok nightwing

#41 Edited by SupBatz (1815 posts) - - Show Bio

My Favorites (in decreasing order of epicness):

Batman (it was Batman and Robin but Batman has been consistantly good whereas B&R had a great first arc and a mediocre second arc), Batwoman (I loved this even more than I expected to; the first five issues were great, the next six, which have a pretty bad reputation, I thought were still pretty great), Batman and Robin.

Those I Don't Care Much For (in decreasing order of tolerableness):

Batgirl (I admit it; it's mostly because I'm biased. I love Barbara Gordon as Oracle and don't feel she is written as she should be no matter how much Gail Simone explains her writing choices. Simone is a fantastic writer and Batgirl has some interesting stories...I just don't feel like I'm reading Babs), Batman: The Dark Knight (this would be at the bottom if not for the writer change. Issues 10 and 11 have been pretty decent. If the next issue proves good and if it were not for Scarecrow's horrible design, I'd rank this in the favorites), Detective Comics (it fluxuates between halfway-decent and just plain uninteresting), Under the Red Hood (admittedly, I've only picked up a few issues but all of the ones I did read, I didn't like).

#42 Posted by WilliamWayne (11 posts) - - Show Bio

I love every comic where Batman is the main character :> no matter how bad they are though im starting to find The Dark Knight a bit lacklustre.

#43 Posted by SickBoy2212 (10 posts) - - Show Bio

my favorite is Batman.

i read pretty much all batman comics, along with nightwing, although, i've only read a few detective comics and i dropped them. something about them i don't like.

#44 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

In my opinion, Batman and robin is the best followed by batman and Batman inc

the worst is The Dark knight because it sucks and there is no need for it, what does it add that the others arent already doing.

#45 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, Nightwing and Red Hood are the ones I think are good/care about.

Dark Knight, Detective, Catwoman and Batgirl are poorly written from what I read and I just don't care much for Batwoman.

#46 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, Red Hood, Nightwing are really good. I also enjoy Batman Inc. Batman & Robin is decent but needs to pick up next arc for me to continue on it (first arc was great, second was bad IMO). I have not been a fan of Teen Titans, which has Tim Drake, has not been that good.

#47 Posted by Spectre108 (269 posts) - - Show Bio

Great: Batman, Batman and Robin, Nightwing

Good: Red Hood and the Outlaws, Batwing, Batwoman, Batman Inc.

Bad: Detective Comics, Birds of Prey, Teen Titans, Batgirl

Terrible: Catwoman, Dark Knight

#48 Edited by mpierce2690 (316 posts) - - Show Bio

Best: Batman by Scott Snyder.

The story and the writing are absolutely top notch, by far some of the best that Batman has received in years. The Court of the Owls was brilliant, and gave us a Batman story that actually played off all the best parts of the character. Greg Capullo is absolutely killing it with art duties, just an all around ace book.

Worst: Batman Incorporated by Grant Morrison, and good god it's not even close. Morrison must still be coasting on his All-Star Superman credentials, as no one has stopped him from writing another lack-luster book that, outside of the Talia issue, has to be one of the most boring reads I've ever encountered.

#49 Posted by GoldenPuma123 (15 posts) - - Show Bio

Best: Batman and Robin, by far. The art is amazing, the dialogue is real, and the plot is exciting and moves quickly. I would highly recommend this, it's a lot of fun!

Worst: The Dark Knight. The art is nice and dark, but it doesn't manage to save the stories incredibly scattered and boring plotline. Another thing that irks me is every batman villain is ridiculously huge, and they all have to be physical threats.

#50 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

so far it seems pretty much everybody is loving the Batman comics...nice looking forward.

BTW. has anyone read new 52: Legends of the dark knight??

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