How long has anyone been a Batman fan?

#1 Posted by Jakesully1981 (281 posts) - - Show Bio

For me since i was 8 years old when Burton's first Batman movie came out, but before that i was more into other DC heroes like Superman, Swamp Thing, The Flash, Justice League, Aquaman and others including Watchmen. I was never into Batman cause he had no powers and he wasn't a monster either but thanks to watching 89's movie in theaters 7 times i became a fan of him as i learned you don't need cool powers or be a monster to be a superhero.

I had 89's merchandise from action figures with vehicles, backpack, lunchbox, movie magazine which i still own in mint condition, the comic adaptation, novel, t-shirts, CD soundtracks with both Prince and Elfman which i still own, cards (which i own in a album), mug, posters, watch, coloring books, Taco Bell cups and all that sort of thing. Ate the cereal as i had the bank too, got the movie on video with the NES game for christmas, collected the comics since especially Catwoman ones as i had a crush on her and taped/watched the 60's show religiously.

I even saw Batman Returns 6 times in theaters when i was 11 and loved it, i had the merchandise, still own the CD, cards which i have in an album as well, comic adaptation, movie magazine. Ate the cereal, had the VHS with SNES/NES games for christmas and taped/watched TAS religiously.

Nolan sure impressed the hell out of me with his brilliant reboot series.

#2 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

Ever since I used to watch Batman: The Animated Series.

#3 Posted by TheOnlyRedHood (14 posts) - - Show Bio

same. although i did watch the Burton '89 Batman, i think the Animated Series is what got me hooked to the character

#4 Posted by ratman19 (525 posts) - - Show Bio

im not that old im a teenager but the animated series got me started on batman

#5 Edited by MasterDetective (822 posts) - - Show Bio

@AweSam said:

Ever since I used to watch Batman: The Animated Series.

This.

@ratman19 said:

im not that old im a teenager but the animated series got me started on batman

And this.

#6 Posted by JSH92 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

Since back when I watched Batman: The Animated Series with my brother when we were in elementary school.

#7 Posted by Sonata (6264 posts) - - Show Bio

Been a fan of his since the late 80's , but like most people it grew with the animated series.

#8 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Since I got memory? but otherwise I started with The Batman :D then I got by TAS and made me a huuuuge fan since then

@ratman19 said:

im not that old im a teenager but the animated series got me started on batman

Exactly

#9 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as I can remember.

#10 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

In all honesty, I'm quite certain I've been a Batman fan forever. My dad was always really into Batman, and I was exposed to the character all my life.

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

Watching Batman TAS re runs in the early 2000's.

#12 Posted by Jakesully1981 (281 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sonata oh how cool, wasn't seeing 89's movie in theaters just awesome? it was one of the best movie going experiences of my childhood including it's sequel.

#13 Posted by Skyfire (725 posts) - - Show Bio

I started with the old Adam West show.

#14 Posted by Alexander505 (2144 posts) - - Show Bio

I started with Batman TAS :P

#15 Posted by Referee (7288 posts) - - Show Bio

Since I first saw Adam West back in the 70's

West and Ward as Batman and Robin
#16 Posted by The_Tree (7250 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't remember a time where I wasn't a Batman fan.

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#17 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been a fan since I was 2, but I have never been a super fan like some people I encounter on the internet.

#18 Posted by Jakesully1981 (281 posts) - - Show Bio

Who else finds it nice that i discovered you don't need cool powers like those heroes i mentioned or be a monster to be a superhero? i mean sometimes you have to discover things you don't always need and find the different type of hero.

#19 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio

10, before that I was a Spidey fan

#20 Edited by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Really young. Since the BTAS/New Batman Adventures in the mid-late 90s, so like age four-six. Nightwing, who I nicknamed "Robin with the hair" was/is still my favorite. Then when I was a little older Batman Beyond and Justice League got me hooked on how badass Batman is. But it was really the Nolan films that got me interested in the character. I started following (Batman) comics right after Final Crisis and the Dark Knight in 2008.

#21 Posted by takashichea (214 posts) - - Show Bio

Since childhood, I remember watching the series on Kids WB after school and on Saturday mornings. I loved the character and continue watching DC animated series that somewhat cross with his series: Static Shock, Justice League, Superman, and Batman Beyond.

I have never read his comic book series or any comic books except for the Red Hood out of curiosity. I just saw him and Batman fighting on the cover at Barnes and Noble, so I just grab it near the manga section to read it.

#22 Posted by LightningTiger2190 (106 posts) - - Show Bio

TV and Batman were my first words. I was Born in 1990. Like many have said Batman: The animated series was the gateway drug...

#23 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7660 posts) - - Show Bio

Same as the above really, watching the Adam West ones then the animated series and on to Tim Burton.

#24 Posted by entropy_aegis (15121 posts) - - Show Bio

16 years,BTAS ftw and admittedly I loved Burton's Batman and Batman Forever.

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#25 Posted by Herald (11 posts) - - Show Bio

A good 14 years

#26 Posted by TheCat (20 posts) - - Show Bio

I was that girl who said she wanted to be Catwoman while all the other girls said they wanted to be princesses. TAS really started it all.

#27 Posted by BlackPookie (640 posts) - - Show Bio

since BTAS, but i got into comics only in 2008

#28 Posted by dmkicksballs13 (110 posts) - - Show Bio

Arkham Asylum Video Game not only got me into Batman, but comic books as well.

#29 Posted by PortlandsBatman (208 posts) - - Show Bio

@AweSam said:

Ever since I used to watch Batman: The Animated Series.

My thoughts exactly.

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