List the Most Unbelievable BATMAN Survival Stories you've Read...

#1 Edited by Jordanstine (907 posts) - - Show Bio

We all know or believe that once mild-mannered human being Bruce Wayne dons the cowl of the Batman that he becomes a Demi-God, capable of going toe-to-toe with the super power big boys!  Always managing to stay alive despite facing super powered villains left and right; even survived fighting against Darkseid TWICE in 1 year!   I think it's safe to say he holds the record for longest survival rate in comics being around for over 70 years.  With that said...
 
Q: What are some of the most unbelievable BATMAN survival stories you've read?  
 
Remember, the more ridiculous the better!  
 
Here's one example written just pretty recently circa 2007-2008:
 
 Superman / Batman Issue # 39:


1st Page
A hypnotized Superman is ordered by Darkseid's sorcerer to "KILL" Batman.  He flies towards Batman with super-human speed that basically plows through an alien building cutting it in half as he also tears the ground below him.  Superman then throws a powerful vicious right punch, but instead of striking his target, he hits another alien building/structure instead, since Batman manages to use his super-human quickness (or should I just say "human" quickness) to evade Superman's attack.  Explanation?  According to Batman: Superman just seemed "slow".
 



2nd Page
Superman's initial blow obliterates the alien building/structure from the previous page.  He then lends chase to Batman, and using his super-human speed again, appears right in front of the surprised Dark Knight -- notice the sonic "BOOM" on the panel (and he thought Superman seemed slow on the page before)!  Superman then connects with a direct punch to Batman's sternum.  A big "BAM" indeed.




3rd Page
I don't know about you, but a direct hit like that from Superman should have blown a hole into Batman's torso.  Yet, Batman is shown having survived that direct hit from Superman (surprise-surprise) with only some shattered ribs and "possibly a lung".   More surprisingly, Batman still manages to stand up from his painful injuries.  
 
Not seen on this page but on the next issue: Batman is later saved from being literally murdered by Superman, by turning invisible thanks to Orion's wife Bekka.  
 
One issues later...
 
Superman / Batman Issue # 41
 

 
Last page:  
It is later explained that Batman survived Superman's direct punch because he was "holding back".    
 
So Superman was "holding back" when the 2nd punch he threw connected on Batman.  But it's safe to say that Superman wasn't holding back when he threw his 1st "supposedly slow" punch that Batman was able to duck using his super-mortal speed, because well... it literally blew up a building!  
 
Another lucky break for good 'ol Bruce!
 
Another amazing Batman Survival Story indeed!  
 
What are some of yours?

#2 Posted by Dead Money (169 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jordanstine: Actually, that wound proved fatal. He was put in a healing thing which revived him
#3 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman & Robin
#4 Posted by Sexy Merc (42072 posts) - - Show Bio

How did he survive the implied homosexuality of the Golden Age? 

#5 Posted by Jordanstine (907 posts) - - Show Bio
@Dead Money said:
" @Jordanstine: Actually, that wound proved fatal. He was put in a healing thing which revived him "
He was, but he still managed to survive the punch that was able to level a whole building in the 1st place.  In fact, Batman was still able to stand up.  
 
That in itself classifies as an amazing survival story indeed!
#6 Posted by Jordanstine (907 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sexy Merc said:
" How did he survive the implied homosexuality of the Golden Age? 
"
Bwa-ha-ha-ha!
 
That made me spit out milk and Cheerios from my nose!
#7 Posted by spiderguylll (620 posts) - - Show Bio

Final Crisis

#8 Posted by Jim Halpert (58 posts) - - Show Bio

#9 Posted by beatboks1 (7219 posts) - - Show Bio

OK I can't find the comics to post a scan but two that come to mind ( not so amazing as the above of course)
 
1. Batman falling from a plane over Vegas. Somersaults in mid air grabs the bottom of his cape to use as a mini parachute ( only big enough to slow him a little not enough to be a safe landing). As he gets closer to the ground he directs his "flight" path toward a casino. Takes his cape off wraps it around his hands and grabs on to the light bulbs forming display down the side of the building. they smash as he descends slowing his fall enough to save his life . TOTALLY believable.
 
2. An old superman/ Batman issue. Bat's is buried alive in a lead coffin ( so supe's wouldn't find, who didn't think til teh end that it must have been what he couldn't see through). Bruce uses yoga for several hours to turn himself around in the coffin ( the screws of course were only at his feet). uses the buckle of his utility belt to uncsrew the foot plate. Digs the loose dirt above him into the coffin behind him as he digs for teh surface ( no mention of how he was able to breath or hold his breath while face in dirt digging for life.
 
Both late 70's early 80's.

#10 Posted by Jordanstine (907 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jim Halpert said:
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Wow! 
 
I guess the writer mistook The HULK as simply just... Hulk Hogan.   
 
 
 
Or maybe it's because Batman has the secret power of turning super powered men into just mere mortal men whenever he faces them!  
 
Kind'a like how Supermen all of a sudden just became Nacho Libre when he attacked Batman
 
 
 
^ This is what Superman turns into when he faces off against Batman...
#11 Posted by Acewild (151 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sexy Merc:  Hahahah this had me cracking up!
#12 Posted by Jake Fury (18616 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sexy Merc:
oh c'mon. there's not any basis for that is there?  
 

 
#13 Posted by Jordanstine (907 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyway, I don't follow Bold and the Brave, but what happened in this encounter?     
 
   
#14 Edited by Jordanstine (907 posts) - - Show Bio

What about this vs Solomon Grundy
 
     
 
Doesn't he have "Superhuman Strength"?   
 
He's wiki says: 

 Solomon Grundy has superhuman strength and endurance. His strength has varied through the years, for instance, in the Long Halloween story arc, Batman beat Grundy, while at various points Grundy's strength is on par with Superman's.   

 
Wh-wh-what?   
 
Grundy's strenght is on par with Superman's?
 
So shouldn't that punch have obliterate Batman's face? 
 
What's the writer's excuse... I mean, reason this time? 

#15 Posted by trougedoor122 (57 posts) - - Show Bio

He survived being on the 1960's tv show, thats has to mean something.

#16 Posted by King Quisling (1980 posts) - - Show Bio
@trougedoor122 said:
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He survived being on the 1960's tv show, thats has to mean something.

"
Hey man, that show was boss. 
#17 Posted by ironshadow (1470 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sexy Merc said:
" How did he survive the implied homosexuality of the Golden Age? 
"
LMAO
#18 Posted by velle37 (6058 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jordanstine said:
"
What about this vs Solomon Grundy
 
     
 
Doesn't he have "Superhuman Strength"?   
 
He's wiki says: 

 Solomon Grundy has superhuman strength and endurance. His strength has varied through the years, for instance, in the Long Halloween story arc, Batman beat Grundy, while at various points Grundy's strength is on par with Superman's.   

 
Wh-wh-what?   
 
Grundy's strenght is on par with Superman's?
 
So shouldn't that punch have obliterate Batman's face? 
 
What's the writer's excuse... I mean, reason this time? 

"

Bat's beats Grundy like everytime they meet. Green Arrow also beats him a few times. He also takes down Grodd a couple of times.
What's more noteworthy is taking down Lobo (strength on par with Supes), and making Darksied bleed (Bruce must kick reeeeally hard).
  
Superman goes ape here, about to attack Bruce 
 


Batman armed with the motherbox fighting Darksied 

 


 


 


 


 

That was to get possessed Supergirl to stop beating up Superman.
#19 Posted by mavfan626 (4125 posts) - - Show Bio

lol at all of this
#20 Posted by velle37 (6058 posts) - - Show Bio

Hits Grundy's pressure points 
 

Beats Grundy unconcious 
 

  Fighiting Demon WW 
 
 


 


 

backhands lobo after choking him 
 
 

 


    
   
#21 Posted by Jim Halpert (58 posts) - - Show Bio
@velle37 said:
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  Fighiting Demon WW 
 
 


 


 


 

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Question ----- is Devil Wonder Woman just as strong as regular Wonder Woman, or does she have super strenght?   
 
IF she does then I do not understand the thinking behind the writer who wrote this joke.
#22 Edited by The Dave (142 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't in a comic but I saw him survive an explosion the size of a planet in an animated movie once. (That he was right in the middle of)
 
I didn't really mind, he's Batman.. after all.

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

@Jordanstine: Grundy wasn't that strong back then...I think Grundy got his promotion after the JLA Unlimited. I think...

#24 Posted by Kairan1979 (16746 posts) - - Show Bio

It wasn't in the comic book, but dodging Darkseid's Omega Beams in JLU episode "Destroyer" is just unbelievable.

#25 Posted by AmoralBatman (36 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jordanstine: OH MY GOD!

Dude you just blew my mind with Batman's super secret power! And it explains SO MUCH!

Batman's superpower (besides his intellect) is his ability to scare the crap outta anyone to the point that they lose their superpowers. Oh wow. Love it. =)

#26 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio

The amazing power of PIS

#27 Posted by daredevil21134 (11772 posts) - - Show Bio

@Primmaster64 said:

The amazing power of PIS

lol

Online
#28 Posted by frogjitsu (481 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman's power is being the God of the DC (Detective Comics) Universe. He just takes the form of an un-powered mortal man because he likes the challenge. In all actuality nothing can beat him because he is the God of DCU.

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

@Sexy Merc said:

How did he survive the implied homosexuality of the Golden Age?

Oh :S I supposted that is thanks to Frank Miller = AWESOME

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