So what version of the Dark Knight are we using?

#1 Posted by tlm2021 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

The article here seems to be written based on Batman Begins (mic and headphones in the cowl, cape that becomes rigid). Is this the standard now?

Don't get me wrong, that's probably my favorite movie of all time, but what about most versions of Batman that don't have the same type of cape? Most (if any) comic books don't include this. How do you mediate and decided what represents him best? Who or what defines who Batman is now?

#2 Posted by Mighty Magneto (13027 posts) - - Show Bio

The comic book gods decide of course. We make human offerings to them at least twice a week for questions like this.

#3 Posted by Fourpower (R.I.P) (2021 posts) - - Show Bio

Mighty Magneto says:

"The comic book gods decide of course. We make human offerings to them at least twice a week for questions like this."

Exactly. Burn!

#4 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

The focus here should primarily be on the comic book version of any character. While the equipment you mention would generally be considered part of Batman's equipment, I agree that parts of that page owe more to Batman Begins and may need some revision. I'm not a moderator, so I can't offer you any more guidance than that. If you feel it needs changing, check out the guide and then edit it. There's nothing to lose by doing so (you don't get negative points for rejected submissions).

#5 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

The focus here should primarily be on the comic book version of any character. While the equipment you mention would generally be considered part of Batman's equipment, I agree that parts of that page owe more to Batman Begins and may need some revision. I'm not a moderator, so I can't offer you any more guidance than that. If you feel it needs changing, check out the guide and then edit it. There's nothing to lose by doing so (you don't get negative points for rejected submissions).

#6 Posted by Mighty Magneto (13027 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess you could always try that.

#7 Posted by IllKidSpaidamonki (15 posts) - - Show Bio

what EXACTLY is the topic here?! are we talking BATMAN or NOT!?

#8 Posted by Prodigal Son (3472 posts) - - Show Bio

IllKidSpaidamonki says:

"what EXACTLY is the topic here?! are we talking BATMAN or NOT!?"

This is a topic concerning what the primary source for Comic Vine encyclopedia entries should be. Sometimes we have minor problems with people writing a bio about a character and basing it upon either a TV show or movie. Being a comic site, the comics themselves should be the primary source, with the other media being supplemental data.

#9 Posted by Knightwing (333 posts) - - Show Bio

tlm2021 says:

"The article here seems to be written based on Batman Begins (mic and headphones in the cowl, cape that becomes rigid). Is this the standard now?Don't get me wrong, that's probably my favorite movie of all time, but what about most versions of Batman that don't have the same type of cape? Most (if any) comic books don't include this. How do you mediate and decided what represents him best? Who or what defines who Batman is now?"

Well sometimes according to the artist drawing Batman's cape was already a bit rigid to make for softer landings by being something of a parachute and keep the cape from being blown into his face. The headphones and night vision lenses were already there ;during the late nineties when Graham drew Batman. Later additions like body heat detecting lenses were added later and during Hush.

As for Batman's representation it depends on the generation's taste in the character and new improvements in story telling and technology.
Post Edited:2008-01-10 12:16:29

#10 Posted by Batman666 (82 posts) - - Show Bio

Christopher Nolan's version I bet. He always wanted to see it real and no comic mumbo-jumbo. so He take things from comic that is realistic and left the unreal ones. And make something's up that realistic according to him to enpowered the movies. that's why his joker's version isn't the white pale body from the vat chemicals but just a homicidal maniac that use makes up on his face. Because he thinks that people that is dropped to a vat of chemicals ain't gonna end up like the joker. So it goes the same with his version of Batman.

#11 Posted by batpool (414 posts) - - Show Bio

tlm2021 says:

"The article here seems to be written based on Batman Begins (mic and headphones in the cowl, cape that becomes rigid). Is this the standard now?Don't get me wrong, that's probably my favorite movie of all time, but what about most versions of Batman that don't have the same type of cape? Most (if any) comic books don't include this. How do you mediate and decided what represents him best? Who or what defines who Batman is now?"

According to the Batman Encyclopedia they have had a headset in the cowl since at least 2000(when the book was written). I would look to see about the cape, but i really dont feel like gandering through 15 boxes of DC books, graphic novels,and paperbacks.

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