Updated on 16 October, 2021
Comic books, also known as comic strips, are popular publications which contain superheroes like Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and the X-Men. The original comic books, also known as comic strips, were popular in America and England during the late 1800s, stemming from political and satirical cartoons printed in local newspapers and other periodicals. Over time, comic book publishers began producing them for mass circulation, first in American comic book strips and later in newspaper comics. Two major comic book publishers in America at this point were The Dentist and his brother Mel, who used a Batman printing company called Dent Industries. Other publishing houses soon joined the fray, and comic book production became more expensive.
Batman's comic books would continue to enjoy great success through the early part of the 20th century, but they would experience a downturn in popularity during the World War I era. During this time, the focus of comic book creation was directed toward more adult readers, particularly children. Batman's comic book world became more violent, with the Caped Crusader struggling against the villains known as the Joker and Two-Face. Despite the darker tone of the Batman comics, the Caped Crusader still managed to be funny, as shown in the television show, Batman: The Animated Series. Many of the cartoon characters created by Batman, including Robin, Batgirl and Batwoman, have become beloved among children and adults alike. Some of the Batman characters have even gone on to star in their own television series, such as the latest version of the Caped Crusader, Batman: The Dark Knight.
In recent years, the popularity of Batman has again surged, with the Dark Knight Rises easily topping the sales of all previous Batman titles. This latest version of Batman has Batman fighting villains like the Joker, Two Face and more. However, not all Batman comic books are geared towards the dark, twisted side of the superhero. Batman: The Dark Knight features a more comedic tone, as Batman takes on The Joker for the first time. Although The Dark Knight is a lighter film than previous Batman films, the Caped Crusader still pursues his mission to stop Gotham City criminals. In fact, some of the more hilarious moments from the Dark Knight contain a much better interpretation of Batman than those seen in previous versions.
The late Alan Moore helped to bring a more humorous tone to Batman's comic books. In his acclaimed Batman: The Long Halloween series, Moore took a light-hearted look at the superhero's history, while still providing his Batman with plenty of gadgetry to battle evil. In his latest graphic novel, Moore created a new take on the popular character, bringing a far more cynical edge to Batman's character. While previous comic books have depicted the Caped Crusader as a billionaire playboy, this latest Batman comic book series takes an introspective look at the dark knight's life. It's no wonder that the latest Batman graphic novel, The Dark Knight, has been so successful.
Speaking of success, Batman: The Dark Knight is also responsible for helping to launch the Batman franchise into multiplexes. While earlier Batman films featured the dark knight in only his cape and cowl, the new films feature Batman as he goes up against the villain Harley Quinn in all his glory. This new series has proven to be an instant hit, and it appears that audiences are eager to see what else the franchise can offer.
Of course, Batman's comic book hero was not the only crime fighter to receive a makeover in The Dark Knight. There has also been a lot of changes to other Batman characters. For example, after being burned by The Joker, Bruce Wayne undergoes therapy in an attempt to cure his emotional trauma. Other iconic Batman characters include Robin and Batgirl, who have undergone quite a transformation in their appearance as well.
The Dark Knight is part of a new trend in comic books, which has been the rise of a variety of female super heroes. Usually, women are portrayed as powerful, strong, and emotional characters who can't be Batgirl or Batman's love interest, due to their own sexual identity. In contrast, this new wave of female Batman villains has no such identity, and in fact is shown to be as ruthless as the Batman himself. There are some women characters who are depicted as being attractive and sexy, but most have serious, dark personalities, as well as super cool powers. With such a diverse group of female Batman villains to battle, it seems that female readers are all excited to read about the adventures of these fictional superheros.
In conclusion, Batman Comic Books is probably one of the most popular titles in the entire world, and I'm sure that it will remain to be so. It's a classic that has aged well, and its stories continue to be relevant years after they first took off. So, whether you like Batman as a hero or as an aspiring crime fighting crimefighting crime fighter yourself, there is a Batman story to suit your tastes. Why not have a look today?