Updated on 16 October, 2021
Batman fans around the world are abuzz about the new Batman comic that just debuted in stores this week. And rightly so, since Batman fans have clamored for a good story line with a strong enough protagonist to bring out their passion for the Dark Knight. Fans have been awaiting this new take on the caped crusader ever since Heath Ledger's untimely death in The Dark Knight. Now, Batman is back and he's even better than he was in The Dark Knight.
In the new series, Batman takes on the role of a private detective in Gotham City. There, he solves crimes using his Batman skills and tactics. The first Batman comic book to feature the superhero in its title has actually fetched a phenomenal record, selling over three million copies in the first two weeks it was released. The first issue sold out very fast. It was the second issue that didn't sell that much but still managed to achieve good sales.
The second issue included an extended sequence featuring the return of a major player from the Dark Knight. With the help of his sidekick, Robin, Batman finds out that the evil Bane has kidnapped his beloved Rachel Dawes. With thebansite's assistance, Batman tracks down the criminal and defeats him before confronting Bane again.
The third issue introduces us to the character of Catwoman. Though not a particularly well known member of the Batman family, she manages to become a popular part of the Batman animated series due to her intriguing relationship with the dark knight. Catwoman is a smart and powerful woman who uses her sharp wit and beauty to advance her agenda. In particular, she uses her seduction skills to get what she wants from her enemies.
Although not as well known as batman's first love, Catwoman is actually one of the more interesting villains featured in the Batman comics. She proves to be a fascinating foil for Batman, especially when it comes to handling two very different androids, John Blake and Selina Kyle. For example, in one story line, Selina was actually killed by Catwoman using a chemical, giving birth to her son, young Daniel Blake.
The Dark Knight Rises is arguably the greatest Batman movie of all time, and is widely considered the batman superhero to ever reach the big screen. With a host of talented actors lending their talents to the Caped Crusader, the film had an undeniably strong protagonist. Unfortunately, The Dark Knight suffers from a number of common complaints that occur with any superhero movie, especially the long duration of its runtime. Although it can be argued that the length of the film was necessary in order to make the viewer sit through all the action, it can also be said that many scenes were unnecessarily dull and boring. It's fair to say that The Dark Knight failed to establish any credible characters, which is perhaps the major downfall of this superhero movie.
It is nonetheless, undeniable that The Dark Knight owes a great deal to the original Batman and detective comics. They are both very influential to the development of the Batman super hero, as well as to the overall look and feel of the animated series. Batman has definitely evolved into a more iconic and successful character since the introduction of his television show and the subsequent films. The Dark Knight certainly taps into some of the roots of the Batman legacy, which may explain its massive success.
Batman: The Dark Knight is a modern take on the classic Batman comics, and sees the superhero facing an array of new villains and old enemies. The Dark Knight is a fun and exciting movie, that manages to not only provide strong action sequences, but it also provides a touching story that is at once historical and futuristic. It makes for a fantastic Batman movie that is worth seeing, whether you've seen the comics or not. If you haven't yet seen it, then you owe it to yourself to go out and see it right now. Trust me, you won't regret it.