Inheriting Batman

Avi Woolf

Avi Woolf

3rd class Elder of Zion. Wilderness conservative/traditionalist. Buckley Club alum. Chief editor of @conpathways.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Man, I *LOVED* the idea of Batman Beyond. An old Bruce Wayne being grumpy to a young hotshot? I love the dynamics between Bruce and the various Robins… now having that storyline where, instead of Bruce being Batman to Robin, he has to be Alfred to Batman?

    Holy cow, SIGN ME UP.

    And then I started watching the show and 50% of it was *EXACTLY* what I wanted and 50% of it was Captain Planet.Report

  2. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    I really liked the Batman Beyond show. I agree with Jaybird that there was a surly Captain Planet vibe to it, but given the target audience, I could largely ignore it.

    Plus, finding out that goofy Eric Matthews was McGinnis was right up there with learning that Luke Skywalker was the Joker.Report

  3. This is sooo good! For some reason my older boys weren’t ever as into BB when it was on the air, and I haven’t ever watched it much. You’re making me want to! Thanks for writing.Report

  4. They did a really good job with it. Most shows and stories of its type are not very good. Does anyone else remember the Armageddon 2001 thing from the comics? Maybe 10-20% of them were good and that’s the sort of thing that’s easier to do for a one-shot than an entire series.

    Plus the bat logo is really awesome. I got a t-shirt with it a long time ago (almost 20 years ago!) for reasons only partially related to the show (it involved a girl) and am just now moving towards retiring it despite the fact it’s been in bad shape a pretty long time.Report

  5. Avatar North says:

    This is really well put. The Timverse in general really punched above its weight for decades and I don’t know that DC has found anything that can truly fill its shoes now that it has passed. And Batman was the crown jewel of the Timverse.Report

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