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The Moment: Everything since Batman & Robin (1997 film), really.
As Seen In: See above. The makers of The New Batman Adventures (1998 episode 'Legends Of The Dark Knight') here shoehorned in a dig at Schumacher's Batman tomfoolery that's pretty hard to miss...
Why So Cool: Because, simply put, the campy parody territory explored in Batman Forever and (more so) Batman & Robin could so easily have put paid to the franchise.
It didn't, because Christopher Nolan got his bite of the (black) cherry. And boy, are we ever glad he did.
If It Had Been Superman: It has been, several times.
While things got a little better with Superman Returns (2006), it's still waiting to be rescued wholesale from the slightly clownish path the franchise slipped down during the mid-80s.
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Apr 27th 2011, 12:26
One of my all-time comic books scenes ever. The Justice Leage International run of J. M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen is truly under-rated.
Well done for adding it to your list.
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Apr 28th 2011, 17:50
TF, did you read Batman RIP? Bats was buried by the Black Glove and strategically burst his way out. No Superman, no heart attack.
Apr 28th 2011, 22:15
Arkham Asylum is a great story but not really a great moment for Batman. The Joker has the power and the upper hand throughout and Batman feels helpless and is basically emasculated by the challenge he faces. In that story Batman is The Joker's b***h.
Apr 30th 2011, 12:24
@Jeffbiscuits You've got it all wrong dude. Arkham Asylum is the Bats' finest hour. Not only does Joker have the upper hand, Batman also has to deal with Harley Quinn, Bane, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc AND Scarecrow (Zsasz isn't much more than a distraction really) all in ONE night. And by the end of it he even knocks the Joker onto his skinny pale a*s. You ask me, 6 major villains in one night has got to be a personal best for the Dark Knight.
May 3rd 2011, 18:25
You mean 40 Greatest NOLAN Batman Moments??
Jun 9th 2011, 11:49
Wud luv to see a top 40 Superman moments- being the first ever Superhero. and having more screen time and TV over the years.
Sep 16th 2011, 20:34
I love this moment toooooo much!!!
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