Date: 2017-03-19 11:23 pm (UTC)
zylly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zylly
About the only good thing War Games did was to put to death the stupid "urban legend" thing the Bat editors had been insisting on maintaining since Zero Hour.

Date: 2017-03-20 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lego_joker
I liked the whole urban legend thing... :|

Really, it's not the Bat-editors' fault the Justice League books keep asking for Batman when logically speaking he's got no business being there EXCEPT boosting sales.

Date: 2017-03-20 03:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveen
the problem is that urban legend Batman was being shoehorned in with years of continuity behind him, so it doesn't make any damn sense.

It's a natural storytelling device early in Batman's career, but eventually as a superhero universe expands he's going to grow out of it.

Date: 2017-03-20 05:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Or it makes Tim Drake look extra awesome: he figured out Bruce Wayne was Batman when most people were unsure Batman even existed.

Date: 2017-03-20 10:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Just to note that Tim first worked out Dick was Robin (When he noticed doing a quadruple somersault, a move which Dick was probably the only person on earth to achieve, and certainly the only person of that age), not that Bruce was Batman. Once he made the connection between Dick and Robin, Batman was obvious.... *

* Well, not automatically obvious, but still more obvious than the situation when we discovered that the New52 DCU was so completely thick that even the reveal that Nightwing was Dick Grayson in Forever Evil didn't cause anyone other than Luthor to make the connection,

Date: 2017-03-20 10:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
The whole urban legend thing was torpedoed when the New Teen Titans were a high profile, media friendly team, being led by Robin, who was publicly known as being the sidekick of Batman (Who was in the JLA and the Outsiders, so wasn't exactly low profile either)

Date: 2017-03-20 10:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
Fair enough. It just really, really doesn't work for me. But my Batman's always been more "Caped Crusader" than "Dark Knight."

Some of that, I admit, may just be bitterness over the hoops they had to go through using Robin in Young Justice, which was largely borne out of the Bat-office not wanting to play fair with the rest of the DCU in general.

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