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Reclaiming Batman – Part 1

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CW from top left: The Batman (photo © Warner Bros. Pictures & © DC Comics) // The Dark Knight // BATMAN #54 by Tom King, Matt Wagner, Tomeu Morey // Batman: The Animated Series (photo via Warner Bros.)

Geek Girl Riot has responded to the batsignal—our Rioters have gathered to reclaim Batman!

What Happened to Batman?
With the recent success of The Batman, we’re finally starting to get a character who has been widely misunderstood on the big screen for a while. Sherin and her Bat crew of Julian, Mae, and Meagan AKA Oracle get together to break down Batman, starting with asking: Why do so many people think Batman is a vigilante police shill on a brutality wave? 

Batman vs. Storytelling
Our Rioters can’t talk about Batman without talking about the influence of the Christopher Nolan trilogy. They explore whether Nolan took Batman’s story off track, as well as the way the DCEU has shaped the character. That brings comparisons between Batman on screen vs. in the comics vs. the animated versions and what so many people get wrong about the character. Then they dissect whether there is actually a quintessential Batman.

The Bat Family
Batman isn’t really a solo superhero—he’s all about his team. From the Justice League to the Teen Titans, our Rioters talk about Batman’s family and what they add to his character. They close out by sharing their favorite Batman stories and adaptations they love.

Tune in to Geek Girl Riot on idobi Radio every Tuesday at 11pm ET / 8pm PT for your dose of late-night geekery. ’Til next time, see a list of everything our Rioters talked about below:


 – The Batman
 – DC’s Punisher
 – The Dark Knight
 – Batman: The Animated Series
 – Batman Begins
 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League
 – The Dark Knight Rises
 – Wonder Woman
 – Saturday Night Live 
 – Titans
 – James Bond
 – Batman (1966–68)
 – Batman (1989)
 – Justice League: Unlimited
 – Teen Titans
 – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
 – Batman Volume 5: Zero Year – Dark City
 – The Lego Movie
 – Batman: The War of Jokes and RiddlesTom King
 – Arkham Asylum
 – Batman Beyond
 – Warehouse 13
 – Teen Titans Go!


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