Lighter fun stories. Not that dark and "serious" Batman stories are bad or anything, but there's too much darkness in this world for me to be reading dark Batman stories. I read comics as a kid (and now as a teenager) for hope, not despair.
A FUN Batman & Robin...perhaps of the Dick Grayson variety, title...perhaps to chronicle their adventures of what happened their six years (according to Batman #416, they've been Batman-Robin for six years)...really, so far, it's just Batman Years 1-3 (or Long Halloween / Dark Victory), Robin Year One, Batgirl Year One, what's in between the latter two? Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, is actually a title that spent almost all of its over TWO HUNDRED issues as early solo Batman, before Dynamic-Duo-ing with Robin, about time to earth out some "lost years"?
I could picture, some Batman / Robin action, against all the wild, colorful favorites....Joker, Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman (in her purple dress - yes, as Detective Comics #569-570 shown, her classic dress was there in Post Crisis continuity, as recent as Jason Todd wearing the costume by that tale, and Batman #700 flashbacked her wearing her Lois Lane #70-71 costume), Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Killer Moth, Clayface II, Blockbuster, Scarecrow, Doctor Double X, Getaway Genius, Spellbinder, Mister Freeze, Mad Hatter (the mustached one), Zebra Man...
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I'd like to see them get back to stories with an actual beginning, middle and end and not these rambling Easter egg hunts. Even more than that, get back to shorter consise stories.
This is kind of true for all comics, but I think the story telling in the regular Batman comics has really slid and unlike before, there isn't early continuity, elseworlds or mini-series that do this kind of Batman comics right now.
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Greg Anderson: Blackized Anti-Sterotypist!
I too would like Batman stories to be Detective Crime stories where he has to deal with a lot of Gothamites. I'm thinking of a story-arc that involves corruption amongst politicians and police authority where Batman and Commissioner Gordon have to work close. I don't mind the story to be long and cover more than six books.
I want to know who really is the one only love of batman in a stories.
Non-linear surrealism with both philosophical and fetishistic subtext that combines both the silliest, creepiest, and most serious elements of Batman's history into one cohesive whole.
Basically, Grant Morrison's approach.
Batman outside of Gotham.
Lots of supervillains and revamps of some of his older ones. Include more Gotham citizens with the villains so there's a bit of a normal POV to whatever is going on amidst the fantasy elements.
I enjoyed Morrison's villainous creations and would like to see characters like; Doctor Double X, Doctor Moon, Magpie, Nocturna, Nightslayer, Catman, Man-Bat, Black Spider, Brutale, Lady Vic and Calendar Girl get the chance to get revitalized.
"Gargantua, stop! We're... friends!"
- Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman
I want a SOLID Bane story. Something to dare to rival Knightfall. Bane's intelligence and brute strength against Batman's detective skills and badass. If they went the venom route I'd be fine with it as long as it's story driven and not just fro sh!ts and giggles. I just want someone to invest in Bane again.