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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusmaac View Post
    The Timm work went far beyond the Fleischer shorts. That's not much of a comparison at all.

    Why is this even being called Classic Batman? Does Classic mean "the Batman I enjoyed when I was eight years old"?

    If someone wants comics like the ones they read when they were eight years old, there's plenty of archives and collections available.
    "Classic" is in quotations, so the OP was clearly aware that the term is open to different interpretations.

    I don't see anything wrong with the idea of a Batman title with more of a Silver or Bronze Age tone.
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    Good creators can evoke classic imagery in modern comics without having to label the title as such. It's not necessary. Batman Inc has been doing it for 16 issues.

    Also, servicing the types of fans who complain about a costume change will never improve the comics themselves IMO.

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    I think it would be fun to have an out on continuity title where creators can write about any era of Batman they wish.

    But as others have noted the old stories are there for those who really want that. And honestly I'm not sure it would sell. People are so in love with dark Batman today, I'm not sure a fun 50s style story/art would make people want to pick it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquacatlungfish View Post
    Legend of the Dark Knight is the "classic" themed Batman title. It could easily turn into a silver age themed romp at any time.
    This. I'm already getting that with LoDK and if I want more then I simply go back and read older stories. Plus I really don't think we need more Batman titles anyway. We have plenty already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batfan1971 View Post
    . . . As for the sales lists above, i honestly can't say which title i would want to see changed. Some of those sales are tied to major storylines and issues before that plot started did not do as well or at least thats what my buddy at the LCS claims.
    I don't know if your buddy at the comic book shop was just speaking for that one shop or the entire industry, but here's where the New 52 Batman books placed on Diamond Distributors' list of Top 300 comic book sales for a few other months:

    August 2012:
    3rd = BATMAN #12
    10th = DETECTIVE COMICS #12
    14th = BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #12
    15th = BATMAN INCORPORATED #3
    16th = BATMAN AND ROBIN #12
    17th = DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1

    July 2012:
    4th = BATMAN #11
    8th = DETECTIVE COMICS #11
    12th = BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #11
    15th = BATMAN AND ROBIN #11
    (no Batman Incorporated listed this month . . . Iím assuming because DC requested it not be sold right after the Colorado theater shooting)

    June 2012:
    3rd = BATMAN #10
    11th = DETECTIVE COMICS #10
    15th = BATMAN INCORPORATED #2
    16th = BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #10
    22nd = BATMAN AND ROBIN #10

    I didn't bother with the "0" issues that came out in September of this year, and May 2012 had the Night of the Owls crossover for several of the Bat-books. As much as I might be less-than-thrilled with some of the directions for Batman in the New 52, the books are doing well enough for sales since those rankings are for ALL comic books offered through Diamond, including those from Marvel.
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    Its an interesting idea. And there certainly IS scope today for a lighter, more Silver Age-ish take on the Batman mythos, as the success of BatB indicates (not to mention the rumors that the next 'Arkham' game shall be a Silver Age-styled prequel).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bat39 View Post
    Its an interesting idea. And there certainly IS scope today for a lighter, more Silver Age-ish take on the Batman mythos, as the success of BatB indicates (not to mention the rumors that the next 'Arkham' game shall be a Silver Age-styled prequel).
    I do wish they had just continued All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold . . . that was a fun comic book.
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    I'd also love it if DC released a Batman comic book set on an alternate Earth / alternate timeline, where everything takes places as if it was following the events of Detective Comics #37

    and the solo Batman story in Batman #1 ("The Giants of Hugo Strange"),
    before the events of
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    I do wish they had just continued All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold . . . that was a fun comic book.
    Yeah, I loved that comic.

    The Robin issue? Fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    I'd also love it if DC released a Batman comic book set on an alternate Earth / alternate timeline, where everything takes places as if it was following the events of Detective Comics #37

    and the solo Batman story in Batman #1 ("The Giants of Hugo Strange"),
    before the events of
    I like that idea, too. I love the first year of Detective, before Robin showed up and the tone started getting softened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stk View Post
    I like that idea, too. I love the first year of Detective, before Robin showed up and the tone started getting softened.
    Apparently, the new 'Beware the Batman' cartoon is inspired by the tone of those very comics...

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