Which Batman cowl, from every comic, movie, and show, is the best? Which one is the most badass? Which one in the most ridiculous?
I'm a huge Nolanfag, but no.
I mean, I give it props for for being the first mask that allows him to turn his head, but that's just from an engineering/mobility standpoint.
From a purely aesthetic standpoint, it's just kinda funny looking.
Apparently all Batmans are terrible musicians. The Batman on guitar is fingering the tuning keys and strumming with an oven mitt on, the Batman on keyboard is one handing it, the Batman on bass is trying to play with a goddamn batarang, and the Batman on brass doesn't even have his lips on it.
I will take all of the above.
>Implying you wouldn't piss yourself at the sight of his head swords if you saw him in a dark alley
I like short or stupid long, I just don't like in between.
I'd say so. The Doug Moench/Kelly Jones run isn't the most memorable of runs (aside from the art), but it's definitely interesting seeing how Bruce started to go off the deep end in the main books. Which is fairly kept to a minimum, oddly enough.
Also there's a fairly humorous exchange between Bruce and Gordon during their first meeting since Knightfall, so that's a plus.
Kelly Jones had the same kind of gothic/horror background as Mignola, so it works.
Perfect except that the slightly too long ears. Whatever it is, the only good Batcowls are the ones that have those little cuts near the cheekbones area.
For the lack of said v shaped cut, Nolan cowl is a shit
I feel the same.
One big thing for me is how the nose is shaped. I hate ones where the nose is too distinct, like this:
It makes him look goofy.
I like ones where it blends into the slope of his head more. Like these:
Also, I think another issue with the Nolan cowl was how the mouth was cut. Unlike most cowls, his cheeks are covered, which makes his chin/jaw look too small for his head.
>hich Batman cowl, from every comic, movie, and show, is the best? Which one is the most badass? Which one in the most ridiculous?
For superhero stuff like batman or JLA i like short ones.
For spooky and criminal stuff like detective comics i like really long shit.
For martial arts and mystical stuff i like Adams's lenght
It's interesting you break down your interest by Batman's roles, yet Batman has to shuffle between these roles several time per night every time he goes out.
Which cowl do you think he'd pick if he knew he'd have to perform to the best of ALL his abilities in rapid-fire succession?
i know that's what would really happen tho
Long ears are better because they're more visible at a distance or with dim lighting, and the only reason he has the bat motif in the first place (which doesn't even look much like a bat) is to look scary.
I never got why Superman without the trunks was sacrilege, but Batman with short ears was fine, when the ears have a practical purpose.
Short ears gets associated with Frank Miller and Jim Lee (who himself enjoyed Miller's style on Batman). I think the other thing is that it was used for a long time on Batman, you can see it by the time Robin is around in the Golden Age and it continued all the way to the Silver Age.
Long ears makes more sense for scaring people though.
>Reveals his mouth and jawline
Can anyone explain to me why someone obsessed with keeping their identity secret would allow such a readily identifiable part of their face to be seen
Obviously the best
There are one or two things that kill this one for me, but by far the biggest one is the fact that the nose completely covers his nose, leaving no breathing holes, so Bale had to pant through his mouth to get enough air. It was obvious in the way it affected his performance, and he later commented on it. That's not a practical batsuit at all, because it would be impossible to actually fight in it.
What was the point of the eyebrow lines?
In the comics, I would guess they're for facial expression. The brows could move, like the eyes on Spider-Man's mask. On the Adam West costume, I'd say they left them on just to make the costume goofier-looking.
I wish the medium length ears would make a comeback. I'm getting sick of seeing the stubs everywhere, along with all the other ways the theatricality have been stripped from Batman.
I don't know why but for some bizarre reason I actually like this colour scheme. I think it'd work for a legacy Batman or something, especially a former Robin
>The one that actually looks scary.
Like for me it's honestly this or Year One Batman as the perfect looks. Nothing else comes close.
My favorite is mike mignola's take on it.
I thin there is a good point here, there are different takes on Batman and there doesn't necessarily have to be one exact length
there are things that too large of a change, but sometimes the writing and art style go in a bit of a different direction for the sake of plot
like with azbats, i actually liked that he had such a different robotic costume, it was to complement his personality and the symbolic changing of the mantle
it was a bit over the top, but so was jean paul valley, he wasn't supposed to look exactly like batman because he wasn't truly batman, which is why bruce fighting him later on is more than just a fight between two men, it's a fight for the future of batman
i really liked the knightfall saga, i need to re-read it
ALways loved Mazzucchelli's Year One cowl but my fave is Steve Rude's World's Finest Batcowl. Which "the fans" gave him a lot of shit for when the book came out, just because, being a classicist, he was referencing the Kane/Finger original.
Never was mad keen on The Joker but I think it was more the way Gibbons wrote him.
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