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    Default What got you into Batman?

    Hello all, I'm sure this has been done before somewhere but I'm still a newbie compared to you guys and it will be a good opportunity to get to know where the Batman love came from. Is it different from your first time encountering the Bat?

    We all started somewhere when it came to being comic fans, and I don't think there are too many of us here who witnessed Batman's creation, so what would you say interested you in the character enough to start buying/collecting comics. Heck I would say that a lot of people experienced these icons from media other than comics as children (at least prior to learning how to read).

    I wasn't truly a fan until I started watching Batman: The Animated Series on Fox Kids every afternoon in the 90's. Even though I still watched the 60's Adam West show religiously (you'd be surprised on how many old shows they re-ran in the 90's), it still was BTAS that had me become a Batman addict, and I have been one for about 25 years and counting. In fact, I would say that BTAS, introduced me to Batman, and through Batman comics, my interest in comics expanded from there.


    What was your first Bat experience? What got you into Batman? Were you into comics prior to getting into Batman specifically, or was he your genesis?

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    While I can't remember a time where I didn't know who Batman was, my first exposure to the character in a piece of media was in Brave and the Bold #28, the first appearance of the Justice League.

    I was reading comics before this though. Really, my dad and brother initially had to force me to read stories about any of the present day DCU characters, since at the time (I was 4) all I wanted to do was just read more and more about the Legion of Superheroes.

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    I watched BTAS as a kid, and then my family's recorded copy of Batman Returns.

    My interest then exploded when I got access to the Internet and started reading some of those late 1990's fan sites involving biographies of three Robins.
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    Believe it or not, the Adam West series, we wacth a lot re runs in my country . Little by little i met him in his mor "classic" incarnations from the 90s and 2000s animated series, to eventually reading a good chunk of his comic story and here i am.

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    First : TV, 60's show

    Fan : 89 Burton's movie

    I did enjoy the old show and watched quite a bit of it when i was something around 8/10 but well, i was maybe a bit too young to really appreciate the second degree, the humor of the show. But concerning the movie, man, that was a huge phenomena back then.

    Like real huge.
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    My first exposure to the character came through an old comic that once belonged to an uncle of mine that I found in a box of his in my grandparents attic. It was Batman #156: Robin Dies at Dawn. From that moment on I was a fan. My first media exposure was Batman '66 reruns. It was some years later that I started collecting comics seriously and at that time I was very much a Marvel fan. I had one single DC pull back then and it was Batman.
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    I think it was mostly because of the 66 show - not that I ever watched it even in reruns, but I think I watched some taped episodes as a kid, and I read a kids book clearly based on the 66 version. I didn't watch any of the 90s films - I first got into the comics during NML and Bruce Wayne: Murderer?
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    Probably the comic books we kids used to trade back and forth, some of which had Batman in them. Also later on the TV show got me interested in Catwoman.

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    Reruns of the old Adam West live action TV show from the 60's.

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    Arkham Asylum the game is what started my Bruce Wayne obssession
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    the 1989 movie and then Batman Returns....TAS is really where my love for Batman began. I fell in love with Talia (no other woman can compare).

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    Started watching the cartoon as a young kid. Watched the movies and all that. My uncle gave me Batman 489 (where Bane fights Killer Croc). I discovered a comics store and got hooked. Sort of forgot about Pokemon and Yu Gi Oh and that stuff and became a huge comics fan.

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    Yet another Batman: The Animated Series.
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    Either reruns of the Adam West show or reruns of BTAS. My father was confused as to why his 4 year old was going around in a blanket yelling 'I am vengeance! I am the night!"

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