Since the last ten years it seems that the public is already used to seeing an infinity of audiovisual content related to superheroes, and that is that every year more and more characters arrive both on the big screen and on the girl. Although we are in a time where these fantastic stories have captured our attention, before it did not seem so outstanding, except for the comics and cartoons that have managed to stay current over the decades.
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One of the most important superheroes in the history of entertainment, whether in film, television, comics or video games, is Batman, who has stood out for fighting to maintain order in Gotham City not with virtuous or patriotic objectives as Captain America would do in Marvel, but Bruce Wayne makes it all more personal and even dark. One of the great peculiarities of this character, who was immortalized in the cinema of the 80s by Michael Keaton, is that he does not have superpowers, nor does he come from another planet, nor from a kingdom, and neither does he have strict training from childhood.
Batman is moved by pain, and he is nothing more than an eccentric millionaire who, rather than occupying his time in business investments, also uses it to create weapons, suits and vehicles that will be functional to fight crime, without neglecting his ability as strategist and detective. For all that, and perhaps more, the impact of the character has reached such a point that he even has his own holiday. Batman Day has been celebrated since 2014 on the third Saturday in September of every year.
Now that HBO Max is establishing itself in the ranks of streaming services, it decided to join this celebration by including in its catalog one of the titles most appreciated by fans of the superhero, and it is about Batman: The Animated Series created by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski in 1992, with 4 seasons and 85 episodes in total. As if that weren’t enough, this weekend he will launch Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold and a special collection of Dark Knight animations.
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Undoubtedly, this is a great success on the part of the platform, because in addition to joining an important celebration, it will be significant to touch the nostalgic fibers of the audience with one of the most important cartoons that Warner Bros. and DC have offered. Of course, Batman is not the only one arriving at HBO Max these days; Leaving Batman Day aside, it has also left a space for what has been considered one of the best animated series on Cartoon Network: Samurai jack. In addition, the series also debuts Days of Roosters, contextualized in the world of freestyle.
Finally, it is important to recognize that Batman will be, perhaps, the most important character in comics for many more years, in addition to the fact that in the cinema he has achieved a special place in which each of his representations manages to have its own essence with each one of his characters. Until today, Christopher Nolan’s trilogy (Batman Begins – 84%, Batman: The Dark Knight – 94%, The Dark Knight Rises – 87%) has earned recognition as the best comic book adaptations, although Tim Burton’s versions were also fundamental thanks to their visual style and soundtrack.
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On the other hand, Ben Affleck’s version did not have the best reception when the official announcement of his appearance in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice was made – 27%, but shortly after he won over the public and even, after having Officially fired from the character, he got the chance to step back into Bat Man’s shoes for a special appearance in Andy Muschietti’s The Flash. For now, we will only have to wait for the result of The Batman to know what Robert Pattinson can offer the character.