clearly a geek with two living divorced parents
I don't know that I would have marked him as crazy. Is it a bad idea? Yes. Is he projecting a little bit? Absolutely. But he's not "crazy," just clearly trying to work through some stuff.
What if someone just made Batman up. What then? Hold me!
As someone who loathes Batman as a character, I fully support this proposal.
Not that this is a bad idea persay, it just could have been worded better. I mean, for an Elseworlds story it could work, with Batman being so deluded/insane that a lot of his memories/experiences could just be him making stuff up.If it were done right, it might be a good story.But that's just me.
agreed. this customer has a good idea and he describes it elegantly. give him a job writing elseworlds titles. besides, it doesn't sound like his batman story would be any worse than something like frank miller's "all star batman & robin."
"Eat glass, lawman!"
Sure it would be awesome.It would ONLY ruin up the whole story. Lil Bruce goes up fighting crime because his parents divorced? WTF?
"And it would be even more awesome if Harvey Dent was a divorce lawyer. He could be Batmans arch nemisis. And the Joker could be the clown that his parents never got him for any of his birthdays."
LMAO! I don't care how serious the customer was or how serious 'Retarded Customer's suggestion is. I would read it.
Honestly? It's no worse than my Elseworlds "Batman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen" idea.
Sounds like Mark Millar was bouncing story ideas off you again, Mr. Tim.
"MY PARENTS ARE DIVOOOOOORCED!" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
It's plain to see lately that there are a few people who visit this site who just can't tell when a subject is serious or when they're joking (anonymous@11:43am I'm looking at you), and even one or two who are just plain stupid enough to be subjects for Mr. Tim themselves (thinking back to the Shining comments from a few days ago). C'mon folks, lighten up, and quit over analyzing the guy. His idea is actually pretty funny when you get past yourselves. I can easily see a great comedy skit written from such a scenario.
Hmm, okay. Let's see. Getting past myself... getting past...Nah, still not funny. Now, if the Punisher started his killing spree because his wife asked for a divorce - THAT would be hilarious!
So he would be to Batman what Sir Digby Chicken Caesar is to Sherlock Holmes? I'd read it.
Would it be hopelessly nerdy of me to point out that Bruce's parents were billionaires celebrities and their deaths (or divorce and non-deaths) would have been big news? Bruce Wayne doesn't have to make up his parent issues, they were headline news.
But the story of their murder was just a cover for the REAL, reputation-destroying story (at the time) of their divorce.I like the idea of Harvey/Twoface as the divorce lawyer who handled the Wayne case. Maybe the Joker could be the man who his mother (or father) was going to run away with, and all his evil escapades are designed just to poke fun at Batman.
Right. Because destroying your reputation is much worse than, oh say, leaving your only kid to be raised by the butler. Oh, and another great idea - let's have that kid who's about same age with our son as the divorce lawyer! No, you're right, it's all rubbish. I've got a better idea. The Wayne divorce happened a couple months ago, and Bruce was so mad at the parental units that he invented the whole story about them getting killed when he was just a child, forging all sorts of documents proving their death, and then he became a costumed crimefighter and convinced everyone that there had always been a Batman in their city. Another good idea - Penguin and Killer Croc and Scarecrow were actually Bruce's favorite plushies until he started hating them because they, y'know, were reminding him about his happy childhood. So he tricked the world into thinking that his old toys were actually dangerous psychopaths. We're in the moola!
I don't see the problem with Dent as the divorce attorney, Cap'n... After all, look how young Lucy was in Peanuts when she became a nickel psychologist!
The problem with the divorce scenario is that he wouldn't have inherited all the cash and the company, so he'd need a gigantic trust or allowance to pay for all his bat toys.
Who the hell "loathes" Batman? SRSLY?
Isn't that the Punisher's origin story?
Why is this tagged with crazies?
Too many of you are trying to figure out how this scenario could work rationally when you're forgetting one very important fact. Batman is CRAZY. He's a good guy, sure, but he's still certifiable. Everything that we read in the comics could be nothing more than figments in his own demented mind. And with that in mind, the prospect of all of this stemming from a simple divorce could be pretty humorous if treated like a comedy skit (not as canon).
Imagine what would have happened if instead of a bat breaking his window, if a BIG SCARY SPIDER had dropped from the ceiling onto his face!
Or he could have killed his parents himself somehow, in a fit of seething, over-parented rich mentally-unbalanced kid rage, and his Batman persona is an attempt to make up for that. Or not.
So, the current state of the postings is that we have a fictional character making up fictional adventures, including the fictional death of his fictional parents instead of their fictional divorce. Why do I feel like I'm in the movie "Inception" all of a sudden?
What if Bruce Watne had confused "fear" with "loathing", and had seen a cockroach instead of a bat that night?
@Anon 8:25:Tag & Bink Meet Batman?@Jackjackiack:That only happens in Las Vegas.
Wow. Someone dis's Batman and look at the size of the thread. I thought I was in an XBox forum. As to the topic, How many Disney characters grew up orphans many seeing their parents killed, Bambi, Simba, without becoming deranged psychopaths? A major factor of the appeal of Batman is that he really is mentally ill. If he were sane and played by the rules of the society he defends as his excuse for acting out, he'd be boring as hell. Batman and Joker? You know you want a train wreck when they collide.