Batman is a huge part of the comic book landscape and one of the most well-known characters in the world. Inspired by Sherlock Holmes and Leonardo Da Vinci[‘s inventions, sic], he combines a razor keen intellect with underappreciated creativity. On top of that he’s a martial arts combat master who executes with startling hostility and aggression when taking on criminals and wrongdoers. He’s the superhero anyone could become, given the time, resources, and inclination.
Frank Miller is still probably the most well-known creator associated with Batman, even moreso than his creators Bill Finger and Bob Kane. Most people have a preferred version of Batman, but as Miller put it “you can do Batman fifty different ways, and they all work.”
Batman is a huge part of the business here at Conspiracy. Not just on the comic shelves where he appears in fully half of the books DC puts out every month. But of course also in merchandise. People love their bat-periphenalia!
Come in and check out some Batman stuff. We have three full shelves of Batman trade paperbacks and graphic novels, hundreds of back issues, more Batman Funko pops than anyone else, and tons of cool Batman T-shirts and action figures.
Recommended Batman reads:
1. BATMAN THE WHITE KNIGHT
Batman is in an aslyum, known to have committed many crimes, and a rehabilitated Joker is free to walk the streets of Gotham. A new status quo for the dark knight indeed.
2. DARK KNIGHTS: DEATH METAL
Completely epic and over the top, like an old heavy metal album cover come to life.
3. BATMAN: THE COURT OF OWLS
Scott Snyder adds a new permanent feature to the lore of Batman and Gotham city. Just a great read.
4. BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
Opinions vary on the story. But most will agree this is some of the very best Batman art to this day. Alan Moore was told this was the last Batman story before a crisis event would wipe it from continuity. So he was free to be as mean to the characters as he liked. Otherwise even Alan Moore wouldn’t have written something so harsh.
5. BATMAN: DAMNED
This black label miniseries features art by Lee Bermejo, whose equipment laden version of the caped crusader was most influential on the look of the recent cinematic iteration.
We usually keep these in stock. Quantities are low but we can always order more, so just let us know if you want a copy. Happy Batman day!