Batman is a superhero who has undergone many adversities in the hands of his creative and unique writers. The writers were so creative that they did so many things that could have destroyed this character and shattered his image forever. The character overcomes all these crazy ideas of the writers and still, is alive and active. It is not a simple thing as only few characters get this luck to live for such longer period. In the case of batman, it is a miracle as he has many times reached the verge of death.
Plan Of Bat Man’s Death in 1960s
During 1960s, batman was having very poor sales that Bob Kane, who was publishing the comics, took the decision of killing him. Bat man was almost near to his grave when Julius Schwartz was appointed as the editor of the comics. This individual had great ideas through which he re-launched batman and gave him a better and powerful image. Can you just imagine, if Schwartz was not there then batman would have died 60 years back. The modern batman owes to this great editor for his creativity and brave decision.
The Horrible Companions
Before the introduction of Schwartz to the scene, the condition of the comic was most unfortunate. It was bloated with so many characters that were unwanted and were doing lot of harms to it. The worst among these characters were Ace and Bat Mite. When Schwartz was re–launching batman the first thing he did was to cancel these characters. Batgirl was another character who was set aside, but she didn’t do much harm to batman like Bat Mote. Ace was also doing damage to the comic. He is also an excellent reason for the horrible condition of batman in 1960. We should thank Schwartz for making the right decision and throwing away unwanted characters.
Writers were so puzzled many times that they have created such storylines in batman that made the whole comic to get bad rating. The readers with fewer sales always responded the stupid storylines. They tried many stupid things with batman. A few things to mention are making him bat baby, transforming him to 2D characters and to try all the possible awful stuffs. These idiotic moves from writers always got hit by lower sales rate. Hopefully, now the writers have realized that none of the readers wants to see batman goofing around.
Writers were so puzzled many times that they have created such storylines in batman that made the whole comic to get bad rating. The readers with fewer sales always responded the stupid storylines. They tried many funny things with batman. A few things to mention are making him bat baby, transforming him to 2D characters and to try all the possible awful stuffs. These idiotic moves from writers always got hit by lower sales rate. Hopefully, now the authors have realized that none of the readers wants to see batman goofing around.
You recognize Alfred as a grounding influence in Batman especially in the movies. This character was originally introduced as a comic character who considers himself as a detective. He always gets involved in some cases accidently, and he acts so stupid and resembles inspector Clouseau. The introduction of this character was turning disastrous to batman that after 13 issues, the character was reinvented and made to the form in which he is popular in modern batsman. Who would have thought that a comedian can be this harmful?
Death Of Alfred
Another era when Batman went to the brink of extinction is the death of Alfred. Batman without Alfred who is emotionally connected with Batman and Robin was not a thing that could workout. Alfred was about to be killed as sick but with Schwartz entry, death of Alfred was made heroic when he was trying to save Robin and Batman.
He was then presented as alien after exposing to rays of regeneration machine, which is behind the life of Robin and Batman by gathering many of their enemies. Alfred becomes normal when is again getting exposed to the machine and be like the normal Alfred.
Batman Played By Bill Murray
Can you imagine Bill Murray as batman? It is still not known what made Tim Burton production take the decision of casting him as batman for the movie in 1989. Michael Keaton was able to play both the heroic and the comic side of the character, and he shaped the character very well. Murray was supposed to play in his place, and it would have lead to the tragic end of the Bat Man series. The successive failures of the movies of Murray made the producers change the decision and at last batman got saved.
Before Chris Nolan got the chance for reinventing Batman, this upcoming director got a chance to do something with Batman. Darren Aronofsky was a man with unusual thoughts, and he narrated a script that was meant for the movie of Batman with nothing that of the batman. Do not get confused, he was trying to reinvent the character by shattering the whole image of the batman whom the whole world has known for years, He was trying to make a film of superhero with just some shades of batman. It can be just said as god’s grace that the film was not made else it would have marked the end of batman.
The Destructive Camp
At times, people act as if they have not learned from the previous mistakes. It was the same feeling that stuck me when DC added batman in the camp. The TV show was going on well after the reinvention of batman by Schwartz. The whole new launch made by Schwartz went in vein with the camp introduction of DC, and the show was abandoned. It was Neal Adams and Dennis O’ Neil who handled this drowning situation of batman.
This was another film on batman that could see the light due to its awful storytelling and cast. Joel Schumacher was all set to make a film with Warner brothers casting Madonna in the role of Harley Quinn and Nic Cage as Scarecrow. The Warne Bros agreed on a video for them due to the popularity gained by the batman, but the whole script was so baseless that they dropped the plan for making moving with Schumacher, and they joined with Chris Nolan for a great batman movie.
Death Of Joker In First Appearance
A superhero can survive only when he has his villains there on the opposite. Bill Finger, the writer of batman, few years back killed the joker in his first appearance itself, but Whitney Ellsworth wanted a comeback of joker, and he made some revision in the comic.
It is incredible that batman has survived through the various misfortunes that came along his way in these many years. We can say batman is strong enough to be a super hero.