Batman, the super hero that fights crime, the detective, the strategist. Batman was, and still is, one of those characters that impacted the public for one reason, he was doing everything with his own hands, no superpowers.
A visual introduction to the evolution of Batman and its universe over time, by analyzing the movie posters of each period, from 1943 to 2012.
This is a follow-up to the History by design, 63 examples of horror movie posters.
When I was a kid all I ever wanted was to be like them, to fight the bad guys, protect the innocent and have super powers. Superman, Batman, Spiderman, X-Men, Flash, Green Lantern where my favorite. One of them stood out the most, not because he had some godlike power or used a ring to help him do good, because he was a simple man.
Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on crime, an oath tempered with the greater ideal of justice. Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional American Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his crime-fighting partner, Robin, his butler Alfred Pennyworth, the police commissioner Jim Gordon, and occasionally the heroine Batgirl. He fights an assortment of villains such as the Joker, Penguin, the Riddler, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Catwoman. Unlike most superheroes, he does not possess any superpowers; he makes use of intellect, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical prowess, martial arts skills, an indomitable will, fear, and intimidation in his continuous war on crime.
In what fallows you will have a visual introduction to the different perceptions of the Batman, what he did, who he was and what he stood for. A visual introduction of Batman thru the guide of movie posters.
Batman in 1943
Batman in 1949
Batman in 1966
Batman in 1989
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
From 1989 the suit started getting its own life when compared with the previous.
Batman in 1992
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
This movie was direct by Tim Burton, so the dark side stands out.
Batman in 1995
Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Batman in 1997
As Gotham City is plagued by the deadly duo of Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy, crime fighters Batman and Robin find themselves continuously at odds with each other. With both the appearance of Alfred’s niece Barbara, and Alfred himself falling prey to a fatal illness, Wayne and Grayson learn the importance of family and fight to save Gotham once again.
Batman in 2005
Under the watchful eye of director Christopher Nolan Batman gets a more…tangible image. You can figure out how he does, why he does it, and most important, the journey that toked him to embrace the Batman identity. A intriguing and vary satisfying approach when you look at the details in the movie, we can see more clearly for what he stands. How he turns his fear in his strength.
Batman in 2008
Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as the Joker, as he drives each of them to their limits.
You will know how strong you are because of the way you face your enemy, and Joker became a worthy enemy.
Batman in 2012