Like every September, another year we have to celebrate one of the key events in the comiquiero scene: the batman day. This September 17 is accompanied by a good number of events throughout the country that celebrate the stories of the Dark Knight.
Gifts in video games, exhibitions, discounts on everything we can imagine… any excuse is good to celebrate Batman. But if we fancy a more relaxed plan to have a good time during Batman Day with one of our favorite DC superheroes, here are several animated series and movies to not leave Gotham.
‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns’
This film divided into two parts adapts the legendary comic by Frank Miller. Following the death of Jason Todd (aka Robin), Bruce Wayne decides to retire and leave his Batman identity behind. In the absence of a vigilante to keep the city in check, crime multiplies for years.
After a series of events, Wayne decides to resume his role as Batman, although now he also has the weight of age to make things more difficult.
This anime film directed by Junpei Mizusaki send Batman straight to the feudal japan after an accident with a time machine. Once there, the vigilante must face all his usual enemies in an environment very different from the one he is used to and try to return home.
Although the approach and plot of ‘Batman Ninja’ are not particularly new, Takashi Okazaki’s character designs are outrageous and it’s worth seeing for the action sequences and impeccable aesthetics.
Okay, technically this is not a Batman series and its protagonist is Harley Quinn. But it’s still one of the best DC series that have been made in recent yearswith a hilarious animation and a very thug humor that offers us a different side of the inhabitants of Gotham.
Also, we have characters galore straight out of the comicsgoing through the Joker, Poison Ivy, King Shark, Amanda Waller, the Penguin… and of course, also Batman.
‘Batman: The LEGO Movie’
After the huge success that was the first ‘LEGO Movie’ and the amount of scenes that his Batman, it is normal that his own spin-off dropped shortly after. ‘Batman: The LEGO Movie’ presents us with aan adventure to the use of the Dark Knight, with deadly confrontations against the Joker and all kinds of supervillains along with Batgirl and Robin, but with all the twists and turns that we can expect in the LEGO universe.
funny, irreverent…and which also gives us one of the most faithful adaptations of Batman and all of his characters.
‘Future Batman: Return of the Joker’
This is a flash of nostalgia for those who saw at the time ‘Batman of the Future’, a sequel series that showed us a retired Bruce Wayne who took young Terry McGinnis under his wingwho becomes the new Batman in town.
The film is set in Neo-Gotham, where The Joker reappears after 40 years. Bruce is sure that he cannot be the same villain he faced as a young man and suspects that someone has taken the baton from him, so he and Terry begin to investigate who this new character really is.
‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’
Although quite different in tone from ‘The Suicide Squad’, this film part of a similar premise and has the group of gallows as protagonists.
It’s set in the ‘Batman: Arkham’ video game universe, so it has some nods for fans of the games. Harley Quinn, Deadshot and his squad are sent to Arkham to retrieve some confidential documents, although to do so they will have to face the inmates and also Batman, who will not make things easy for them in their mission either.
‘Teen Titans Go!’
Away from all the drama and epic tone that often surrounds Batman and also the original ‘Teen Titans’ series, ‘Teen Titans Go!’ gives us a series monstrosity and very, very funny. With Robin, Solar Star, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy as protagonists, this animated series shows us the adventures of the group of teenage superheroes and all their frenzies with half DC universe cameos.
And considering that Robin is the leader of the group, obviously Batman appears on more than one occasionSo you can breathe easy. And if it leaves you wanting more, they also have their own movie.