The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being Jack Napier, a criminal who becomes the clownishly homicidal Joker.

(Source: IMDB)

"Batman... Batman... Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a *bat* gets all of my press? This town needs an enema! "


Bruce Wayne

The Joker

Villain's plot:

The Joker’s plan starts with using his mob influences to take over the city and steal Vicki Vale, and culminates with his poisoning of Gotham City.


Superhero Moment

It has to be the first appearance of Batman on the city rooftop. It serves as a reintroduction to the character, as well as defining his purpose and motivations.

“Don’t kill me! Don’t kill me, man!”

“I’m not going to kill you. I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell all your friends about me.”

“What are you?”

“I’m Batman.”


Nicholson was great, and we all know where Keaton ranks on the list of best Batmen.


Pretty solid Batman costume for the time. Cowl was kind of rubbery and I don’t love the modified bat symbol.

Theme Song

So good that they reused it for Batman: The Animated Series.


I distinctly remember the hype I had for this one when it came out. I definitely had a hat, several buttons, and all the trading cards.

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