75 Greatest Batman Stories: #25-21
In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Batman, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Batman, culminating with the official 75th anniversary of Batman on July 23rd. We’ve done Batman covers, Batman characters, Batman creastors and now, finally, Batman stories!
You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Batman Stories! Here are #25-21!
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25. “Batman and Son” (Barman #655-658)
Grant Morrison debuted his years-long stint on Batman with this story arc with art by Andy Kubert and Jesse Delperdang that introduced Damian Wayne, the son of Batman and Talia Al Ghul, who has been raised by the League of Assassins. Talia sends Damian to sow discord in Batman’s world and to also draw Batman to her, to give her one last chance to have Batman join her in ruling the world.
Damian was a fascinating addition, especially his interactions with the rest of the cast (his best attribute as a character has always been seeing how others react to him)…
In this week’s Comic Book Legends Revealed, I explore how Damian almost didn’t make it out of Batman and Son alive!
24. “There is No Hope in Crime Alley” (Detective Comics #457)
In this beautiful anniversary issue (it’s a weird anniversary, though, something like the 36th anniversary), Denny O’Neil and Dick Giordano introduce both the custom of Batman re-visiting Crime Alley on the anniversary of his parents’ murder as well as the introduction of Dr. Leslie Thomkins, who soon became a key supporting cast member…
23. “Batman and Robin Reborn!” (Batman and Robin #1-3)
After Bruce Wayne is seemingly killed during Final Crisis, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely launched a new series, Batman and Robin, starring Dick Grayson taking over as Batman and Damian Wayne becoming Robin. The clever combination has a carefree Batman and a serious Robin. It was a winning combo that also saw the brilliant artwork of Frank Quitely…
This series kicked Morrison’s Batman run into a whole other gear.
Go to the next page for #22-21!