03/1/2022 3:01 pm
There are only a few more days left until the premiere of batman, film that without a doubt is one of the most anticipated for this year. The new of Matt Reeves received very good ratings from critics, so fans couldn’t be more excited. This feature film was inspired by some of the most iconic stories within the comics of this hero, so here we recommend five comics that you should read before watching TheBatman.
Batman: Year One
Year One has almost always been cited as one of the biggest influences in bringing Batman to the big screen, and it’s easy to see why. This classic story written by Frank Miller follows the adventures of Bruce Wayne during his first year as the titular hero, while at the same time also recounting how Jim Gordon rises through the ranks of the Gotham City police force. It is a story that you simply cannot miss.
Reeves himself went so far as to declare that Batman: Ego had been one of his greatest inspirations for the film. It is a story that deeply examines the psychological aspect of the character and how Bruce Wayne deals with all this anger and remorse that has haunted him since the death of his parents. This theme looks set to be explored in The Batman as well, so Batman: Ego will give you a taste of what to expect on the big screen.
Batman: The Long Halloween
We often forget that Batman is also known as The World’s Greatest Detective, although this has rarely been explored in film. The Long Halloween shows us this hero during his early years in his crusade against crime but the most interesting thing about this comic is the way in which Jeph Loeb, the writer of it, portrays Batman’s abilities as a detective. In addition to that The Riddler, the Penguin, and Catwoman play an important role during the story of this comic.
Batman: Zero Year
This comic is a reboot of Batman’s origins, but it also introduces a few pretty cool concepts that Reeves seems to have taken as inspiration for his movie, like a suit with more armor and a motorcycle. We have a much more serious Batman and a story with a darker tone, not to mention that the Riddler is one of the main villains of the comic. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re planning to watch The Batman this weekend.
Hush is one of the best Batman stories. It’s essentially a detective story that chronicles Hush’s arrival in Gotham City and how he’s been manipulating the lives of everyone around Bruce Wayne. The relationship between Catwoman and Batman is explored in greater depth, and the Riddler shows us why he is one of the hero’s most terrifying villains after discovering who the guardian of Gotham City really is.