It’s not so much that Batman sees killing as always morally indefensible as that he understands the role of the Batman as being more that of a doctor’s than of a soldier’s: a soldier must sometimes willingly kill somebody, a doctor must never. For Batman to kill willingly would be to break a sacred oath and, by so doing, invalidate the role entirely.
Bruce Wayne has a gorgeous baritone singing voice, which he keeps a closely guarded secret.
Adam West’s Batman is Dick Grayson’s retelling of their exploits.
Batman does have a sense of humor, but it’s incredibly dry. He’s also an expert level troll.
Of course Batman has a weapon to use against Wonder Woman, he’s just not about to let anybody know that. It’s a vial of centaur’s blood, the same thing that killed Hercules.
Batman also keeps a box for himself: in it is a gun the same make and model of Joe Chill’s. He keeps it clean and loaded at all times with exactly three bullets.
Bruce didn’t really celebrate any holidays until Dick came along.
Batman is just as much the conscience of the JLA as he is the brains.
Roughly 80% of Batman’s acquaintances are convinced he’s got superpowers of some sort. The JLA was collectively horrified when they finally learned that he was just Bruce Wayne in a suit with some fancy gadgets.
Bruce Wayne is actually surprisingly well-adjusted, despite Alfred Pennyworth’s claims to the contrary.
Bruce Wayne never stopped loving old movies, and every Sunday he tries to put aside two hours or so for a good classic.
Families who owe something to Batman will often display a small bat decal in a window of their home or place of business as a way to say thank you.
Martha Kent mails a box of homemade cookies, a couple of jars of preserve, and a hand-knit sweater to the Manor every Christmas. Bruce always makes sure to wear the sweater in public at least once, no matter how ridiculous it looks, and mails back some thoughtful little gift with a handwritten Christmas card.
Batman respects Green Lantern. That doesn’t mean he likes him. The two do not get along at all. Each claims that the other is simultaneously a tyrant and an anarchist, a threat to freedom and to the rule of law at the same time.
For a long time Bruce was the only one who knew that Captain Marvel was actually a ten-year-old child. Nobody understood why the poster child for acerbic and arrogant was so unfailingly patient with and considerate—even protective—of the polite and kind, if often naive, super-powered strongman.
Bruce Wayne and Talia really did love each other, and still do to an extent. However, they love their ideals more.
All of the younger affiliates of the JLA treasure a word of praise from Batman above all else. (Except for Robin, who practically levitates whenever Superman asks him for help.) The kids respect and admire all of the heroes, but Batman’s the one whose opinion they care about the most.
Gordon could discover and prove Batman’s identity if he set himself to it, but so long as Batman is on the side of justice he’s glad to remain ignorant.
For such a wealthy man, Bruce Wayne privately leads a very frugal lifestyle. Unused rooms in the manor are closed off, electricity is used sparingly, things are mended rather than replaced, and Dick, Jason, and Tim were all given fairly small allowances and taught to budget. Damian refused to adjust to this, so Bruce finally just gave him his own bank account and stood back. (After the ten-year-old came up with and executed his own version of a Ponzi scheme, however, a new house rule was enacted, that any and all money-making plans had to first meet with the approval of Lucius Fox.)
Bruce tends to pitch his voice higher when in public and settle into his chest voice while in costume. This method keeps either persona from sounding like he’s disguising his voice, but means the two sound dissimilar enough to prevent suspicion.
Bruce goes out of his way to be charming in his socialite role but also out of his way to be grating in his crime fighter role. In his private, off-duty life, he’s quiet, has a dry wit, is a good listener, if not much of a talker, and is just generally pleasant to spend a quiet evening with.
When Green Arrow suggested that he get Oliver Queen to financially back the JLA Batman was the first to second the motion.
Bruce Wayne went on record for a long time as disbelieving in the Batman and after proof of Batman’s existence was irrefutable he made known his opinion that the man was a dangerous vigilante.
Clark Kent was assigned a story on Bruce Wayne shortly after ‘Gotham’s Son’ returned from abroad, the result being that Clark and Bruce became friends before Superman and Batman did.
Bruce Wayne dresses up as Superman for Halloween parties.
A running joke in the JL is that Batman is basically Chuck Norris. “Batman once had a brush with death. It took Death a month to recover.” “Batman can tell when a lie detector’s lying.” “Batman can’t only sense fear, he can also sense hope, like 'I hope Batman doesn’t punch me.’”
Batman and Superman have this thing where, whenever they have the chance, they spread misinformation about the other. “Batman is bald, that’s why he wears the cowl.” “Superman dyes his hair, does anyone actually think that black looks natural?” Stuff like that.
Bruce sleeps with a hand hiding his face and always has, since he was a kid.
Est Ex Mortuis - On this day, April 17, 1940 Chuck Menville was born, an
American animator and writer for television. His credits included Batman: The
Animated Series, Land of the Lost, The Real Ghostbusters, The Smurfs, Star
Trek: The Animated Series, and Tiny Toon Adventures…
This one-shot was made as a tribute for Chuck Dixon and John Romita Jr’s PUNISHER / BATMAN: DEADLY KNIGHTS. It was the best Punisher book I’ve read sitting behind Greg Rucka’s series and Jim Lee’s PWJ. This story was already in the back of my mind for a long time. I’m glad I finally had the time to put it into a six pages one shot in November 2014.
My Photoshop is still very amateurish, I know. I have much to learn :b
This one-shot got me the honour to be interviewed by CB Cebulski in Nov 2014, ITGCC. His comment was, “I love how you draw the action sequence, it’s really flowing. You Probably got that from the manga. Expression and gesture are all there. You’re not shy on drawing hands. But there is one minus point: Frank here looks too manga. Batman and Joker don’t look manga, but Frank? Too manga.”
I’m taking the advice very seriously, and I’m planning to improve my facial characteristic in my next study/practice. I hope you’re sticking around for the ride :)
John Batman Mayer post reminded me of these Batman chucks. Yesterday I came across a guy who was wearing them and they were sooo cute. Apparently they were vintage and more than $250 here in Tokyo now.