Based on the number of people wanting to discuss the DC animated Batfilms in the Census thread, plus the volume of people who love the movies but haven't read any of the core books, I'm starting this thread to discuss Batman in his non-cinematic interpretation. Topics would therefore cover: * Batman books - pre- and post-New 52 iterations, including classics like TKDR; Year One; The Long Halloween; Hush; Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth; the Killing Joke, etc etc * Batman series: Not just the Adam West one, but the Batmas: TAS; Batman Beyond; The Batman; The Brave and the Bold, and Beware the Batman * DC Animated Universe films: Mask of the Phantasm; Sub-Zero; Return of the Joker; Gotham Knights; Year One; TDKR; Under the Red Hood; Batman/Superman (Public Enemies & Apocalypse); Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox; Justice League: The New Frontier; Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths; Justice League: Doom * Batman games: Probably more how the Arkham games fit into, and respect, continuity. Mask of the Phantasm held a special place for a lot of Batman fans as arguably the best Batman film made. It still holds up as does the entire animated series in terms of its place in the canon - but is that assessment still valid after the seminal Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns adaptation, starring Robocop as Batman, has been released? If not Phantasm, what is your favourite animated Batman film? Note: Mod-approved thread.