From the Golden Age to Crisis on Infinite Earths and Frank Miller, here are 10 controversial Batman comics canon that are now considered canon.
After both Doomsday Clock Y Dark Nights: Death Metal, all the characters of the DC omniverse not only remember their history, but now everything is officially canon. This is a massive feat of DC comics that is undoubtedly exciting for comic book fans who miss out on aspects of their favorite superhero stories.
And when it comes to Batman, the amount of history and conflicting stories out there will inevitably cause some controversy again for being fully canonized. From the Golden Age to Crisis on Infinite Earths For Frank Miller, here are 10 controversial canon Batman comics that are now considered canon.
10 Earth-Forty: Home of Alfred’s Future Batman Fan Fiction
Within Earth-Two, which maintains the continuity of Batman from the Golden Age, there have been so many comic and story issues that were so inconsistent with mainstream continuity and so non-canon that they are said to have taken place on Earth. -Forty. One of the Earth-Forty stories follows Alfred’s possible future, where Dick Grayson becomes Batman II while Bruce Wayne, the son of Bruce Wayne and Kathy Kane, trains to become Robin II. On Earth-Two, Alfred went on to write several more future Earth-Forty stories.
9 Age difference between Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson
Since Barbara Gordon was introduced as Batgirl, her age has changed multiple times, getting closer and closer to Dick Grayson’s age. On her Batman debut, Barbara had a Ph.D. in library science, which placed her in her early 20s. In 1975 it was firmly established that Barbara was at least 25 years old, as she was a congressman when Dick was still a teenager. This came after the outrage over a kiss between Robin and Batgirl, which is now canon once again.
8 The original Jason Todd
When Jason Todd became the second Robin, he was literally a carbon copy of his predecessor, Dick Grayson. Jason was also an acrobat in the circus whose parents, the Flying Todds, were killed by Killer Croc. This version of Todd was painfully cheerful, and he also dyed his red hair black (something that is mentioned later when Todd returned as Red Hood). Jason’s backstory and personality changed afterCrisisbut it couldn’t save him from getting hit by fans of DC comics and the Joker.
7 Catwoman’s daughter, Helena Kyle
Then Infinite Crisis, it was revealed that Selina Kyle had given birth to a daughter whom she named Helena. Helena’s father was a man named Sam Bradley Jr., who had died the day Selina found out she was pregnant.
Selina had decided to retire as Catwoman to care for her daughter, but her criminal past kept coming back to scratch and bite her when baby Helena was kidnapped. Batman helped Selina rescue her daughter, and Selina decided to put Helena up for adoption to protect her.
6 Batman: son of the demon
This graphic novel from the 80s was the basis for becoming Damian Wayne, Batman’s biological son. Readers were given a unique opportunity of Talia al Ghul marrying Batman (without his knowledge) and becoming pregnant. Talia decided to fake a miscarriage and put the baby up for adoption for fear that Batman would kill himself after fatherhood softened him up. With this now being canon, it may just be an alternate origin for Damian or a different child, like Kingdon comeIbn al Xu’ffasch.
5 Pre-New 52 Stephanie Brown
After finally being reintroduced into the New 52 in 2014 Like her original Spoiler alias, Stephanie Brown’s place in the Bat-Family was fully reestablished. Now that all the stories are canon again, Stephanie’s stories as a teenage mom are canon again and her journey from Spoiler to Robin to Batgirl. Although she was originally killed after being tortured by Black Mask, this story proved to be so controversial that she was later reconfigured that she had survived, allowing her to become the new Batgirl.
4 Batman and Catwoman’s daughter Helena Wayne
Then Crisis on Infinite Earths, the daughter of Golden Age Batman and Catwoman, Helena Wayne, was erased from DC history. Hailing from Earth-Two, Helena Wayne assumed the mantle of the Huntress after her mother, Selina Kyle, was killed. She eventually took over as the protector of Gotham City after the death of her father, Bruce Wayne.
Helena eventually perished along with her world, and her character’s remains were reborn as Helena Bertinelli, the new Huntress, Helena Kyle, and was finally rebooted for 2006-2007. 52 Serie.
3 Stan Lee’s imagination
In Imagine Stan Lee with Joe Kubert creating Batman, Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee reimagined Batman as a black man named Wayne Williamson. In it, his father was a policeman who was killed in the line of duty, and his mother died while Wayne was in prison for a crime he did not commit. After being pardoned, Wayne became a professional wrestler under the alias Batman, who hunted down the man who caused his death after getting rich from wrestling.
two You can get Batman from Earth Two with smoke and a gun
One controversial aspect of Golden Age Batman is that he actually used weapons early in his career fighting crime. However, he stopped using them before Robin was featured in bat Man # 38 by Bill Finger, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson.
However, the Batman from Earth Two actually continued to use weapons; something that today’s Batman fans struggle with. Another aspect of Earth-Two Batman that is controversial is that he was a chain smoker, which may have led to his death in the 1970s.
1 Frank Miller’s All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder
While this was technically written outside of mainstream continuity, it is still a part of Batman comic book history and is most likely canon after Dark Nights: Death Metal. What makes Frank Miller’s version of the Dick Grayson origin story so controversial is, well, everything about it. Batman not only kidnapped Dick Grayson the day his parents died at the circus, but he also forced Dick to spend the night in the cold Batcave and encouraged him to eat live rats to survive.
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