History ComicBook / WhateverHappenedToTheCapedCrusader

22nd Oct '17 8:45:30 PM MerlinSyndrome
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* ContinuityPorn: A good example of how TropesAreNotBad. The funeral is not simply that of Batman, but every version of Bruce Wayne. As a result, every story and every character is a nod to one continuity or another. There's even a reference to the Adam West Batman, and how he was "Holy".

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* ContinuityPorn: A good example of how TropesAreNotBad. The funeral is not simply that of Batman, but every version of Bruce Wayne. As a result, every story and every character is a nod to one continuity or another. There's even a reference to the Adam West Batman, and how he was "Holy".
8th Sep '17 9:54:51 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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The stories and illustrations pay homage to many of the major periods and styles of Batman and interpretations of his character and relationships. After full stories from Alfred and [[Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} Selina Kyle]], the book then gives us only glimpses of those told by other characters. One thing known is that all of the stories conflict with each other. For example, ComicBook/TheJoker's story has him killing Batman in a scene very reminiscent of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', Clayface's has him sacrificing himself in order to save Clayface and Franchise/{{Superman}}'s has Bruce insisting that Clark take him into certain death, so that he can capture the villain's attention and divert them from killing innocents.

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The stories and illustrations pay homage to many of the major periods and styles of Batman and interpretations of his character and relationships. After full stories from Alfred and [[Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} Selina Kyle]], the book then gives us only glimpses of those told by other characters. One thing known is that all of the stories conflict with each other. For example, ComicBook/TheJoker's story has him killing Batman in a scene very reminiscent of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', Clayface's has him sacrificing himself in order to save Clayface Clayface, and Franchise/{{Superman}}'s has Bruce insisting that Clark take him into certain death, so that he can capture the villain's attention and divert them from killing innocents.
28th Jul '17 9:27:56 AM Anicomicgeek
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* UnexpectedCharacter: Superman is the only character not part of the Batman Franchise to appear in the story, though he has been inextricable from Batman's history; see: ''World's Finest''.
** [[spoiler:Martha Wayne]].
12th Jul '17 7:56:51 AM NightShade96
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* CelebratingTheHeroes: The story centers around a funeral celebrating the life of Batman.
3rd Jul '17 6:57:23 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* ArtShift: As part of the homage to the character's history, characters change in various panels or sequences to resemble specific artists' iconic styles, most notably the ''Killing Joke'' flashback. The collected hardcover includes pages from Kubert's own sketchbook, with studies of Kane's early Batman, Jerry Robinson's Joker, Dick Sprang's Catwoman and Bat-Mite, Jack Burnley's Penguin, and so on.
17th May '17 4:37:16 PM Fyrmer
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: Two-Face challenges the kid who offers to watch his car to a coin flip with the latter's life on the line.
-->'''Two-Face:''' Tell you what. Let's toss for it. Clean side, you watch my crate and I'll give you a dollar. Marred side...I shoot you, and leave your body in the jalopy as a warning for people to leave my car alone.
12th Sep '16 6:39:43 AM JackG
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** In another of the stories a psychologist is sent to interview ComicBooks/PoisonIvy, and tries to sort out the different origin stories in the files and newspaper reports on her. Ivy bursts out laughing and says that sometimes she just makes stuff up.

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** In another of the stories a psychologist is sent to interview ComicBooks/PoisonIvy, ComicBook/PoisonIvy, and tries to sort out the different origin stories in the files and newspaper reports on her. Ivy bursts out laughing and says that sometimes she just makes stuff up.up for a joke, and she's surprised people took her seriously.
12th Sep '16 6:38:09 AM JackG
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** In another of the stories a psychologist is sent to interview ComicBooks/PoisonIvy, and tries to sort out the different origin stories in the files and newspaper reports on her. Ivy bursts out laughing and says that sometimes she just makes stuff up.
5th Sep '16 7:31:54 PM JackG
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* TheButlerDidIt: "The Gentleman's Gentleman's Tale", Alfred is revealed to be the Joker, having created all the supervillains from retired actors in order to keep his master entertained. Naturally the trope is lampshaded.

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* TheButlerDidIt: In "The Gentleman's Gentleman's Tale", Alfred is revealed to be claims that he was the Joker, having created all the supervillains from retired actors in order to keep his master entertained. Naturally the trope is lampshaded.
4th Sep '16 1:11:46 AM JackG
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* TheButlerDidIt: One of the different versions is that Alfred was the Joker. Naturally the trope is lampshaded.

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* TheButlerDidIt: One of the different versions is that "The Gentleman's Gentleman's Tale", Alfred was is revealed to be the Joker.Joker, having created all the supervillains from retired actors in order to keep his master entertained. Naturally the trope is lampshaded.
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