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Beware The Batman:

 1 Known Unknown, Sat, 15th Oct '11 2:36:05 AM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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New upcoming Batman show.

I'm not sure exactly how I feel, but the phrase "extremely skeptical" comes to mind.
"My final prayer: O my body, always make me a man who questions!" — Frantz Fanon
I'll echo that prediction.

Everything about this series is giving off an ominous vibe.

 3 Kerrah, Sat, 15th Oct '11 5:37:09 AM from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
It's going to have Professor Pyg.

That's at least one good thing.
Knowing is growing.
 4 terlwyth, Sat, 15th Oct '11 7:21:52 AM from Berzerkeley, Kalifornien Relationship Status: Not war
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CGI? A Pig villain? Gun-toting Alfred? When will this madness end?

They should give Batman a rest, I mean seriously there's already from the past 20 years the film series, The DCAU, The Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Batman: Under the Red Hood.

There isn't nearly that much for Superman or Flash or Green Lantern or even Wonder Woman. Try making one them more relatable for once
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[up] That's no ordinary pig villain. Professor Pyg is a sick bastard who surgically alters and mindwipes people into doll-like slaves in such a way that it's basically permanent.
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I'm thinking we should rename Wolverine Publicity to Batman Publicity because of this. Seriously, isn't Batman: The Brave and the Bold still airing new episodes? Not to mention how Batman is involved in Young Justice. I'm seeing the return of the Bat Embargo with a vengeance.

Not to mention there's also The Dark Knight Rises movie coming out... wait...

beat

So that's why their making another Batman series.
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 8 Kerrah, Sat, 15th Oct '11 7:49:56 AM from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
Batman: The Brave and the Bold's final episode aired this summer.
Knowing is growing.
The Character designs are kinda weird.
 
 10 Moe Dantes, Sat, 15th Oct '11 9:26:08 AM from the Land of Classics
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Hopefully the designs haven't been finalized yet.

Umm, I'm waiting until we have more information, though I do agree Batman has been over-exposed lately.
Azor Ahai
Wonder if the creators of this series are aware of the trope called Beware the Superman.
Hodor
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I will say this: as much as this show has against it, Brave and the Bold had waaaaaay more going against it. It was show inspired by 60's Batman in a time where the last 60's styled Batman product was Batman & Robin and it came out just after one of the darkest mainstream versions of Batman, The Dark Knight. It looked like it was going to suck, but it turned out to be really good, so I'm withholding judgement on this show until it airs.

 13 ninjaclown, Sat, 15th Oct '11 11:41:12 AM from The Great White North
It's back.
Why does everyone have a problem with Alfred using guns? Long ago, I read a comprehensive guide to Batman that Alfred is so respected he's the only one Bruce allows to wield guns, but as a self defense measure.
Brokenshell44
[up] Cause everyone thinks they are the absolute authority on Batman because they watched the animated series and Nolans films.

Azor Ahai
Come to think of it, isn't Nolan!Alfred supposed to be a former soldier? Not sure how common that back-story is, but I think it's true of several Alfreds, right?

Also reminds me of the Alfred expy Norman in The Big O. I could definitely see a gun-toting Alfred as working well.
Hodor
Given that this is going to be a CN show, I'd be very surprised if they didn't tone Professor Pyg down considerably. In the comics, he is a seriously disturbing guy.
 
[up][up] Nolan's Alfred mentions having done what sounds like some military work for the British during his "some men want to watch the world burn" speech in The Dark Knight. In the comics, Alfred has at various times been given a past in the British secret service, and is in most recent interpretations said to at the very least been trained as a combat medic while in the British army.
 
 18 Napoleon De Cheese, Sat, 15th Oct '11 3:53:57 PM from Valencia, Venezuela
Meh
The thing that boggles my mind is how will Bruce Wayne justify his maskless butler going out every night to fight crime with Batman. Shooting guns around.
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 19 Rich Reeders, Sat, 15th Oct '11 4:21:06 PM from Watching this muffin.
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Looks kind of stupidtastic.
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 20 Enlong, Sat, 15th Oct '11 4:54:08 PM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
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Chick with a sword.

That'd be Katana.
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 21 Zeromaeus, Sat, 15th Oct '11 4:56:48 PM from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
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Alfred doesn't fight crime.
That is all.
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As much as I like Batman I will admit that this does NOT interest me. Cant they give the chance of some other DC hero to shine?

The problem with the gun-toting Alfred here isn't that he's just using guns, but that he's actively going out and hunting criminals with guns. That ain't self-defense.

EDIT: Just saw the art for the first time. Looks a lot like Jeff Matsuda's style, but what's up with Batman's head? It's so smooshed.

edited 15th Oct '11 9:27:32 PM by RTaco

 24 Zeromaeus, Sat, 15th Oct '11 8:26:10 PM from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Why can't the Flash, Green Lantern or Blue Beetle get their own cartoons? Or heck, even a new Superman would be nice if done well. Nope. Just Batman Batman Batman. Its enough to drive a guy batty.

edited 15th Oct '11 8:43:23 PM by Zeromaeus

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Yeah, are there any clips that really confirm that Alfred goes out fighting crime with Batman, or is that just how the promotional art displays them? It would make more sense to me if this Alfred were more of a souped-up security guard for the Batcave and the like.
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