An expert panel discusses the various Batmen of yesteryear and the validity of their varying interpretations.
"We're here to explore not the mainstream Batman, but the other iterations of Batman that have occurred throughout the media," said Ferranti. "A gentleman by the name of Bat-Mite actually put it best on an episode of 'The Brave and the Bold,' so let's start with a clip."
With that, Miereanu played a clip from the episode "Legends of the Dark Mite," in which the fifth dimensional imp addresses the concept of "Not my Batman," to a parody of a convention audience.
"Batman's rich history allows him to be interpreted in a multitude of ways," said Bat-Mite. "To be sure, this is a lighter incarnation, but it's certainly no less valid and true to the character's roots as the tortured avenger crying out for mommy and daddy."
"That was so meta I actually turned inside out," said Patterson following the clip.
"Essentially we're here to make the case that there's room for more than one kind of Batman," said Ferranti. "To celebrate these other sides of Batman as a character but also to note that each one of us, at some crucial point in childhood met, 'The Batman,' but also met, 'A Batman.'"
[Continued at Comic Resources]