Anyone Else Been Reading Classic 80s Batman?


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My first time reading batman was after i saw 1989 Batman. I got in about 40-50 issues before Knightfall. Been really cool backtracking . Im in the Jason /Robin era before A Death in the Family.

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I like reading the ones with Jason.

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I have read some few issues. My favorite is when Batman first meet Jason Todd when he was trying to steel the Batmobile’s Wheel! :slightly_smiling_face:

Also Death In A Family was such a sad story as well.

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You mean the bat buggy. It has prettier tires.

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The 1980s Batman comics are my personal favorites. I especially love the Gerry Conway, Doug Moench, and Mike Barr runs.

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Hey @travis.79854, welcome back to the community! :wave: I’m going to have to concur with others in this thread about enjoying the Jason Todd comics though I haven’t read too much of the 1980s Batman comics. I’ll have to add that to my reading list (that is becoming longer every day now…). :writing_hand:

Please let the moderator team know if you need anything! :batparrot:

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Thanks! I never left lol just havent posted in a bit but i do really love the community here. Im reading lot of modern series but nothing like reading comfort food childhood era comics. The todd era is a really cool chapter in the comic timeline. Really interesting to read and see things that are now 80s pop culture, like atari games being played or mall arcades for example

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If you start from the beginning with the “Jason Todd Club” sessions of the Renegade Robins Club, you will find that we covered a huge chunk of 1980s Batman stories in order. It all begins with the debut of both Jason Todd and a certain scaly scoundrel named Killer Croc…

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Thanks @AlexanderKnox, I’ll have to take a look at those past session threads when I manage to find a time to start seriously reading! The Book Clubs are one of my favorite things about this community and I’m super excited for what next month will bring with DC Pride. :batparrot:

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I’ve been slowly making my way back through the Moench run; I’m up to the Nocturna/ Night-Slayer stuff. It’s heavy on soap opera, and geez Nocturna’s dialogue is awful. These stories were a lot of fun for me as a kid though. It’s a cool nostalgia buzz to revisit them now.

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The 300s from Pre-Crisis and the 400s Post-Crisis are really good reads!

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I’ve collected Batman since issue 400 (it came out in 1986) but I didn’t have too many issues before that so, over the past year, I read all the issues of Batman and Detective from roughly 1976 up until that point. I especially enjoyed the issues introducing villains such as Killer Croc, Black Mask, the Ventriloquist, the Reaper, and the KGBeast. I was surprised how many issues the Nocturna/Nightslayer saga lasted.

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