Hello! With two-thirds of the trinity rocking book clubs, a few people were talking about letting the Masked Manhunter himself get a turn. This came up over in the Wonder Woman club, but I didn’t want to clutter Diana’s topic up with any more Bat-Talk.
Jay_Kay and I both expressed interest in running the club, and it was also suggested that we could alternate. I’d be happy to alternate or just back off and look into starting a Justice League club or some other idea (maybe a Green Lantern club?). And I mean, Batman could probably support two clubs at once, but that would be kind of obnoxious.
So, I figured I’d just put this topic here to hammer out some logistics. As I see it, these are the questions that need to be answered:
WHO’S GONNA RUN IT? Me? Jay_Kay? Both? Or does somebody else want to get together with us and form a Bat-Committee?
WHAT ARE WE GONNA READ? More specifically, what do you all want to read? Personally, if I ran it, I might start with some early Golden Age appearances, then bounce around to some crossovers and story arcs - maybe concentrate on some of the lesser-known ones so I can try to dig up some hidden gems for people. I’d also give some attention to Bat-Family titles not involving the Caped Crusader himself (Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, etc.). Every couple weeks, I’d try to find a collection of one-, two-, and three-shot stories from a variety of publication eras so that we don’t wear ourselves out on the big stuff.
OTHER ACTIVITIES? The Superman club likes to attach adaptations to the reading, and in the Wonder Woman club we read a recent comic as a bonus alongside the main subject. There’s no shortage of Batman adaptations, of course, but we could also do trivia questions for the aspiring World’s Greatest Detectives among you, or a debate prompt to spice things up.
So, what are everybody else’s thoughts?