| > I also find it a bit humorous when I read posts on boards that Batman fighting in Space, underwater, throughout time and other dimensions, etc. is ridiculous when if you pick up any old issue of Brave and the Bold or Justice League of America...he did all that and more! My own personal exposure to Batman started with the 60's show back in 1978 when I was 3 years old. My father picked up this "Comics To Color" book for my brother and I, shortly after that...|
...where Batman, Robin, and all the Superfriends got turned into big-footed hobbits and tooled around middle earth with Gleek the only one remembering what happened. For some reason, Hobbit-Batman really caught my eye. I think it was because he was the smartest out of the group, or because he had gadgets, but it made me really like Batman. It was that episode, the Scooby Doo Meets Batman, and the 1960s Batman series that came on TNT on Saturdays whenever we went traveling and came across hotels with Cable.
My first actual Batman book was a Curt Swan's "How to Draw DC Superheroes" where I was able to figure out how to get Batman's face and ears right.