Much of it, yes. The best Batman comics hold up, though. For example, The Long Halloween remains one of my favorite comics of all-time, from any company. And it's not necessarily even considered the best of the Batman stuff.
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For the Spiderman fans...what were your thoughts on Homecoming? I honestly didnt care for Holland but i do admit his acting was good. I also liked his supporting cast. Also did it feel like a genuine Spiderman story?
Holland's fine. A good choice for the role. And the movie was good. Marvel's issue is that they're starting to get a little too cute with their universe. Winks and nods to the fandom, the larger cinematic universe, and pithy jokes are starting to replace substance. Guardians was tailor-made for that sort of sh*t, but Spidey should be able to stand on his own more. But they seem to be letting Guardians's influence leak into other movies (probably Ragnarok too, if the trailers are any indication). Story should always come before world-building, and they're occasionally guilty of swapping the two. You can hate on the Tobey portrayal, for example, but no one can claim SM1 and 2 weren't great standalone Spider-Man films. I'm not sure Homecoming can quite say the same.
The recreation of ASM #33 under the rubble was done nicely. Outside of Gwen, that was Spidey's defining moment in the early years of his comics.
My other issue is more outside the film itself. I knew way too much going in, from the trailers that shared too much of the plot and major moments. A lot of the suspense and excitement was gone as a result. I've sworn off comic trailers at this point, but will still get occasional spoilers via tactless headlines and random KMC talk. That's ok, but they need to get better about holding back the coolest stuff. It sapped a lot of the energy from my theater experience.
Ultimately I agree though, there are so many Batman comics out there that some are bound to be pretty good. Also the fact you have a myriad of artists depicting héroes in mainstream comics makes them feel richer and more original.
I found the animation in both ssm and ehm to be very smooth. Even the fights in JLU were more memorable to me than yj. There's more that goes into an action scene than just how smooth the animation is. That Graviton fight in emh definitely qualifies as epic. And again the two shows are VERY much like comparing apples and oranges. I would rather watch jlu over yj and in my book EMH is neck and neck with jlu.
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Batman's one of the better characters for such things. The Killing Joke, Year One, The Long Halloween, Dark Knight Strikes Back (and "...Strikes Again") among others I'm forgetting. Lots of great self-contained stories that really, really get to heart of what most of us think of as what Batman represents. Give me Conroy voicing Bats with a 2.5 hour rendition of Long Halloween and I'd be in heaven. Unfortunately, Nolan borrowed pretty heavily from it (with Two-Face, primarily) so they probably wouldn't want to do it.