Batman is celebrating a big milestone this week--his 75th birthday.
The anniversary, officially March 30th, is a huge opportunity for DC Comics to commemorate the legacy of their iconic hero.
I could pose the topic question to the folks over at Comic Vine, since they'd be sort of the experts for this sort of thing, but Batman's appeal and impact has been so broad across so many forms of media. I wanted a perspective that was just as wide in scope.
I want to know, from you, Giant Bomb, what is Batman's greatest moment. It can be from comic panel or film reel, from television show or video game. What's the Batman moment that rings truest with you?
My choices are both from Batman films.
The first--in Batman '89--has Batman, piloting the always-cool Batwing in silhouette against the light of the full Gotham moon before nosediving toward a probably-suicidal confrontation with The Joker.
The second is the concluding scene of Batman Begins, where Batman, fresh off of seeing the charred remains of Wayne Manor left behind after Ra's Al Ghul's climactic Gotham-wide assault, speaks with Jim Gordon on the GCPD rooftop. This scene exemplifies the selfless, sacrificial nature of the Bat, not only by juxtaposing the incredible personal damage Bruce sustained just hours before, but perhaps more powerfully through the dialogue between Jim and Batman himself:
JIM: I never said 'Thank you.'
BATMAN: And you'll never have to.
What about you guys?