>Batman kill certain individuals like say The Dark Knight Returns Joker
I remember how near the end of the movie he went on with moralfag speech in his stupid death metal voice, yapping and I just wanted Joker to kill him already.
>Batman is always a killer in movies
He wasn't in the Nolan trilogy and neither in the Schumacher films.
>Though, what we see as lame today, was "cool" back in its day
I don't necessarily mean lame in terms of concept, but rather execution. I read few other golden age comics here and there and they were by mils ahead better. Heck, I read some random comic from the same anthology that wasn't even capeshit and it was still better quality and more enjoyable. The main selling point of the original Batman was its edginess, I guess, but the thing is golden age comics didn't lack in edge so I still don't see how this below mediocre level comic became so popular?!
Not bad, I prefer to call him Batwat.
>He also has a better dog and a horse
I was more focused on weaponry, armory and skills.
>But he has no sidekick for kids to wish they could be
I wonder how many kids actually relate to Robin (there isn't a lot of merch for Robin), as far as kid friendly superheroes goes Captain Marvel/ Shazam is probably the best.
>Batman has shot people with his grapnel-gun, in their hand, and has also used guns.
Was it really common in the comics, especially the regular guns?
<Batman killing Darkseid
It's one thing for the Scouts Boy to steal New Gods to himself, but why Batman who has arguably the best rouge gallery needs Darkseid for?
>god killing gun
At least it's not as retarded and wanked as throwing regular Batarang and just kicking Darkseid.
>with wacky comic heroics being taken seriously
That's the main source of problem with current capeshit, having retcons and whatnot in not so serious comic is something that can be swallowed.
>There needs to be permanence, logic, consistency, & a tone that works for telling stories about virtuous characters. I could go on & on
I think it's nearly impossible when it comes to multiverse/extended universe which consists huge number of different superheroes with different settings. There would be need for someone or at least set of rules to guide the writing of all said different comics. Not to mention, how each licensed fanart keep changing and adding its own ideas, resulting in contradicting previous versions of certain character and its setting.