Face off Poll Suggestion: The Best Live Dynamic Duo: Batman and Robin

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Bob Kane created "the Bat-Man" in 1939 which was published that same
year by Detective Comics, which is now known as DC Comics. It was decided by Bob that Batman needed his "Watson" of Sherlock Holmes fame. So along came Dick Grayson, AKA: "Robin" in 1940.

Of all of the pairings over the years, who have been the best Dynamic Duo?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090005249/
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rocky-o

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adam west and burt ward...pow!...zapp!...boff!...
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Holy good choice Rockman!
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Jeorj Euler

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This should be interesting seeing as how there are no options to correspond to The Dark Knight trilogy, the most popular of the Batman movie franchises.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Options not needed. Michael Caine is Alfred. Your not voting on the movie. Your voting on the Alfred's
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just because movies make money don't necessarily make them popular...least we forget 'the phantom menace'....
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Jeorj Euler

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I'm not so sure most people see it that way.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I am a Menace! Just not a Phantom!
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rocky-o, popular is an intricate term: it is very much popular to hate certain things amongst the mainstream audience. I honestly think that most of the time hate is either misplaced or totally undeserved, sometimes both. Cecil Trachenburg of "Good Bad Flicks" web-series is one of my favorite film critics/scholars because of his similar way of thinking: his "Exploring" episodes dissect movies which are often either underrated or downright considered bad.

Most of the time he actually manages to make your view certain movies in much different light which I find very valuable and captivating. A lot of movies you consider bad move to flawed when you consider production history and the fact that people still tried with passion, if result wasn't quite what they expected. It's often the case with the studio system which spares fewer movies from re-shoots, re-edits and re-writes, out of which even fewer manage to still contain director's vision etc.  
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i love your expose nikolay, but of course, i was simply referring to the box office take, that making money doesn't always equal a quality film...
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In most aspects, The Dark Knight has the highest quality among Batman movies/shows, like being strong in character development among other things, but taking note of the few shortcomings is perhaps unpopular. I'm mainly just noting how polls that reference anything from The Dark Knight as an option will most likely see that particular option eclipse all others in support. (It's a natural enough phenomenon too that I could not honestly accuse the hardcore "fanboys" of being zealous.)
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Just to mention: We learn at the end The Dark Knight Rises that the birth name of Blake is Robin, and his character shares some similarities to Dick Grayson (one of the Robins).

I'm not suggesting Blake.
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Pls remove these duplicates.
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Typo in #1:  1997 not 1966.

I choose #4!  :D
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Actually 1 & 2 dates were reversed.
I fixed them
Thanks
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What is the opposite of Sophie's Choice where you want ALL  of them to die?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Ash vs The Caped Crududers
Death by Home-Lite
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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FFOB
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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B&RFFOB
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Bat Bump
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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His Gal Friday Face Off Bump
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FFOB
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May I suggest a few edits to the intro? (below in bold)

Bob Kane created "the Bat-Man" in 1939 and was published that same year by Detective Comics, which is now known as DC Comics. It was decided by Kane that Batman needed his "Watson" of Sherlock Holmes fame so along came Dick Grayson, AKA: "Robin" in 1940.

Of all of the pairings over the years, which has been the best Live Action Dynamic Duo?


I've only seen the Adam West pair but I have fond memories of watching the reruns after school, when I was maybe in first, second, or third grade, with my best friend. :)
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I believe you left out a comma after fame and before so. Let me know if my head is discombobulated or correct in adding the comma!
No Whams or Kapow's if I'm wrong!

I watched B&R when it was on Twice Weekly. Wednesday and Thursday I believe. Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel! Brand new no less!

I was 10 years old in Jan of 66' when it premiered.


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As of recently, DC Comics officially credits Bob Kane AND Bill Finger as creators of Batman. So, maybe you should add Bill's name to your poll's opening. He was uncredited for far too long.
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In an interesting twist I've recently read an article which credits only Finger for creation of Joker. :)
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I'm interested. Can you give me a link?
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I already knew that Nikolay, that is why I did not reply. Could not find proof, but I knew it from reading about it 40 or so years  ago.
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mihailo.razvigor, unfortunately it's a printed article in a Ukrainian paper (in Russian), so I'm not sure it's online anywhere. It's sort of cheap conspiracy/mystery/scoop/clickbait paper you see at any newsstand and while I'm not usually their target audience I sighed and bought a number when I saw Joker on the cover and a headline that he was, allegedly based on some Russian count. Article surprisingly was not a complete waste of time and paper if just a collection of potential inspirations behind the joker, but paper is just a fascinating novelty item for me: it's interesting to live in times when a paper specialized in semi-real scoops also turns to characters like this. 
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Is it copyrighted? Could a scan be posted online?
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Bump
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Bump to change the intro to: Bob Kane and Bill Finger created "the Bat-Man" in 1939.
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Sorry but Bill Fingers name is nowhere to be found on any comic book of the era.
This is not a history lesson. It is a poll. I will fend off people that may want to comment if the poll goes live that may want to opine. But for the second time. No.
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Sorry but Bill Fingers name is nowhere to be found on any comic book of the era.
What does that have to do with anything? Your poll is about the four live-action portrayals of Batman and Robin. And Bill Finger co-created both characters.

This is not a history lesson. It is a poll.
I completely disagree! Every poll is, in a way, a history lesson. A poll should not contain false information.

I will fend off people that may want to comment if the poll goes live that may want to opine. But for the second time. No.
Woah, you're taking this pretty seriously... wait... was Bob Kane your grandfather or something?
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Third and final time
NO NO NO
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To clarify: The character was created by artist Bob Kane. It was written by Bill. Written. Not Drawn. Comic books do not exist without an artist. The Artist is the true creator of the Image. The words are not Bat-Man. The artwork is Bat-Man.

The drawings of Kane came first. Batman IS Kane's creation.
You think that for one minute that Bill came up with the visualization of what Batman would look like. NO.
Will not reply any more on this subject.
Done!

This article explains it too.



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So... you want to say that Batman, as originally envisioned by Bob Kane, looked like this:
   BOB KANE BATMAN
and that, only after Finger's suggestions (to add cowl, a cape, remove red color, etc.), Batman became the Batman we all know and love?
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You think that for one minute that Bill came up with the visualization of what Batman would look like. NO.
Yes, that is exactly what I wanted to say. Batman wouldn't look like Batman without Bill Finger.
Comic books do not exist without an artist.
...nor without a writer. Comic books are a wonderful mesh of art and words.
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Yep. Batman on top.
Yep re-imagined Batman Bottom.
Both are drawn by Kane. Created by Kane.
Collaborated with but not created by nor drawn by Bill Finger.
Now, Bill Finger created Bruce Wayne and then Bob Kane drew him.
Is that clearer?
Batman= Bob Kane
Bruce Wayne=Bill Finger
Getting clearer yet?
Say what you like. You are being brainwashed by ingesting what you read but not extrapolating the meaning of what you read. There is a fine line of understanding words and interpreting their meaning. No article credits Bill finger as the creator of Bat-Man. Even the articles you are reading state the facts I have been conveying, yet you are not comprehending the meaning.
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Bob Kane created Batman in 1939. In the same year, design upgrades proposed by Bill Finger were adopted and the comic book about the character was published by Detective Comics.
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Jeorj, that has been stated already.
Your point please?
He is aware. I am aware.
Glad your aware.
But the post was weary.
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Ok, ok, I give in... I apologize, Ed. I'm new to the poll-making process, and I really thought this was a discussion thread, where we can all, you know - discuss this topic. But, it clearly isn't, and I understand you. I mean, it's not like the word 'discuss' is written in the poll itsel...

Oh.

But... you know what? It doesn't really matter. What does matter is that we, comic-book lovers, can finally watch a live-action DC film, an animated DC film, or a DC comic book, and see Bill Finger's name alongside Bob Kane's. As it should be.


screenshot from Batman v Superman (2016)


screenshot from Batman: Hush (2019)


screenshot from comic book Batman (2016) #70
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Just because it is in print incorrectly does not make it so.
You have stated
Jeorj has stated
I have stated
In English
Bob Kane created Bat-Man, and Finger made a suggestion to improve it, Bob agreed.

This credit gets it correct. (IT HAS "WITH") The rest Imply that the original concept of Bat-Man was Finger and Bob. NO

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The list is now private.
This poll is no longer viable. I asked you to comment no further on my polls.
You ignored my request.
Requesting to close the the thread.
Please, I ask you not to comment on my polls further.
Thanks for understanding that I do not ever wish to debate with you again.
Please make no suggestions. You will not take no for an answer.
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Okay, so somebody else gets to propose it.
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