Fan Fiction Obsession: Batman! (Part 1)

Posted: November 23, 2010 in Class Assignments

I am so surprised that no one in the class has yet claimed Batman as an obsession.  I don’t care what anyone else says. When someone lists their obsessions, how can Batman not be on that list? He is just such an iconic figure of every boy’s and girl’s childhood, and now , every man’s and woman’s with the recent productions by Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight). I know when I was a child, I always had those Batman action figures and toys that I would play with for hours, and for Halloween I always had a full Batman costume and a spare (just in case). Now as an adult, my current summer job is working at a Regal Cinema in Charlottesville, and the reason being because I wanted to pre-screen The Dark Knight and watch it over and over again with no cost.

So I can say that I am very excited to see what I can come up with for fan fiction for Batman. As far as some ideas, I’ve found some really cool pieces people have done to expand the Batman franchise:

I thought this was really funny, and there is a bunch of these kind of pieces of fan fiction over the internet. I particularly liked this one because it just because of all of the small details that added, for example all of the actors names and the distorted batman icon.

I think that this picture really encompasses a over-arching theme in most fan-fiction, which is trying to bring the fiction to reality. Much like the book covers and advertisement posters Jim showed us in class, I find this picture to be particularly awesome because it bring the symbolic and iconic Batman into a real life predicament; getting pulled over by a police officer.

Anyways, I know this post is a bit late but I can’t wait to get started on this fan fiction and hopefully come up with some really cool stuff. Stay tuned!

  1. Brian says:

    I liked the editing of the names of the stars at the bottom of the poster. Also, just thinking about giving Batman a ticket in the Tumbler is a little absurd.

  2. Jenn says:

    You are absolutely right about Batman being an obsession (why didn’t I think of that?!) And the second picture only makes me wonder… what would I do if I saw a Batmobile on I-95?

  3. Sarah says:

    Yeah, BEST part of the FATMAN is the actor names…so appropriate!!

  4. Kevin says:

    Haha this is funny, I like batman comics and the original cartoon series. So I do like batman, but this is funny. Fatman still looks like he can do work on the bad guys though haha

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