So what are The Batman Awards exactly? Simply put, they're Rob's ranking of pretty much everything Bat-related, from both film and comics: with a whopping 30 categories, The Batman Awards put lesser awards ceremonies like the Oscars to shame and make the Emmys look like a bunch of damn pikers. All of these awards are accompanied by video clips or relevant artwork, so by all means, feel free to click away to get an in-depth look into the recess of The Bat Cav... er, I mean, Rob's mind.
Without further ado, then, here's Mr. Lettrick with the first ever Batman Awards!
Best Batman – Michael Keaton
Best Joker -- Jack Nicholson
Best Robin – Burt Ward
Best Catwoman – Ertha Kitt
Best Two Face – Aaron Eckhart
Best Penguin – Burgess Meredith
Best Riddler – Frank Gorshin
Best Batmobile – The Tumbler
Best Alfred – Michael Caine
Best Commissioner Gordon – Tie (Gary Oldman and Batman Year One version)
Best Batman artist – Neal Adams
Best Batman writer – Frank Miller
Best Ally – Green Arrow (Dark Knight Returns graphic novel)
Best Enemy – Superman (Dark Knight Returns graphic novel)
Best Batgirl – Yvonne Craig
Best Batman Toy – Batman Exploding Bridge Playset
Best Arkham Asylum – Grant Morrison/Dave McKean’s Arkham Asylum graphic novel
Best Gotham – No Man’s Land (storyline that ran through multiple Batman titles in 1999 in which Gotham was hit by a 7.6 Earthquake)
Holy $&%# Batman! Worst Batman related junk – three way tie: 1) Batman partakes in the network television show Superhero Roast (Adam West actually showed up for this.) 2) Christian Bale’s Batvoice 3) The Batfro Dishonorable Mention: whatever this is.
Best fan-made film – Batman versus Aliens versus Predator
Best Batman rip off – The Confessor (Kurt Busiek’s Astro City)
Worst Batman rip off – George Clooney in Batman and Robin
Best Batman Video Game – Lego Batman
Best “Oh, crap, what did I get myself into” moment - Vs. Hulk
Best romantic interest - Wonder Woman (yep, they dated)
Best group affiliation – Justice League (Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire version)
Most satisfying moment for Batman readers - Batman knocks out Green Lantern Guy Gardner with one punch
Definitive BATMAN – Alex Ross/Mark Waid’s Kingdome Come version
Definitive JOKER – Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke version
Thanks Rob. Now, let the arguments begin!