What would an animated pre-DCnU Batverse look like? Something like this, by Maggotx9, perhaps
dysfuntional Happy Holidays like the Batfamily. By ~olybear.
Very, very fun!
You’ll want to look at this in the biggest size possible. I don’t know who did it (it looks like Benes maybe?
If you know, please share UPDATE: Mizzelle has tracked down the artist. It is a Benes. Fred Benes, Ed’s brother. And it is from 2007) but it has the Batfamily through the years in the various iterations of their costumes. It’s quite fun although I prefer Babs to have gotten a full shirt as her Oracle costume rather than what she is wearing there. Extra points for Selina leaning on Bruce on the right side of the image. I want this as a poster.
This made me LOL - especially Timmy via TheSpunkyMonkey
Batfamily meets cute animals. via mom1995577. Alfred and Oracle are my favorites.
This wasn’t very hard. I love the Batman family. I love Bruce and his boys. I love the brothers being brothers. I like Steph and Damian sniping. I love Babs and Dick forging a new relationship. And Tim and Steph coming to terms with their relationship. Cass and Steph being sisters from another mister. Helena content with her role after years of being on the outside looking in. What don’t I like? Cass getting the shaft. Jason being turned into a nut job. Oracle ditching on her “kids”. Bruce when he’s all grim and grimmer instead of a real dad.
Can the Batfamily ever be functional? Maybe. I’d recommend giving Alfred a larger sway over things, but then I think Alfred should be running parts of the government not just the Batfamily. So here’s to the Dysfunctional Bunch. And another look at them as suggested by Fabian Nicieza in this month’s “Red Robin”. And because I am reusing content (told you), I am also adding a parody of the Brady Bunch theme song. For those of you who were deprived of the Bunch growing up you can click the video at bottom to hear the tune.
Here’s the story of a man named Batman
Who takes in teenaged boys he hasn’t bred
So sad they never lived all together
Because the middle one took a crowbar to the head
Here’s a woman, a former Batgirl
Who also likes to play the mother hen
As Oracle she has Birds and Batgirls aplenty
So many she should do head count once again.
Now this Oracle and the Batman
May butt heads but when there is a crunch
They’ll grimace and bring their teams together
to converge into the dysfunctional Batsy Bunch
The Batsy Bunch, The Batsy Bunch
Fighting crime (and Alfred) make them into a family - the dysfunctional Batsy Bunch.