REVIEW: Batman Forever and Batman & Robin

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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  1. Keith R.A. DeCandido says:

    “This trend accelerated with 1997’s Batman & Robin, which derailed the franchise for decades and spoiled more comics from being adapted for the screen.”

    Decades? The next Batman film came out all of eight years later, in 2005, and is widely hailed as a work of genius.

    And B&R so spoiled comics that it was one whole year before there was another successful comics-to-film adaptation — BLADE in 1998 — and all of three years before X-MEN started the current renaissance in superhero comics adaptations.

    Yes, B&R was terrible, but it was barely a blip on the radar.