Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Top Five Batman Nicknames

This week's Top Five List is the Top Five Nicknames for Batman!!

Just missing the list, due to a technicality, is "Dynamic Duo," as it is not really a nickname FOR Batman, but rather, for Batman AND Robin.

5. Bats

This nickname is down on the list, because it is less refined nickname, used more as a way to tease Batman. If you are not in the Justice League, you should not refer to Batman as Bats.

4. World's Greatest Detective

This is fairly low, because, well, let's be honest...who's to say that it is even TRUE? As fellow blogmate, Sean Whitmore, so aptly made reference to awhile back, nowadays, it often seems as though Batman's investigatoty skills rarely vary beyond beating up hoods to get information.

3. Masked Manhunter

I have not even really heard this one that often, but it does at least apply to Batman.

2. Caped Crusader

Here's a fun game, find out the last time that a Batman comic actually referred to him as a caped crusader!!!

1. Dark Knight (and the derivitive, Dark Knight Detective)

This is the clear winner, as Batman even has a comic NAMED "Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight," and "The Dark Knight Returns."

Great nickname, isn't it?

Have I actually missed any good nicknames?

26 Comments:

Blogger Chris Griswold said...

Flying Rodent

10/18/2005 9:50 AM  
Anonymous David C said...

My favorite, though Ra's al Ghul is the only guy who's allowed to use it, is the simple "Detective."

10/18/2005 10:20 AM  
Blogger joncormier said...

I seem to recall Blech-man and the Boy-Blunder popping up somewhere...

10/18/2005 3:43 PM  
Blogger MarkAndrew said...

David C said...
My favorite, though Ra's al Ghul is the only guy who's allowed to use it, is the simple "Detective."

Me too. That should edge "Bats" off the list.

10/18/2005 4:47 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

The Creeper called Batman "B.M." once. Once.

10/18/2005 6:29 PM  
Anonymous David C said...

Doesn't Batman have a few "official" nicknames that never quite caught on? Superman's actually got a bunch of those that hardly ever get used - "Action Ace" and "Metropolis Marvel" being just two.

10/19/2005 9:59 AM  
Anonymous J. Kevin Carrier said...

Back in the '70s, Denny O'Neil used to always introduce Bats on the splash page as "The Darknight Detective" or "The Dread Batman".

Fleischer's Encyclopedia lists a bunch of alternate nicks, including The Black Knight, The Caped Crime-Buster, and The Masked Manhunter.

10/19/2005 12:01 PM  
Blogger James Meeley said...

Did the Joker once refer to him as "Ol' Pointy-Ears"? Maybe that was on the cartoon series and not the comics, but I certainly remember one of Batman's villains refering to him with that nickname.

10/20/2005 12:08 AM  
Blogger ElGrande said...

Gordon's pet vigilante springs to mind.

And I think he has been called the "Gotham Guardian" more than one time, though the details escape me. It could have been marketing material.

And more than the Joker has called Bats by the name of Pointy Ears. That was a JLI staple, though I think only the late, lamented Blue Beetle and Maxwell Lord used it.

10/22/2005 12:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i believe that bat man was origanally and alwayz called "The Batman" not by any of those nicknames.

9/24/2006 7:05 PM  
Anonymous ducktape said...

what the fuck? am i the only one that remembers joker harley calling batman "batsy"? i think batsy is fuckin' bad ass name for him, don't ya think?

6/12/2008 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well it more of the dark night

6/13/2009 11:05 AM  
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11/23/2010 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Batman is the "World's Greatest Detective". Period.

4/18/2011 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i seem to recall harley refering to him as "b-man" more than once

7/11/2011 2:52 AM  
Blogger Lawrence Phelps said...

The joker called him bat guano a few times as well as guano man lol

8/21/2012 7:26 PM  
Blogger Rusty Wagon said...

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9/06/2012 6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2. Caped Crusader

Here's a fun game, find out the last time that a Batman comic actually referred to him as a caped crusader!!!

Answer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Whatever_Happened_to_the_Caped_Crusader%3F

What I win????

9/06/2012 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harley Quinn calls him B-man a lot on the animated series.

4/17/2013 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

replying to the comment that unless your in the justice league you shouldn't call him "bats",Selina (Kyle) aka catwoman does it all the time. and I think some of the bat family has done it to. so add surrogate crime fighting family and girlfriends/lovers to that list.

4/17/2013 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"rodent with wings" "mouse with wings" and "rat with wings"

4/17/2013 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I call him "Overrated Dipshit"

5/09/2013 10:20 AM  
Blogger Mark Chrisco said...

'The Darknight Detective' was used frequently in the early 80s.

9/13/2013 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya, if you aren't seeing him use his detective skills, you are reading the wrong comic lines, or none at all I suppose.

10/18/2013 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

2. Caped Crusader

Here's a fun game, find out the last time that a Batman comic actually referred to him as a caped crusader!!!

Answer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Whatever_Happened_to_the_Caped_Crusader%3F"

Nothing. The first post is from 2005, the Comic from 2009^^
Oh and you are to late.
7 years to answer is to long^^
You should never answer someone who postet more then a few month ago^^

11/16/2013 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotham's Champion....

5/30/2014 5:05 PM  

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