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Although Batman had 2 movie serials in the 1940's, none of the villains from the comics were used. Because of that, the 60's live-action Batman show was the first adaptation of Batman, to use the villains from the comics.

Here's a list of the comic-book villains that appeared in the TV show:

The Joker

The Penguin

Catwoman

The Riddler

Mr. Freeze

The Mad Hatter

The Clock King

False Face (False Face was a one-shot villain in the comics, at the time, but he got to appear in a 2-part story in the show's 1st season.)

Eivol Ekdol (This character only appeared once in the comics, but he still got to appear...
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Note: Part of this article is a re-post of an article I wrote in 2017, and the rest was written in 2020.

Emer Prevost was the host of a film review show called "Reaction and Review." He also reviewed comic books in a show called "What's in the Box?"

Emer Prevost's YouTube career lasted several years. He reviewed films on his film review show that he hadn't seen before. He reviewed films that he was interested in seeing including some films he thought would be really good and several films that he thought would be bad.

Emer Prevost's show was unique. Most film reviewers review the newest films....
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June of 2020 is a sad month for Batman months. First, Dennis O'Neil passes away and now, Joel Schumacher has passed away, as well. Joel Schumacher was the director of two Batman films. He directed 1995's Batman Forever and 1997's Batman and Robin. After Batman and Robin came out, it became common to mock Joel Schumacher and make fun of him. I believe he didn't get the respect he deserved and I'd like to take a moment to reflect on what made Joel Schumacher a good director.

Believe it or not, Tim Burton wasn't a fan of comics. Although he did like Batman and the Joker, he wasn't a superhero expert....
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In 2020, a legendary Batman writer sadly passed away. His name is Dennis O'Neil and he's one of the most important writers of the Batman comics.

By the time that Dennis O'Neil started writing Batman comics in the 1960's, the Batman comics were struggling. Although the 60's helped introduce Batman to TV fans, the character was struggling to stay relevant in the comics. Batman's creator and original writer, Bill Finger, was no longer regularly writing Batman comics. By that time, the Batman comics were going through a weird phase. Batman had gone on weird sci-fi adventures, the Bat-family was...
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Avatar: The Last Airbender is an extremely beloved animated series, that has three seasons. Due to usually disliking popular things and having an odd enjoyment for hated things, I kept avoiding this show. I thought I wouldn't enjoy it, but I'm glad I was wrong.

I was planning on ranking the three seasons, but I decided it would make the most sense to go in order. If you haven't seen each season, you might want to avoid reading this article, because there will be spoilers.

Book One

Book One had a lot going against it. In order to keep the show's main villain, Ozai, a mysterious threat, he basically...
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Avatar: The Last Airbender is a show that came out in 2005. Not counting random clips and the 2010 film, I didn't start watching the show until 2020. You might be wondering why it took me so long to watch the show and I don't really have a good excuse. The show came out when I was a kid and back then, I was very quick to judge shows and films based on their visuals. Avatar: The Last Airbender's visuals didn't interest me and neither did the character designs. Even when I was a kid, I was never really a big fan of kid characters. I did have exceptions, like the cast of Ed, Edd and Eddy. Also,...
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Our Friend Power 5 is a 1989 Korean film, that was inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. It's a science-fiction comedy. The film was virtually-unknown in America, until a YouTuber, named Phelan Porteous, reviewed the film. Because of his review, I became interested in seeing the film. After watching the film four times, I figured it was time I finally review it.

The Plot

Princess Yesular is a female turtle, from another planet, who is accompanied by four turtle bodyguards. Yesular has a wand, that has magical powers. An evil rat, named Shark, wants the wand, so he and his...
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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a reboot of the She-Ra franchise. The original She-Ra show came out in 1985 and the reboot started in 2018 and the show's fifth and final season came out in 2020. I have a LOT of passionate feelings about this show, so if I seem like an overly-enthusiastic fan, that's because I am.

My History With She-Ra

My first exposure to She-Ra was the 1980's He-Man and She-Ra Christmas special. I watched that special, when I was a kid, because I was a fan of He-Man and Skeletor. I barely knew who She-Ra was, at that time.

I actually watched the reboot before watching...
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All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder is a ten-issue series, that was written by Frank Miller. Frank Miller is a beloved writer, who wrote some critically-beloved Batman stories, including Batman: Year One and The Dark Knight Returns.

I think Year One, for the most part, is a compelling and emotional story, about Batman and Commissioner Gordon first year at cleaning up Gotham's crime. Plus, the story introduced Carmine Falcone, who is a fascinating and complex villain. The Dark Knight Returns is often considered to be the best Batman story ever made. While I can't deny that the story has...
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A lot of people, including non-comic fans, think that Christopher Nolan's Batman films are well-made, high-class films. In fact, several versions of Batman, including the 60's show and 90's films, are treated as if they're inferior and not worth taking seriously.

However, I, whatsupbugs, am one of Batman's more obsessive and geeky fans and I'd like to propose a theory. It's a crazy theory, but I still believe in it. My theory is that the 1991 comedy film, Alyas Batman en Robin, is better than Christopher Nolan's highly-acclaimed trilogy.

You're probably already confused and you might think...
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There are several Batman films and there a few that can get pretty weird. The classic 1966 film is known for the absurdity of Shark-Repellent Bat Spray and the 1997 film, Batman and Robin, is known for the ice-pun antics of Mr. Freeze. However, Batman has had even weirder adventures.

Quite possibly the weirdest Batman film and one of the weirdest superhero films, in general, came out in 1991 and was made in the Philippines. The film is called Alyas Batman en Robin.

Alyas Batman en Robin isn't necessarily an official Batman film, because it's somewhat of a parody. Also, the film doesn't star...
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I've talked about the most heroic and awesome superheroes of all time. Now it's time to look over the most frightening, menacing, and coolest villains of all time. Be warned that these villains are so scary, that just reading about them could give you weeks of nightmares.

10. Professor Bubbles (The New Adventures of Batman)

Most of Batman's villains are pretty silly and campy. Thankfully, in 1977, the incredibly fearsome Professor Bubbles was created. He was only in one episode, but that's probably because he had left a permanent amount of fear on the kids. Even Scarecrow would cower in fear...
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There's so many great superheroes out there and it's time to talk about the greatest out of all them. These heroes stand for what is right and show the bad guys who is boss.

10. the entire PAW Patrol gang

There was a PAW Patrol superhero special, so they totally count as official superheroes. Forget about the Justice League and the Avengers. Clearly, this is the best superhero team. Together, they'll bark away Mayor Humdinger, one of the scariest villains of all time.

9. Detective Pikachu

Some might try to say that Detective Pikachu isn't a superhero. However, Batman's a detective and is considered...
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Here are some bits of info about the Fred series. The Fred series was something I started in the middle of 2011. It was either May or June when I started writing the first Fred story.

Characters created in 2011:

Fred
Age: 40
Relatives: Sophie (daughter), Lloyd Kenny (father), Maon Kenny (mother)

Allies: William (boss and mentor), Jeremy, James, Mr. Stupid, and Captain Keychaland (friends)

Enemies: Pipeswell Pipes (arch-enemy), Tom (co-worker rival), Dan and Gonna Getcha (recurring enemies)

Based on Jack Black

William H. Olsen
Age: 70
Based on William H. Macy (His name and visual appearance is...
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The films from 2019 I watched and enjoyed. These films are listed in alphabetical order. This list includes both theatrical and direct to DVD films.

Alita: Battle Angel

Batman: Hush

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Captain Marvel

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection

Dark Phoenix (X-Men)

Detective Pikachu (Pokémon)

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Dumbo

Frozen 2

Joker

Knives Out

Shazam!

Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans

The Addams Family
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a 2018 TV show that is a reboot of the 1980s She-Ra TV show. However, critics and fans have claimed this show is much different than the original show, in a good way.

The Plot

Adora is a teen, who was raised by the Horde. The Horde is an evil organization, but Adora was taught to believe that the Horde was a heroic team, that was meant to defeat the vile princesses. In reality, the Horde has been trying to dominate over the princesses and has been doing lots of evil acts. Adora grew up being best friends with Catra, a fierce, but caring ally of Adora.

When...
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Griff the Invisible is a 2010 film. The film deals with a lot of superhero-related material, so while it is a superhero film, it's not a serious action film and it isn't based on any comic book superheroes. Instead, it has drama, romance, and comedy.

The Plot

Griff is a man, who seems average, if somewhat meek, during the day. He's quiet and doesn't get along well with others. He only has one person he regularly socializes with and gets along with, named Tim. Most people consider Griff to be weird and off-putting. However, during the night, he puts on a superhero costume and tries to fight...
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Hi, Fanpop friends. These are some random bits of trivia about me.

* I think anime is the best.

* I'm a nerd when it comes to Batman.

* My favorite holiday is Christmas.

* I have nostalgia for what Cartoon Network was like in the 1990s and 2000s.

* My favorite actor/singer is Tony Jay.

* My favorite actress is Emily Blunt.

* I'm a writer. I've been writing regularly since I was a teenager. I started off as a comedic writer, before becoming obsessed with writing romantic stories.

* I'm not a fan of horror films and I only like a small amount of documentaries. My favorite film genres include animation,...
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Robotnik: Snooping as usual I see! *Talks faster* Snooping as usual *Slows down* I see!
Robotnik: Snooping as usual I see! *Talks faster* Snooping as usual *Slows down* I see!

SeanTheHedgehog: *Sitting at a table in front of a laptop* Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems, when a movie called The Nightmare Before Christmas was released. And then twenty three years later, Overwatch was created. If you haven't seen a combination of Overwatch with The Nightmare Before Christmas, I'd say it's time you begin now.

Song (Start at 1:19): link

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A scare crow spins around clockwise as the wind blows. We are on the Hollywood map, decked out in Halloween decor.

Reapers: *Singing*...
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Joker is a 2019 film that has Batman's arch-enemy, the Joker as the main protagonist. This is the first film where the Joker is the star, although some people argue Joker's the star of the Tim Burton film and The Dark Knight. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, with Robert De Niro serving a supporting role.

The Plot

Arthur Fleck is a depressed person, who leads a depressing, hard life. He has no family, aside from his sick mother, he suffers mental disorders, and he gets bullied by people who don't understand him. The one bright spot in his life, aside from watching his favorite talk show host,...
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