So yesterday, on Twitter, I posted my rundown of the Best Modern Day Batman.  It went something like this:

#6. Val Kilmer

#5. Ben Affleck

#4. George Clooney

#3. Michael Keaton

#2. Adam West

#1. Christian Bale

My reasoning was as follows: Bale demonstrated the most dramatic range, but West was the most likable.  Keaton broke new ground in his portrayal, yet Clooney delivered an underappreciated performance in the worst Batman movie ever made.  Affleck tries too hard while Kilmer tried not at all.

The internet weighed in with love for West, Keaton, even Clooney.  But a sign of support was shown for voice-actor Kevin Conroy.

A New Poll For You

Today, I leave it to you, dear readers.  YOU have the final say.  Who is The Best Modern Day Batman?

More Themes…

Our search for a new WordPress theme continues.  The response to yesterday’s theme, “2016”, was better than the previous day’s, “Text Book” – yet it was not without its detractors.  Some felt the black type on white background hard on the eyes.  Still, others bumped on the space-wasting border surrounding the screen and the unwieldy font.  Ultimately, I can do something about the color palette and fonts.  The borders, not so much.

And so, on we go to candidate Number 3: “Rosalie”.  Thoughts?

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ELGardner

Nolan’s movies stand far above the rest and still are the best Batman movies. However I personally like Keaton’s portrayal.

William

My logic as well.

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

What about Lego Batman? He’s got the best singing voice.

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Did you soften the white? I like it.

ELGardner

Lego Batman is pretty great. I believe Will Arnett would make a fantastic live action Batman in the future. That’s a script I’d love to write.

2cats

I have only seen one Keaton Batman film and thought it quite dark.
Did not like it. I did watch West in 60’s Batman, the tilting cameras always made me queasy but it was a fun show.
I do hope MGM gives Stargate a reboot and stays true to canon. I will remain hopeful but I am Leary of fully trusting that TPTB even hear us, long suffering Stargate fans.

And to repeat yesterday’s post, I would love to see a new Star Trek series, but not on CBS all access. Not paying to watch.

I also don’t care for this stark theme. It looks awful on my mobile phone

Gustavo Camargo
Gustavo Camargo

I like this minimalist design, it is simple, but it shows all the information in a simple way. I assume the Dark Matter banner picture is just for testing purposes. Otherwise, consider changing the image to a bigger picture to avoid pixelation smile

Sarah
Sarah

I like this theme ‘Rosalie’ – it’s clean, neat, and kinda trendy. But that pixelated banner is just…terrible. Sorry. Also, Michael Keaton for the win.

baterista9 AKA gildermcc
baterista9 AKA gildermcc

I like how Rosalie looks on my cell screen. A tad Deco, a tad futuristic. Perfect for a sci-fi expert and bon vivant.

TheOtherOne
TheOtherOne

I quite like Rosalie – feels open and friendly. I like how the Comments section looks too. Yep this is nice.

Call me old but I still love Adam West as Batman. The baddies in that Batman series were the best – Eartha Kitt as Catwoman has never been bettered.

Jayenkai [JNK] (@Jayenkai)

You’re old!!!

.. but so am I. Best Batman by far.

Randomness
Randomness

Series low number two for Killjoys after only three episodes.

Episode 3 – 369k, 0.05 18-49

If only there was a fun popular Scifi show by two talented former Stargate writer/producers to get viewers watching Syfy on Fridays.

ELGardner

My exact thoughts and rant for the past year.

Jayenkai [JNK] (@Jayenkai)

Nice and responsive theme, nothing too crazy going on, no horrible borders, nothing really bad at all. I think this is my favourite, so far.

Maybe switch on full front page posts, though?

gforce

Adam West by a country mile.

I like this theme best so far!

Ponytail
Ponytail

Adam West because I’m old too. I couldn’t choose a best theme without seeing them side by side by side by side…. Oh well, lots of good feedback from everyone.

klgregerson

I’m liking the Rosalie. Looks nice and clean. Like TheOtherOne, I also like how the comments page lays out.

I don’t have a Batman preference, but Chris O’Donnell will always be my Robin.

Susie Gaskins

This theme is my favorite so far.

Michelle
Michelle

I like the Rosalie theme – very pleasing, easy to read, and lots of neats widgets.

I voted for Bale, but Clooney did well with horrible material. smile

Elminster
Elminster

Hi Joe
Can you adjust the font in any of these? Something sans-serif, I find this one very hard to read.

Elminster

Drea
Drea

ditto. had to put my reading glasses on to see comments section.
It really does have a whole lot more personality than “2016” though

KathyC
KathyC

It feels too bright for me – lots and lots of white. Or maybe I’m just tired and my eyes hurt from that. Still missing the pup.

maggiemayday

Rosalie is crisp, easy on my eyes, although she’s not cuddly or warm. Maybe the white could be a tad more ivory, or even a pale green or blue. Overall, I rather like her.

Adam West, because he was my first Batman. Keaton very nearly got my vote though, but I cannot turn my back on Wham! Pow! Bang!

Duptiang
Duptiang

I think the guys on the BigBangTheory and Adam West said it best.

John
John

I don’t like the ‘Reading time 1 minute.’ It’s unneccessary information, I think. Also would it be possible to have the latest post completely shown, rather than having to click Read More? Thanks.

Nathan Dionne
Nathan Dionne

If significant support was shown for Kevin Conroy why didn’t you add him to the poll? As someone who grew up with Batman: The Animated Series he will always be the only Batman for me. He was also the first Batman to use a different voice for Bruce Wayne, if I recall correctly. Diedrich Bader was pretty fun voicing him in Batman: The Brave and the Bold as well. He was to Kevin Conroy what Adam West is to Christian Bale.

On another note, I just saw the Stargate episode “Window of Opportunity” again. I didn’t realize you had a PhD Joe! And know Latin!

Nathan Dionne
Nathan Dionne

https://imgur.com/lmLWHns for reference.

Tim G
Tim G

I think for Movie Batman it is a tie between Bale and Affleck. I was surprised how much I liked Affleck because going into Batman V Superman I thought he was a terrible choice, and he knocked it out of the park. But Bale did a great job as well, and he had the low Batman growl down to a T. But I agree you should have had a write in option as I also would have voted Conroy as best, just as Mark Hamill was the best Joker.

I like this theme better than day 1, and maybe a little better than yesterday. I really like the DM cast picture you have on the page, and it is easier to go down to a previous post than the other ones so far.

peterthompson1986
peterthompson1986

Yep this is the best theme so far, simple and classy. Plus the comments section is nicely formatted.

Debra

Keaton. It’s not just watching, but the memory of the part.
I like this much better, but less white if possible

Drea
Drea

Adam West by default. (Didnt watch any BM after the original).

Wonder if there is a theme that combines 2016 & Rosalie?
This one has more personality
but yesterdays had the easiest to navigate and read layout.

Which ever one everyone ultimately decides upon, when you put up a new banner pic
hope you will consider posting ALL the babies side by side.
Maximus, Jelly, Brie, Bubba, Lulu, Suji.
(my all time fav photo of Bubba is him in his wizard costume)

Also I notice WP seems to have taken away the search option??
I was just about to go search for a couple good photos of Brie when I noticed
the search bar icon missing atop

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Larry D
Larry D

I’m still happiest with “2016”. Don’t care for the huge headers. Also don’t want to click again to read the entire post. The ultimate laziness…