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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubistian View Post
    You mean something like this?
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    In your own headcanon,

    How short is too short for Bruce?
    How tall is too tall?
    How young is too young for Bruce to debut as Batman?
    How old is too old?

    For me:

    5'11 is the shortest (I liked Michael Keaton's Bruce), 6'2 is the tallest.

    21 years is the min start age, 24 years old is the max start age

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    He shouldn't be as tall as Superman or WW, but he also shouldn't be short either. He's above average for a man (probably around 6'2).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Whovian View Post
    He shouldn't be as tall as Superman or WW, but he also shouldn't be short either. He's above average for a man (probably around 6'2).
    So, going by that logic (which I agree with): if Supes is generally listed at 6'3", and Wondy is now currently listed at 6'2" (without heels) post-Rebirth, then Bats should be at most 6'1".

    Current average height for the American adult male is 5'9" tall, btw.

    What about Bruce's weight? How much is too massive and how little is too lean? Me personally: no less than 190 lbs, no more than 210 lbs.

    Regarding age, I feel 25 is too late to start this kind of physical career. I look at Bruce's career timeline like a professional NFL quarterback: start playing Pop Warner from age 12 - 14, high school 14 - 18, college 18 - 22, pro 22 - 39, retired before age 40.

    If Bruce starts seriously training at age 12, he's ready by age 22 to don the cowl and start his pro career, IMHO.

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    That seems about right
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    Quote Originally Posted by daBronzeBomma View Post
    So, going by that logic (which I agree with): if Supes is generally listed at 6'3", and Wondy is now currently listed at 6'2" (without heels) post-Rebirth, then Bats should be at most 6'1".

    Current average height for the American adult male is 5'9" tall, btw.

    What about Bruce's weight? How much is too massive and how little is too lean? Me personally: no less than 190 lbs, no more than 210 lbs.

    Regarding age, I feel 25 is too late to start this kind of physical career. I look at Bruce's career timeline like a professional NFL quarterback: start playing Pop Warner from age 12 - 14, high school 14 - 18, college 18 - 22, pro 22 - 39, retired before age 40.

    If Bruce starts seriously training at age 12, he's ready by age 22 to don the cowl and start his pro career, IMHO.
    That's very sensible. But Batman is not a "realistic" franchise - if you really took the kind of damage Bruce does in the comics, you'd be out after about a year, I think. I choose to think he's in his mid 30s, starting sometime in his mid 20s, and since DC's never going to actually tell us his age, I don't stress about it.
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    How short is too short for Bruce? 6 feet
    How tall is too tall? 6'6
    How young is too young for Bruce to debut as Batman? 21 or 22 maybe, definitely don't agree with Grant Morrison that he could start at 19
    How old is too old? 27...I think Snyder had him starting at like 27 (?) because of Detective Comics #27 being the first appearance
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBatmanFan05 View Post
    How short is too short for Bruce? 6 feet
    How tall is too tall? 6'6
    How young is too young for Bruce to debut as Batman? 23 or 24 maybe, definitely don't agree with Grant Morrison that he could start at 19
    How old is too old? 27...I think Snyder had him starting at like 27 (?)
    I could see him starting to train at 19, but that's definitely not when he should be becoming Batman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    I could see him starting to train at 19, but that's definitely not when he should be becoming Batman.
    Yea, I'm pretty flexible with when he might have started training, because he can start while doing any schooling and he can start training in Gotham, but yea, I love Morrison, but I definitely don't think he can debut as Batman at 19. 19 is like the new 13, sadly (I'm exaggerating for effect). Maybe if Batman actually started in the 1930s, I could buy him debuting at 19...because back in those days, more was expected of 19 yr olds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBatmanFan05 View Post
    Yea, I'm pretty flexible with when he might have started training, because he can start while doing any schooling and he can start training in Gotham, but yea, I love Morrison, but I definitely don't think he can debut as Batman at 19. 19 is like the new 13, sadly. Maybe if Batman actually started in the 1930s, I could buy him debuting at 19...because back in those days, more was expected of 19 yr olds.
    I'm 19 and it's weird to think that Bruce would be active at my age but then again it's comic books. I think it would be better that he is still training at this time, he is still in his formative years at 19. 21 is the youngest I will go but I feel like 23 is the best year for him to start. It's a nice age that works for both Batman and Bruce Wayne.
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    Quote Originally Posted by byrd156 View Post
    I'm 19 and it's weird to think that Bruce would be active at my age but then again it's comic books. I think it would be better that he is still training at this time, he is still in his formative years at 19. 21 is the youngest I will go but I feel like 23 is the best year for him to start. It's a nice age that works for both Batman and Bruce Wayne.
    Age 23 is probably the perfect starting point for Batman's career. That's often the traditional age for graduating college and starting full - time work in the Real World, which would match up with the end of Bruce's training and the beginning of his true job.

    I like to think that's how Bruce "celebrated" his 23rd b-day: at the stroke of midnight, his "virgin" Bat-fist punched its first bad guy.

    When is Bruce Wayne's birthday anyway?

    I know Clark's is either Feb 29 (Leap Day) or April 18 (IRL release date of Action Comics #1 vol 1 in 1938), but when did Detective Comics #27 vol 1 debut?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daBronzeBomma View Post
    When is Bruce Wayne's birthday anyway?
    Feb 19th according to an old DC calendar from 1976.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBatmanFan05 View Post
    Feb 19th according to an old DC calendar from 1976.
    That's awesome. From now on I'll celebrate his birthday.

    Its a shame that Shaman (LOTDK) is out of print (maybe because Zero Year) I've ignored Shaman for many years and finished it last week. What a great tale.

    There's been an old issue where Bruce is said to have studied in Quantico with the FBI and at the Sorbonne (France). Not canon anymore but I always thought what a nice touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batnbreakfast View Post
    Its a shame that Shaman (LOTDK) is out of print (maybe because Zero Year) I've ignored Shaman for many years and finished it last week. What a great tale.

    There's been an old issue where Bruce is said to have studied in Quantico with the FBI and at the Sorbonne (France). Not canon anymore but I always thought what a nice touch.
    I think Shaman was set for a nice re-release, but it got cancelled, as so many cool trade solicits do lately.

    The FBI and Sorbonne thing you refer to is from The Man Who Falls by Shaman writer Denny O'Neil. It was awesome. It's always gonna be canon to me. I think, with New 52, DC really hurt fan acceptance of what is supposed to be "official canon." And you even see writers that seem confused and refer to things that would have appeared out. So I think canon is more fluid and less clear nowadays.

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