The Best & Worst BATMAN Suits

The Best & Worst BATMAN Suits

Over the years we've seen many on screen incarnations of the Batsuit, some terrific, some not so and some even nippled. But with the BVS looming what have been the best and worst designs as of so far? Hit the jump to find out and be sure to share your own thoughts!

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Pasto - 3/21/2014, 3:35 PM
BEST: Batman Forever

WORST: Nolans suit.
DEVLIN712 - 3/21/2014, 3:41 PM
BEST: Batman: Year One (Animated)

WORST: Bat nipples
JorL5150 - 3/21/2014, 3:45 PM


WHEN is the NEW batsuit?!
GeekyCheekyChic - 3/21/2014, 3:46 PM
In movies:
Batman Begins BEST
Batman and Robin WORST
MajorTom - 3/21/2014, 3:48 PM
Can I wait for the new suit befor I answer this?
Pasto - 3/21/2014, 3:48 PM
I think you meant to flip those.
TheBoss117 - 3/21/2014, 3:50 PM
It's probably a nostalgia thing but the suit from Batman89 has always been my favorite. TDK suit 2nd
datNAMEtho - 3/21/2014, 3:54 PM

Thank you.
hawkeye2012 - 3/21/2014, 3:55 PM
BEST: The Dark Knight trilogy
WORST: Batman and Robin bat nipples
Platinum - 3/21/2014, 3:57 PM
This walking toy commercial.

JorL5150 - 3/21/2014, 3:57 PM
the best batman suit was GUSTO wearing the adam west batman suit while i gave him a reach-around.
A2daSZL - 3/21/2014, 3:58 PM
Best: Batman Begins

Worst: Bat Nipples...Pretty much all the suits not done by Burton or Nolan sucked
SpiderFraud - 3/21/2014, 4:00 PM
Of course the TDK suit is the best on screen, B&R suits are yuck. I like the long ears, depending on the art.
Shaanyboi - 3/21/2014, 4:02 PM
The Dark Knight suit is easily the most functional. The Batman Begins suit looks real good, but it's not practical (well, none of them have been really).

For a long time in the comics, Batman's suit was nothing more than a shirt and pants. It's literally just tights, and unless the actor is huge, he's never going to look awesome in that. And even then, that suit will never fit right. Armor feels like the only real way to do it.
ChiliConCarney - 3/21/2014, 4:02 PM



danetooeasy - 3/21/2014, 4:04 PM

You've just earned yourselves another podcast subscriber! :D
SoundWave - 3/21/2014, 4:07 PM
BEST: Batman Forever

WORST: Nolans suit. / Batman 60s
ManDeth - 3/21/2014, 4:10 PM
My list:
1. Adam West's. Why? Because of it's functionality. Quickest to put on and off, restroom friendly and does not impair the wearer. In other words it won't slowe you down, make you get tired and get you killed.
2. The Dark Knight/Skateboarder suit.
3. Batman Begins.
4. Batman Dead End.
5. Batman 89.

Batman Forever and Batman And Robin suits are disqualified from competition for Batnipples and homoerotic designs.
DaVinci31 - 3/21/2014, 4:10 PM


Everything else.

thewolfx - 3/21/2014, 4:12 PM
Best arkham city or origins

Worst batman forever or nolans boring tron ass suits
thewolfx - 3/21/2014, 4:13 PM
Sorry worst imeant batman and robin
GeneralZod1138 - 3/21/2014, 4:15 PM
BEST: The Animated Series

WORST: Batman & Robin
manofmidgard - 3/21/2014, 4:16 PM
clooney's suit was clearly the worst. that thing is an abomination.
but that's followed closely by bale's heavily armored, voice modulated, ninja-wannabe monstrosity.
gawd, we need a good batman suit. and fill it with someone WHO ISN'T BEN AFFLECK!
YeezusWept - 3/21/2014, 4:18 PM

Proof that the Arkham suit can be done in live action.
marvel72 - 3/21/2014, 4:18 PM
best the aninated series or batman begins

worst batman & robin
smell - 3/21/2014, 4:21 PM
Adam west deserved an Oscar for best dressed
Super12 - 3/21/2014, 4:26 PM
Best: Arkham Origins

1st Runner Up: Batman Begins
Rokyn - 3/21/2014, 4:28 PM
Easily the suit from the New 52 suit for me followed by the Dark Knight suit for its functionality and black sleek design. The grey, black, and gold on the new 52 is really beautiful and I like the combination of armor and high tech cloth on it.

Worst suit for me has to be the Arkham series one for its bulk and big design. Followed by the Batman 1989 suit. I hate the logo and armor design on the 89 one but the Batman Returns suit improved heavily on it and it's one of my favorites because of the improvements. Returns suit mixed with Forever suit without nipples is a great black suit with a yellow symbol.
Carl - 3/21/2014, 4:45 PM
They are all pretty bad.
Armor laden for a guy who thrives on agility and stealth.
beane2099 - 3/21/2014, 4:52 PM
There were other Bat suits before 1989. There were the Batman serials of the 30's and 40's and of course Adam West. Granted I think the Dark Knight suit is the best, but there are still others to consider. The 30's suit is ridonculous.
beane2099 - 3/21/2014, 4:54 PM
Wait. I might gotta reconsider. That Clooney suit with the silver highlights is pretty heinous.
Tony93 - 3/21/2014, 4:59 PM
best will be Afflecks
l0rdleg0las - 3/21/2014, 5:03 PM
Best the Michael Keaton original suit. Had the best cape, didn't have the weird fake muscles that Batman Forever and B&R had and didn't have the odd bobblehead look of Nolan's batsuit
GeekyCheekyChic - 3/21/2014, 5:08 PM
The Keaton had fake muscles...unless you think Mike Keaton was some workout fiend.

Batman just looked the best on film as a whole.
I hope to god that they just use the Arkham suit for BvS
megabatfan - 3/21/2014, 5:20 PM
When Stephen Amell said that if the suit (Green Arrow) suit was one he could get in and out of alone, that would sellnit and make it more believeable, i got to thinking. If they are going for a grounded look, shouldn't that be the guide for all super hero costumes. I mean barring TDK suit, if Batman had a hot piss while out on the rooftops, he wasn't getting out of any of those suits in time.
I like how Iron Man addressed that issue in IM2
megabatfan - 3/21/2014, 5:21 PM
@ Netman
I think the Batman Begins suit did a pretty good job at 'the creature' look too.
GuardianDevil - 3/21/2014, 5:24 PM
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Nolan's is great but THIS is the iconic Batsuit.
case - 3/21/2014, 5:29 PM
Good one men!
NightWatcher - 3/21/2014, 5:29 PM
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IFeelLikePablo - 3/21/2014, 6:24 PM
Best so far
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