Come now, the notion that comics are still kid type things is silly at best. That hasn't been the case for a long time.
Dang. Now I'm all nostalgic. The New Adventures of Batman and Superman was also a favorite (though it was basically a potpourri of BTAS and Superman The Animated Series.Man, American broadcast animation at its finest. This is brilliant stuff.Batman did get pretty dang dark, now that I think about it. There's an episode where commissioner Gordon gets shot, nearly dies. The whole scene was intense. Also, Batgirl actually dies in a later season episode. Killed by the Scarecrow. I mean crap, in the comics Barbara was shot in the spine by the Joker and permanently crippled (Alan Moore's classic The Killing Joke), but in the animated series, she straight up dies - in her fathers arms, if I remember correctly. Yeesh.Also - Mark Hamill is STILL the greatest interpretation of the joker. DEAL WITH IT.
I think the issue with the monstrosity that the comics generated is that it isn't feasible to enact that without "Hulk" levels of CGI and that hasn't been what Nolan did with any of the films. Personally, (being a non-fanboy and not knowing too much about the overall lore), I love what Nolan has done with the series he imagined and am throughly looking forward to the "final" movie.
^I'm not sure if you're talking to me here or everyone in the discussion so I'll reply anyways.