With LEGO Batman, T.T. is trying to do it with a more time-honored popular icon from a comic book, the Bob Kane-created Caped Crusader. In the LEGO retelling, of which one of 18 levels was shown, Kane's forbiddingly resolute Batman of the 1940s has morphed into the Dark Knight of the new millennium.
Batman is dark and grim, a confident, brave hero who looks like he could turn into an anti-hero at any moment in this tale of DC Comics' most feared villains who have escaped from Arkham Asylum. Everyone from the Joker to the Penguin is angry, too: They won't stop until they cause mayhem on a scale Gotham has never before seen.