So spending some time watching Batman films and reading over the comics and I started asking myself the question of how real the world of Batman is. Ok so I did watch Glass too, but that is not the point.
It is easy to understand why so many people hold Batman in such HIGH regards when it comes to comic book heroes. I used to think it was because he was a regular guy without superpowers. Then you think about it and you say he is not a regular guy, he is a billionaire. So it is not the regular guy without superpowers deal that makes us love this character. When you look at it again you see we love Batman, his villains, and Gotham because we are these characters and live in that city. We are all broken and fractured beings that live in beautiful nightmarish places. We all have this DARK & LIGHT side to ourselves that we constantly battle. We all put on masks, with friends, family, employers, teachers, enemies, oh, and of course with the cops. There is not one person reading this that has not become “Johnny Dogood” when the cops pull them over. I think we envy Batman and the Joker because then they know that they are broken and have picked a dominant side. Where most of us are like Two Face we know there is an issue but we are unable to pick DARK or LIGHT so we are constantly flipping the coin for an answer.
This all makes me ask the question of how F#$@Ked up are we as a society. I mean so much so that we can allow the truth of our nature to be told in between the lines of books that are labeled to be amusements for children.
People don’t see themselves as Superman, simply because of the god complex that goes along with it, which is a different conversation altogether. One that I would be happy to get into in a separate thread.
So DC Nation I ask you are we all tragic citizens of Gotham, simply waiting for the one bad day for each of us to spill over the edge, or is Batman, The Joker, and Gotham City all simply fiction and I am a mere looney that has lost a grip on reality. If you think I am the looney I can except that, or in the words of the late Heath Ledger’s Joker “Maybe I am just ahead of the curve”.
As always look forward yo reading your thoughts!