bruce wayne, ladies and gents
I obsess over little things.
Bruce, you are such a dick
this scene fucked me up because he really didn’t care about being rich and powerful. he just wanted to fuck the world in the ass
Batkid Saves San Francisco
A boy’s wish to be Batman inspired thousands of volunteers to help turn the streets of San Francisco into Gotham City today.
Five-year-old Miles, aka Batkid, has been fighting Leukemia since he was a baby. The Make-a-Wish Foundation helped organize an entire day catered to the caped crusader. Miles, whose cancer is in remission, rode in a Batmobile, rescued a damsel in distress and helped police capture the Riddler and the Penguin. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee even gave Miles a key to the city.
is that why he limps now
Just another reminder of why Batman Black and White is the best Batman book being released by DC today.
Written by Paul Dini, art by Stephane Roux
Martha Wayne needs to be in more comics. A lot of writers seem to focus more upon Bruce’s dad Thomas, with Martha forming a nebulous Mum Cloud, on the basis that Thomas was a doctor and a defacto aristocrat and thus influenced a lot of Bruce’s personality in a “help people and be socially responsible with your wealth” kind of way, but there have been numerous portrayals of Martha that show her impact on Bruce too.
For example, in Paul Dini’s Streets of Gotham series, they actually explore the beginnings of Martha and Thomas’ relationship and how it was her influence that caused Thomas to actually START being the socially responsible person he later became. In addition to giving her an actual personality and backstory.
Or in Geoff John’s Batman: Earth One they merge her with the Arkham family, and make her an advocate for the mentally ill in addition to trying Bruce directly to what would later become Arkham Asylum.
A lot of the time writers instead seem to focus more on the fact that she was killed rather than her life… which is actually kind of depressing. In Greg Rucka’s Death and the Maidens, for example, when his parents’ ghosts/hallucinations claiming to be ghosts appear Martha has most of her face shot off as that’s the only way Bruce can remember hero. Or in Grant Morrison’s Batman run where she doesn’t appear at all, but is used more as a pawn by her family (who think Thomas was a bad influence) or as a means to hurt Bruce (faking evidence that she was a drug addict who Thomas pimped out to his friends).
Martha Wayne can and has been a very interesting character in her own right, but we’re in a situation where she’s left more in the background. Like in Batman Begins I don’t even think that she had any lines, with all Bruce’s parental advice coming from his Dad or Alfred.
Which, again, is kind of depressing.
- Reginald D. Hunter (via honda)
Also he’s turned Gotham into an arena for playing out his own twisted little psychodrama, avenging his parents’ death over and over again, which is why he doesn’t just fucking kill the recurring villains and spare everybody the danger of their continual reappearances.
He’s a big rich man and he doesn’t want to deal with his feelings in any kind of healthy way, so an entire city is vulnerable to terrorist attack on a more or less daily basis for the sake of his sad, creepy power games.
You’re all making very valid socio-economic points
I like Batman anyway
This is the kind of bullshit spewed by dummies who never read Batman comics and never watched Batman: The Animated Series and have never met me.
BASICALLY YOU GUYS ARE ALL STUPID AND DON’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT BATMAN.
First off, Batman fights those would would endanger others. That’s it. The majority of Batman’s villains have amassed criminal fortunes at the cost of innocent lives. Batman doesn’t give a damn about property or social status or even his own inherited wealth (except that it can be used to prevent tragedies like the one that defined his life), he only cares about saving lives. Preventing crime. Capturing criminals.
On top of that, dude is all the time giving criminals second chances. He gets ex-cons and even ex-Arkham patients(!) jobs at his own damn company, geniuses! Yeah, he’s such a Republican. Dude helps fund the police crime lab, manages outreach programs and scholarships, donates to every freaking charity in the city, and STILL spends all his time and money saving your hatin’ ass, because THAT’S WHO HE IS.
Please tell me Bruce Wayne isn’t for higher taxes for after school programs, public housing, and healthcare, all of which reduce crime, because I like arguing with people who don’t know shit. If Batman cared about his money, he’d be running Wayne Enterprises instead of letting his pal Lucius do that stuff. And he sure as heck wouldn’t be funding Batman, Inc. all over the world if it was just about getting his kicks punching poor criminals in the face.
Batman poured his bleeding heart out on the floor before congress to get federal assistance when Gotham needed it.
Batman FREQUENTLY adopts orphans whose parents he couldn’t save or who generally just need his help. (Robinhood is like the Big Brother program, but replace Big with Bat.)
Batman is hardcore BFFs with the biggest liberal softy in the DCU, Superman, whom he respects, both for his work as a superhero AND a member of the fourth estate.
Batman fights rich criminals all the damn time, son. And you know what? If you hench for a homicidal maniac, sometimes you get batarang’d and them’s the breaks. You don’t get to hurt people and get away with it in Gotham City. Not anymore.
Batman doesn’t kill. Batman doesn’t use guns. Batman wants the mentally ill to get help, not be sent to prison. Is it working out great? NOT REALLY, BECAUSE WE ALL WANT MORE ROGUES GALLERY STORIES. Blame the fans for the failure of Arkham, not Batman. Dude’s doing his level best, and it’s a damn sight better than any of you are doing.
But if you’re having trouble getting your head around there being ONE GOOD RICH GUY (and he’s fictional), let me break it down for you:
LEX LUTHOR IS A CONSERVATIVE.
BATMAN IS A LIBERAL.
Dean Trippe drops the damn mic.
And this is the moment I fell in love this Dean Trippe.
Reblogging because I heard this argument again. Guys. I have strong opinions about Batman. For reasons.