posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 03:41 AM
Originally posted by OrphenFire
I agree with him. Batman is a prick.
But he's wrong. Batman is no prick. Who's fighting "street-level crime"? Is JOKER really a Street-level-crime? Often Batman doesn't even have a
choice if he wants to save a big amount of people. He doesn't politically go after the bigger crimes, but that's just the nature of comics - you
can't make comics too political, it'd be boring for the readers.
Calvin&Hobbes actually dealt with this issue.. "Quick, to the bat-fax!".. remember? It'd not be an interesting adventure for the audience.
Batman isn't REAL. He doesn't exist. Thus, in his world, political corruption, the 'big guys' do not exist either. There's only Joker, Penguin,
and a whole range of other "supervillains" that take his whole attention. There's nothing wrong with Batman - well, as far as superheroes go
anyway. That's what they all do - they fight Galactus or Dr. Doom or Lex Luthor - they don't go after the banks or Rockefellers or any political
stuff. They are too busy saving the whole earth (though I wouldn't bother, but perhaps it's a more pleasant earth in the comic Universe) and lots of
people from being tortured and annihilated by the supervillains.
Does that black dude really think Joker is STREET-LEVEL crime? When did Batman actually fight street-level crime? Besides, maybe that's the only
fight he knows how to fight - perhaps he doesn't know how to go after the bigger guys anyway. Isn't it good that he at least does SOMETHING? At
least he protects the people from supervillains, thugs and crooks, so Gotham City is a safe place to live!
Sheesh, what a douche that guy is. If he could decide, comics would be so boring, no one would ever read one.