“A friend of mine asked me recently, was I gonna go see the new Batman movie with him. But I don’t respect the concept of Batman because of what I understand about politics now. I’mma lay it out for you: rich dude owns a corporation with state of the art equipment, and he uses this to beat up on street level crime. He doesn’t mess with the industrialists, or the super capitalists, or the Murdochs, or the Trumps. He really just fucks with the person that’s on the corner. Batman is a conservative’s wet dream. Fuck Batman.”—
Ask fanboy_news_network (my sorta-StuntBrother), or the StuntWife, or the RealHusband: I don’t read comics. I’m just not interested. I’ve TRIED. SOME interest me: I love “Sandman”, and “Kingdom Come”, and the GOOD Joker stories (Arkham House, or Killing Joke). But not COMICS. Just…no. MCU movies? Sure. Sometimes someone says, “You really need to read this, it’s very well done” and SOMETIMES they’re right. (My standards are astronomical, and I’m a horrible snob - again, check with the StuntFamily).
But I’m watching “Arrow” because the Work!Dwarf insisted, and…this is Bruce Wayne looking out for BOTH the “little people” AND taking on the titans of industry that *do not care*.
Including, peripherally, his own mother.
Batman? Used to like it. I own “Dark Knight” because of Heath Ledger. I will probably *not* bother with another “gritty Batman story” ever again. I’ve had 28 years of them (“The Dark Knight Returns” was compiled into a graphic novel the year I graduated highschool; it’s time for a different sort of Batman - or, perhaps, just Oliver Queen, who - in “DKR” - is a Marxist revolutionary who *detests* Batman *and* Superman. Har har har.)
reverse werewolves. wolves that turn into confused but excited humans every month at the full moon and run around doing weird human stuff until they wake up the next day in the middle of an office with a suit loosely draped over their wolf form