Superman or Batman?
Slightly off topic: I want to call dibs — Iron Man 4 with Jay Gatsby as the villain. I’m so writing that.
So that’s me holding a venti dark roast labelled Batman, instead of my name, by an observant Barista. I recently asked some folks the question “Superman or Batman?” and figured I’d answer it too. While I can see both sides (and I’m a pretty big superhero fan in general), if I had to choose one it would be Batman every time.
I identify with Batman because he’s human and he’s not sure. It’s not a foregone conclusion that he’s always right, or even good. Characters in the Dark Knight universe refer to him as an idea but I think that’s a faulty word — he’s a template. Anyone can be the Batman. Even Michael Keaton, and Tommy from 3rd Rock from the Sun. (It has to be true, Christopher Nolan may or may not have said so).
“Anyone can be a hero.”
He’s a template.
And Iron Man is a rockstar.
Ok, I’ve been slacking off a little this week, but stand by for some more poetry…