"Something wrong, colonel? You come here prepared to drink a madman, and instead you found a god? ”
Beekeeping: a mighty weapon against crime and evil!
It’s the least I could do.
Reason #Ilostcount of why Superman’s my favorite superhero.
This is real
Brad Neely still crushing it after all these years
The menu items at 1:08 tho
Brad Neely is perfection.
Crowds picketing Elvis Presley’s ‘Love Me Tender’ at a theatre, 1956.
Gregory Peck with his sons Jonathan and Stephen, 1951.
“Should we stay after the credits?”
“I don’t think Batman is that kind of movie.”
“Well, it’d be a lot cooler if it was.”
I’M GRINNING SO HARD.
Superman began as a socialist, but Batman was the ultimate capitalist hero, which may help to explain his current popularity and Superman’s relative loss of significance. Batman was a wish-fulfillment figure as both filthy-rich Bruce Wayne and his swashbuckling alter ego. He was a millionaire who vented his childlike fury on the criminal classes of the lower orders. He was the defender of privilege and hierarchy. In a world where wealth and celebrity are the measures of accomplishment, it’s no surprise that the most popular superhero characters today—Batman and Iron Man—are both handsome tycoons.
Grant Morrison, Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human (via creatorbreakdown)
In regards to Batman and Superman. I’ve always seen Superman as “Too Perfect” of a hero. I mean, there is literally NOTHING he can’t do and I honestly find that boring.
I find Batman more relate-able not because of his status, but because he’s simply a man, who’s up against not just the usual run of the mill criminals, but also against villains like Clayface, Bane, and Killer Croc, who can physically overpower him, even moreso in Justice League, where he’s put in a situation where he’s one of the few people with no powers, in an expanding world of heroes and villains with abilities that far exceed his own. Then throw in the fact that he’s essentially a basketcase hell-bent on vengeance for the loss of his parents and dances on a fine line between taking the high-road or kill criminals and start down a much darker path.
I wouldn’t get that kind of thing from Superman. He’s the “Guy next door” type of guy, who was well brought up by his adopted family. A villain would have to do something pretty drastic for Superman to even consider that kind of choice. I mean, sure, he CAN do it. He’s essentially a god among mortals, but his upbringing has taught him to always be the better man.
But then, that’s just my take on the situation.
Whoa whoa whoa WHOA.
"… throw in the fact that he’s essentially a basketcase hell-bent on vengeance for the loss of his parents and dances on a fine line between taking the high-road or kill criminals and start down a much darker path.” ?
Seriously? Seriously? Batman is such a weak-willed person that he’s always 2 breaths away from murdering every single on of his rogue’s gallery? When did this happen? Was this some God-Awful Jeph Loeb story you’re drawing from or something?
Batman is a man that saw his parents gunned down senselessly before his very eyes as a child, felt the pain and anguish that death brings, and thought to himself, “Never again. No one should ever have to feel this pain.” and every bit of his life has been devoted to CREATING THAT KIND OF WORLD.
Batman is one of the most positive and hope-filled heroes in the DC Universe, because no matter how bad it gets, no matter how heinous his villains act, he still believes their lives are worth something and that they can change their ways.
He took Dick Grayson under his wing, a boy who dealt with the same tragedy he did, and helped shape his life into a positive influence on the world.
He tried his damnedest to get Jason Todd to turn his life around and be a better person, and the fact that he failed still haunts him to this day.
When Tim Drake’s father was killed by Captain Boomerang, Bruce Wayne adopted him almost immediately.
He protects, he brings together, he sends the message that every individual can make the choice to be a force of good. To reject the pain, and the angst and the suffering, and instead try and make it so that others will not have to experience those same things.
So in conclusion, whoever actually believes Batman is some gritty 90’s weaksauce knockoff of The Punisher is an idiot, and clearly does not understand how the character works.
(And see Hath? I didn’t mention Superman, even once! xD)