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What is it about Batman that keeps people coming back?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 17, 2008

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“What isn’t it about Batman? He’s not even a superhero, he’s just awesome. He doesn’t need super powers. He relies on technology and his own strength, speed and martial arts training to be a hero.”

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“I think it’s because he was able to face his biggest fear and turn it into an asset.”

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“I think it’s probably because he’s a dark, tortured soul with a sense of humor in spite of it. I think there’s a little Batman in us all.”

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“That’s an interesting question. If it was about Superman, I would have known what to say. I think it’s the fact that he’s just a normal person, he doesn’t have any powers, so it makes being a superhero seem attainable.”


McShindig 9 years ago

Because Batman is freakin' awesome.

rumor_man 9 years ago

The tights....for the ladies of course.

Boston_Corbett 9 years ago

Hoping that Batgirl will show up soon close behind...

geniusmannumber1 9 years ago

Whoa, whoa, whoa, spidey. What happened to your comment boycott?

beatrice 9 years ago

I think it is his indestructible bullet-proof bracelets, his invisible airplane and his Lasso of Truth that makes Batman so popular.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years ago

harley: "Pow! Bang! Wap!"The tilted rooms... waaaaay back in the day.

geniusmannumber1 9 years ago

Because Batman is awesome, but at the same time, he's really cool.

JoRight 9 years ago

lol "What isn't it about Batman? He's not even a superhero, he's just awesome." This made my day. Thanks Brand. m/

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years ago

"What is it about Batman that keeps people coming back?"It's the batarangs, silly.

jonas 9 years ago

Because he can go from the cartoonish fun type as Adam West to that nearly psychotic figure found in the Dark Knight books. Because he's not super-powered, just a human bad@$$ with a lot of really neat gadgetry.

jonas 9 years ago

svengalli: Since 75% of your posts are obsessing over cool/spiderman, why don't you just propose to him and get it over with. Being forced to watch this middle-school flirting is awkward and embarrassing.

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