Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Every couple of days I get hits from people searching the term "Goddamn Batman" on Google.
Make fun of "All Star Batman and Robin" -- or Assbar, as it is known -- all you want, but there is no denying the appeal of Frank Miller's "Goddamn Batman." In fact, I think the Goddamn Batman has now surpassed the regular old boring Batman as the "It" superhero of the hour.
Sure, Miller's previous take on Bats, "Dark Knight," touched relatively briefly on the dark, unstable elements of the superhero. But "Goddamn Batman" distills every nasty, jerkwad quality of previous "gritty" Batmen into one spicy bat-enchilada.
I propose that DC change the title of "All Star Batman" to "Goddamn Batman" and just roll with it. If there can be "Marvel Zombies," certainly there can be a "Goddamn Batman."