In the 1930s two characters appeared in comic literature that became icons of pop culture. Batman and Superman are the golden boys of DC comics and are considered the most popular of all superheroes. Being around for over seventy years these two have acquired a near endless fan base of all ages. The two kings of comics have often been portrayed as allies, though they have different views on situations. The argument of who is truly the better hero has been around since their creation. To compare these two juggernauts we must look at their defining traits; origin of the hero, their alter egos, and of course their strengths and weaknesses.
Master criminal the Joker has robbed the Gotham’s national bank with two unknown masked robbers. Yesterday morning, a group of three unknown mask wearers entered the lobby of Gotham’s national bank with a handful of guns and grenades. They subdued the employees, security and clients. The criminal left the bank with a huge explosion which has believed that caused many deaths.
I believe we as a society are intrigued with shows like Dexter because they allow us a temporary escape from reality. A reality in which we witness injustices occur in our court systems such as a legal loop hole allowing a guilty person to essentially walk free and justice not being served for the victim. I will attempt to explain why these characters are thriving as pop culture icons.
The publication of Action Comics #1 in 1938, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, saw the establishment of the superhero with the creation of Superman (Goulart 43). This initiation saw a multitude of comic books and similar facsimiles – all of which led to the inception of the archetype – that are considered mediums of fantasy and simplistic storytelling. Examining the word “superhero” invokes images of “black-and-white caricature” (Spivey and Knowlton 51); a morally upright individual, clad in spandex, who defends a city and its inhabitants while maintaining a good relationship with the public and authorities. This model was challenged by the twelve-issue series
The Joker turns him into Two Face who then goes on to murder five people, using a meaningless method of flipping a coin to determine their fates. A huge part that changes him into Two Face is the death of Rachel Dawes. His lover died and Harvey blamed it on many people and the Joker was behind the whole operation. This plan led the Joker closer to Batman and it question Batman once again. He needed to know his next move to stop the Joker and one mistake can leave the Joker with a victory.
The Dark Knight is one of the most realistic superhero movie ever made. The main theme of the movie is good versus evil. This theme is highlighted through the acts of Batman and the Joker. With the help of the district attorney and Jim Gordon, Batman aims to put an end to the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city of Gotham. Definition of superhero. Gotham is relatively peaceful until a criminal known as the Joker puts Gotham in a state of a reign of terror in the city. He is willing to kill people forward his agenda, but Batman fights crime without taking lives. The movie makes the point that vigilante justice is justifiable in certain circumstances and to some extent glorifies it. Batman is a more powerful character because he fights against injustice and corruption in Gotham city. Batman`s parents were murdered before his eyes as a child. Batman has a great deal of wealth. The events and circumstances in Batman`s life lead him to be a leader of vigilante justice in Gotham.
When it comes to superheroes, most of them have costumes, nickname, and certain powers that make them unique. The Google definitions of the term “superhero” is “fictional characters with superhuman powers.” In today’s world, there are superheroes who do not have superhuman abilities but use human materials to fight crime. Are those with natural abilities denied the title of a “superhero?”
Batman sees the destruction of Superman and Zod who happened to have the same powers as Superman because they were from the same planet, Krypton. Then Superman acknowledges that Batman has a brutal kind of justice and wants to get him through his work at the news network, Daily Planet. I also found connections to their progressions in the film. Bruce starts off wanting to kill Clark, and along the way he finds Wonder Woman, according to the end of the movie, Bruce realizes that Superman is good for humanity because he sacrificed his life by killing the mutant. In turn, Superman comes to Batman’s aid because he saved his mother from Lex Luther. Both characters have arisen to be friends, and understand that they both need each other. Extra elements from the journey is the fact that the object that was almost used to kill Clark by Bruce’s hand is the object found by Lois to destroy the mutant and sadly Superman. Through this scene we recognize that there are two katabasis’, one is the fight scene where Superman is almost killed by the bat, and the other is when they both fight the mutant together.
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In the conclusion of Batman: Year One, James Gordon sees a motorcycle entering the parking garage of where he lives and he becomes very suspicious of who this random person on the motorcycle is. It is later decided that a few scenes, the mystery man on the motorcycle is in fact Bruce Wayne/Batman and he is chasing an antagonist by the name of Vitti who is trying to escape from Batman. Vitti is running off with a baby and wants to throw the baby over the side of the bridge but then when Batman finds out that Vitti is going to do that, he comes to the rescue and saves the baby. James Gordon, who again is Batman’s partner, realizes that he is standing in front of Batman who is unmasked but since he does not have his glasses on, Gordon cannot see exactly who is in front of him. While Bruce Wayne is leaving at the end of the scenes of the comic, he meets back up with Gordon to discuss The Joker who is planning on poisoning the main reservoir in Gotham City (Miller, Mazzucchelli, pg. 90-96).
Everyone knows about Joker’s struggles with mental health. However, there’s another that goes unseen until this film. Though, it's evident in the comics. Jason Todd is best recognised as Batman’s second sidekick, Robin. Although, few people have analysed the second Robin's issues with bipolar. This includes other mental issues that made him a potentially
The Joker is unpredictable, one moment the Joker will be handing out balloons then the next moment he'll have a mass murder on his mid. This is why all the other villains are afraid of him, because they never know when signing up to work with the Joker might be their death warrant. The Joker can be a goofy prankster, but another moment he can turn into a sadistic killer. The Joker managed to kill Batman's trusty sidekick, Jason Todd, also known as Robin. He hunted down the main detective's daughter and paralyzed her from the waist
Although Superman is unable to be controlled or contained, Batman is much to unpredictable and goes well outside of the law to get what he needs. Superheros are the fictional embodiment of all of our greatest aspirations, they are also a symbol of hope and give families a lightness in times of hardship or struggle. Sometimes people need something to take their attention off of everyday things.From the day we are able to walk, people want to run, but what happens after we run? We want to run faster, jump or even fly. As people we naturally want to be able to do more. Since we can’t do these thing that we all dream about doing, people write and tell stories about people that can do the things we can’t.