Me, Batman and Other Superheroes

I gave up when crime dropped in the village

Someone suggested re-posting old posts and so I recalled this from five years ago, which may have even more relevance today?

Watching Kill Bill some years ago I was impressed with Bill’s view of Superheroes. I don’t know if you remember the actual scene, he was making a sandwich at the time, very impressively I thought. The essence of his statement was that Superman is the best Superhero. He based this purely upon the fact that everyone else becomes superhuman when in hero mode. Whereas Superman’s powers are natural and pretends to be weak when mixing with us mere mortals. At the time I thought this was quite profound.

These days I wonder, does it demean all the hard work people like Batman and Daredevil etc put in. Don’t forget Daredevil was blind, a great disabled role model, surely? Batman was not only orphaned as a child but his parents were gunned down right before his very eyes. They overcame these setbacks purely to help other people. Superman doesn’t have to try; it just comes naturally, but show him a piece of Kryptonite and he becomes useless. Whereas Batman and co., have human failings and so I think we can identify more with them.

There are some ineffectual ones, I mean Robin was really just a ‘tag along’ and Supergirl never really did it for me and as for Matter Eater Lad, the clue is in the name, who thought that name up? See, there I go again knocking the kids (makes mental note to stop doing that).

So, was Bill entirely correct with his analysis of the FlyGuy? I think in this day of ‘now’ with Twitter seemingly a main source of ‘News’ do we sometimes get carried away with statements that people make without thinking them through? 😀

About charliecountryboy

Carpenter and Carpentry Lecturer. Writer, 5k and 10k runner, musician. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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15 Responses to Me, Batman and Other Superheroes

  1. goks says:

    Nice… 🙂 But in my opinion when I compare Batman, Spiderman and Superman, I have always liked the concept of Batman more than the others. With respect Superman, I look at the same concept you described the other way – i.e Superman was already having superhuman powers and for him to mingle among humans must be a lot easier because after all humans have a lot of shortcomings and acting like you have short coming when you know you dont have one is not a big deal. But the opposite is difficult. Similarly spiderman also has acquired super human powers from the spider bite so doing super human things is no big deal. But Batman does super human stuff as a human using technology – which he along with a few intelligent humans built. He is more of a glorified James Bond (Except he is not a secret spy from Britain… 😉 ) That to me beats the others… 🙂 Just my humble opinion… 🙂

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  2. Catwoman? What about Wonderwoman or as our 5 yearold neighbour called her (Tin Titty)
    I think i still have a crush on her!

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  3. ateafan says:

    Danger Mouse is my favourite super hero … and yes … social media seems like one great big chain reaction!

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  4. marisselee says:

    Do we sometimes get carried away with statements that people make without thinking them through? Yep. Have you noticed those stuff that are being popularized today? Thing is, the original idea always have a good intention at its root. Trouble is when some enterprising people observe the trend, they will come up with their own version of say a hashtag where the overriding intent is to sell and not really to promote advocacy.

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  5. I prefer Santa Claus. 🙂

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