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Mikel Midnight

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Lorendiac

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Subj: Re: Golden Age Batman: Trailblazer for a Kinder, Gentler Type of Superhero
Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 12:57:37 pm EDT (Viewed 262 times)
Reply Subj: Golden Age Batman: Trailblazer for a Kinder, Gentler Type of Superhero
Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 10:04:50 am EDT (Viewed 547 times)



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    So in 1938 Superman debuted as "the brutal thug who will gleefully torture a 'confession' out of you if he arbitrarily decides you 'must be' guilty of something, since he's too stupid to find any other way to investigate a crime, and he figures the normal rules don't apply to him anyway!" -- and Bat-Man came across in his 1939 debut as "the staunch defender of civil rights who won't do you any harm unless he sees you committing some violent crimes -- and even then, he'll use only as much force as necessary for the purpose of subduing you until the regular criminal justice system can take over and give you a fair trial!"


It's a shame no writer, Roy Thomas or anyone else, has ever bothered to show a World's Finest team from this p.o.v. Granted that by the time they met (on the radio show and on the comic), Superman's personality had mellowed out a lot, and Batman had a kid sidekick.


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