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- Reginald D. Hunter (via honda)
Also he’s turned Gotham into an arena for playing out his own twisted little psychodrama, avenging his parents’ death over and over again, which is why he doesn’t just fucking kill the recurring villains and spare everybody the danger of their continual reappearances.
He’s a big rich man and he doesn’t want to deal with his feelings in any kind of healthy way, so an entire city is vulnerable to terrorist attack on a more or less daily basis for the sake of his sad, creepy power games.
You’re all making very valid socio-economic points
I like Batman anyway
This is the kind of bullshit spewed by dummies who never read Batman comics and never watched Batman: The Animated Series and have never met me.
BASICALLY YOU GUYS ARE ALL STUPID AND DON’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT BATMAN.
First off, Batman fights those would would endanger others. That’s it. The majority of Batman’s villains have amassed criminal fortunes at the cost of innocent lives. Batman doesn’t give a damn about property or social status or even his own inherited wealth (except that it can be used to prevent tragedies like the one that defined his life), he only cares about saving lives. Preventing crime. Capturing criminals.
On top of that, dude is all the time giving criminals second chances. He gets ex-cons and even ex-Arkham patients(!) jobs at his own damn company, geniuses! Yeah, he’s such a Republican. Dude helps fund the police crime lab, manages outreach programs and scholarships, donates to every freaking charity in the city, and STILL spends all his time and money saving your hatin’ ass, because THAT’S WHO HE IS.
Please tell me Bruce Wayne isn’t for higher taxes for after school programs, public housing, and healthcare, all of which reduce crime, because I like arguing with people who don’t know shit. If Batman cared about his money, he’d be running Wayne Enterprises instead of letting his pal Lucius do that stuff. And he sure as heck wouldn’t be funding Batman, Inc. all over the world if it was just about getting his kicks punching poor criminals in the face.
Batman poured his bleeding heart out on the floor before congress to get federal assistance when Gotham needed it.
Batman FREQUENTLY adopts orphans whose parents he couldn’t save or who generally just need his help. (Robinhood is like the Big Brother program, but replace Big with Bat.)
Batman is hardcore BFFs with the biggest liberal softy in the DCU, Superman, whom he respects, both for his work as a superhero AND a member of the fourth estate.
Batman fights rich criminals all the damn time, son. And you know what? If you hench for a homicidal maniac, sometimes you get batarang’d and them’s the breaks. You don’t get to hurt people and get away with it in Gotham City. Not anymore.
Batman doesn’t kill. Batman doesn’t use guns. Batman wants the mentally ill to get help, not be sent to prison. Is it working out great? NOT REALLY, BECAUSE WE ALL WANT MORE ROGUES GALLERY STORIES. Blame the fans for the failure of Arkham, not Batman. Dude’s doing his level best, and it’s a damn sight better than any of you are doing.
But if you’re having trouble getting your head around there being ONE GOOD RICH GUY (and he’s fictional), let me break it down for you:
LEX LUTHOR IS A CONSERVATIVE.
BATMAN IS A LIBERAL.
Dean Trippe drops the damn mic.
And this is the moment I fell in love with Dean Trippe.
Phil did such a beautiful piece for the anniversary issue. How many characters can you name? Based on my knowledge of Wonder Woman, my Wonder Woman Encyclopedia and some posters in the Wonder Woman forums, I’ve got the list below. Anyone got answers for the blanks?
Update 7/16: The artist Phil Jimenez was nice enough (on his birthday no less) to go through this and make corrections and fill-in missing pieces. Much to my disappointment the character I thought was Hoppy Greene was actual a general. Yes, I mistook at Taco Whiz cap for a general’s hat. You really can see what you want to see. So here you go, a key that has been artist approved.
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1. Birth of Diana
10. Sculptured figure on Olympus (Phil says it’s colored wrong)
17. Athena’s owl
19. Diana Trevor plane
22. Steve Travor
23. Trevor Barnes
24. Thomas Tresser aka Nemesis
25. Lois Lane
26. Bobby Barnes
27. Chuma (partner of Cheetah/Barbara Minerva)
28. Cheetah - Priscilla Rich
29. Cheetah - Barbara Minerva
30. Angle Man
31. the Plant God Urtzkartaga
32. Martin Garibaldi
33. Robert Garibaldi
34. Peter Garibaldi
35. Rachel Keast
36. Leslie Anderson
38. Alana Dominguez
39. Jonah McCarthy
42. Etta Candy Trevor
43. Artemis (of the Bana)
45. Isis (Goddess of the Bana)
46. Bast (Goddess of the Bana)
50. Amazons of the Bana
52. Troia (Donna Troy)
55. Dr Poison
57. Maxwell Lord
58. -no reference picture-
61. Queen Clea
62. Dr Psycho
63. SIlver Swan (Vanessa Kaptelis)
64. Julia Kapetilis
66. Joanna Ridings - Boston cast
67. Lucy Spears -Boston cast
68. Donna Milton - Boston cast
69. Horace Westlake - Boston cast
70. Helen Anderson - Boston cast
71. Mike Idelicato — Boston cast
72. Micah Rains -Boston cast
74. Eileen Flowers
75. Generals Hillary and Yedzinak
76. Wonder Girl (Donna Troy)
77. Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark)
78. Fury I
79. Wonder Tot
80. Myndi Mayer
81. Circe’s Bestiamorphs
87. The Flash
88. Black Canary
90. Martian Manhunter
91. Green Lantern
Phil Jimenez is basically the greatest.
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