RARA-AVIS: Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na BATMAN!!!!

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 26 Apr 2002

Mark asked Jim:

>However, what keeps Batman out? While Bruce Wayne may not be, Batman is
>tough and colloquial in many (most?) of his incarnations. So why is he
>out according to the rule?

Yeah, Jim, why?

While I pretty much think you've nailed the suckers to the wall with your definitions of hard-boiled and noir (and proudly plopped 'em on my site) how is BATMAN not hard-boiled? Yeah, Bruce Wayne is a doofus, but then, that's just the disguise -- Batman long ago became the real identity of the man. And Batman is the real deal, particularly in the last decade or so, post-Dark Knight.

A comic book fan like you, you must have reasons?


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