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?
Kevin Burton Smith The Thrilling Detective Web Site http://www.thrillingdetective.com -- # To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to # email@example.com. This will not work for the digest version. # The web pages for the list are at http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/ .
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