Day: May 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Batman

On May 27, 1939, the Bat-Man made his first appearance with the release of Detective Comics #27. I’m not convinced that’s the exact date the comic hit newsstands, but Wikipedia seems to think so, and lordie knows they would know.

Anyway, Bruce Wayne quickly ditched the hyphen for his costumed identity but not too much else has changed.

That’s right, 69 (tee-hee) years of trying to stop evil-doers to please his dead parents. Man, that’s a lot of guilt. Or an obsession. I mean, maybe it’s time to get over it. In the standard course of things, most people eventually lose their parents. Some have even lost them in a very violent and unfortunate way. Doesn’t mean they go all psycho about it, and run through the streets in some weird costume. Of course, he’s mega-rich, so I guess he gets to be eccentric. Man, the rich get to do everything cool.

Has anyone considered that maybe all the guy needs is a hug?

Come on, Batman. Hug?