Page 1 Unofficial Image of Batman Payden Belk 10/29/18 WBIS, Dominic Bruni Batman has become one of the most popular comic book characters of all time. In fact, he has become so popular that is image has become a cultural icon within our society. As a society however, we like to take what we see and change into a the way we see fit best. Im talking about Batman's unofficial image. Every topic or comic book character has its own official image created by its makers who have a financial interest in the character and display that character the way they want him or her to be portrayed. Just as every character has their official image, they also possess an unofficial image which derives from people, places or even objects. The fans in particular have given Batman an unofficial image that has contradicted to what the writers of Batman today have set him out to be. Batman is a fictional superhero who appears in the American comic books which are published by DC comics. Batman as a character was created by Bob Kane and first appeared on our screens in the detective comics. Batman, unlike many superheroes, does not possess any superpowers; instead, he makes use of his genius intellect, martial art, physical prowess, science and technology, detective skills, vast sources of wealth, intimidation and indomitable will. He works to stop evil in the society which calls for him to break the law sometimes (Wambheim, 2014). For him to fight criminals, he first frightens them before attacking them which makes him stand at the winning end. In his comic book, he is always dressed as a bat which acts as a
Page 2 costume of scaring away any person that attempts to commit evil in the society. The fear by the criminals is also due to the fact that they are guilty in their conscience because what they are doing is wrong (Wambheim, 2014). Batman in his fight against evil uses torture and violence to stop the criminals. In most of his comic movies, he is always interacting with villains and
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