Literary Heroes

Bruce Wayne, The Batman

by Kayla from California

Batman: Sometimes the truth isn't good enough, sometimes people deserve more.
Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded...

I'm sure at one point or another you've all heard about someone named Batman. Little kids all know him as a cartoon character, teen agers all know him as a comic book or cartoon character. Everyone knows he's a character but what's most important is everyone knows him as a hero. That is why he's my personal hero. Crazy, yes I know but let me give you a few reason why he's my hero, my PERSONAL hero.

The Bat-Man, The Batman, Caped Crusader, The Dark Knight, And lastly The world's Greatest Detective. We all know at least one of these names. But what makes Batman The Dark Knight or World's Greatest Detective? Batman got his own solo title in 1940. Batman has become a culture icon appearing in many different medias, toys, and games all over the globe.

Batman lives in the fictional city of Gotham. There are many key landmarks in Gotham that make Batman Batman. First is Crime Alley. One of the grittiest places in Gotham as well as where Bruce Wayne's parents had died. On the anniversary of their death Batman visits the alley leaving 2 red roses. Gotham police department is another key landmark. On top of the department on the roof is the bat symbol. When evil strikes, the symbol is lit into the sky to call Batman into action. Commissioner Gordon is in charge of it and helps Batman with hints on who's causing what in Gotham. The Iceberg Lounge is next on the list. Owner of this fine establishment is Oswald Cooblepot, otherwise known as the Penguin, one of Bat's oldest enemies. Axis chemical plant is a major key, the birthplace of the Joker. Joker was flung into a vat of chemicals while he was doing a break in for the mob. The chemicals of the plant changed him into the most dangerous villain ever. Although on its own island next to Gotham lies Arkham Asylum, home to many criminally insane patients.

Batman has lived through many years, fighting battles with many villains. Although he died within the storyline, it's safe to say he's actually not dead. In fact there are many different Batman stories where he is alive. With many different story lines and ideas, Batman will still live on in future generations.

Batman is important to me cause I believe he makes a great hero to know. Through the year Batman has been a big hero to me because he knows when to draw the line. Although he struggles with the choice of actually killing his enemy he never has or done. The story lines with Batman have also inspired me to write and create my own line of comics or comic hero. He's also taught me to fight for what you believe in.

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Last edited 10/26/2010 12:00:00 AM

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