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Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul (The by Robert Arp, Mark D. White

By Robert Arp, Mark D. White

Why doesn't Batman simply kill the Joker and finish everyone's misery?

Can we carry the Joker morally chargeable for his actions?

Is Batman greater than Superman?

If every person Batman's instance, might Gotham be a greater place?

What is the Tao of the Bat?

Batman is likely one of the most intricate characters ever to seem in comedian books, photo novels, and at the massive monitor. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront to be able to hold Gotham secure? Combing via seventy years of comedian books, tv indicates, and flicks, Batman and Philosophy explores how the darkish Knight grapples with moral conundrums, ethical accountability, his id predicament, the ethical weight he consists of to avenge his murdered mom and dad, and masses extra. How does this caped crusader degree up opposed to the lessons of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?

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Indb 30 7/18/11 12:54 PM COLOR THEM BL ACK Cyborg were barely included in any superhero adventures. Accordingly, compared to the Super Friends, John Stewart’s tenure as the lead Green Lantern in the comics and animated television series was quite refreshing. The Green Lantern: Mosaic (1992–1993) series is arguably the only other version of John Stewart that was dynamic and interesting. This incarnation of John Stewart was one of the most experimental expressions of superhero blackness ever represented.

It was not until the late 1970s that Jack Kirby took over the title and brought the Black Panther back to a science fiction tableau. Under Kirby’s brief stewardship, the Jungle Action title was supplanted by The Black Panther (1977–1979), and T’Challa was placed in various surreal and wonderfully weird adventures. Kirby’s version of the Black Panther read like a collection of Philip K. Dick– inspired short stories. indb 44 7/18/11 12:54 PM Black Panther takes on the organizational embodiment of American racism (Jungle Action, Marvel, 1976).

Next, the opening credits of the film showed a customized Cadillac Eldorado sedan cruising through New York City. This type of vehicle was colloquially referred to as a “pimpmobile,” a name loosely analogous to the Batmobile, the distinctive transportation used by Batman. Lastly, the attire of the main character in the film corresponds to the eye-catching, colorful, over-the-top costumes routinely worn by superheroes. Particularly the flamboyant full-length coats that were worn throughout the film bore an uncanny similarity to a superhero’s cape.

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