My Hero essay: Batman
Batman is my hero. He is a fictional hero; he was created by the artist Bob Kane and the writer Bill Finger. He made his first appearance in DC comics issue number 27 on May 1939. Since his first showing he has been in many comics but mainly in one made by DC. Batman goes by many nicknames. Some of them are: The Batman, the Bat-man, the caped Crusader, The Dark Knight, The bat, and many more. His true identity is Bruce Wayne, a billionaire who took over his father's company when his parents were shot by a homeless man. The company is called Wayne industries and it is the biggest company in Gotham city, where Wayne lives. He is billionaire by day and hero by night.
Batman is a hero to me because I have learned many good things from him. He has showed me that it is better to care for everybody than just the people who are close to you. He has also taught me that you don't need powers to be a hero, and that even if you have a lot of money you should still go out of your way to help people who aren't as fortunate as you. He has also taught me some pretty sweet fighting moves. He is also my hero because he has always been my favorite super hero and I have always looked up to him. Batman was my favorite cartoon when I was a kid and The Dark Knight is my favorite movie. He is my hero because he stands for everything that is good in the world.
Batman is important to me because he has made me a better person. If I didn't watch Batman I would not be as caring for other people as I am now. I would lose my cool more often but I don't because Batman always stays calm and thinks through situations. An example is when I'm playing basketball, instead of just running up the court and shooting the ball, I think the whole situation through and try to find the best option. I never let other people get in my head, just like how Batman never lets the Joker get into his head. I don't let other people get in my head because I know that if they do it will only make me play worse. I have learned that all from Batman. He has inspired me to do good in the world and has taught me that I can do anything if I really work hard at it. I aspire to be like the Batman because I want to help people; I want to bring out the good in everybody, just like the Batman does. I aspire to be like Batman because he plays by his own rules, but stays true to his morals. I aspire to be like Batman because he is my hero.
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Though Batman typically gets top billing, his home turf has arguably evolved into a character in and of itself over the decades. Heck, just ask Fox — they built an entire TV series around the crazy characters who inhabit the city before Bats even grows up.
So how has Gotham City evolved over the past 70 or so years? This fascinating video essay aims to answer that question, including excerpts that range from modern-day video games and films to the ZAP! and POW! of the 1960s Batman series. Though the city has obviously grown to become a facsimile of New York in a lot of ways, Gotham at its heart is so much more.
It’s been imagined and reimagined in myriad styles, and to actually sit down and see all those contrasting adaptations hacked together just goes to show how iconic this DC city has become to pop culture as a whole. It’s dark, damned and deco — but also hopeful in some ways. Much like Batman himself. If nothing else, this shines a light on the ways Gotham is often a reflection of the hero who calls it home.
Check out the clip below and let us know what you think:
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