When I spoke with Mr. Dean Trippe today while browsing my local comic book shop, he had an amazing reason for loving the Batman and not quite liking the Dark Knight Batman movie series.
He explained that Batman, unlike how they portrayed him in the movies, was not some idea come up by some talented rich college drop out student. Batman was the idea of a child. A child sitting by himself after his own parents funeral. A child who has seen death and then vowed that he’ll grow up and protect every one else he can from suffering from what he suffered.
I was very moved and had not even thought about it like that before. So I felt compelled to reblog so that others may see and feel what young Bruce is going through.
Good work, Mr. Trippe.
Thanks so much! And thanks for the Nicki & Bruce drawings! I’m going to hang them on my refrigerator. (To be clear, though, I LOVE the Nolan flicks (esp. Dark Knight), I just have that one note I’d have preferred to have seen in Batman Begins.)
REMEMBER: Batman Forever: terrible movie, great motto. ;)