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I did once consider resigning from my position in the Wayne household. ‘I need a disguise,’ he said and I thought he’d finally gone mad with grief, especially with those next words… but when I saw what he meant, when I watched how he surrendered himself to an ideal… how he used each ordeal, each heartache and failure, to become a better man in the service of others, what could I do but stand in humble awe? And keep his wounds clean and his uniforms tidy. And send him safely on his way.
'I shall become a bat.'
'Alfred,' he said not long ago. 'If anyone ever asks for an obituary, tell them Batman's big secret was the classic whodunnit? Only it's not about who killed Batman but who kept him alive all these years.'
And he stopped there, leaving the rest to me.
The whereabouts of Batman remain unknown. And yet… I can see him now, in the grip of implacable forces, innumerable foes. Somewhere without hope. In a place where all seems lost.
And I know this… The enemy will look away, for just a moment, underestimating him for that single fraction of a second too long.
And no matter how dark the night, there will be no hiding lace for evil."
Superman was created by two Jewish kids of Eastern European descent in the ’30s. Do you understand why Krypton had to be destroyed, do you understand what an illegal immigrant God-man who turns into the ultimate American and whose mortal enemy is a nativist industrialist and who protects and (arguably) betters his adopted home would have meant to two Jewish kids of Eastern European descent?
people totally lose sight of the fact that superman was written at a time when european-american immigrants were not part of the white hegemony. the superman narrative only makes sense in 2013 if he’s latino or middle eastern but nobody’s going to do that
I’d like to introduce you to President Black Superman:
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