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‘Batman’ resuscitates cat he saved from burning building

In Milton, West Virginia over the weekend, a former fire-fighter dressed as DC’s Batman entered a burning building and saved a cat’s life. “We were at the American Legion doing an event for the vets and the children in the community,” John “Batman” Buckland told a reporter for the Associated…

‘Batman’ helps Brazilian town fight crime

In order to help combat the high crime rate in the Brazilian city of Taubete’, a retired police officer has decided this past week to become the comic book hero Batman. According to Al Jazeera, Andre Luiz Pinheiro is the former officer dressing up as the cape crusader. Despite not…

DC Comics relaunching Justice League series at issue No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – DC Comics will reset the dial by renumbering its lineup of superhero comics when it releases 52 issues tagged No. 1, starting with its famed Justice League series, the company said on Tuesday. The publisher behind Superman and Batman also plans to redesign costumes for many…

Batman’s French Muslim ally angers rightwing US bloggers

Batman has battled many enemies but now has to face the anger of rightwing US bloggers furious that the comic book caped crusader has recruited a Muslim to run his crime-fighting franchise in Paris. “The character’s name is Bilal Asselah and he is an Algerian Sunni Muslim and an immigrant…

After years of praise, Glenn Beck decides to label Bush a ‘progressive’

At one point in his career, right-wing pundit Glenn Beck happily declared that President George W. Bush and D.C. Comics icon Batman are just alike: both strong and unafraid to take down the bad guys, no matter where they hide. … Which is why it was a bit odd listening…

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