There are two reasons I tensed up at the appearance of the Will Arnett voiced Batman in The Lego Movie, in what was otherwise a carefree smiling romp through the Chris Pratt victory hour.
The first was the idea that Lego Batman would mercilessly mock the Caped Crusader, telling me and every Batfan out there that our comic book hero was nothing but parody. The problem isn’t the jokes so much as the reflection of pop culture at large. Is Batman just a gag everywhere outside of actual comic book readership? [Read more…]