What Kind Of Hero Is Batman? (Part II)

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In part two of our discussion of heroic archetypes, I take a look at a couple of Batman’s more unique graphic novels including the Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year 100, and how Lord Byron, The Shadow and Robin Hood continue to influence the portrayal of Batman.

Make sure to watch Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfz22vYBeIg

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