Originally Posted by ScottishFogg
I just finished reading the TPB of All-Star Batman and Robin and realized something . . . Frank Miller hates Superman.
Every time he writes a Batman book, he throws in something that makes Superman out to be a clown, a child, or just a puppet of the government. In Miller's books, Bruce belittles Clark, looks down on him, and continually disrespects him. Why is that?
If this was the relationship Supes and Bats have, there would be no way they could have ever been on the Justice League together. They'd never team up. They'd never do anything together.
It's such a stark contrast to the way Loeb writes them. In his run on Superman/Batman, they respect each other and their differences. They actually seem like friends.
So what's Frank's deal? Is he just re-writing Batman, working him into his vision of what he thinks Batman should be like? Making him a character that should haunt Sin City, not Gotham?
Frank has given interviews on this topic before.
I wish I could find them to show you.
But basiclly Frank feels that Batman and Superman could never be friends.He feels that the differences in their ideologies makes them incompatible as friends.
Frank see's Batman as a person who believes that their's no control in life unless you take it,That the system is broken and needs to be fixed, that the world is going to hell in a hand basket,that people are more prone to selfishness,hate and greed.
Ultimately he see's Batman as a the worlds biggest pessimist
Frank see's Superman as a person who thinks the world is basically a "Nice Place", that with only a little help things will always turn out right,That the system works and doent need fixing,that people are more prone to selflessness,love and compasion.
Ultimately he see's Superman as the worlds biggest optimist
And Frank feels that two people with 2 vastly different views on life and the world could never be friends.