This Open Letter came about from a simple premise, Bruce Wayne is the mask of Batman. Not the other way around. Batman, the character, is a phenom. Outside of religion and the Superman insignia, his is amongst the most recognisable in the world and therefore means something different to every person that admires the character. For me when I think of Batman I don’t think of a certain actor or one interpretation, I think about a time period, for me he is always the optimal human. The peak Batman. The man that has a contingency for every eventuality, every possible scenario, he is so far ahead of everybody else that life almost seems boring. He is the one man that is good enough to stand shoulder to shoulder with Gods.
So how do you get to that point? You make mistakes and you consistently question your actions. Weighing the cost and dealing with the consequences as the arise or before.
This is precisely a year into Batman operating in Gotham. It’s Batman using his mask as Bruce to deceive the people that think they have figure it out and have them second guessing there assumptions. After all, he is a master of deception so what better way than to write a scathing letter blasting Batman’s actions along with all of Gotham. This is Bruce fighting back, keeping Batman in check and making sure that Batman’s actions are not exacerbating Gotham’s already crime riddled streets. Well it’s how I think he’d do it anyway…