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I’m having a date with Bruce Wayne. I’m having a date with Bruce Wayne. I’m having a date with Bruce Wayne. How cool is that? I’m having a date with Bruce Wayne. ” (6-8). Cut back to Robin: “They’re always there for me. They always catch me” (9). Cut to Vale: “I’m having a date with Bruce Wayne. Hot damn” (12). Miller wrote those words on paper before they were put into word balloons in the comic books. Try typing them out in Word, as I just did. No one can write like that and intend it to be taken seriously.
In “Ghost of the Killer Skies” (Detective Comics #404), he even challenged a cornered opponent to a duel in the air in biplanes, a rather pointless bit of theatrics when a simple punch would have sufficed, until 24 Two of a Kind we remember his motivation-proving to himself and the universe that no matter what form death takes, it will find him ready. This theme played out in full in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, in which every possible death was evaluated by the Batman until he settled on one grand enough to lay his spirit to rest-that of beating the Man of Steel, here very deliberately a stand-in for God, in a fistfight.