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Superheroes already have a prominent place in pop culture. Their images can be seen anywhere. As a fan I enjoy seeing the strength of these characters in the spotlight, but because I am looking to reach a new audience, I needed to find a new light. I had to consider that comic books are a series of images accompanied by dialogue, and since it's the images that are already so prominent, I decided to focus on the dialogue.
In my mind, one of the most famous pieces of comics dialogue is the oath sworn by Green Lantern. I gave this some deeper thought and realized that the oath is, in a way, applicable to real life. Anyone, should they choose, can swear an oath to stand against evil. Then it hit me. Have all comic heroes said things that are applicable in real life? Have they all said things that can inspire any of us, comic fan or not?
Re-purposing the artwork of Jim Lee, Francis Manapul, and some others, along with my own, and combining it with my usual minimalistic style, I've developed this project spotlighting some quotes from these heroes that can inspire us all daily. Enjoy!
UPDATE June 22, 2016: These posters have been updated to include additions to the concept from both aesthetic and technical perspectives.
I'm going to start off by saying I loved the previous Batman games by Rocksteady, but this new studio working on Batman: Arkham Origins is very much unproven.
Batman: “An older head can’t be put on younger shoulders.”
Batman: “That’s one trouble with dual identities, Robin. Dual responsibilities.”
Robin: “Gosh, Batman, this camel grass juice is great.”
Batman: “Beware of strong stimulants, Robin.”
Robin: “Holy molars! Am I ever glad I take good care of my teeth!”
Batman: “True. You owe your life to dental hygiene.”
Dick: “Awww, heck! What’s the use of learning French anyway?”
Bruce: “Dick, I’m surprised at you! Language is the key to world peace. If we all spoke each other’s tongues, perhaps the scourge of war would be ended forever.”
Batman: “The green button will turn the car a la escarda o a la drecia.”
Robin: “To the left or right. Threw in a little Spanish on me, huh, Batman?”
Batman: “One should always keep abreast of foreign tongues, Robin.”
Dick: “Wow! The rings of Saturn! This is sure some fun, Bruce.”
Bruce: “Astronomy is more than mere fun, Dick.”
Dick: “It is?”
Bruce: “Yes, it helps give us a sense of proportion. Reminds us how little we are, really. People tend to forget that sometimes.”
Dick : “What’s so important about Chopin?”
Bruce : “All music is important, Dick. It’s the universal language. One of our best hopes for the eventual realization of the brotherhood of man.”
Dick: “Sorry, I’m not interested in dance lessons.”
Bruce: “Wait a minute, Dick. The junior prom’s coming up, isn’t it?”
Dick: “Yes, but…”
Bruce: “Well, we don’t want you to be a wallflower, do we? Dancing is an integral part of every young man’s education.”
Robin: “You can’t get away from Batman that easy!”
Batman: “Good grammar is essential, Robin.”
Robin: “I guess you can never trust a woman.”
Batman: “You’ve made a hasty generalization, Robin. It’s a bad habit to get into.”
Batman to Robin: “When you get a little older, you’ll see how easy it is to become lured by the female of the species.”
Batman: “Better put 5 cents in the meter.”
Robin: “No policeman’s going to give the Batmobile a ticket.”
Batman: “This money goes to building better roads. We all must do our part.”
Dick: “Gosh, Economics is sure a dull subject.”
Bruce: “Oh, you must be jesting, Dick. Economics dull? The glamour, the romance of commerce… Hmm. It’s the very lifeblood of our country’s society
Robin: “Gosh, there could be diplomatic repercussions if we fail this time, Batman.”
Batman: “That’s not the point, Robin. What’s important is that the world know that all visitors to these teeming shores are safe, be they peasant or king.”
Robin: “Gee, Batman, I never thought of that. You’re right.”
Batman: “It’s the very essence of our democracy.”
Batman: “Nobody wants war.”
Robin: “Gee, Batman. Belgravia’s such a small country. We’d beat them in a few hours.”
Batman: “Yes, and then we’d have to support them for years.”
Who knew Batman was so full of wisdom?
If you’ve always idolized Batman as your childhood hero, you’ll definitely enjoy our awesome list of Batman Quotes. Batman is a mysterious person with deep depths, an iron determination, and a mission. Find out which Batman quotes you can identify with.
I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Batman
All men have limits. They learn what they are and learn not to exceed them. I ignore mine.
The first truth of Batman… It had to be one I didn’t like to admit.The gunshots left me alone. For years I was alone in the echoing dark of that well. But something else defined the exact moment Batman was born. The First Truth of Batman… The saving grace. I was never alone. I had help.
Tell your friends tell all your friends I AM THE KNIGHT.
There is a difference between you and me. We both looked into the abyss, but when it looked back at us… you blinked.
I am not Bruce Wayne. But when lives were lost … and the entire city was at stake … I did what Batman had to do. I acted as the Dark Knight. To the best of my abilities – I became him. And I succeeded. Not at Dick Grayson. And not as Bruce Wayne. But as Batman.
What do you see when you look at me, the child whose shoes you used to tie every morning, the teenager you drove to his first date? I am the reason the criminals breathe easier when the sun rises. Tonight will not be my end, but it will be theirs!
I wear a mask. And that mask, it’s not to hide who I am, but to create what I am.
I’ve worked so hard to gain their respect, they sometimes forget I’m flesh and blood
In my attempts to see clearly in the deepest dark, in my efforts to go to the still eye in the storm of madness, did I open myself to some pure source of evil? Did I finally reach the limits of reason? And find the Devil waiting? And was that fear in his eyes?
Without warning, it comes…crashing through the window of your study, and mine…I have seen it before…somewhere. It frightened me as a boy… frightened me. Yes, father. I shall become a bat.
It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
See Also: 25 Best Superman Quotes
Well, today I found out what Batman can’t do. He can’t endure this. Today, you get to say “I told you so.”
Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough, sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded
See Also: Faith Quotes – Quotes About Faith
Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.
They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But the night my parents were murdered I caught a glimpse of something. I’ve looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge… Me.
Bats frighten me. It’s time my enemies shared my dread.
See Also: Fear Quotes – Quotes about Fear
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Choosing the persona of a bat, Batman fights crime with just his wits, fighting prowess and an insane array of gadgets. But underneath the suit.
The new season begins! After several months away, we are back with a new round of articles on analytics inspired by superheroes from the movies and television. With the new season, there are a few changes. We adjusted the title. We plan to be more character focused. We may even feature a super villain (it is getting harder to tell them apart anyway…).
That said, each article will still feature two important analytic lessons drawn from a movie, episode, or series. It is not a rule, so much as a guideline. We are likely to employ some further testing and iteration. A perfect segue!
We all know the rub on Batman. Justice League actually gives us a new spin on his superpowers. When questioned by Barry Allen, Bruce responds simply — I’m rich.
It is a fitting reply for the Dark Knight. It is also practical. Since its release, this film has fueled debate about who actually was the leader. Who actually set the plan? Was there a plan? There is a lot to challenge. Perhaps we could do some testing?
Sometimes however, there is no time for testing or no means. Sometimes things just need to happen. Timelines are cruel. Technology is limited. Business people are paid to act, not wait. And movies about waiting… are boring.
We don’t have time for a control group. Is it a risk? Yes. But it’s necessary. — Batman and every marketing team ever…
It is a practical situation. As Batman aptly notes — it is a risk. Was it really necessary? Is it ever? Good question… but still impractical. As an analyst, these things are often beyond your control (and your control groups). Sometimes the need for action outweighs the need for learning. More often it is a matter of interest or ability. You need to learn to go with it…
Going with it is not always so easy. This is especially true if the risks are large and/or tangible. Analyst’s don’t typically fight demon (at least not in the literal sense) but we still have high anxiety moments. So take another lesson from the Batman.
His “Save One” lesson for The Flash is both insightful and inspiring. People love plans. People always seem to want a plan. Unfortunately, sometimes they too are not very practical. Sometimes it is best to iterate. By taking one step at a time, you can learn your way through. The plan will come together… practically or maybe better — organically.
When you can’t test — iterate. — another guy with no superpowers
But Batman also recognizes a second element that supports iteration — confidence. Iteration can make it easier to build confidence, one step at a time. It is a perfect recommendation for someone learning there way. Practically speaking — that is everyone. Which may be why the plan in this movie became iterative?
The initial trailer for this movie featured a telling exchange —
Batman: This isn’t the plan.
Alfred Pennyworth: No, Master Wayne! This is the team!
But maybe, just maybe, it really was the plan all along? Practically speaking.
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