Batman has been my favorite supehero, The Supermans and the Spidermans all possess Superpowers that help them fight evil.
Batman on the contrary is a normal human being, who has decided to fight crime.
Everything is dark about these comics, the atmosphere, the character, the Villans, Gotham City itself.
Batman's Character is one of the most complex characters one can come across in Comic Books. Like Batman says in 'Hush'
"Deep down I know Superman is a good guy, I also know that deep down I am a Bad guy! "
Haunted by nightmares and a feeling of guilt about his parents' murder by a criminal, Bruce wayne decides to become something that he fears the most, a "Bat".
When one reads Batman, one can sense, how close Batman is to becoming the same thing that he is fighting against.
I have been reading the Batman Collection.
So far have read
"Year one" by Frank Miller and Joseph Loeb is the best, and the Movie "Batman Begins" is loosely based on this.
The only shortcoming, I see in the Batman Comics is the use of Superfriends - like Robin, DarkWing, Oracle, Batgirl, Huntress etc etc
This dilutes the powerful characterisation of batman.
However the Batman remains and will remain my Superhero !!
Who is your favorite Superhero?