They show his faults, the story is extremely dark in color and topic. Alluding to the death of Robin, and showing an aging Batman. He is getting older, things don’t move the way they used to. It is really interesting to have a superhero show his weaknesses in this way. With the Butler massaging his aches and pains, wearing a slightly damp uniform. It does not seem magical at all, it is work, and hard. I am extremely surprised by this portrayal of a human Batman. Everyone knows Bruce Wane as an expensive man that uses his toys, but even then he does not really seem mortal. Until this story. He isn’t all sunshine and daisies, people don’t really like him. He is more like the stories of the boogie man under the bed to keep kids in their bed, and not leaving it at night. Scaring them into good, “But they never talk about the mean one. The cruel one. The one who couldn’t fly or bend steel in his bare hands. The one who scared the crap out of everybody and laughed at all the rest of us for being envious cowards we were.” These things are covered in the Super Hero Reader, where it talks about all the characters and key elements remain unchanged, but in reality it is all different. This novel changes everything that used to make sense in the superhero novels.