Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul
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Ten years after an aging Batman retired, Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman. The original 4-issue miniseries is presented. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenaged Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman.
With their sustained and systematic confrontation of risk discourses, the two graphic narratives can be seen as key examples of what we call risk fiction , that is fictional engagements with and expressions of global risks that are the products of late modernity. We identify three levels of risk representation in the two graphic narratives: apocalyptic riskscapes, individual risk-taking as edgework, and the staging of global risk in the media. Roemer It is our argument in this essay that Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns and its sequel The Dark Knight Strikes Again , commonly referred to as DKR and DK2, are grounded in the notion of global risk, a specific type of anticipation that sees the impending disaster as a matter of both probability and uncertainty. Beck argues that in addition to its disastrous effects on the environment and people of the region and beyond, the Chernobyl disaster also contaminated social life and political action, indeed almost all public institutions — expert systems, hospitals, the social security system, political parties and the national self understanding — with different forms of more or less controversial non-knowing Chernobyl and similar cataclysmic disasters demonstrated the failure of institutional risk management on a global scale. Another major transformation in the perception of global risk, Beck claims, occurred in September