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"I'll Be Whatever Gotham Needs Me to Be": Batman, the Gothic and Popular Culture
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The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture. Pop goth
Soltysik Monnet A., Edwards J.D.
Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature
This chapter looks at the place of the Gothic in Batman's history and current revival via the Nolan films. It examines the specificity of comic book characters, which exist in a wide variety of texts, forms and media, and focuses on the way that Batman has oscillated between light and dark versions while always returning to the Gothic as a means of commercial reanimation when the franchise seems to wane.
Batman, comic books, popular culture, gothic, Christopher Nolan, Dennis O'Neil
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