Dark Knight of the Soul: LotDK #1 – “Shaman,” Pt. 1

When Bruce awakes, he finds himself in the care of a group of indigenous people from this region of Alaska. They found him dying in the snowy wilderness and took him in. He wants to know how he fought off his sickness—Drugs? Antibiotics? No. He was healed by the telling of a story. The Story. But Bruce doesn’t believe it, and he can’t believe that the young woman caring for him could possibly believe this religious nonsense either. But is it nonsense?… Read More Dark Knight of the Soul: LotDK #1 – “Shaman,” Pt. 1

The Dark Knight of the Soul: An Introduction to Legendary Stories

The question of “Why Batman?” has haunted me longer, and more powerfully, than I care to admit. On one hand, I realize that Batman is a rather silly cultural artifact that is very likely to fade away in time and disappear completely (although that’s no time soon). But on the other, I think his endurance over the past eighty (plus) years through multiple iterations across various media suggests a timelessness that is rooted in something transcendent. There’s something beneath the cape and cowl that is, dare I say it, metaphysical.… Read More The Dark Knight of the Soul: An Introduction to Legendary Stories