It’s hard to deny that Batman is the primal character of coolness and adolescent angst. A guy who can take on anything without much but his bare hands and a really big cape. All the blades and claws and big guns don’t amount to much against a really cool cape in my mind.
The funny thing is that in drawing Superman it hit me that Gil Kanes Energy in handling figures flying is what makes Supes cool, while I like saggy baggy ass realism in R. Crumb it doesn’t make any sense tome in superheroes.
A commission drawing that my cheap little scanner cut off the clouds and Supes hands on the left.