21 October 2011
A funny thing happened to me at the EB Expo this year. A Warner Bros. rep asked me if I was a Batman fan. I was a bit coy with him - I told him I had two bookshelves full of comics and that Batman took up two of those shelves - but I was reticent to admit that he was my favourite comic book character. I just said that he must be a great character, because nearly every great comic book writer has had a Batman story in them.
When I got home, my wife asked me if I was going to get the new Batman game (word travels fast). I was coy with her too; I just told her that I don't usually buy new release videogames because they're too expensive.
Flash forward to yesterday. I have a shower, eat breakfast, wash my hands with my Batman handwash, pack my Batman backpack studded with Batman badges and go to work. On my lunch break, I look up Arkham City on Ecogamer *just to check* what price it's going for. The price is right. I order lunch and read a Batman comic while I eat. I walk into the store and I purchase Arkham City. I take it back to work and put it in my Batman bag. At 5 o'clock I race home, pull the game out of my Bat-pack and start playing.
Yeah, I might be a Batman fan.
[This post was written while wearing a Superman shirt.]