Batman: Superhero or Just a Dude in a Vinyl suit? The fans weigh in.

The Bat symbol is arguably one of the most recognizable symbols in the comic universe, heck, it's one of the most recognizable symbols in the actual universe! Needless to say, regular folks like the some particular members of the RWE Staff & customers of ROCKWORLDEAST have been able to relate to Batman in a way that you can't with many other superheroes (except for maybe Iron Man because he is also just a rich dude with a bunch of cool gadgets). Let's put it this way, you probably know someone who has, has had or has multiple versions of this classic Bat symbol shirt:
As you may already know, we've been putting our twitter feelers out there for the past few weeks to engage some pretty famous people, and those closest to them, to ask some serious but mostly ridiculous questions. This week we unintentionally riled up the #batman twitosphere by asking some of the Batman insiders what they thought about some comic diehards claiming that Batman wasn't a 'real' superhero becasue he had no super powers. @batmannewscom was kind enough to give us a re-tweet and then chaos ensued. We were bombarded with tweet after tweet with hash-tags like #dumbppl and #themsfightinwords.

We surely couldn't post all of the responses but we put a few together, including a response from MTV's self described 'Teen Mom OG/Original Birth Father' (or something along those lines) Tyler Baltierra. Seriously, we can't make this stuff up.

Here's the fan response:

To sum up, Batman is both a superhero and a dude in a vinyl suit. And there's nothing wrong with that. You don't have to be pretentious to be a comic fan, you can just like Batman, a really handsome rich guy with a neat cave and a really, really cool car. Or you can be a totally snobby comic fan, we think that's actually pretty cool too!

Here's how you'll know if you're the amongst the super duper ultimate Bat fans:
1) You've said the phrase 'I am the Batman' at any point in your life, ever.
2) Every time a new Batman film is released you've just finished watching all previous Batman films to refresh all your Bat knowledge, and to accurately point out mistakes in timeline or references.
3) When you saw this batman lamp, you thought, hmm, that will look good in my bat cave:
4) All your ice cubes are shaped like tiny bats:
5) and you put them in a glass that looks like this:
BUT WAIT! There's more! With the release of Part 2 of Batman: the Dark Knight Returns and the anticipated release of the Batman Arkham game later this year, we've been stocking up on all the best Batman gear. We've got something for everyone in the family! Check it out here:

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