Gotham Girl lost her brother, Gotham, on the previous issue.
As always, Alfred Pennyworth has the best dry humour by pointing out that he hasn’t really helped Bruce cope with the death of his parents when he goes out every night dressed as a bat and beating up criminals.
Batman’s approach to helping Gotham Girl reminds me a lot of the Justice League Unlimited episode, where he’s called to deal with an out of control Ace. Everyone thought he was gonna put her out of her misery or beat her up or something. To everyone’s surprise, he treated her like the scared kid that she was. Despite all the training and gadgets, Batman shows his humanity is still his best weapon.
From – Batman Vol. 3 #6
One thought on “How Batman Helped Gotham Girl Cope With Loss”
This is why Batman is my favorite hero, not because of the wealth, the gadgets, or the costume, but because his pain is real its something that could happen to anyone. Bruce could have become or done whatever he wanted in life the world was his oister but instead he dedicated his life to becoming the Batman so that no one would ever suffer the pain he did no matter how much the that life hurt him emotionally and physically. He is the pinnacle example of what you are in the dark no one is ever going to know what sacrifices he made and as long as one child is able to go home and never suffered as he his Bruce is content, its scenes like these with ace and Gotham Girl that shows who Batman really is a man who can emphasis with people in pain and at his core what he wants is for everyone to be safe an live a good life. He shows that its not the super powers that make the hero but whats underneath that man is still good and will to stand against what lies in the dark.