“Holy lawsuits Batman, looks like we’re in trouble…”

As much as I appreciate how perilously close I am getting to actually posting on this blog every day, I feel compelled to share this utterly, utterly bizarre piece of news with you, fair readers, as a matter of urgency.

Batman is suing The Dark Knight director, Christopher Nolan, over unauthorised use of the name ‘Batman’.

Yes, you heard. But sadly this is not proof that the caped crusader actually exists, rather it refers to Batman, the well known Turkish city. Obviously.


The town, located in the South East of the country, has begun looking into legal action against the British director – not DC Comics, owner of the franchise, or creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger – after the falling on harsh times.

The Hurriyet Daily News reports:

“The royalty of the name ‘Batman’ belongs to us … There is only one Batman in the world. The American producers used the name of our city without informing us,” [Mayor of Batman city, Hüseyin] Kalkan told the Doğan news agency… Mayor Kalkan, speaking to the Hürriyet Daily News and the Economic Review, said last year foreign media picked up on Batman and the city’s increasing suicide rates among women. He said a columnist asked why Batman’s mayor did not sue the movie Batman for royalties while struggling with economic problems. “We found this criticism right and started to look for legal possibilities of a case like that,” he said.

Luckily, however, it would seem DC Comics anticipated this move some time ago, and reprimanded the caped crusader for his actions – which apparently also included jewel theft amongst his nefarious deeds:


So there you go.


Also, while this post seems to be teetering on the brink of absurdity, let’s seal the deal with this youtube diamond. Simultaneously the nerdiest and greatest thing I have ever laid witness to. Behold…


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