When it comes to admiring my heroes, I’m not shy. I’ve loved Batman (the serious Batman, not the goofy 1960s one) since around 1970 or so, back when my maternal grandparents bought me a Batman coloring book. Batman vs. the Frogman. Loved it.
And, I have a rather serious collection of Batman comics dating back to the mid 1970s. I consider him to be a rather traditional western hero.
If you’re interested, here are my various articles on Batman at The Imaginative Conservative:
Happy 76th, Batman!