Zoltan Kohari, The Batman Of Slovakia

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Zoltan Kohari, The Batman Of Slovakia

Post  Apologist Puncher on Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:54 pm

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/03/09/zoltan-kohari-the-batman-of-slovakia/

Zoltan Kohari, The Batman Of Slovakia
Written on March 9, 2012 by Rich Johnston in Comics, Top Stories



Yesterday, we gave you the Brazillian Batman, recruited by the country’s military police.

Today, Reuters gives us the Batman of Slovakia, Zoltan Kohari. In the suburbs of Bratislava he “lives alone in an abandoned building without water, heat or electricity.,, he does what he can to help the residents to make their daily life easier. In return, some of these residents give him food. ”

Grant Morrison, you realise this is all your fault, yes?


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Post  webhead2006 on Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:55 am

That is an interesting story.
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Post  thecolorsblend on Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:05 am

Friggin weird.
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Post  non_amos on Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:01 am

That's about like that dude I saw on TV here in the US, right? It was some black guy walking around in a fictitious superhero costume, walking up & down the street in some major city, I forget where. Anyway, supposedly fighting crime. I mean, I like the superhero genre & all but isn't that taking things a little too far? You know that vigilantes are really not welcome & such people are probably asking for trouble too. And doesn't it give fanboys a bad name also?
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Post  thecolorsblend on Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:49 am

non_amos wrote:That's about like that dude I saw on TV here in the US, right? It was some black guy walking around in a fictitious superhero costume, walking up & down the street in some major city, I forget where. Anyway, supposedly fighting crime. I mean, I like the superhero genre & all but isn't that taking things a little too far? You know that vigilantes are really not welcome & such people are probably asking for trouble too. And doesn't it give fanboys a bad name also?
There was a featurette on that mega Watchmen DVD about real life costumed superheroes. It stands to reason that someone would eventually give it a shot in real life.

Some real life superheroes just drive around and phone in stuff they see to the police. Why they wear a costume is beyond me but this kind is more like a citizen's patrol than anything because they're so hands-off. Others just do food drives for homeless people or charity or something. This type doesn't get physical with anybody. But others, Phoenix Jones for example, will actually go out there and fight people. And get arrested. http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/10/phoenix_jones_real-life_superh.html

It's not quite the same thing but Mark Waid's book Irredeemable sort of touches on this reality a little bit. Comics work great in their place because the divisions between good and evil are usually pretty stark and self-evident. But in real life, it's not that easy. You can't just swoop in there, beat the piss out of somebody and expect everything to fall into place just because it looked like you were doing the right thing at first. There's a reason we have due process. Police, on paper at least, have oversight in terms of internal affairs, the mayor's office, etc. Superheroes though... not so much. I've got no sympathy for Phoenix Jones. None.

Finally, my impression is that you don't hear much about this stuff in the media because they intentionally go to sleep on it because (A) it's pretty fucking weird and (B) they probably don't want to encourage copycats.

EDIT- Incidentally, I'm not minimizing the value of citizen patrols, charity/homeless food drives or good Samaritan rescues. Those things appeal to my armchair libertarian sensibilities. I'm just saying there's a difference between that and going out looking for ways to take matters into your own hands.
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Post  webhead2006 on Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:22 pm

You are probably true there. As for the real life. Ones I only heard of that phenoix guy and then a grouup in some other state..
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Post  Apologist Puncher on Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:14 pm

thecolorsblend wrote:Friggin weird.

It get's better:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/03/08/the-brazilian-military-police-recruit-batman-seriously/

The Brazilian Military Police Recruit Batman. Seriously.
Written on March 8, 2012 by Rich Johnston in Comics

I don’t know if they used a Bat Signal or not.

But Brazilian military police in Taubaté have invited retired soldier André Luiz Pinheiro, aged 50, known for dressing as Batman, to help pacify city neighbourhoods suffering high crime levels.

What exactly Batman Taubaté will do, will be decided at a meeting tomorrow between Pinheiro and Major Eliane Nikoluk Scachetti, commander of the 5th BPMI (Military Police Battalion of the Interior). His focus will be murder and drug dealing in the suburbs, specifically that of the Esplanade St. Therese neighbourhood with a reputation of being especially violent. The residents approve of his impending arrival.

No news if he’ll be getting a Brazilian military Batmobile.

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