I don’t even know what it’s called metaphor, representation, symbol? It’s been floating around my head for some time now and I don’t think I’m alone. Check this out . . .
The Hulk has always been about anger, uncontrollable rage. The good and the bad of it. I’ve been there, I’ve done things. Things that I’ve regretted. I remember those moments, those exact moments, when I lost it. I remember the aftermath : how to put something together again after I’ve broken it. For a very long time Bruce Banner’s main issue was getting rid of the Hulk. I remember those moments and I don’t wonder why. Of course, the thing about rage. The good thing, is it’s utter fearlessness and simplicity. When you’re flying off the handle, life becomes simple – terribly simple.
Next is Batman who I have constantly encountered as being referred to as insane. Such insanity being brought about because he’s unable to move on from the brutal and tragic trauma of his life. Batman is a monomaniac. It is the source of his power and our fascination for him. Batman is broken like all of us are broken. All of us are broken, I’m convinced of that now. We are all in various stages of insanity. Batman reminds us that its okay. That good things can happen. Out of the darkness can come a Dark Knight.
Hellboy. Several collections in I got him: the one who was always meant to be one thing but is always another thing. By choice. Hellboy embodies the power of choice. He chooses to create himself with his decisions rather than follow a so-called dictated destiny. Hellboy’s broken horns is a powerful representation of choice. But is it choice or self-denial? Is he just denying his true self by being something than what he sees in front of a mirror. The question hinges on how much you believe the material world should dictate the inherent truth of a thing. Just because you look it it’s you? Or is what is inside you? Hellboy says the latter.