Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

29 May 2007, 8:38 a.m.

Batman's New Sidekick, MC Masala

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2007 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

MC Masala on Batman!

Today's comic books are like big, old cities where villains and bystanders vanish down alleys and new visitors need guides.

I wonder what it was like when New York was just a sliver of town south of Wall Street, or when Batman was just another Detective Comics character. Did ordinary people know what they were beholding?