I’ve drawn Batman, I don’t know how many times, but like with all art, it’s about the lighting. Any subject can be enhanced by lighting. Rembrandt’s paintings are famous for the areas of light standing out in the darkness. Painters will tell you, after blocking in, you put down your darkest dark, and your lightest light.
In a painting, your lightest point will often be surrounded by dark color. It’s easier to see the light when it’s darkest around it. The way light affects things in darkness can turn a picture into a masterpiece.
Our lives are like that. At our darkest point, if we turn to the light, it can transform our lives. The character Batman went into the night, not to be a part of it, but bring safety to it.
It’s one of the reasons I prefer the term the caped crusader to the dark knight. I could ramble on, but I’ll leave you with this. At the end of the day, the crooks go to jail, and the hero returns home, to a house bathed in the morning light.