And girls can play as Batman. But feeling safe to do so away from home is a different story.
We take a look at the Marikana commemoration held on Sunday and Oscar Pistorius's prolonged prison stay - if only Donald Trump could save him.
Ben Affleck will play Batman in the 2015 sequel to this year's "Man of Steel", joining Michael Keaton and George Clooney as the masked hero.
They might retain some individuality but the endless Republican theme is wearing thin.
The new Batman flick "The Dark Knight Rises" has remained number one at North American box offices, despite the mass shooting in Colorado.
James Holmes faces 142 charges after a gunman shot dead 12 people and wounded scores more in one of the worst mass killings in US history.
Court documents show the suspected Batman massacre gunman was seeing a psychiatrist specialising in schizophrenia before the attack in Colorado.
"The Dark Knight Rises" may be the year's most talked about movie, but it is unlikely to be in the running for major awards come Oscars season.
Christian Bale has visited survivors of the Colorado shooting and stopped by a makeshift memorial to victims of the attack that killed 12 people.
The man accused of killing 12 people in a shooting rampage at a midnight showing of the new Batman film in Denver has made his first court appearance.
The new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, isn't the simple conservative parable rightwingers would like, but it is a reactionary vision.
The gunman arrested for a shooting spree at a showing of the latest Batman movie had booby-trapped his apartment with a "very sophisticated" device.
The crime-fighting crusader could fly but if he did, he would smash into the ground and probably die, a group of physics students have calculated.
Holy broken bones! Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl character paralysed from the waist down in a dastardly deed by the Joker, is to rise again.
It's a puzzle worthy of the Riddler: Why is there no video game based on The Dark Knight?
MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Shaun de Waal reviews the latest Batman instalment, The Dark Knight, and likes its sense of realism.
Batman sequel The Dark Knight rewrites the box-office record books as audiences flock to see late actor Heath Ledger in his last film role.