How to Become Batman

Newsarama has an article about the findings in E. Paul Zehr’s Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero, and it’s fascinating. You can buy the book here, or read Newsarama’s piece here.

Here’s an excerpt:

Matching Batman’s strength might very well be the easiest of your endeavors, according to Zehr, but this will take some time. Power training with weights every day, and knowing what you’re doing, you would need three to five years to reach your maximum physical strength capacity… But Batman is more than muscle-bound. He’s a master of judo, tae kwon do, ninjutsu and perhaps a few more martial arts. To master these, Zehr said, Batman would need an additional six to twelve years of training.

So, it’s going to be a long road. But if anyone can do it, dear reader, it’s you. Right? Right! Now, get to work.