Posted by Kit Simpson Browne @Kitsb
Staff Writer, Superheroes, Star Wars and such. Bad jokes aplenty. Can be gently prodded on Twitter at @kitsb1
Kit Simpson Browne

Now, for all that Bruce Wayne has done for Gotham City over the years, it's rare that he's spent all that much time dealing with the problems of other cities around the globe. Sure, he'll occasionally help Superman rescue Metropolis, and his work with the Justice League routinely involves rescuing civilians in random locales across the world, but he hardly ever spends time on the nitty-gritty of actually patrolling those other towns to make sure they're safe from the sort of crime that routinely plagues Gotham.

Which is perhaps why the world has of late become somewhat overrun by mysterious "creepy clowns." After all, without #Batman around, Gotham tends to become full of them, so why not everywhere else?

It's likely Fortunate, then, that...

A Real-Life Batman Is Battling The 'Creepy Clown' Craze In A Small English Town

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Yup, that's right. A dude dressed as Batman is now patrolling the streets of the small northern English town of Whitehaven, so that "kids (and adults?) can feel at ease."

Which is both a) incredibly silly, and b) exactly the sort of thing the real Batman would do. Now, sure, he'd likely do it in a bigger town, and would absolutely have recruited a local kid to be his ward and sidekick by now, but the basic premise is sound.

Next week, then, prepare for news that a young woman on a small Greek island has begun battling statues of ancient gods, and that Dodge City, Kansas is seeing a surprisingly large number of dudes in capes jumping onto criminals from second floor balconies. Or, y'know, that this whole "#creepyclown" thing has died down, leaving us free to return to not really playing Pokémon Go as much as we kind of thought we would, and dreaming of one day becoming The Flash somehow.

Still want more on creepy clowns and their ilk, though? Never fear, we've got you covered right here.

In the meantime, what do you think? Just what is the deal with the northern English Bat-vigilante? Let us know below!