Fan mourns Batman's 'death,' apparently doesn't get how comics work

Okay, this one's a bit sad, and a little funny. Oh, and maybe creepy.

Seventy-two-year-old Frik van Lingen of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, who read Batman comics when he was growing up, took the recent "death" of Bruce Wayne pretty hard.

How hard, you ask? So hard that he placed an advertisement in the local newspaper to inform other Batman fans that the superhero's alter ego "is no more."

"Batman was my super-hero," van Lingen tells The Herald. "I must have been in primary school when I started reading comic books. No one knows who‘s going to fill his big boots. He was too nice a guy. He fought criminals. He just can't die."

Well, at least he got that last part right.

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