Mayor of Batman, Turkey, Aims to Sue Warner Bros.

Pol wants share of Dark Knight revenues for citizens of oil town
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 12, 2008 2:51 PM CST
In typical comic-book fashion, Batman's latest enemy is Batman.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The mayor of Batman, Turkey, is threatening to sue Warner Brothers for a share of the nearly $1 billion The Dark Knight has generated. The unauthorized name use has wreaked psychological havoc in the Anatolian oil city by driving up unsolved murders and female suicides, Huseyin Kalkan tells Variety—though he didn’t explain why the action comes 70 years after the hero’s comic-book debut.