Batman Helps Residents Of San Bernardino Come Together After Massacre


I have some pretty awesome news about a community coming together. Of course who better than Batman to help bring them together after the mass shooting that happened in San Bernardino. In case you haven’t heard there was a mass shooting and while some people ran for their lives others ran to protect those trying to escape. One such person was Michael Wetzel, survived by his children who know that not all superheros wear masks and capes.

My dad’s name was Michael Wetzel. I’m kind of proud to say his name because everybody thinks of him as a soldier…I feel like he didn’t just stand there and get shot. I feel he tried to like take the guy down. And I really miss him though.

Said the daughter of Michael Wetzel, Kailee Wetzel to CBS Los Angeles reporter Jeff Nguyen.  On Sunday, the community came together with Batman to raise support for those families who were affected by the shooting. A wide variety of musicians performed for free at the National Orange Show, headlining was recording artist Frankie J. Who had this to say while at the show,

I have family. I have two kids. You think about all those possibilities. You just never know it’s going to be your turn. Anything like that can happen to you.

What the city of San Bernardino has realized now is that through the recent bankruptcy and now this tragedy is that the community comes together in times of need. As a result of this strong community, the other child of the late Michael Wetzel, Caden had been talking to Batman and coordinated the meeting with him on Sunday so that he too could help those in need. Just showing everyone that there is something that all of us can do to help, no matter how old they are. Caden’s mother had told Nguyen that,

To have someone as Batman relate to an 8-year-old and actually put a smile on his face after everything we’ve been through the last few weeks. You can’t. There’s no words to say thank you.

It is a sad thing when events like this unfold, but it is good to know that even superheros can be real.

Brandon Richardson

Hey everyone, my name is Brandon and it has always been a dream to work in comic books. And to do this is amazing and a lot of fun for me because not only do I get to read and write about what DC Comics is doing but it gives me more insight into who the characters are.