) Components of the bizarre are also common to both genres, but can take the shape of exact bodily gore or merely highly defective characters that are somehow sufferable enough to stay fascinating. So considerate, in reality the townspeople help cover the murder by spreading lime round her house when it begins to smell. ) So lets sum up just how A Rose for Emily stacks up as a Southern Gothic novel. There were one or two elements attached to a few of the other crime wrestlers that had a Gothic slant, Spook Rider, The Ghost and even Will Eisners The Spirit had certain features but Batman is the nearest to being actually Gothic. Think Edgar Allen Poe, Bram Stoker, Vampira and even Yvonne de Carlo from The Munsters. But isnt it a coincidence the club was named after Batmans real hang-out? ( As it were. Then there's the town that' ;s such a built in background of the majority of the Batman stories, - Gotham. Oakley straight jackets. It has artfully modified over time to become more so. Even the Bat-symbol can pretty frequently be seen displayed on black t-shirts worn by even the most die-hard Goths. Frightful guy locked in his home for many years as he possibly stabbed his father in the leg with scissors? It is not natural, thats for sure.