The Godfather Star Alex Rocco Talks Batman: Year One
As a kid, I’d go down to Murray's Drugstore in Boston – I’d just kind of turn the rack around and around, looking at all the comic books. I’d buy them and read them, then me and my buddies would trade them. I never did think of them as a collectors' item, but I loved buying them. I had great Batmans and Supermans, and I always thought they were better than baseball cards. It was fun getting baseball cards, but a comic book is an adventure.
I liked Captain Marvel and Superman, as well as Batman. I’ve got to admit that I learned a lot from reading this script – I never really knew Batman’s whole backstory with the death of his parents, all of that. I was really drawn in. Now I want to know more about Bruce Wayne in this mythology.
When I was a kid, though, it was Captain Marvel – because he was the one that, when he said “Shazam,” he would change. It was magical. And he's always looked nice. I've always wanted to look like Captain Marvel. So my favorites were Captain Marvel, Superman and Batman. And I’ve got a little bit of love for Wonder Woman because, you know, just look at her. Plus she’s got an invisible plane. How can you beat that?