"Please state your name for the court."
"Right. Of course. Good to see you again by the way."
"Get to the point, Harvey."
"Sigh. How do you feel you're faring as a character in the New52?"
"That's not really an answer to the question."
"It's the answer to MOST questions I'm asked."
"I"m getting one of my Batman-headaches already... Please elaborate."
"I'm Batman. Batman is most popular character in the DCU, by some estimates twice as popular as the runner-up, Superman. What's more, that popularity doesn't vary much with time, treatment, or medium. Despite the received wisdom that my character is a loner, it has a penumbra that all times and for decades has encompassed a host of lesser heroes, villains, and supporting cast. This includes both constant and unalterable elements--the cave and its accouterments, Gordon and Alfred, and my principal Golden Age villains--and the more variable ones, including my assistants, lesser villains, and relationships with other heroes and groups. I'm the yardstick by which other characters are measured, a constant. I'm the 'speed of light' of popularity. Sales of my comic book are the reference point for comic book sales overall."
"Whether there is a reboot--the next question you're going to ask me, by the way-- is irrelevant to me. I will still be in Gotham. All the major elements of my story and world--and there are many-- will remain unchanged. I will not discover that my parents were gods. I will not suddenly be recast as no longer having the wisdom of folksy parents who raised me. From my point of view, any reboot does not matter. My parents will still be dead, shot by a mugger in an alley in front of me."
"No more questions."