- Superman v. Batman
With the unprecedented comic con coverage, I was interested to learn that Superman is still the number one most popular superhero.
Am I the only person to have noticed that the very premise of Superman is stupid? I mean, you basically have a god-like person, with every conceivable power, versus a rich guy (Lex Luther) with ambiguous reasons for being evil.
Uh huh. Zeus versus Richard Branson (if Branson was bad, which he’s not. At least not as far as I know.). That sounds like a fair fight.
Batman at least has psychological complexity, and his enemies are more evenly matched.
In the end, it just has to be Marvel, film or no film.Posted 4 years agocamo16Member
Superman IMO is well past his sell-by. Even the name Superman sounds lame… he might as well have been called Splendidman or Smashingman. 😯
Meanwhile, Batman is trying too hard to be moody and cool. He wants to be the guy who never chats at parties, but pulls the hottest chicks anyway because he’s the strong and silent type. He does all this to convince impressionable people that he has
Both are losers who clearly hope that saving people and foiling evil plots will somehow plug the gaping hole in their saddo lives.Posted 4 years agotomhowardSubscriber
Superman IMO is well past his sell-by. Even the name Superman sounds lame… he might as well have been called Splendidman or Smashingman.
Batman wins as he has the coolest gadgets and toys.
Superman just edges ahead by having a slightly cooler logo
Really? Disagree!Posted 4 years agooliverd1981Member
Which on, upon finding they had been boffing your wife, would you be quietly impressed with?
Presuming that they not both involved at once..
I reckon if they found that a seductress had tempted them to cuckold a righteous man that they’d be overcome with remorse and easy to defeat.
Batman would only ever win in a whisper-off. But he’s still cooler.Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Am I the only person to have noticed that the very premise of Superman is stupid? I mean, you basically have a god-like person, with every conceivable power,
He wasn’t always like that – in the early days he was just strong and fast – a super version of the rest of us, not a magical version. Thats why he’s dressed like a circus strong man – he was a strong guy who could run and jump about good. The flying and laser eyes and the rest are later additions.Posted 4 years agoprettygreenparrotSubscriber
Superman’s super powers are just a bit too much. OK, he can’t save everyone all the time but he gets pretty close. And his home world was destroyed by an exploding sun/environmental catastrophe/moral turpitude so we get to feel sad for him as an orphaned Kryptonian. But Batman is cooler. Privileged background, parents gunned down in mugging/hit and a terrible fear of the dark and bats overcome as he strives to bring (violent) justice to his world. Plus Batman has fancy gadgets and attainable ‘super powers’ whereas Superman is just that, a Superman. Still, it could be worse. Imagine if Superman had been called ‘Ultraman’.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
if Branson was bad, which he’s not. At least not as far as I know.
You’ve never used Virgin Media have you?
Obviously in any rightous world, Batman would win. He is way, way cooler than superman who’s a bit of a nerd (not a geek). Unfortunately, Superman has been gifted with powers way in advance of batmans so he’d win.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Look. Superman is a philosophical concept personified. That’s what makes it interesting. The whole thing is allegorical. The fact that he is not human is significant too – he’s just a reflection of the good side of humanity. That’s why Kent is such a square.
Batman otoh.. Interesting guy, but just a guy.Posted 4 years ago
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