View Poll Results: Who is 'better' at being a hero/superhero?

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  • Superman

    5 12.82%
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    Re: Superman or Batman?

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    Re: Superman or Batman?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMama View Post
    Yea, why does the bad guy escape? just execute him!

    I guess comic book writers hold liberal views; as to them, capital punishment is never the answer
    You are probably right, I still think it is mostly due to laziness of the writers not wanting to keep creating new villains.
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    Re: Superman or Batman?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Other. Punisher is a better hero. The whole heroes don't kill bad guys because it will make them like the bad guys is a load of crap made up by comic book writers so that they won't have to come up with new villains. Think about the comic book cliche where sometime after being caught by the hero the bad guy escapes prison or escapes from some mental institution and winds up killing more innocent people. Any decent hero would simply execute the criminal. When the batman comics first started out Batman killed criminals and felt no remorse over killing or maiming criminals and was not above using firearms. When the superman comics first started superman didn't care if tossing criminals resulted in their fatalities.
    Actually, all that was caused by the CCA, the Comics Code authority, which came about because of the United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, which focussed primarily on Comic books and the violence, sexual inuuendo and such which they represented.

    Ironically, the CCA took a huge blow in credibilty when they would not approve Amazing Spider-man #96 because it had a depiction of drug use. The problem with that was that the government had requested that Marvel do an anti-drug issue to help educate children about the dangers of drugs.

    I have that book (all three of the drug issues, in fact). They are pretty cheesy.
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    Re: Superman or Batman?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMama View Post
    This is the true test of a debater...well not really, but I think you get the idea.

    So who is 'better' at their role as a hero/superhero ?

    Batman? Superman?
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    Re: Superman or Batman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Actually, all that was caused by the CCA, the Comics Code authority, which came about because of the United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, which focussed primarily on Comic books and the violence, sexual inuuendo and such which they represented.
    wow...the government attempted to censor comic books? They had way too much time on their hands. I could imagine that this was happening all the time in congress:
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    BTW- All props to Lerxst who originally posted the Batman gif in the way back back back.

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    Re: Superman or Batman?

    Batman is much cooler than Superman.

    Batman actually has character, whereas Superman is just a generic superhero with no personality. Batman is mortal and his only superpowers are his brains and gadgets (yes that's a plus). Superman is too powerful...the stories are just not interesting because they're tired and predictable. With Batman, you're at least left wondering how he's going to solve a problem. With Superman, they just invent some new stupid power and the problem is immediately solved.

    Also, since Superman can only be foiled by kryptonite, you'd think he would learn to avoid the damn stuff. Batman's weaknesses are the same as any other human's weaknesses, which leads to a much more interesting story because the villains can do unpredictable things to foil him.
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    Re: Superman or Batman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Also, since Superman can only be foiled by kryptonite, you'd think he would learn to avoid the damn stuff. Batman's weaknesses are the same as any other human's weaknesses, which leads to a much more interesting story because the villains can do unpredictable things to foil him.
    But doesn't a hero need to have that one specific weakness?
    With Superman it's obviously kryptonite...but with Batman, he's a regular guy, with no specific weakness.

    And for that matter batman is too human, he's not even a "SUPER hero"
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    Superman is a fraud. He ducks when a gun is thrown at him.
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    Re: Superman or Batman?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMama View Post
    But doesn't a hero need to have that one specific weakness?
    With Superman it's obviously kryptonite...but with Batman, he's a regular guy, with no specific weakness.
    That makes Batman better. He can be foiled in all of the ways you could foil an ordinary person. With Superman the storyline is so predictable: Villain does something bad, Superman goes to the rescue, Villain does something with kryptonite to stop him, Superman suddenly discovers a new superpower to overcome it, and everyone lives happily ever after.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMama
    And for that matter batman is too human, he's not even a "SUPER hero"
    That makes him better.
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