Who’s the better super hero (the coolest dude)?
BATMAN OR SUPERMAN?
First, I have to acknowledge that this question is NOT nonsensical to a lot of superhero fans (and you have my utmost respect); however, since my knowledge of each character is negligible, my discussion will be brief.
On one hand, superman is just plain cool. He looks good, he acts cool, and he repeatedly saves the planet. Not only is he faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap a tall building in a single bound—but he wages a never-ending battle for truth and justice. Now that’s just the epitome of moral character and integrity. And frankly, I would still be impressed if he could only leap a short building (or even a double-wide trailer) in a single bound. Besides, who else—anywhere in the universe—could completely and effectively disguise their appearance simply by putting on a single pair of glasses? That alone makes him spectacular. Yes, there is the whole Kryptonite thing, but seriously, who has kryptonite? Where would you even get it?
Okay, onto Batman: At first glance, I had nothing! He wears a fairly silly suit, can’t even fly without the help of a jet-pack (what kind of bat can’t fly? Can he at least hang upside down?) and from what I understand, he doesn’t even have super powers (is that one or two words?). So, in the interest of being fair, I reached out to my nephew, who immediately set me straight!
- Batman has Ninja skills!
- He hates guns and doesn’t kill people ~ so he’s super moral (an all-around good guy).
- He’s a billionaire, so there’s that.
- "Chicks dig his car.” ~ Nephew’s words J
- He has a ton of really cool gadgets, and he’s absolutely brilliant (as in super-high IQ).
Fine, so I get his appeal: As a fellow member of the Justice League, he’s also got integrity. As a disgustingly-wealthy dude with a REALLY cool car, he’s not hard up for dates. As a powerful thinker, he could probably outwit, outlast, and outplay anyone, which means he could also win Survivor.
But here’s the thing: some fictional enemies need to be killed. Really, though; they just do (can anyone say Joffrey from Game of Thrones?). And there’s something to be said about being tossed into the ring and being able to brawl – without needing gadgets, a plan, or one’s butler. (Okay, so that last one was uncalled for.) I guess in the end, it comes down to one thing (for me, anyway): Clark Kent and those incredible glasses!
That still blows me away.
So yep, I’m going with SUPERMAN, but only by a bit.
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Disclaimer: I really am a thoughtful, contemplative, fairly educated person. :-) I have a BA in Psychology and an MA in Nonprofit Management, and I write a wicked, dark, edgy, action-packed story...but I just don't have time to blog. Oh, and I will interrupt this mindless nonsense (from time to time) to post about new releases, upcoming books, videos, contests, or other various teasers...just so you know. :-)