Sunday, October 11, 2015

Superman and Batman. Who's better? Let's find out!

For decades, fans have argued who is the better superhero, Superman or Batman. It recently occurred to me that the best way to determine this is to see how they’d fare if one replaced the other on their comic covers. Will one fare better than the other? This should decide once and for all who's superior! I selected six covers and then created six alternative images.

First up, Superman #32. Superman is being hit by multiple lightning bolts--

--while Batman is screaming multiple obscenities. Winner, Superman.

Next, Action Comics #357, featuring kids with kryptonite. Looks like Superman is in loads of trouble--

--Batman, not so much. Punk kids. Winner, Batman.

Let's look at a fairly famous cover, Batman #497, where Bane broke Batman's back--

I always thought this Batman cover should have had a sound effect on it. Otherwise, it merely looks like a visit to the chiropractor. Regardless-- Winner, Superman.

Next, Detective Comics #583. Batman is cooler when he's surrounded by bats!

Superman is not cooler when surrounded by supers. Winner, Batman.

Two wins for Superman. Two wins for Batman. It's a close race! Let's take a look at a cover that has both heroes on it, World's Finest #54--

Now, let’s replace Batman with Superman and Superman with Batman.

It appears they are both equally as awesome! Suck it, Robin. Tie!

Lastly, Detective Comics Vol. 2 #37, the deciding image! Batman lives in a mansion and has a butler--

Winner, Batman!


Richard said...

Can't type any comment here. Laughing too hard.

Anna-Maria said...

I thought you'd compare Wayne Manor with the Fortress of Solitude--which has no one, not even a kindly butler--hence the Solitude. Batman still wins!

Gary Ware said...

Too good.

The Boy said...

Batman is either severely injured or dead in two of those covers. The worst things that happen to Superman are an upset butler and rowdy children.

Also, shouldn't Superman surrounded by supers be Superboy, Supergirl, etc.? He's not superintendentman.

Kerry Callen said...

Hmmm, by that logic Batman should be surrounded by Batmite, Bathound, and perhaps the Batmobile. Nope. If Batman gets bats, Superman gets supers.

veracitous said...

This is one of the best things I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot of shit.

wordsmith said...

If Batman is surrounded by bats, wouldn't he eventually contract rabies?

Unknown said...

You're the best, Kerry.

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Anonymous said...

Batman would destroy superman mainly because batman is smarter and doesn't rely on superpowers, but superman always relies on his powers and that's why he gets killed by doomsday in the old comics.