I had originally planned to write something about Batman for B in the April A to Z challenge, but I didn’t know quite where I would go with that until this morning.
My husband read the first A to Z post and bristled over the part where I jokingly referred to Batman as the “poor man’s Tony Stark.”
So naturally, this post has to be about why Batman is basically Iron Man–if Iron Man were having a really bad, hangover-type day.
Batman fans are pretty much like roadies. Fans are so in awe of the duality, his cool nicknames, the costume and vehicle combo, that they let those things distract them from all of Batman’s failings as a superhero. (I know, I know, he doesn’t want to be a superhero…sigh.)
But, let’s be honest–he would never beat Superman in a real fight, and it’s pretty much the awesome line of villains that make Batman interesting.
In Marvel Universe and Tony Stark’s world, Batman would be the sidekick. Do you need proof? Check it out:
It’s official, then. An somewhat anonymous blogger who has minimal Google spreadsheet skills decided to compare the two…what more do you need?!
Even though Batman was conceived of and appeared in print a couple of decades earlier than Iron Man and exists in a completely different comic book universe, he’s still very much Iron Man’s kid brother. Whatever Batman does, Iron Man will always one-up that–doesn’t matter whether we’re talking armor, fight moves, wit, skills in the sack, whatever.
I’m pretty sure steam will be coming out of my husband’s ears at this point, so that, combined with writing about the letter B for the day, and I’d say mission accomplished.
(Confession: I really do enjoy Batman. And, no, that’s not the nickname the hubby goes by in the sack. I just like giving my husband a hard time. And everyone else. And Superman would win every freaking time.)