Okay, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, but Don’t We All Wish We Were Superman or Batman at the end of the day?
Let me start by saying I have been a long time supporter of Marvel Comics and always will be. In Fact, if I had to takes sides, I would side with Marvel. But let me not take anything away from DC Comics in acknowledging that they hit the nail on the head first and for the first time. I mean, they summed it all up simply with Batman and Superman.
Whether you aspire or gravitate towards Superman or Batman you pretty much have any aspirations covered simply by those two characters. Superman being the Man of Steel, the Man of all Men. The man that is anything and everything any man could ever hope or dream of being. What the Heck, he is SUPERMAN! I think that pretty much says it all. Superman is the best man, the ultimate man, the man no man can be and the man every man would like to be. He is unbeatable, he can’t be stopped, he can’t be defeated, there is no challenge he can’t conquer or find a solution for. He is caring, loving, kind, lacking earthly desires, always does good and nobody dares ever mock him. Again, he is Superman!
While Batman is a Man. He is a real man, a man that has and shares all the errors, doubts, concerns, fears, and insecurities that we all face. However he is Batman! He knows and can overcome many of these concerns and most often does. People fear him and dare not mock him. He is smart and what he lacks in Superhero Powers he makes up for in Technology, Incredible Genius, and Persistence. Though dark and jaded, as a man by day he has all the influence and power money can buy, but rarely abuses it. While fighting crime at night he refuses to except any corruption and punishes those as they should regardless of their social status or influence.
So you choose, Batman or Superman. The goal of being Batman seems ever so more obtainable these days, but I am sure somewhere being Superman isn’t out of the question.