Batman vs. Superman.
January 26, 2002 10:14 AM   Subscribe

Batman vs. Superman. Tonight we find out who wins at the end of the seven hour marathon which started a few minutes back on Cartoon Network. All week long the fans have been voting for their favourites, and from the last two hours of this marathon will be dedicated to the winner. [It's on Cartoon Network in the US.]
posted by riffola (21 comments total)
I voted for Wil Wheaton.
posted by barkingmoose at 10:53 AM on January 26, 2002

I voted for Wesley Willis.
posted by dong_resin at 11:10 AM on January 26, 2002

Hmmm. Let's see, the Man of Steel versus a rich guy with a sporty outfit, some gymnastic moves, and a major grudge. Well, if Muhammad Ali can do it, so can the Dark Knight. I'll go with the Bat guy. (BTW, here's a list of the Top Ten Heroes v.s. Heroes Battles.)
posted by jacknose at 11:16 AM on January 26, 2002

posted by jazon at 12:17 PM on January 26, 2002

Yeah, get with the program.. Frank Miller proved to us years ago that, with proper preparation, the man of steel can get his ass kicked by a 50 year-old. And that was beforeThe Dark Knight Strikes Again.

The real question to me has always been about who would win between Batman and Captain America. Marvel and DC did that stupid crossover thing a few years ago, but the outcome was determined by reader votes, so it was a popularity contest.. who could beat batman in a popularity contest? There oughtta be a rematch.

This is a pressing issue in my life, folks.
posted by Hildago at 12:43 PM on January 26, 2002

They're both very good cartoons, but I prefer the Batman cartoon, by a hair. But then, i like Batman more.

The new Justice League cartoon is freakin horrible, though. Maybe not horrible, but absolutely for little kids.
posted by Doug at 12:52 PM on January 26, 2002

I prefer Batman over Superman. I didn't really the '80s Batman, but then again I never liked the '50s Batman. I prefer Batman as depecited in the animated series. Sure he is not as ruthless as he is the comics, but the overall feel is there.
posted by riffola at 12:57 PM on January 26, 2002

Speaking of Dark Knight Returns, the animated series did an episode about it. In which they had both the '50s Batman with the whole elaborate sets, and stupid punchlines, and the Dark Knight Returns story, where Batman is old and he drives in a tank to take on a gang known as Mutants, and Robin is a girl.
posted by riffola at 1:05 PM on January 26, 2002

I didn't know that, riffola.. do you know the episode name and/or season code? (So as I can looks it up on the innernet)
posted by Hildago at 2:34 PM on January 26, 2002

I see I've got to defend Superman here, ok:
Sure Batman can win if the commies block the sun out, if he has a tank, and if he gets a one armed man to fire a kryptonite arrow at him.
But how often do all the above happen?
And if Bats doesn't have time to prepare, Superman can take him down easily.

The real question is who has the most crazy comic book spinoffs? Batman would win by the sheer amount of Batman family books, but Superman has had some pretty crazy ones...
posted by Keen at 2:35 PM on January 26, 2002

Superman won btw.

Hildago the show is called Legends Of The Dark Knight, it's episode 104.
posted by riffola at 3:07 PM on January 26, 2002

The Tick is more powerful than the Caped Wonder.
posted by dogwelder at 3:08 PM on January 26, 2002

Of course, this is not nearly as important as the real superhero battle: Jeannie vs. Samantha.
posted by ebarker at 3:55 PM on January 26, 2002

What part of "SUPER" in Superman don't you Bat-fans get? Batman is awesome -- in his own universe. But Superman is -- simply -- unbeatable. Period. The two should never be forced to "face off." How's this for a match-up: Superman vs. Captain Marvel (aka Shazam)?
posted by davidmsc at 9:20 PM on January 26, 2002

As the World's Biggest Superman Fan, I must tell you that Batman is no more than a finely tuned nutso in a bat suit with a lot of gadgets. In a fair fight (which the one in Dark Knight Returns certainly wasn't), Superman snaps Batsy in half at the spine with his right hand while thumbing through the Daily Planet Sunday Edition with his left.

Captain Marvel would be more of a fight, and actually worthy of the Last Son of Krypton. On pure strength, Supes would win as well. If Cap Marvel used any magic, then he might beat him.

but Superman has had some pretty crazy ones
Krypto. The Super Cat. Beppo the Super Monkey. Comet the Super Horse.

These all make Bat-mite seem perfectly normal. Plus, Mxy would kick his ass.

Sorry, Batboy. Maybe call up Captain America if you want someone to play with?
posted by owillis at 9:36 PM on January 26, 2002

how could Jeannie lose!?!?!!?
posted by wantwit at 12:33 AM on January 27, 2002

Okay, owillis. But who would win between Batman and say, the Black Panther? Now that would be a battle!
posted by black8 at 2:44 AM on January 27, 2002

But who would win between Batman and say, the Black Panther

Batman. More experience, more combat ready, better fighter.
posted by owillis at 3:07 AM on January 27, 2002

the episode that riffola was referring really was the best batman episode i've ever seen.

to combat what owillis said, your "fair fight" wouldn't really be too fair. super strength, flying, heat rays coming out of his eyes, not having to breathe, and a whole bunch other powers versus a human? if anything, batman using all his gadgets, emergency-kryptonite and all, somewhat evens the odds.

my pick is on batman. he's got the strategic genius, and the heart to match.

there's a funny conversation about all this here.
posted by lotsofno at 8:44 AM on January 27, 2002

Haha that's a funny link lotsofno, it reminds me of this episode called "Bane" from Batman & Robin, where Bane wrecks the batmobile with his barehands, and later in the batcave, Bruce says something along the lines of "He wrecked my car Alfred, between two guys that's very personal."
posted by riffola at 9:00 AM on January 27, 2002

In my mind, Batman has the edge here:
"[Superman is] an alien, for christ sake. His Kyrptonian biological makeup is enhanced by earth's yellow sun. If Lois gets a tan the kid could kick right through her stomach. Only someone like Wonder Woman has a strong enough uterus to carry his kid. The only way he could bang regular chicks is with a kryptonite condom, but that would kill him!"
posted by uftheory at 6:35 AM on January 28, 2002

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