Batman vs. Iron Man

July 20, 2012

It’s fight night again.

All told, the two major comic book companies have more in common that most anyone really wants to admit. So, the fight continues to burn.

And frankly, either company generally has a major character that shares significant characteristics with a character from the other.

Take, for instance, Batman and Iron Man.

One is man of science who has trained and studied to achieve his goals despite his tortured past, and the other is a billionaire who inherited his fortunes from parents he barely knew.

One uses high tech weapons, years of training, and superior intellect to battle the evil-doers that surround him, while the other works closely with a network of kindred spirits in costume to bring down threats that one man alone can’t handle.

One has a fancy butler who looks out for him, and the other has a really cool costume that strikes fear into the hearts of villains.

One is… super rich and the other is…..

alright.

This is harder than I thought.

The fact is, when you compare the two, clearly there are a lot of similarities. How easy is it to pick the one I am speaking about first, Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark. If you ask me, terribly hard because I don’t even know.

Wayne is smart, handsome and rich. He didn’t know his parents well because they died when he was young. He doesn’t care much about what others think about him, but funds all sorts of community projects to help his fellow city dwellers. He fashioned a costume and successfully manufactured his powers in an effort to fight crime and avenge his father’s dead.

Stark, on the other hand, is smart, handsome and rich. He didn’t know his father well because he was too busy working while he was young. He doesn’t care much about what others think about him, but funds all sorts of community projects to help his fellow city dwellers. He fashioned a costume and successfully manufactured his powers in an effort to fight evil and make his father proud.

See? Is that so hard?

Of course, there are big differences. Batman can’t “fly” like Iron Man, he can just fall with style. Tony Stark doesn’t care if people know his identity where as Bruce keeps his hidden.

One looks like a bat and the other looks like a robot.

Now, the time comes when we have to pit the two together in a battle. Naturally. That’s what you all expect.

Frankly, I don’t know who would win. One was one of my favorites as a child, with my love being rekindled by the recent string of big-budget, well-written, and astoundingly realistic (given the subject matter) movies, and the other has…

damn. Did it again.

I can’t find the difference there, either.

As also, though, I will say that one actually is my favorite and the other…

well, that’s another 500 words.

ghjr

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This is not included in the 500 word limit.

Thank you Lisa. More than you understand.

I know you have been a big fan of the movies as well, and we do talk about them a lot.

I wish I had 5000 words for this one. I could have made it last that long.

But, on this, the eve of “The Dark Knight Rises,” I have many more things to worry about than my writing.

Deshay Basara.

The Fire Rises.

Truly ghjr

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