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Spiderman VS Batman

December 9, 2013
By xofelicia97 GOLD, Saint Mary&#39s, Pennsylvania
xofelicia97 GOLD, Saint Mary&#39s, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Give me strength when I'm standing, and faith when I fall."

"Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: 'With great power comes great responsibility.' This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-man." Spider-man is one of the major Marvell comic book heroes. He has comic books, multiple movies, and tons of merchandise. Spider-man is the single greatest super hero ever. Some think that Batman, a DC comics superhero, is the best superhero and that Batman could beat Spider-man. Marvell comics versus DC comics, Spider-man versus Batman.

Some people are not very familiar with Spider-man. Spider-man was a young boy named Peter Benjamin Parker. He was only in high school when he was on a field trip for school and was bitten by a radioactive spider. In exchange for this spider bite, Peter Parker was no longer a normal teenage boy, the bite mutated him and he developed his spider like qualities and skills. Peter Parker turned into the superhero Spider-man with his superhuman strength, the ability to shoot webs from his wrists and to crawl up walls, and also his "spidey senses". His "spidey senses" were used subconsciously, when he would sense something like a threat, everything around him appeared to slow down while he reacted. His career as Spider-man really began around the time that his uncle was murdered. Peter Parker had made a blue and red suit for Spider-man, and then began to seek out the man who killed his uncle for revenge. New York loved Spider-man, so he kept with it and became the city's superhero, protecting them from crime.

One admirable thing about Spider-man would be the way he balanced out his life. Peter Parker did not give up his old life for his new powers. While remaining Spider-man, he had a job, took pictures for the press, completed high school and moved on to college. Peter Parker was a very intelligent young man. That is also another great thing, He was so young but still so great, unlike just about every other superhero there is. He did not really have any money either, he lived with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben (until his death) and they had very little money and worked hard for what they did have. Another advantage Spider-man had would be the way he dealt with his enemies. Not only would he defeat him, but he would also bring them back to their normal self again. Spider-man always had a way of getting the villains to turn away from evil and come back to the good side.

Now onto DC Comics big superhero, Batman. Should he even be called a superhero? After all, he does not have any real superpowers. All Batman has is money, which he uses to buy his way through everything. Admittedly, money can buy some pretty cool stuff. Because of his money, Batman has a bat suit with some different adaptions, bat mobile, and basically any gadget he wants. Batman is smart too. He is also in really good physical shape for being as old as he is.

Batman does have some good things about him. He just does not quite stack up to Spider-man. Take away Batman's money, and he is just a normal person. Even with his money he still is not that great. Spider-Man has no need to rely on money because he got to be where he was without it. Spider-man is clearly better. If Elk County ever needed a superhero, It is a sure bet that the cities would be safer in the hands of Spider-man rather than risking it with Batman.

The author's comments:
Spiderman is better than batman. If you disagree, I would love if you would comment so we can get a debate going!

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on Jan. 30 2014 at 9:20 am
CaptainAubby BRONZE, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"You must write every single day of your life…You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads….may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world." -Ray Bradbury

Ok, I've been reading some of your work because I like your style, but I'm going to have to (respectfully) disagree with you here; the reason why Batman is so well liked (and considered a superhero despite his lack of "powers" is because Batman is more than just a crime-fighter. He is also a promise to the weak and/or insignificant readers that encourages us to make a difference using what we have. Sure, he uses money to get the gear that he uses, but Batman had the desire to help his city through some rough times, which is something that anyone can relate to. Fans of spider man are left to believe that, without some extraordinary, pretty impossible assistance/unnatural enhancement, they can't make a difference. The reason why I, personally, prefer Batman is because, to some extent, I can BE Batman. 

on Jan. 16 2014 at 9:34 pm
xofelicia97 GOLD, Saint Mary&#39s, Pennsylvania
15 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Give me strength when I'm standing, and faith when I fall."

I completely understand what you mean when you said Batman is a more realistic superhero. I'm actually really glad you said that. I never thought of it like that before. Thank you so much for reading and commenting! Do you mind me asking your opinion on the Joker?! I love him! He is genius!

on Jan. 7 2014 at 12:53 pm
comicbookwoman95 BRONZE, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
" try not, do or do not there is no try"

Batman is a more realistic superhero. It would be more likely that a rich orphan becomes a vigilante than a poor boy in high school who gets bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes a superhero. Batman is for people who want more realism in their comics. Spiderman is for those who are wanting to read about something that is almost fantasy in a way. One thing that spiderman does bring is hope for the better, i can say that. You were right about spiderman being able to change his villians for the better. Batman's villians always go back to doing the evil crimes they did before. I do respect your opinon, i just have a different point of view on this topic.