The 'Batman Battle of the Month' has forced Bruce Wayne to fight dangerous characters like Black Panther, Cyclops, and X-23 in a totally random encounter. It aims to test his abilities and, so far, he has a positive record. But for April's edition, we wanted to truly test the Caped Crusader. Batman has a gifted mind, exceptional hand-to-hand abilities, and a great variety of technology at his disposal, but is that enough to best... Squirrel Girl?! In case you can't tell by now, this match-up is obviously celebrating April Fools' Day. So, did the Comic Vine community think Batman has the rep required to defeat Squirrel Girl? Or is her absurd history just too much for him to topple? 400 Viners voted and, while it was a relatively tight race, the crowd decided to side with... Squirrel Girl! Don't worry, the April matches won't count towards Batman's overall record.
Believe it or not, the voting here was closer than a good deal of the legitimate match-ups. Squirrel Girl took the victory with 52%, but Batman earned a respectable 41%. Meanwhile, 7% wisely voted for "stalemate because they're both full of amazingness and can't lose." Look, there's no way to take this fight seriously and that was the entire point -- it was the April (Fools') edition, after all. Squirrel Girl has some absolutely ridiculous high-end feats that aren't intended to make any sense, and that's basically one of the ongoing jokes with the character. That said, this match was made to see if people could have fun seeing if Batman could counter her insane victories and thankfully, more than a few people seemed to have a good time joking around about this fight. Let's take a look at a compelling augment for each character.
Viner Argument for Squirrel Girl is by ShenKuei
"If this was 60's Adam West Batman he would just bust out his Squirrel-Repellant-Bat-Spray but current Batman would need prep to deal with a menace this terrifying.
Squirrel Girl 9/10"
Viner Argument for Batman is by PapiNacho
"Well Squirrel Girl beat Thanos but we also know that Thanos was once arrested by the police so police>Thanos and as we know Batman > police; putting them on even ground. Having said that while Squirrel Girl's reality warping powers helped her beat Dr. Doom, Batman's own reality warping powers enable him to kick the Spectre, living embodiment of the presence itself . Thus since Specter>Doom Batman> Squirrel Girl."
Check the homepage on May 5th for an all-new Batman Battle of the Month. Don't worry, it'll be a legitimate fight! In the meantime, you're welcome to make suggestions right here in the comments, in the official thread, or via Twitter.