This seems to be a very popular battle on Comicvine, and I can see why. They are, after all, unarguably the two most popular comic book characters, like, ever (sorry Supes), yet at the same time they're polar opposites. Batman is a dark, brooding, anti-hero; Spider-Man is a lighthearted, colorful wise cracker. Batman is fueled to fight crime by the day his parents were murdered right in front of his eyes; Spider-Man didn't even know his parents. Batman is a rich playboy, Spider-Man is a hop skip and a jump away from poverty.
They are without a doubt two of the greatest characters in all of fiction, with an assortment of dedicated fans on each side, so it's easy to see why we get a thread for them once a week. But, even though this particular battle is common, I have yet to see one where it's done right.
Now let's just be honest here. In a fight... Spider-Man grabs Batman by the head, throws him to the ground and, yes, you guessed it, stomps him. On the flipside, if Batman gets time to prepare as he normally would if this were to actually happen, he would stomp. Throughout every thread of this fight I've ever seen, it's always a stomp. Well, I'm here today to try and give you all a fair and realistic fight between these two, dictated by what I think, is the most general way this could actually happen in the comics. So, here I go.
The Joker has traveled to NYC for unspecified reasons. Batman, thinking of the clown as his responsability, follows the madman.
Meanwhile, Norman Osborn is in his office plotting his next strike against Spider-Man. He somehow comes into contact with Joker, and the two get to talking. Joker claims that Batman can effortlessly curbstomp Spider-Man, while Osborn states that Spider-Man would beat Batman effortlessly while curbstomping. The two realize the only way to figure out who truly is superior, is to get them to fight. And that's what they do!
Brainwashing the vigilantes into thinking the other is there enemy, both combatants are dead set on taking the other down.
-While they are brainwashed, neither combatant loses his intellect or morals
-Both fighters prep for two weeks
-When it comes to it, the fighters will both be somewhere in NYC, so they will need to hunt each other down
-Both combatants will have as much info on the other as they would if they inhabited a shared universe
-Please, no Inside Suit or any BS like that. We all know that thing was just a terrible idea
-No outside help or interference
And I think that just about covers it. Who wins?