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#1 Edited by StormShadow_X (3440 posts) - - Show Bio

Out of Batman and Superman which one of them has the most Iconic Origin. Both are the most Iconic in comics but out of them both who's is more Iconic.

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#2 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (6855 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

#3 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12140 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman

#4 Posted by Jayc1324 (16749 posts) - - Show Bio

People know more about batmans origin than superman. Its been in batman begins which is more popular than MOS, the Arkham games, the more popular Batman TAS... I find Batman's more iconic.

#5 Posted by StormShadow_X (3440 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324:

That doesn't mean it's more iconic does it? I'm not sure. I just know that between the rich boy who witnessed his Parents murder and became a guardian of the innocent and a Savior from a doomed world crash landed on Earth and became the literal Superman that these two are the most Iconic Origins.

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#6 Posted by Justthatkid (5902 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman.

Parents shot in a alley, swears to never use guns, goes around the world getting trained and later taking on the persona Batman

Superman sent from the doomed world Krypton to the hopeless planet earth specifically Kansas, soon to be found and taken in by the Kent's, grows up raised in a farm by the ideals of the Kent's and is taught to use his powers to save people.

There both very well known origins.

Batman's possibly being more popular I'd say in America at most because of it being Dark.

But Superman is looked at and known by the world, there's plenty of times Krypton is referenced the comic world, theirs various movies, shows that show or bring him up, theirs a song in Spanish talking about how he's a immigrant.

So I'd say Superman.

#7 Posted by Night4345 (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

#8 Posted by Cloakx14 (5345 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman.

#9 Edited by The Stegman (28735 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman.

Even Bugs Bunny thinks so

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#10 Posted by pikachumonster (3123 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

#11 Posted by Wolverine08 (47911 posts) - - Show Bio
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#12 Edited by comicace3 (7930 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman. I mean seriously. Parents are murdered, guy then becomes Batman.

Superman was a little confusing for me as a child. I always thought he was a human with superpowers or sumthin... But after I found out his origign... even though its not as iconic as batman is for me, it definitely takes second place.

#13 Posted by Superguy1591 (6086 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324: Wrong. 680 vs. 360. Superman the movie is one of the most successful superhero movies in the genre. A billion by 2013 standards.

#14 Posted by Jayc1324 (16749 posts) - - Show Bio

@superguy1591: Well I said MOS not Superman. More people this generation have seen Batman Begins than Superman, and the rest of the Nolan trilogy is way more popular.

#15 Posted by SaintWildcard (14411 posts) - - Show Bio

The Man of Steel breaks the bat

#16 Posted by Superhoodie (154 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

#17 Edited by Jphu8414 (4041 posts) - - Show Bio

What an interesting question.

I would say Superman

#18 Posted by ComicStooge (16646 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman.

#19 Posted by t_hench (416 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't pick. They are both so different and really reflective of the characters.....ahhhhh, I'm copping out on this one. I say Super Ted!

#20 Posted by Quickfingers26 (1261 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

#21 Posted by RustyRoy (14938 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are one of the most Iconic origins, I'd say its a tie.

#22 Posted by Hollow_Point (671 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

#23 Edited by RustyRoy (14938 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324: Wrong. 680 vs. 360. Superman the movie is one of the most successful superhero movies in the genre. A billion by 2013 standards.

So you're adjusting ticket price for Superman but not Batman? And the first Batman movie also made a billion by 2013 standards.

#24 Edited by koshi_waza88 (2542 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting to read that the original superman idea was a bald villain with powers

I think captain marvels far more original idea and thats why he outsold superman and they freak out and said that billy was a rip off...

#25 Edited by BeaconofStrength (8985 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman.

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#26 Posted by kasino (1814 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman, Krypton doesn't even get the red line under it when your typing

also TAS music and visual could make me feel all types of ways

#27 Posted by RustyRoy (14938 posts) - - Show Bio
@kasino said:

Superman, Krypton doesn't even get the red line under it when your typing

also TAS music and visual could make me feel all types of ways

Neither does Gotham or dead parents lol. Btw Krypton doesn't get a red line because its an element in the periodic table.

#28 Posted by Pokeysteve (9094 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely Superman.

Batman's is your classic revenge tale.

@jayc1324 said:

People know more about batmans origin than superman. Its been in batman begins which is more popular than MOS, the Arkham games, the more popular Batman TAS... I find Batman's more iconic.

Batman's origin story is different in all three of you examples except for his parents being murdered. Superman's has at least remained consistent since the late 30's.

#29 Edited by Squalleon (6345 posts) - - Show Bio

I really don't know.

Both of them are Iconic figures and known around the world but being known for your appearance and being known for who you are is different. I will give Charlie Chaplin for example, everyone knows who he is but no one knows his biography (except the ones who looked it up) I am sure my grandparents know both characters (I am not sure about Batman, but they probably do) but I am sure they don't know their origins.

#30 Edited by Experio (18205 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman with prep

#31 Edited by Superguy1591 (6086 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: Batman didn't create the term Gotham, the term was created by a writer for NYC in the 1800s. And adjust it, Begins still only peaks at 400 if you do. Batman made 800 million by today's standard.

#32 Posted by Superguy1591 (6086 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324: MOS made 680, BB made 360. Everyone forgets that SR made more than BB.

#33 Posted by RustyRoy (14938 posts) - - Show Bio

@superguy1591: Superman didn't create the term Krypton either, Begins made 375 without adjusting, and it made that when it was coming from a movie like Batman and Robin. And it made more than 167 mils in DVD and MoS made only 38 mils.

#34 Posted by Shawdawg94 (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman may be the more iconic hero, but Batman's origin is by far the more iconic origin.

#35 Posted by Superguy1591 (6086 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: Never said it was, and Begins was a superior movie. It deserves all the money it got, one of my favorite superhero movies.

As far as B&R, MoS followed SR. It wasn't a very good movie and the reviewers made it known and it is the most unfairly persecuted movie in the genre.

#36 Posted by Wolfrazer (9157 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman.

Even Bugs Bunny thinks so

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I miss this show lol, the Super Rabbit one was awesome! Sucks it ended...

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#37 Posted by OreoAssassin (7577 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman

#38 Posted by RustyRoy (14938 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: Never said it was, and Begins was a superior movie. It deserves all the money it got, one of my favorite superhero movies.

As far as B&R, MoS followed SR. It wasn't a very good movie and the reviewers made it known and it is the most unfairly persecuted movie in the genre.

Critics actually loved SR, it has 76 score at RT and 62 user rating, the only reason it was considered a flop was its budget was too high. B&R is considered one of the worst movies of all time, and its so infamous that its possibly as well known as TDK.

#39 Posted by Superguy1591 (6086 posts) - - Show Bio
#40 Posted by PowerHerc (86127 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

#41 Posted by The Stegman (28735 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman said:

Superman.

Even Bugs Bunny thinks so

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I miss this show lol, the Super Rabbit one was awesome! Sucks it ended...

I know, I'm gonna miss this show soooo much. Yet ANOTHER great animated series that gets cancelled too early.

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#42 Posted by Darling_Luna (8465 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, because Batman

Batman Batman Batman Batman Batman Batman Batman

#44 Edited by GreatCaesarsGhost (3882 posts) - - Show Bio
Ask the children of the 1940's.

#45 Posted by CyberWarrior (2050 posts) - - Show Bio

Bm

#46 Posted by FrankenKong (266 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman. I think Batmans is alittle hacked... "Oh I lost my parents because they were shot in a black and white grainy alley way, must be so brooding and deep."

#47 Posted by RustyRoy (14938 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: Critics, sure, GP? No.

Many people liked it too, its not universally hated like B&R.

#48 Posted by SmashBrawler (6032 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman, being the last son of a dead world is right up there with stuff like "bitten by a radioactive animal" as far as iconic superhero origins go. On the other hand, I know a billion characters who lost their parents at a young age and swore to avenge their deaths.

#49 Posted by Strider92 (18005 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

#50 Posted by RustyRoy (14938 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman, being the last son of a dead world is right up there with stuff like "bitten by a radioactive animal" as far as iconic superhero origins go. On the other hand, I know a billion characters who lost their parents at a young age and swore to avenge their deaths.

But Batman is the first one that comes to mind when you say that. And by your argument Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, Hulk, F4 all have more iconic origin than Batman.