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#1 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio


#2 Posted by Cavemold (1646 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman . He's human and more relatable

#3 Posted by The_Thunderer (2890 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman is what every hero should be, responsible, sensible and perfect morals. Original hero, uses powers only for good and to save the many...also doesn't hoard money...

#4 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cavemold said:

.... more relatable

Hardly. Unless you can relate to a multi-billionaire orphan with peak human abilities in almost every aspect.

#5 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Thunderer said:

Superman is what every hero should be, responsible, sensible and perfect morals. Original hero, uses powers only for good and to save the many...also doesn't hoard money...

That's good for him. Batman doesn't either.

#6 Posted by NewKid (354 posts) - - Show Bio

too close to call for me. they are my 2 favourite characters. currently batman... but only just.

#7 Edited by Manwhohaseverything (1419 posts) - - Show Bio

My top two as well. I think Batman is a more complex human study. Not to be confused with "relatable." No super-heroes are "relatable", nor should they be. They can have relatable aspects, but not be wholly relatable. Between the two, I actually relate better to Superman. (Well, Clark Kent actually) Demanding boss, trouble getting the girl to notice him. I think that's more relatable than being traumatized by a childhood event to the point of obsession. 
 
Bottom line..I think Batman has had more classic story-lines through the years, so I pick the Bat.

#8 Edited by BlackArmor (6121 posts) - - Show Bio

Hard choice, but I voted Superman because I figured he'd need the vote. Superman is the victim of far to much playa hating

#9 Posted by Twentyfive (2405 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman. Good is all we try to be in life. It is the events we live through that shape who we will be, and despite the fact that he has all the power in the universe, he manages to ground himself and appear more human. And in my opinion, trying to appeal to and improve humanity is a much better reason to be a hero than vengeance. Batman may be more popular these days, but in the long run, Superman is the more relevant, and thus (in my opinion) better character.

#10 Posted by Cavemold (1646 posts) - - Show Bio

How superman more revelant???? Have you seen the sale charts? Or how Many more bat films have been made over superman

#11 Posted by coolguyr99 (3018 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman

#12 Posted by Icarusflies (12246 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman. I don't mind Superman, but he doesn't have a strong enough supporting cast to keep me really interested.

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#13 Posted by War Killer (19485 posts) - - Show Bio
 Batman
#14 Posted by CrimsonCake (2664 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman,I like batman but I don't have the whole "HE'S THE GODDAM BATMAN" Mentality.

#15 Edited by DarthShap (874 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, but not by much and I love them both, even more as the world's finest. He just has all the best stories. However, he is probably one of the least relatable characters in the DCU. The guy is nuts. He is paranoid, obsessed, suicidal, schizophrenic, self-centered, antisocial, he cannot enjoy anything because he never got over the death of his parents, never having mourned them. The greatest Batman stories actually describe his pscyche rather well : TDKR, Year One, The Killing Joke, Arkham Asylum, RIP, Absolution, Ego...

#16 Posted by jinxuandi (594 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman.

#17 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman,but i like Batman

this is kinda been done to death.

#18 Posted by Primmaster64 (21137 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman, duh

#19 Posted by thehummingbird (3378 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, superman is to much of a good boy for my liking. Batman can get down very very very low. I mean like so low it is almost an underground cave. An underground is also pretty dirty just how I like it. Superman is a bit to high up there for me, he never goes down. Not that there is anything wrong with that just not my style.

#20 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, though I love them both. 

#21 Posted by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman.

He's the first and still the best superhero.

Batman is good but he's still only a normal human, not super.

#22 Edited by CODYSF (2047 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both :P

#23 Edited by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

batman. he's the citizen kane of comics. cause he's tragedy + misery +pain = equal good interesting stories about justice, police corruption, the human condition and just how gray the world really is.

#24 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
Batman, though I love them both. 
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#25 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (4669 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman

#26 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I love them both, but I prefer Superman.

#27 Posted by ssejllenrad (12780 posts) - - Show Bio

No bias? This guy ftw!

#28 Posted by BlackArmor (6121 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad said:

No bias? This guy ftw!

..........one day he is destined to either save us all, or crush us underfoot.........

#29 Posted by The Stegman (20733 posts) - - Show Bio

I...I can't decide, I like Superman better as a character, but Batman has better rogues and supporting casts

#30 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, Supes is good but isn't my kind of hero :I

#31 Posted by Deadcool (6809 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know... is hard, I love Batman but also I love the idea of a Superman, I like the current powerlevel of Superman and I would pick him just for that, but I prefer some characteristics on Batman, but somehow he has become a mary sue, and his fans make me dislike the character.

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I think that I would vote for Superman, his fans are less annoying than Bat's...

#32 Posted by 0n1zuka (3715 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

I love them both, but I prefer Superman.

#33 Posted by UNIQUE69 (200 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, Superman is too overrated and batmans more realistic.

#34 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlueLantern1995 said:

Batman...Superman is to "IDEAL"...I can't stand it...he's a what do you call it Mary Sue?(except Guy version LOL)

Marty Stu

#35 Posted by Kindredfool (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman all the way. There is just something I find fascinating about his motives and the whole dark, noir style of the series. I really do like flawed characters, theres something about them that I just want to read on with. Batman is plagued by the death of his parents, and has became an absolute badass fueled by vengeance. And the relationship between him and the Joker is fantastic. Plus, the cast is amazing.

Although I'm relatively new... but thats just where I'm at at the moment. :)

#36 Posted by BlackPookie (580 posts) - - Show Bio

gosh theres a lot for supes... never thought

#37 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8753 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman because he is more relateable than superman is

#38 Posted by JonesDeini (3616 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman. I respect what Supes represents and I'm glad a character like him's around, but he's just not my cup of tea. Outside of Elseworld stories and cameos in other books have little interest in the guy. I do generally love the takes on him in the DCAU though, especially JLU.

#39 Posted by YoggSaron (812 posts) - - Show Bio

@haydenclaireheroes: What part of him is relateable? I see this argument a lot, and I'm not just addressing you, rather anyone who reads this, but unless you are an obsessive, borderline psychopath billionaire who had his parents murdered in front of him and spends the rest of his life illegally fighting crime by night and by day pretending to be a playboy, pretending to drink, and pretending to get laid, you are going to find little to relate to. If you want to go by very simplistic ideas such as the desire for vengeance, then that doesn't really speak only for Batman, but for dozens of comic book characters. A character being human means nothing when it comes to being able to relate to one.

If you ignore Superman's superpowers, as Clark Kent he is a middle class Average Joe, who has problems communicating with others (though this is mostly a facade, and isn't present in all incarnations of Superman, including the New 52 one). You would think more people in the world would relate to the Average Joe, over the Pretend-to-Be-a-Playboy-But-Really-A-Vigilante-With-Loads-Of-Cash.

None of this is to say that Batman is a bad character and Superman is vastly superior, a fact which isn't true in the slightest, but the idea that Batman is somehow more relateable just because he happens to share 99% of your DNA is a silly one. Frankly relateability is overrated and not all that prevalent in superhero comics as much as some people believe it to be. I don't care if I can relate to fictional characters or not. As long as their stories are great and personalities likeable, I am content.

#40 Posted by YoggSaron (812 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer Superman, though Batman remains to be one of my favorite characters, and I believe he has had better stories on average than the Man of Steel and he has a better supporting cast. As I mentioned in my previous post, I don't care that Superman isn't all that relateable. I am fond of the idea that the Earth has a main protector, someone everyone in the world can look up to and know that he is there to guard them from harm. Superman is a man who does what he does because he is a good person, raised by the kindest people on the planet, and just wants to help everyone he can, even if it means putting others before himself. A desire for vengeance isn't present, he doesn't fight because he is obligated to, and he isn't in it for fame and glory. When written creatively he has had some great stories, which are still among my favorite.

#41 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (13875 posts) - - Show Bio

@thehummingbird said:

Batman, superman is to much of a good boy for my liking. Batman can get down very very very low. I mean like so low it is almost an underground cave. An underground is also pretty dirty just how I like it. Superman is a bit to high up there for me, he never goes down. Not that there is anything wrong with that just not my style.

Will you elaborate on that statement?

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#42 Posted by Zomboid (740 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman. He's my favorite hero of all. He just perfectly fits my style - dark and gritty and all. I've come to respect Superman more recently, but he's still nowhere near Bats in my book.

#43 Posted by Delphic (1337 posts) - - Show Bio

Growing up Batman was cool, because of his awesomeness factor. Everybody wanted to be Batman, and so did I. As I got older though, and started learning a little about Superman (Superman returns was the first Superman film I watched) I began to relate to Superman (Clark Kent actually) a whole lot, so I dove into the character. As I learned more about all the things Superman had been through as Superman and as Clark Kent I began to appreciate the character more and more and actually began to feel a sort of kinship towards the character. For me there is more substance to Superman, where Batman has remained that awesome superhero I enjoyed as a kid. That's why I prefer Superman.

#44 Posted by Owen_Porter (83183 posts) - - Show Bio
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#45 Posted by joshmightbe (24101 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman, I like Batman but I'm a far bigger super man fan

#46 Posted by joshmightbe (24101 posts) - - Show Bio

@UNIQUE69 said:

Batman, Superman is too overrated and batmans more realistic.

I find this statement hysterical. There is no human being that can realistically do what Batman does. People spend the entire lives mastering one martial art, yet Batman mastered them in like 3 years, His level of scientific expertise would require years and years of study, Basically for Batman to know the things he knows would require so much study and training that he'd never have time to do literally anything else aside from sleeping and eating. That means no time to solve crimes, fight bad guys or save the world. Also the unlimited income and evading charges for the obvious embezzlement and blatant disregard for civil rights aren't all that realistic

#47 Posted by Twentyfive (2405 posts) - - Show Bio

@Delphic: Very good post. Everything you said is what happened to me. It is harder to be Superman than it is to be Batman, and yet he pulls it off. I mean it in the sense that Superman could destroy the planet at anytime if he wanted to, yet he always puts the needs of others before his own, and tries to be more human. Superman is arguably the hardest character to write for as well, that is partly why more people like Batman more. There needs to be a Superman story that evaluates Superman on a more psychological level, or better yet, there needs to be a Superman 'What If' tale exploring the mentality of an ordinary human being who was granted the same level of power as Superman.

#48 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both, but Bats is my favorite fictional character of all time.

#49 Posted by Mercy_ (92083 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman.

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#50 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_: I'm going to do that poll soon for the main three.