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For decades, people have been tormented to find an answer. It’s been a discussion that has broken friendships, torn families apart and has people stumped. They’ve been arguing about it since they played in the sandbox and haven’t stopped since then.So what is the question of the century that has people plugging their ears and drowning others out with humming? None other than the great debate of which superhero is better: Batman or Superman?

The Superpowers:
Superman: Speed of light, ability to fly, x-ray vision, super strength, invulnerability
Batman: Genius, master detective, martial arts expert
Winner: Superman.
It’s brawn over brain in this battle. In a bare man-to-alien brawl, Superman has his foot on the Bat’s chest. The only advantage the not-so super Batman has on the Man of Steel is the smarts, the gadgets and a piece of Kryptonite. Who knows? Maybe then he’ll stand a chance.

The Undercover Identity:
Superman: News reporter
Batman: Billionaire playboy
Winner: Batman.
Having a secret identity hasn’t stopped this superhero from living the good life. According to The Forbes Fictional 15, Bruce Wayne ranked as the seventh richest fictional character with a net worth of $6.8 billion. He’s got money in the bank, ladies at his heels and a shamelessly conspicuous lifestyle. What more can one ask for an alternate persona to have?

The Ending:
Superman: Killed by Doomsday
Batman: Back broken by Bane
Winner: Batman.
Like they say, better off alive than dead. For the Man of Tomorrow, it looks like tomorrow came too soon. So much for Superman’s super power of invulnerability.

The Media Franchise:
Superman: Four movies, ten television shows and about 3,600 comics
Batman: Five movies, nine television shows and about 3,700 comics
Winner: Batman.
Paper speaks for itself and there’s no doubt that superhero buffs want more of the Dark Knight. The Batman movies alone grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide, while Superman grossed $875 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

The Weaker Weakness:
Superman: Kryptonite
Batman: Mortal
Winner: Superman.
A rock sure beats out the unfortunate catch-22 of being human. On top of the scarcity of Kryptonite in the world, losing because of a rock doesn’t sound too bad.

The Entourage:
Superman: Team Superman: Superboy, Steel, Supergirl, Krypto, Eradicator
Batman: Batman Family: Nightwing, Robin, Oracle, Catwoman, Batgirl, Batwoman, Huntress
Winner: Batman.
Batman’s got a posse that’ll make any rap artist look like a chump. And it sure makes the lines of Superman’s team look thin.

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