CBM's Sunday Showdown: Who's The Better Superhero - BATMAN Or SPIDER-MAN?

CBM's Sunday Showdown: Who's The Better Superhero - BATMAN Or SPIDER-MAN?

In the latest edition of CBM's Sunday Showdown, we pit two equally iconic but very different superheroes against each other: DC's Dark Knight, Batman, and Marvel's wall-crawler, Spider-Man! Check it out...

CBM's Sunday Showdown pits two heroes (or villains) against each other to let you, our loyal readers, decide which of them deserves to be crowned the better comic book character.

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Batman first appeared in the pages of Detective Comics #27 in 1939, and to call him one of the most popular and prolific superheroes of all-time would be an understatement. The star of more iconic storylines than we have room to list here, Bruce Wayne is a character who has also made a major impact on film and television (played by some of the greatest actors of all-time).

Batman is a deeply complex person, but there's no denying that he's one of the bravest, most heroic characters in the DC Universe. Yes, he has a backup plan to take down his fellow members of the Justice League, but his inability to trust those around him aside, there's no one better to have on a team than the Caped Crusader. He also happens to be a legit badass and world-class detective! 

Ben Affleck is set to return as Batman in The Flash, though the mantle is now Robert Pattinson's in The Batman, and it's clear the Dark Knight's future on the big screen is a bright one.

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Since swinging into the Marvel Universe in 1962's Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man has become a superhero who is synonymous with that world. Just like Batman, Peter Parker's rogues gallery is every bit as recognisable as he is, and the storylines focusing on the web-slinger are among the most iconic in comic book history (even less successful ones like "The Clone Saga").

Spidey has also faced countless tragedies and suffered tremendous losses, but he always comes out the other side a better hero. While some questionable creative decisions have been made over the years  (he should never have joined the Avengers) Spider-Man remains a character who is relatable, fun to spend time with, and complex in ways that other heroes simply are not. 

Tom Holland currently plans the web-slinger on the big screen, and rumour has it that former Peter Parkers, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, will reprise their roles for 2021's Spider-Man 3.


There's no denying that both Batman and Spider-Man are two of the world's greatest superheroes, but we want you to decide which of them is better! You can do that by casting your vote in the poll below, while we'd love to also hear your thoughts in the comments section.

Be sure to check back here next week for the results and another instalment of CBM's Sunday Showdown. If you have any characters you think should be pitted against each other here, let us know! 
 


Last week's results:

Captain America - 43.2%
Superman           - 56.8%

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