In this week’s installment of Ask Chris, I examine the idea of Superman and Batman as Best Friends Forever, and boy does that set me off.
So please, if we can all stop being in third grade for a moment, let’s all agree that ideas of one fictional protagonist being “more powerful” than another are just silly arguments for children. I’ve never understood it when adults tell me that they like Batman more than Superman because Superman’s too powerful. The standard argument is that if you’re reading a story where you’re bored because of Superman’s powers, that’s the fault of the writer, but the flipside of that is also true: If you truly believe that Batman’s going to lose because someone wrote down that he’s a “normal human,” then you’re unclear on how the concept of fiction works.
Yeesh. Time to switch to decaf, buddy.