Batman vs. Superman

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Compare and Contrast Batman vs Superman Not often in literary history do two characters contrast and match each other so well. Batman and Superman are the figure heads of DC comics and were the only characters keeping the comic giant above the rising waters of collapse. It is natural that the characters, both sixty plus years in print, have acquired a massive fan base. The fan base of the two juggernauts of comics have been known to attack one another with claims on who is superior or who is the most interesting. With all of the fan "wars" several reoccurring traits of the characters have been the basis of most claims on who is truly the best comic book character. Those traits are: the origins of the characters, their secret identities, and the style of justice they deliver. First let's talk about the Man of Steel himself, Superman-or Clark Kent if you prefer. His comic book origin, oddly enough, has gone through some odd changes and ret-cons during his tenure. Essentially the various origin stories all have Superman coming from his home planet of Krypton in a rocket, narrowly escaping the apocalypse that shattered his world; he was sent to the planet Earth. Where he was found by Jonathan and Martha Kent, a caring family from Smallvile longing for a child, they raised him as one of their own. In some tells, Clark began using his powers at a young age as the hero Superboy, but recently that was removed from history as it didn't make sense in the Chronological time line. Clark would eventually leave the city of Smallville to go into Metropolis. There he developed the Superman persona and began to defend the world from the likes of Lex Luthor, Braniac, and various foes. Superman's secret identity is often a major topic of discussion when the nerds gather. One argument is that Superman is his real identity and Clark Kent is his alter ego; being that he was born

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