In conclusion Odysseus and Batman are both epic heroes. They have their similarities and differences but all in all I believe they are both just as strong. Even thought Batman might have an advantage since he was born in more modern days and has advanced technology such as gadgets, cars, helicopters and etc. But being that Odysseus was born way before Batman I think they’re just as
Bruce is the leader of Wayne Enterprises. Tony is the owner of Stark Industries. When Bruce was a child, he was deeply traumatized by his parents’ murder. In his adult life, this led him to fight crime in Gotham City as Batman. Tony’s family story has changed with each reboot of the comic book character.
Clark Kent grew up not knowing who he really was. Clark was always way an awkward teenager, because he grew up with powers that he couldn’t really control or tell anyone about, because of the repercussions that could happen to him. Clark knew that he wasn’t from this world, and that he was sent here to help us. His adopted parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, always instilled values of truth, and justice in him. Clark, a.k.a Superman, adheres to a strict moral code, often attributed to the values with which he was raised.
With this, he dominates Gotham City and was planning everything he could to do toxic to Gotham City by having hallucinogenic sprayed in the air and also in the city’s water supply as well. This however, did not suit so well with Batman for which he made it his obligation to fight against the evil crime(s) and overall corruption in Gotham City. Ra's al Ghul is part of the master mind in this horrific crime against Gotham City along with Dr. Crane and it is up to Batman to save his people and city. When confronting Ra's al Ghul on the train, Batman jams the controls and escapes leaving Ra's al Ghul to die. This is what makes Batman a hero.
Two of the most prominent superheroes in history are Superman and Batman, also as the Dark Knight. Both legendary superheroes emerged from DC comics, undoubtedly one of the most successful comic book companies. Superman and Batman both have many powers and many enemies. Both use different form of transportation. Also, both superheroes can get hurt in different ways.
The X-Men is the most popular team of superheroes in comic books in the 1990s. Featuring an often changing lineup of young mutant superheroes and unusually complex story lines, the X-Men have found a consistently large and loyal audience of comic-book readers. Since 1980 only Spider-Man and Batman have rivaled them in popularity and sales. The X-Men's market clout has helped publisher Marvel Comics remain the undisputed industry leader, and the series' formula has been widely imitated throughout the superhero genre. Few other comic-book series of recent decades have been as influential.
Whereas Superman is just a pea-brained boy-scout with huge muscles, Batman must rely on his brains and athletic skills alone. Unlike other detectives Batman is more hands-on with criminals. Down the road Batman was portrayed more and more as a vigilante which I don’t think does much justice to his character. He is law abiding. He relies on the law to lock away the victims even when his intelligence tells otherwise.
Superheroes in Society In recent years, Hollywood has produced a plethora of movies depicting the world-saving exploits of a variety of comic book super-heroes. The seed of the 'super-craze' was sown back in the 70's with the release of a series of blockbusters featuring the classic DC hero Superman. Since the mid-nineties, however, the cinema has brought us Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Batman Begins, Spiderman I and II, The Phantom, X-Men I through III, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Fantastic Four, Hellboy, Daredevil, The Hulk, and many more different heroes to come. While most of these are just new twists on the original comic heroes, several attempts at new age superheroes have also been made, presumably to spark the interest of young viewers. Among these "unofficial" heroes are the famous Parr family in The Incredibles, the engaging Cortez family from the Spy Kids movies, a new teen Clark Kent from Smallville, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the supers-in-training featured in the new Disney film Sky High.
Batman as a Cultural Icon The superhero has permeated American culture for more than a century. Graphic novels depicting heroes like Superman, Green Lantern, and The Flash grab the imagination, tapping into both the reader’s deep seated longing for the ideal and his fantasies of titanic power. The exception to the god-in-tights trope that otherwise defines the genre is The Batman. Unlike his iconic foil, Superman, Batman fights to the best of his ability without powers. Ironically, it’s this that makes him more powerful as a character.
Superhero Fiction Superhero fiction is a genre originating in and most common to American comic books, though it has expanded into other media through adaptations and original works. The form is a type of speculative fiction examining the adventures of costumed crime fighters known as superheroes, who often possess superhuman powers and battle similarly powered criminals known as supervillains. A superhero is most often the protagonist of superhero fiction, although some titles use superheroes as secondary characters. A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero is a type of stock character possessing "extraordinary or superhuman powers" and dedicated to protecting the public. Since the debut of the prototypical superhero Superman in 1938, stories of superheroes—ranging from brief episodic adventures to continuing years-long sagas—have dominated American comic books and crossed over into other media.