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
After reading various texts, I have become deliberate with different heroes that share similar characteristics which made them well-known. In the period that Homer was well-known for his work, heroes were known to be Homeric Heroes; for example, Odysseus from The Odyssey is an epic hero from the Homeric Period. The heroes known to today’s children are known as modern day heroes; for example, Spiderman is a favorite modern epic hero. Although the stories told, are completely different, these two male heroic models share a few of the same traits, which is known as a distinguishing feature in each character (dictionary.com), that helped them receive their heroic stand such as strength, sharp intellect, and confidence. With the similarities, however, do come the differences; two traits they do not both resemble is thirst for glory and nobility.
Few other comic-book series of recent decades have been as influential. Marvel first published The X-Men in 1963. The concept devised by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby was an extension of the Marvel formula already realized in such characters as Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. The X-Men were teenaged costumed superheroes who used their powers in the service of humanity, even though the society at large misunderstood and feared them. Unlike their superhero peers, however, the X-Men had never even been human.
Superman vs. Batman Heroes are people who reflect the morals, and the times correlated with that era. No one adapts more to the times then superheroes. The most popular superheroes have been around for almost 100 years going back to WWI. With all the choices in superheroes, two still stand way above the rest, Superman and Batman. The cape crusader and the man of steel still remain in the limelight, because they are THE originals.
You have heard of many super heroes growing up such as batman, superman, etc. When you look at those types of heroes, you think of males with super powers with the ability to get rid of the bad guys. All of these heroes have different attitudes and different aspects of the real meaning of a hero. Aspects such as selflessness, inspiring, and distinguished. Heroes can be selfless in many ways.
As I started to age I started to look for real life heroes. People through their own acts and deeds I could look to as a hero. Although we certainly don’t have as many real life heroes with integrity as those in fantasy books, comic books and movies. We still have those even if they won’t admit it that can to us be called heroes. When I sit down and think of which heroes come to mind, two spring into my mind without hesitation.
He created two of the most respected pieces of art in human history, The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, both of which still maintain their credibility as masterpieces to this day. Da Vinci’s notebook also proved him to be a Renaissance man, he had many great ideas in various subjects including art, writing, anatomy and scientific design. Da Vinci’s notes show primitive ideas for inventions that wouldn’t be fully developed until centuries later. This flood of intelligence is what prevented a lot of his ideas from fully developing. Since da Vinci excelled in many subjects, he never had enough time in his life to completely focus on mastering one field in particular.
Each Action comic with a Superman storyline sold an average of 900,000 copies. The bi-monthly Superman comic sold an average of 1.3 million copies. In the wake of the Kryptonian revolution other comic companies tried to create their own ‘super’ heroes. DC comics knew that a one trick pony wasn’t the way to run a successful business. Working off the success of Superman, they asked a young cartoonist named Bob Kane to create a second costumed superhero for the company.
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.
Super man was created by American writer Jerry Siegel and American artist Joe Shuster in 1932 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio. Superman was discovered and adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife, the child is raised as Clark Kent and imbued with a strong moral compass. Very early he started to display superman abilities, which upon reaching maturity he resolved to use for the benefit of humanity. Superman possesses extraordinary power, with the character traditionally described as “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in single bound.” Superman’s famous arsenal of powers has included flight, super-strength, invulnerability to non-magical attacks, super-speed, vision powers. The vision powers include x-ray, heat-emitting, telescopic, infra-red and microscopic vision.