Since the dawn of superhero comics, we have been debating which superheroes are better than others. Whether it be origin stories, powers, or heroism, we all have a variety of opinions as to why our favorite is the best superhero. In today’s competition, we have Batman vs. Captain America.
While Batman and Captain America have two different origins and come from two different comic universes, people continuously compare these two heroes. Batman is a masked vigilante whose desire to seek justice against criminals stemmed from witnessing his parent’s murder. On the other hand, Captain America is the country’s pride and joy of human perfection created by an experimental serum during World War II. So, who is better? Well, according to Marvel, it may be Captain America. However, since Batman is my favorite hero, I have to disagree.
According to ScreenRant, Avengers #40 might be Marvel adding a point to why Captain America is better than Batman. In Avengers #40, which focuses mainly on the battle for and against the power of the Pheonix Force, Captain America has an internal dialogue with himself in which he evaluates how he handles situations. Captain America realizes he is better at handling any situation because of his willingness to outwork his opponent during the moment which may be a diss at Batman who is known for needing to plan.
While this argument is valid, it does not make Captain America better than Batman. Batman’s planning works because his power is fueled by his resources. From his advanced martial arts training to his superior intelligence, he is able to utilize his resources in the best way possible to defeat his enemies, which makes him a good hero in his own accord. His technological advancements usually leave him one step ahead of his challenger; with tools like his belt gadgets and destructive machines at his disposal. And, when also paired with his physical training and intelligence, he can usually get out of a pinch. Batman’s resources are also unlimited because of how wealthy he is, leaving him with no worries about losing any abilities. So, while Marvel may be hinting that Captain America is better, Batman has several tricks up his sleeve and may be better suited for certain situations – like handling the crime in Gotham.
So, which hero do you think is better? Are you team Batman or team Captain America? I, for one, am on team Batman. However, I can see the cons to him having no real supernatural powers, which is where Captain America definitely holds an advantage. Yet, Batman is still able to hold his own and would give Captain America a run for his money in a battle!