MARC ALAN FISHMAN: Batman Versus Spider-Man

Marc Alan Fishman

Marc Alan Fishman is a graphic designer, digital artist, writer, and most importantly a native born Chicagoan. When he's not making websites, drawing and writing for his indie company Unshaven Comics, or rooting for the Bears... he's a dedicated husband and father. When you're not enjoying his column here on ComicMix, feel free to catch his comic book reviews weekly at MichaelDavisWorld, and check out his books and cartoons at Unshaven Comics.

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7 Responses

  1. Flash says:

    Just as an aside, Spider-Man did have a pretty lame live-action series in the ’70s which starred Nicholas Hammond. They even made a stab at a clone story, as I recall. Anyway, if Spidey shows up as his Japanese counterpart with the giant robot, Bats is in trouble.
    Even the Filmation Bats from the “New Adventures” from the late ’60s and early ’70s, I think – voiced by Adam West and Burt Ward. This Batman vs. the 1967 animated Spider-Man would be awesome. :)

  2. Ed (A Different One) says:

    Please take these comments in the manner they were intended – as a light-hearted lark.

    A few counter-points to a couple of the “wins” you threw to the Batman.

    1. Batman wins in a “planned” fight. Easy conclusion to come to if you don’t give it a lot of thought. Bats is the “master planner” (no pun intended), and on internet boards across the blogosphere this condition seems to always garner Bats the “win” against characters as diverse as Moon Knight to Thor. However, Spidey has an edge that no other Bat opponent has ever had – a Spider Sense. Simply put, there’s simply no way Bats can surprise him. That is, unless Bats comes up with some super science doohicky that can neutralize his spider sense. Hmmm, let me think about that some more.

    2. On the page. Actually, you made on incredibly glaring ommision here the weighs heavily in Spidey’s corner – the Death of Gwen Stacey. It was a historic moment in comics and single handedly ushered in the Bronze Age of Comics. Not saying in swings the whole debate in Spidey’s favor, but that’s just a plot point in Spidey history that you cannot ignore.

    Fun post. Thanks.

    • Bean says:

      re: 1.

      It’s laughably easy to remove the spider-sense from the equation with time to plan. You don’t even need a fancy gadget. All you have to do is overload it. Lure spidey into an area riddled with traps that anticipate attempts at escape, and Spider-man can’t make effective use of his danger sense because it doesn’t inform him where the danger is, just that there’s danger. If it’s going off continually, it becomes a handicap, rather than an advantage.

  3. critter42 says:

    And you cannot forget Amazing Spider-Man #96-98 – when Harry Osborn gets addicted to drugs – forced the Comics Code to change their standards (and can be seen as the beginning of the end of the CCA, though it took another 40 years to stumble into the grave)

  4. Sean D. Martin says:

    “Consider my math: Spider-Man 1? A minus.”

    How could you say it was a minus?!! It was a good movie, well done which added to Spider-man’s popularity and helped pave the way for more comic book based movies. And you go say it’s a negative?? You’re a moran.

    (Just doing my bit to add to the pile of “beautifully angry comments”. Even tossed in a bit of misunderstanding to really get that internet blog flame flavor going!)

    • Sean D. Martin says:

      Oh, and to toss in a comment of the beautifully nit picky variety:

      “OK, so Bat’s wins the battle of the silver screen. How about we take a trip to the movies?”

      The silver screeen *IS* the movies.

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