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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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6 Comments

  1. Tim Kiester
    November 29, 2016 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    This is a complicated question for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that the number of iterations of these characters is astronomical. I am going to just take an overview of all versions of the characters and look at who seems to care the most about their business. Both have a public persona as billionaire playboys, but for Tony, this seems to really be his lifestyle, and for Bruce, it is just a cover for his night job. Tony is the creative driving force, marketer, and engineer for Stark industries. This means that the company could not exist without him. The ups and downs of Tony Stark, are the ups and downs of Stark industries. Bruce helms his company, staying involved in all aspects, but not being directly responsible for any of it. He surrounds himself with good, competent people. Wayne Enterprises is a successful, steady company that has been built to last. It is diversified to ensure its survival. I am not a Batman fan, I much prefer Ironman, but when it comes to buying stock in a company, my long-term investments will always be with Bruce Wayne.

  2. November 29, 2016 at 4:25 pm — Reply

    Tony Stark is the better businessman. He has had a Take-over and failed in business, but that doesn’t make him a bad businessman. Failure is a part of the game and it happens to many people and companies from time to time. What is clutch for tony is that he comes back better and stronger than before.
    While I have no doubt that Bruce Wayne is more than competent, he has never been one to be directly involved consistantly or for too long. When one looks at the success of a company, Lucius Fox is the face of the business and that is who the stockholders look at when there are problems NOT Bruce.

  3. Doug Connors
    November 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm — Reply

    This is a very tough one, they’re both putting something other than the business as a first priority. They both have personal issues that pull them away from the job. But in the end I had to give it to Bruce, because he’s you know Batman.

  4. December 3, 2016 at 2:01 am — Reply

    Tony Stark is the Driving Force behind Stark Industries but he doesn’t bother himself with the day to day operations.
    Bruce Wayne is the same, but I get the feeling that Bruce, as Batman, does more thorough background checks on his department heads than Stark’s HR department, so I voted for Bruce Wayne.

  5. Dominic Paulo
    December 5, 2016 at 8:57 pm — Reply

    You never really see Bruce Wayne engage in business-Tony Stark always seems to have a hand in his business!!

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