As the two most popular superheroes of recent decades, Wolverine and Batman have much in common.  They both have pointy hats and that whole ‘rugged individualist’ schtick going on, and a tendency to take on young mentees to teach them how not to, y’know, die.  But the question of Wolverine Or Batman is more difficult than just comparing the immortal, unkillable soldier and the traumatized one-percenter with all the gadgets: It’s a question of fundamental approach to heroics, leading to today’s horn-helmed query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) will go with The Dark Claw, an Amalgam of both heroes, that way I only have to suffer one issues’ worth of torment instead of decades worth, asking: Wolverine Or Batman?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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6 Comments

  1. October 26, 2017 at 11:37 am — Reply

    Dark Claw, because I thought it was a perfect over-the-top blend of both characters and actually enjoyed the character more than the parts individually. I’m not anti-Batman or anti-Wolverine, but I’m just not a huge fan of either character.

    But if I’m allowed to choose the Terry McGinnis Batman, which is my favorite incarnation of Batman across all the multiverse, then I choose Batman.

  2. October 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    Honestly, I find both to be overrated compared to other, more interesting heroes.

    Clarification: I like both characters, but I think both get a much higher share of attention than they deserve compared to other heroes.

    • October 26, 2017 at 12:22 pm — Reply

      It might be easier to just say that Wolvie and Bats are so over-saturated in the market that I’ve just grown bored with them.

      • October 26, 2017 at 12:25 pm — Reply

        Please don’t devour me! -_-

        • October 29, 2017 at 9:22 am — Reply

          There’s no wrong answer to the MS-QOTD, that’s why it’s fun!

      • October 26, 2017 at 2:23 pm — Reply

        I feel very much the same way. That said, I will always like 80’s brown costume Wolverine. Batman is fine, but often half of the DC books is tied to him, its just too much.

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