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Who's the most iconic superhero: Batman or Superman?

Batman versus Superman is one of the most polarizing geek debates ever. Both DC heroes are legends in their own right. Superman is arguably the first superhero ever, making his debut in 1938. Batman was created in 1939. Superman influenced many more straight-laced derring-doers; he's also a symbol of hope for fans. Batman represents the darker side of heroics, filled with tragedy and revenge (which fans love) and other comics have mimicked. Who's has had a greater cultural impact?

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Let's be honest, Batman is a much more interesting character than Superman. Supes lost his parents too, but he was just a baby. Bruce Wayne witnessed the murder of both his parents, leading him on a path of justice and vigilantism. Many heroes in both the DC and Marvel universes lost loved ones or experienced tragedies in their lives, a trope popularized by Batman's origin story.

The Dark Knight's colorful rogues gallery has kept him relevant longer than most superheroes. Batman is arguably the most successful superhero ever. The character has been a constant presence in the media throughout the years—featured in live action and animated television shows and blockbuster films for nearly 80 years.

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Superman doesn't have to be as layered as Batman. It's simple, he's a symbol of hope who many comic book fans identify with. Supes is the grandfather of superheroes. In fact, superheroes might not have existed without Superman. Maybe they would have, but he influenced the aesthetic of costumed heroes—especially the blue and red color scheme, and the superhero symbol on the chest.

The Man of Steel is typically portrayed as the most powerful hero in his respective universe. And with all his power—he's remained one of the best good guys ever. Superman represents hope, but he also represents "truth, justice, and the American way."

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