Pretty sure it is just terrible writing. In fact everything about that dinner scene is pretty much terrible, including the art. I find it hard to believe everyone in the room wasn't giving "peter" the "Who is that jackass?" stare.
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Well to be fair rules need to go both ways. All of the rules hinder Batman and have basically no impact on Wolverine. So they don't seem very fair, in fact they are just about one sided. Yes Batman only needs to knock out Wolverine but considering Wolverine can be punched in the face by the Hulk and get back up that doesn't seem like much of a concession. Especially when you factor in things like until you actually fight him Wolverine just looks like a guy in a suit and Batman doesn't kill so won't open with any of the nasty things he is capable of that "might" have an actual effect on Wolverine.
Maybe if the fight had started without them standing at opposite ends of a street staring at each other so Batman had an actual shot at studying Wolverine first and or setting an ambush?
What is the point of these articles? You are putting batman against dudes who aren't even in the same universe as he is, they are all super humans, and it isn't "neutral and fair" ground. Batman's real greatest skill is his planning and preparation. Saying he can't plan, prepare, or know anything about his opponent before the first puch is thrown is a massive disadvantage to him. Wolverine is a Gary Stue who can walk into a nuclear explosion and get back up depending on who is writing him. Of course he wins in a random fight where Batman doesn't have the one thing that could enable him to win, fore knowledge of his opponent and their weaknesses.
PS: Didn't he actually beat Captain America in a fight during an old Marvel Vs DC crossover?
Considering Galactus has technically lost to a dude whose power is being smart and a human rubber band I don't think Batman would be too pressed coming up with something.
Exactly. Lot's of people seem to keep forgetting the old adage... Clark Kent is Superman, but Batman is Bruce Wayne. Of course Joker cares who is under the mask and knows he is Bruce Wayne. Bruce Wayne is only pretending when he takes the Batman suit off, Batman is who he actually "is". Hence when Dick Grayson shows up as Batman the Joker doesn't care, because he isn't the REAL Batman he is Dick Grayson wearing a Batman suit.
The last thing the Joker wants is to actually defeat Batman. If he kills, unmasks, or permanently injures Batman then the game is over, and that wouldn't be any fun would it? The Joker literally lives for fighting Batman, and a fake pretend Batman just won't do.
Not to mention the saying "a rose by any other name is just as sweet" Batman's so called real name doesn't matter to Joker because it doesn't change who Batman is. This is also probably why he never uses or seems to even care about his own name, he is the Joker, not whatever moniker his parents threw on him.
G-Man this is honestly a pretty ridiculous question posed at the end of the article. If the government has the right to tell joe blow how he can use a gun (and it does it every day) I am pretty sure it is going to extend that right to super powered armor suits that can cause explosions capable of leveling buildings. Of course it is comic books.
Uh interesting article. However.... while Banner is being irrational sure (it is the Hulk comic *shrug* if you wanted rational you never read it to begin with) I have a few issues with complaints on Catwoman.
She had just been physically beaten, forced to see her friend die, and almost mentally tortured.... and you find her response of beating the holy hell out of the guy who did it to be irrational? Her response is actually the most sane of all three scenario's in this thread. Yeah she threw him off a roof. While Batman was standing 5 feet away.... Catwoman knows Batman, she knows he isn't going to let the guy die.
Time Drake is being sort of irrational in his events though... a rational person would have never gone through the whole ridiculous murder plot to begin with if they knew they were never going to really kill him. Let's be honest, Tim Drake knew he wasn't going to do it, he just didn't want to admit it.
Lastly Batman has always been and will always be the least rational person in comics... save maybe Commissioner Gordon. How many times does the Joker have to escape and kill a dozen people before it dawns on someone Gotham's prison system doesn't work and maybe we should do something more permanent in the interest of saving lives long term?
Nice article G-Man and while I agree with your ultimate pick I will say that Time Manipulation is still the best and perfectly safe so long as you follow a very basic rule. That rule is that you can only go forward or stop, you can never go into the past. PS: When I say forward I mean permanently, you can't just go back to the past after you do whatever you did you have to stay there.
"Yes everyone knows what bane did,its plot . "Which doesn't make it well written. How did Bane find out who Batman was? He watched a 5 minute TV clip. How did he bypass all the Batcave defenses, hell how did he enter it in the first place? Uh he just found the cave and walked in? How did he cause the prison breakout? He blew up a wall... This is not "genius" level tactics, it is just hokey writing for the sake of forcing a specific thing. If it was really that easy every person in Gotham would know who Batman was by now and the Batcave would be a tourist attraction.
" Illusions have been shattered. "Dude he didn't give you the half of it. Bane watches from a distance while the prison break is going on to judge Batman and in an internal monologue straight up thinks to himself "If I meet him on even terms I may be stronger but he is too fast, too skilled, I will lose." or something to that effect. What's funnier is that no one ever mentions Batman could have taken him later on too, it is just he was unwilling to use the weapons he had at hand because they would have killed Bane and he refused to cross that line.
By the time he actually fought Batman Bruce had been awake for two weeks straight, had fought god knows how many criminals, and had literally been in a life or death struggle with the Joker just a few hours before. Any skilled martial artist probably could have taken him at that point. Azreal dropped Bane like a punk when they finally fought, hell in one issue Robin almost took him out. Batman didn't lose to Bane, in my opinion it was bad writers and or DC's desire for headlines.