David S. Goyer, ladies and gentleman. While admittedly not the greatest screenwriter in the world, he nobly aided in the silver screen adaptations of many of our most cherished superhero films, with a career that stretched from the birth of the modern comic book flick with Blade, to that genre’s perfection in The Dark Knight. He was a brave man, a good man, and if it wasn’t for the horde of 20 thousand Batman fanboys who stampeded over his car at Dunkin Donuts yesterday, he’d still be with us.
Well, that’s obviously not true, but it could be… especially when you consider Goyer’s candid (and controversial) opinion regarding a hypothetical brawl between Batman and Superman. Here’s what he said:
“Most comic book purest would says Batman because he is the ultimate strategist. Even though it makes no sense what so ever. If Superman just flicked his finger Batman would be done for.”
Now, I’m no Batman fanboy by any stretch of the imagination. I enjoy the Caped Crusader as any man titted, brown bearded fanboy inherently should, but I’ve always placed a greater value on the tactful writing of the rare Superman masterpieces than the more frequent (and frankly easier) library of classic Batman tales. But because that dastardly Dark Knight seems to be the more accessible character and the one with the coolest toys, fans usually cite him as the hypothetical victor in a Batman vs Superman throwdown. Now, it doesn’t help that a few fanboy-ized scribes have favored Batman in DC’s actual canon, but I think it’s obvious to anyone involved… Superman would win. By a lot.
With that said, please don’t hurt me. And mean comments count too. Stick and stone may break my bones, but words will… just replay in my head over and over and over again until I break down in a puddle of tears.