Now, put down your torches and pitchforks. I am not here to make you choose between Marvel or DC comics. This is not a versus post. To be honest, I am surprised that no one will observe or admit that this is even a thing. I find it proof of the old adage “Great minds think alike,” but if you’re itching for a fight, go down to the local bar and have a drunken brawl, and LEAVE ME ALONE.
If we are going to be civilized, I would like to point out that there are many similarities between Iron Man and Batman, which I have laid out in this chart:
|Born into family of rich industrialists||Born into family of rich industrialists|
|Parents killed||Parents killed by the Winter Soldier (under brainwashing)|
|Uses a powerful suit filled and gadgets||Uses a powerful suit filled with gadgets|
|Part of a team of superheroes||Part of a team of superheroes|
|Industrial Genius||Industrial/Technical Genius|
|Intense Fight with Superman||Intense Fight with Captain America and Winter Soldier|
Now the question is begged: How would this play out? Honestly, it could go one of three ways: One, it could end up in an intense techno-fistfight a la intense fights with previous superheroes, which leads to the destruction of both men’s inventories. Two, it could bring about a bonding over shared experiences. The most likely scenario, though, is a combination of both. What I mean is, there is potential for a large fistfight with, just before the destruction, others intervene, like Superman or Doctor Strange, for instance, revealing the good in both…and eventual bonding and fight against who or what led them to clash in the same dimension in the first place. That is how comics tend to go nowadays.