Spider-Man is a more realistic and believable character than Batman. And you know, you might look at that and say “That’s crazy, Spider-Man sticks to walls, he jumps 20 feet straight up, and he can lift cars… How can Spider-Man ever be a more realistic character than Batman?” My argument is this: With Spider-Man you’re making one suspension of disbelief. You have to buy the powers, and other than that, Spider-Man is a fully realised believable character.
Batman is a 12 year old kid, who watches his parents die, he’s also a millionaire super genius. What do you think would happen to a 12 year old billionaire who watched their parents die, as a human being? They would eventually become an alcoholic or a hedonist and they would try to drown their pain away. But as a 12 year old, Batman has the forethought to, not only not be adopted… the fortitude as a young child to train diligently for 10 years, to become an absolute expert in karate, ninjitsu, forensic science, chemistry… Spends 10 years dedicated to that task, then he comes home, is able to manufacture bat gadgets, a bat car, and build a high tech headquarters underneath his mansion without anybody noticing any of this.
And then he decides that the best way to fight crime is to dress up like a giant bat who wears his underwear outside of his tights. He spent 10 years so that he could dress up like a giant bat. This is not any kind of a believable character. … I love Batman, it’s just, ironically, even though he doesn’t have superpowers he is a less believable, realistic character than Spider-Man.By Rich Evans (via uncdan85)