When it comes to interesting fictional characters, Superman is the most boring superhero that I know of. Of course, I’m expressing my opinion. Batman is my favorite superhero. Why is Batman my favorite superhero?
Because Batman is messed up in the head. That’s why. The dude has demons he can barely contain (more so the original comic book Batman than the modern Batman). He has more in common, psychologically, with the criminals he stalks (and stalks is the right word) than he has with the good citizens he protects.
Batman is out for revenge. He wants to make all criminals pay for the deaths of his parents, which he witnessed, if my memory is correct, when he was a child. Batman is not a good guy. He is the very definition of “vigilante.” He really doesn’t care about up holding the law as much as he hates all criminals.
Superman really has no inner conflict. He’s a goodie-two shoe. There’s a lesson in this for all writers of fiction. Man of Steel is now on the silver screen.
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