Spiderman and Batman’s rivalry has long endured. In the public’s mind every of the duo's competitive differences are weighed against the other, in the ultimate battle of superhero dominance. However, when it comes to bucks, Bruce Wayne’s lucrative inheritance catapulted him to great heights of wealth, where Peter Parker’s humble beginnings never let him get beyond his low paying freelance photographer gig.
Our hommies at H&R Block created these infographics to explain the class distinctions between Spiderman and Batman, and their comparisons reveal a status tension more akin to an ancient fable, than a modern day superhero battle.
Peter Parker with is measly income, and lack of supporting infrastructure is very much an everyday man. Thus should his achievements be perceived with even more weight than his much more affluent and fiscally flush counterpart?
Bruce Wayne has every tool, gadget and device a man could ever need. He is supported by not only a world-class assistant, but by a flock of high power gadgets that would make a military admiral blush.
While it is easy to chalk Batman up as a superior super hero given his more developed muscles and chic, glamorous lifestyle, his affluence begs the question…did he earn his acclaim, or was his superhero success, like everything else in his life, handed to him on a silver platter?
Peruse the infographics below, and you be the judge.