Friday, October 17, 2014

Bruce Vs. Bruce - Springsteen versus Batman

After dispatching the Hulk back in the summer, Springsteen moves on to his next opponent.  As we are in prime Halloween season, what better opponent to take on than Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman, the fearsome protector of Gotham City.  While everyone awaits to see how Batman versus Superman will play out, let's see how he does against Jersey's native son.


Bruce Wayne
Bruce Springsteen
Nickname
The Caped Crusader
The Boss
Advantage: Springsteen

Hometown
Gotham City, Fictional
Freehold, NJ, Reality
Advantage: Springsteen

Kicking Ass Since
1939
1949
Advantage: Batman

Upbringing
Rich Kid With Dead Parents
Poor Kid With Alive Parents
Advantage: Springsteen

Strikes…
Fear into the Hearts of Criminals
A Chord with the Working Class
Advantage: Springsteen

Youthful Ward
Robin
Tom Morello
Advantage: Batman

Criminals are…
A Cowardly, Supersticious Lot
Inspirations for songs on Nebraska
Advantage: Springsteen

Enemies
The Joker, Two-Face, The Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, etc.
Republican Presidents
Advantage: Batman

Boy, it was a close one, but in a 5-3 decision, Springsteen showed Batman who truly ruled the darkness on the edge of town.  Stay tuned for yet another scientific breakdown of how Springsteen would fair against the other famous Bruces throughout time and space.