It’s easy to imagine that many people have approached Stan Lee to ask which superhero would win in a fight. This certainly happened at the Boston Comic Con this year when Lee spoke with ‘The Boston Herald’ about audiences’ continued love for superheroes and a resurgence of younger comic book fans.
When pressed about who would win a fight between Batman and Superman, Lee places his bets on the Man of Steel:
“Oh, Superman. He’s indestructible. He can do anything. And Batman relies on a few weapons. If this is real, a fight between Superman and Batman, there’s no way you’d bet on Batman.”
It takes a lot of bravery to say this in Boston of all places, the hometown of the new Dark Knight Ben Affleck.
However, Lee stands by his response:
“Well, I like Ben Affleck. If they get Mortimer Snerd to play Superman, maybe Affleck would have a chance.”
(Mortimer Snerd, by the way, was a ventriloquist dummy voiced by the late Edgar John Bergen in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.)
Lee also talked about the legacy of his characters and how the boom of superhero movies brought in a newer legion of comic book readers.
“People who weren’t even familiar with the characters have enjoyed the movies, and then they go to the comic books to read some stories about them. The youngsters, especially, are rediscovering the comic books.”
As for cosplayers, Lee gets a kick about the variety of people who dress up.
“It pleases me that people of every size and shape, weight and age love these super-characters. I think it’s wonderful. And it’s also wonderful that somebody who’s maybe not a perfect physical specimen could still enjoy dressing up as these characters. It gives their imagination something to play with.”
Watch the full interview here:
Source: Boston Herald