With the success and world wide recognition of past superhero movies, and the current and future flood of superhero movies, this thread has been created for intellectual comparison between superhero's, and superhero movies. I would like to start off by commenting on the big 3. Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man (the most succsesful to date). While it is clear to Superman that his purpose on Earth is to be a saviour, he still has a need to be tied down into the "real" world with his Clark Kent persona. It is hard for me to say why this is. Maybe someone could say? Anyway, it is clear that he had known about his powers since probably childhood. Batman is a much darker, more introverted and obsessed character. We often get the impression from the comics and movie that Batman doesn't really need or care for his Bruce Wayne ego, and i guess the only reason he keeps mingling in the real world as Bruce is to keep money flowing into his buisness, therefore he can afford the Batcave and all those handy gadgets. There is no one really besides Alfred that ties him into the real world. With Spider-Man, it is clear from the very beginning that first and foremost, he is Peter Parker. Unlike Superman, he hasn't lived with his powers his whole life. Unlike Batman, Peter hasn't been living with grief and vengeance since childhood. The original issues of Amazing Spider-Man, and the movie, are about i guess you could say, growing up. Peter is a boy at the start, and threw trials and tribulations, he becomes a man. With the advice of his Uncle Ben, he decides very carefully the kind of man he wants to be. Unlike Superman, even with all his amazing abilities, Spider-Man is still risking his life every time he goes out to fight crime. Unlike Batman, Spider-Man's human ego is an average teenage high school nerd.