the original Caped Crusader. Even Detective Comics have acknowledged that Sherlock Holmes was one of the inspirations behind one of its most famous characters.
If you haven't seen connections between Batman and Sherlock Holmes, let us bring you up to speed a bit. The image at right is from the 50th anniversary issue of Detective Comics, in which Holmes himself makes an appearance. But beyond that, let's explore a bit of the similarities that we're aware of: each is granted superior intellectual powers, which are the basis behind their greatness; they have a knowledge of Asian hand-to-hand combat techniques; each started alone, yet gained an assistant over time; Batman has Alfred, his butler while Holmes has Mrs. Hudson, his landlady. We're sure there are more, but you get the idea.
"Fantastic outrage" [SIXN]The point of this post is to bring your attention to a poll that is running on Comicbookmovie.com called BATMAN vs. SHERLOCK HOLMES: Battle Poll. They pose the following:
Battle of the greatest detectives, who wins in this battle of wits and wiles? Is it elementary? Who solves this puzzle?Currently, Holmes is losing this battle - which seems a little odd, given that he's a progenitor of the Dark Knight. We need your help: circulate this to your Sherlockian network and let's vote Sherlock Holmes as the superior power. Can you do it?
And to reward yourself for a job well done, you might want to view Batman Brave and the Bold - Trials of the Demon Part 1 and Part 2, in which Holmes makes a guest appearance.
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