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.
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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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