The Versus Problem: Why we love watching our superheroes fight each other


“Who would win in a fight…?”

It’s the way millions of playground discussions begin, and have for decades. Pitting one character against another is a great pastime for nerds of all types, weighing the pros and cons of each before being forced to come to a decision on which one would emerge victorious. But recently it has crossed over from idle banter and comic book events into the mainstream with Hollywood getting in on the fun. Two new blockbusters, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Captain America: Civil War,” both have heroes fighting heroes as the centerpiece of their plots (and marketing). But what is it about pitting the good guys against each other that is so compelling to audiences? Why is this story such an interesting hook that it has been used by comic book companies for years and has now bled into their cinematic counterparts?

Part of it is an innate need in many to rank items – particularly those of a nerdier set, of which I count myself. Consider the popularity of top ten listicles, various award ceremonies, championships or March Madness; these are all ways for people to determine what is “the best” in any given facet of life. It’s an extension of those playground discussions, wanting to place an order (however arbitrary) on a subjective element and come up with something that resembles an empirical and objective judgment on that element. Is the Best Film winner at the Oscars really the best film of that year? Of course not, but it lends credence to one’s devotion if a film you love is recognized by many to be great.

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Superheroes: A Comic Caper Production

The birth of Superheroes goes back to the 1940’s, and they have come a long way in becoming legends of our times. The history states, that when Superman was in the theater, they were movie goers who cared less about a man jumping from one apartment to another, or flying from space you can’t even think of jumping. That’s what superheroes were meant to be, and Christopher Reeves was an actor, who was an insignificant person then, however, is a prodigy for future superheroes now. Marvel Comics was the creator of the first celebrated superhero, which went on to make much more such as Captain Marvel, Captain America, The Phantom, Blade, X-Men, and the most recent Spiderman.

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Cosplay Special: Links and Laces Superhero Party

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We had a blast covering the Links and Laces Golf Tour event held at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in a weekend filled with great golf and lovely models. One of the highlights of the weekend was the superhero party which was a cosplay bonanza, with beautiful models dressing up as their favorite superhero. We saw many sexy outfits, with Wonder Woman and Poison Ivy as two of the more popular outfits.

Check out the photos from the event in this slideshow, and stay tuned for more coverage from this event.

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