This contest is now closed. Stay tuned as The Dark Knight's week two opponent will be revealed later today (and you'll have a chance to win $50 Fandango Bucks again). As for this showdown, The Dark Knight triumphs 59-29, but there were certainly plenty of acknoledgements that Lantern would make it a tough bout.
With just over a month to go before we find out how Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy ends, it's time to give away some Fandango Bucks! For those of you who joined us for our month-long Avengers Showdowns last month, this is going to work the same way, but we're bumping the prize money up.
Simply tell us who would win in the following showdown and why by Sunday, June 24, 11:59 p.m. PST and you will be entered to win a $50 The Dark Knight Rises collectible Fandango Bucks card. The cards will go on sale to the general public beginning June 27th. You must be 18 or over to enter and one comment per entrant.
Ok, so let's get to it! Rather than have Batman take on the usual cast of villains ranging from The Joker, Bane, Riddler, etc., we're turning the tables on Mr. Wayne. We want to see where he stands in the echelon of DC Comics superheroes. Sure, die hard Batman fans are going to say there is no one better than the Caped Crusader, but let's see about that.
His first opponent is Green Lantern. Whether that means Alan Scott or Hal Jordan is Lantern to you or you prefer Guy Gardener, John Stewart or Kyle Rayner, the choice is up to you. We just want to know if Batman can defeat him.
Since Batman is a regular human being, there's no sense in listing any superpowers (since he has none), although, as Jack Nicholson's Joker quite memorably put it, he's got a lot of cool toys.
The Green Lantern on the other hand, possesses a power ring that can generate a variety of effects, sustained by his imagination and strength of will. The greater the willpower, the more effective the ring. Power rings can generate force fields, block out telepathic attacks, render invisibility, flight, teleportation, hypnosis and a whole host of other cool tricks.
Lantern is definitely a tough first round opponent for Mr. Wayne. Can he defeat Lantern and if so, how? Go to it Bat-fans!