A blog for young readers (and YA lovers) from the Providence Athenaeum.
The Providence Athenaeum is a unique library and cultural center in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Growing out of the Providence Library Company (fourth library in the United States), the Athenaeum as we know it was formed in 1836. Our handsome building on the corner of Benefit and College was completed in 1838.
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This is it. After besting round after round of competition - dark and twisted characters from all corners of literature, mythology, film and folklore - two heroes are left standing. Buffy Summers versus Bruce Wayne - Slayer versus Batman.
These two icons have also conquered across mediums - Batman moving from comics to TV to film, Buffy moving from film to TV to comics - and their legions of loyal fans would probably be more excited to see them team up than go head-to-head. Buffy snarking about Batman’s fancy equipment, Batman frowning upon Buffy’s distracting relationship problems - it’s sitcom-quality hijinks waiting to happen! But for our purposes, only one can come out on top.
She’s faced off with undead baddies and demons galore, he’s outmatched every criminal mastermind Arkham Asylum has to offer. Buffy’s got the superpowers, but can she pierce Batman’s armor? Can the ruler of the Gotham rooftops triumph over the savior of Sunnydale?
What do you think? Who’s left standing? Vote for the final time: who will own the night?