Now, there aren't too many elements of geekdom that are truly universal. Sure, you pretty much have to love something geeky (or geekily), but other than that, one of the beautiful things about being termed a 'geek' is that you can be pretty much whoever you want to be within its warm, framing embrace.
If there was some kind of universal experience, though, there's a pretty solid chance that it would have something to do with arguing about which of two superheroes would win in a fight - and if it did, there's an even better chance that someone eventually argued that Batman would kick the butt of pretty much every superhero going.
If that was you, then congratulations; it turns out the original movie Batman himself agrees with you. Y'see:
Michael Keaton Just Argued That Batman Could Beat Up Every Other Superhero
Specifically, as he put it while promoting new (and excellent) movie Spotlight on ABC News Radio:
"Everyone needs to stop asking the question of who could beat up who. Batman kicks everybody's a**. And if they won't, I will, Bruce Wayne will."
Which, a) Means Keaton is very much on the 'Batman always wins' side of the superhero combat debate, and b) Suggests that he thinks he himself is also capable of taking on the likes of Superman, Iron Man and Galactus.
In fact, seeing as he co-starred in Spotlight with Mark 'The Hulk' Ruffalo, it actually kind of comes across as though he's been organizing informal superhero fight clubs on all of his recent movies, in an attempt to prove that Keaton era Batman really could take on all comers.
Or is that just wishful thinking?
What do you reckon?