In the eternal words of Wu Tang Clan, “cash rules everything around me.” Truer words may never have been spoken. However, in today’s world, it may be more accurate to say “credit rules everything around me — C.R.E.A.M.”
Imagine then, if you will, that that mantra is true in fictional worlds as well. What if Tony Stark, James Bond, or the Joker had to use a credit card to pay for things? What card would they use? What rewards might they get? And most importantly, what would their card background be?
The team at Credit Card Compare answered these questions and more with an amazing new art series that features some of the most well-known fictional characters and the credit cards they would use.
Here are 3 of our favorites from the series:
The Stark Enterprises Card
While members of the Avengers may be lucky enough to have a variety of superpowers, not many of them can simply make things appear out of thin air — at least not without paying someone. The team still has gear to pay for, vehicles to purchase, and whatever else a superhero needs to save the world. To do that, they’re going to need a high purchase limit. With the backing of Stark Enterprises, these Avengers cards have no spending limit and are personalized for each superhero.
At first glance, it may not seem like the Joker has need for a credit card with his worn clothes and ‘rustic’ tools of destruction. However, the Joker still carries with him his expired Gotham City Bank card with his real name: Jack Napier. This is one of his few remaining links to his past life and he carries it with him wherever he goes.
Being an international spy, James Bond’s credit card from MI6 also has an unlimited spending budget. While he is audited on occasion (and has to explain expenses at casinos and bars), he is able to cover just about anything on it. Plus, the card is unique in that it can change to whatever he needs: any type of card with anyone’s name to fit his identity du jour.
Even in fictional worlds that are loosely bound in reality, characters will need a pay to purchase goods and services. These imagined cards, as well as the rest in the set, are fun ways to think about how our favorite characters might cope with everyday logistics.