DC vs Marvel
IN POWER LEVEL
SUPERMAN AND HULK HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR INFINITE STRENGTH
At DC and Marvel, Superman and Hulk are the top two powerhouses in terms of super strength. Previously, we showcased five feats where Superman demonstrated the potential for infinite super strength.
At the same time, Hulk has shown on many occasions feats of infinite power. To find out about Hulk’s time travel feat, visit THE Marvel Universe Strength Hierarchy Ranks The Top 10 Heroes And Villains By The Potential For Infinite Strength.
Over the years, flaming wars have raged over who is the stronger: the Last Son of Krypton or the Green Behemoth. Indeed, if Superman has near-limitless strength, the madder Hulk gets, the stronger he gets.
Though they are in the same strength class, let’s list five reasons why Superman may be stronger.
5 REASONS WHY SUPERMAN IS STRONGER THAN HULK
5. GREATER WILLPOWER
To begin, one of Superman’s greatest strengths in his fights is his willpower. Despite overwhelming odds, Superman never backs down but continues fighting.
Over the years, it has been explained that Superman has some of the strongest willpowers in the DC Universe.
At one point, Superman was a candidate to receive a Green Lantern ring. In Action Comics (1987) #589, Superman and the Green Lanterns fight a mount of dirt.
In an assault, Superman adds his willpower to the GL beams, increasing it by 20 percent.
Though Hulk also has unbelievable willpower. However, in most incarnations, he lacks the corresponding intelligence.
And in a battle against such a savage foe, willpower is everything.
4. STRONGER ENEMIES
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3. BETTER LIFTING FEATS
Perhaps, one department of super strength that truly separates Superman and Hulk is lifting feats.
Unquestionably, Hulk has better striking feats. In fact, his punches often explode with the force of bombs, or turn back time.
However, Superman may outclass Hulk in raw strength. On two occasions, he has pushed past the boundaries of infinity.
On another occasion, Superman lifted eternity. In JLA/Spectre: Soul War (2003) #1, Superman and Wonder Woman lift Spectre.
2. SAVING THE DAY
What really makes Superman work, is that he is the quintessential American superhero. In fact, Superman always saves the day.
In part, it is due to his willpower. Also, it is due to his humanity. Indeed, proving that super strength is also a matter of determination.
Though, Hulk also is a superhero. However, he lacks at times his humanity. In fact, a factor that may mean life or death in a crisis.
1. BETTER FIGHTER
IN SUPERHERO BATTLES
HULK PUNCHED THE ABOMINATION WITH 13602858368.4 NEWTONS OF FORCE OR 7891709 PSI OF STRESS.
HULK GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 13602858368.4 JOULES OF ENERGY, 1.237 TIMES THE ENERGY PRODUCED BY NEW YORK CITY IN A DAY, ENOUGH TO DESTROY A LARGE BUILDING.
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Calculations for Hulk, ‘Incredible Hulk’ #54
Energy of heat of re-entry (Max durability of Abomination) = (1/2)mv^2 = (0.5)(444.52 kg)(7823.2 m/s) = 13602858368.4 J.
Ratio Energy of re-entry/Energy produced by New York = (13602858368.4 J-hr)/(11000000000 J-hr) = 1.237.
(13602858368.4 J)(1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 3.239 Tons of TNT