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Writers and Artists

Ron Marz, Peter David and Dan Jurgens, Claudio Castellini.

SYNOPSIS FOR “ROUND THREE”

In order to determine whose universe lives, the Brothers have chosen champions from each universe to do battle. As the contests continue, two superheroes must face off.

Their battle to save their universes.

IN DC VS MARVEL

SUPERMAN SPRINGS INTO ACTION!
In 'Marvel Versus DC' (1996) #3, Clark Kent changes into Superman.
In ‘Marvel Versus DC’ (1996) #3, Clark Kent changes into Superman. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants at the Grand Canyon. On the left side is Superman, the Man of Steel and on the right side is Hulk, the Green Goliath.

Let’s look at the stats.

Superman in the Middle East hovering over the land to stop a war.
SUPERMAN – NEW EARTH
Super Strength: Planetary 50%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Stellar 58%
Energy Projection: Continent 42%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Leader 33%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • All items at the Fortress of Solitude.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • Vulnerability to Red Solar Radiation.
HULK – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Continent 42%
Super Speed: Warrior 33%
Durability: Planetary 50%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Combatant 33%
Intelligence: Genius 42%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • BannerTech PDA.
  • BannerTech Shield/Gamma Dome Generator.
  • BannerTech Wrist-Watch Teleporter.
WEAKNESSES
  • Gamma Radiation Draining.
  • Radiation Bombardment.
  • Gas Inhalation.
  • Adamantium and Vibranium Blades.
  • Magic.

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THE FIGHT

Clark Kent changes into Superman and heads to the scene of a fight between Hulk and Metallo. On the scene, Superman and Hulk are teleported to the Grand Canyon to do battle.

The battle to decide who is the strongest!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Hulk punching Superman in a surprise attack. Superman hits the ground, comes back and hits Hulk with a dose of heat vision.

HULK BLUNT FORCE + CONCUSSION ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 4 DAMAGE PTS.
SUPERMAN ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.


On the following page, Superman and Hulk trade blows.

HULK BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x2): 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) = 2 DAMAGE PTS.
SUPERMAN BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x2): 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) = 2 DAMAGE PTS.




On the final page, Superman goes all-out and knocks out Hulk with a punch.

SUPERMAN CONCUSSION: 3 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Superman wins the battle.

TOTAL


SUPERMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-6 DAMAGE PTS.

-(6 DAMAGE PTS * 13583226.84 N * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -31.2286146896 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: STELLAR

Durability: Stellar 58%
HULK’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-11 DAMAGE PTS.

-(11 DAMAGE PTS * 3.54*10^22 N * 1609.34 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -1.4920881e+17 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CONTINENT

Durability: Continent 42%

OUTCOME: SUPERMAN WINS BY KNOCKOUT

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HULK IN COMICS

‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1962) #1, titled “The Hulk”, marks the first appearance of Hulk in Marvel continuity. The issue is the origin story of the Hulk and recounts his gamma ray accident.

‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1962) #1, titled “The Hulk”, marks the first appearance of Hulk in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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Marvel Versus DC Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Incredible Hulk Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

Feat: Steel, ‘Steel’ #21

IN MAD SCIENCE

STEEL (JOHN HENRY IRONS)
NEW EARTH

In ‘Steel’ (1995) #21, titled “Stalker,” Steel performs a super strength feat. In Washington D.C., still must stop a terrorist attack masterminded by Metallo. During the battle, Steel knocks off Metallo’s head with his hammer.

How much super strength does it take for Steel to knock off Metallo’s head with a kinetic hammer?

In ‘Steel’ (1995) #21, titled “Stalker,” Steel performs a super strength feat. During the battle, Steel knocks off Metallo’s head with his hammer. AP Photo/DC Comics.

STEEL HIT METALLO WITH ABOUT 2668674.17122 NEWTONS OF IMPACT FORCE IN AN ELASTIC COLLISION THAT REMOVED HIS 5.054 KILOGRAM HEAD FROM HIS BODY.

STEEL GENERATED 13343370.8561 JOULES OF KINETIC ENERGY WITH HIS KINETIC HAMMER, 153715.632262 TIMES THE DAILY ENERGY EXPENDITURE OF A HUMAN BEING PER DAY OR CLASS 100+ WITH 8086354.7288 TONS OF SUPER-STRENGTH, ENOUGH TO DESTROY A WALL.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

CITY

                       

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Steel is in Washington D.C. and must stop a terrorist attack masterminded by Metallo. Metallo has a new body and Steel uses a strategy used by Superman in his battles against Metallo: He knocks off Metallo’s head. Refer to the calculations in the Show/Hide Toggle.

METALLO’S DURABILITY

Typically, Metallo is made of an indestructible steel alloy. We will use Metallo’s feat in ‘Adventures of Superman’ (1992) #491, in order to calculate Metallo’s durability. Here, Metallo’s indestructible metal alloy upgraded by Cerberus actually reflects Superman’s heat vision.

In 'Adventures of Superman' (1992) #491, Metallo's indestructible metal alloy upgraded by Cerberus actually reflects Superman's heat vision.
In ‘Adventures of Superman’ (1992) #491, Metallo’s indestructible metal alloy upgraded by Cerberus actually reflects Superman’s heat vision. AP Photo/DC Comics.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

Metallo’s upgraded steel alloy reflected Superman’s heat vision. Typically, Superman’s heat vision reaches temperatures as hot as the sun’s surface, which is about 5520 degrees C. Let’s calculate the thermal energy discharged by Superman in order to estimate Metallo’s durability.

Thermal Energy = W on system = (5,520 C-20 C)(480 J/kg C)(272.155 kg*0.2) = 13343370.8561 J.

It takes more than 13343370.8561 Joules of energy in order to destroy Metallo’s upgraded steel alloy. This is merely a rough estimate and it is very possible that it would take millions of degrees Celsius, a temperature matching the sun’s core, in order to melt Metallo’s upgraded steel alloy. Our strategy is to use the Conservation of Energy to calculate the kinetic energy used by Steel’s kinetic hammer to knock off Metallo’s head from the thermal energy or work done on the system.

From 4.4: Momentum And Energy, we find:

Wonsystem=ΔKEsystem⟺FΔx1=1/2m1v12

Since the change in kinetic energy equals the work done on the system, we can calculate the impact force in the elastic collision. The elastic collision caused Metallo’s head to travel five meters from its body. We previously assumed that Metallo’s head was approximately 1.8% of his body weight. This is in relation to the human brain weighing about 1.3 kg.

Let’s calculate Metallo’s Super Strength Level. According to the SUPERPOWERWIKI, Peak Human Strength is between 800-1000 lbs. Let’s use the higher value of 1000 lbs which converts to 453.592 kg. We can use Metallo’s durability ratio in comparison to a human being’s daily energy expenditure in order to calculate Metallo’s Super-Strength.

Metallo’s Super-Strength = Peak Human Strength * (153715.632262)(1/0.01857142857) = 8086354728.8 kg = 8086354.7288 ​Tons

SUPER-STRENGTH

Metallo’s upgraded indestructible steel alloy can reflect Superman’s heat vision. The energy needed to melt Metallo’s steel alloy is likely in the millions of degrees Celsius, which is as hot as the sun’s core. In our calculations, we assumed Steel matched the thermal energy of Superman’s heat vision with his kinetic hammer.

Steel’s kinetic hammer generated 13343370.8561 Joules of kinetic energy knocking off Metallo’s head in an elastic collision. Using an energy ratio, we rated Metallo’s Super-Strength to be 8086354.7288 ​Tons, which is the City Level of Super-Strength.

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Calculations for Steel, ‘Steel’ #21

Specific Heat Capacity Of Steel = 480 J/kg C
Energy Expenditure By A Human In A Day = 7,500,000 J/day.
Mass Of Metallo = 272.155 kg.
Temperature At The Surface Of The Sun = 5520 C.

Thermal Energy = W on system = (5,520 C-20 C)(480 J/kg C)(272.155 kg*0.01857142857) = 13343370.8561 J.
Impact Force = W/d = (113343370.8561 J)/(5 m) = 2668674.17122 N. Ratio = (13343370.8561 J * 24 hr * 3600 * 1 day)/(7,500,000 J/day * 1 hr * 1 s) = 153715.632262.
Metallo’s Super-Strength = Peak Human Strength * (153715.632262)(1/0.01857142857) = (453.592 kg)(331079.82336)(1/0.01857142857) = 8086354728.8 kg = 8086354.7288 Tons.


SOURCES

Steel Vol 2 21 in DC Database.
John Henry Irons (New Earth) in DC Database.
John Corben (New Earth) in DC Database.
4.4: Momentum And Energy in Physics LibreTexts.
Peak Human Listing in SUPERPOWERWIKI.