Battles Of The Week: Spider-Man vs Hulk (Re-Published)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

SYNOPSIS FOR “…TO BECOME AN AVENGER!”

The Avengers offer Spider-Man membership into their squad. Since Spider-Man seems like an unknown, the Avengers propose a test for Spider-Man. Bring the Hulk back to Avengers Mansion and Spider-Man will be granted membership. Has Spider-Man’s luck finally turned around?

In 'The Amazing Spider-Man Annual' (1966) #3, Spider-Man tracks down the Hulk to send him back to the Avengers.
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, Spider-Man tracks down the Hulk to send him back to the Avengers. Photo/Marvel Comics

The two contestants have entered the arena of the Gamma Ray Research Center. On the left side, is the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and on the right side, is the Green Goliath, the Hulk!

Who wins this contest? Let’s look at the stats!

Spider-Man – Earth-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: BUILDING
ENERGY PROJECTION: CITY BLOCK
FIGHTING-SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Web-shooters.
  • Utility belt.
  • Spider-tracers.
  • Spider-signal.
  • Avenger Identicard.
WEAKNESSES
  • Spider-sense disruption.
  • Ethyl chloride.
  • Bad luck.

Hulk – Earth-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: STELLAR
ENERGY PROJECTION: CITY BLOCK
FIGHTING-SKILLS: BRAWLER
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
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.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: THANOS VS GALACTUS

THE FIGHT

In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, Spider-Man is tasked as a test by the Avengers to join the team with bringing Hulk back to the Avengers.

Let’s track the Hulk! Read on!

Pffttt! Spider-Man did what? He knocked back the Hulk? Anyone totally could have done that. Well, what is the verdict?

OUTCOME: DRAW

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HULK IN COMICS

‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3 marks the second appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity. The issue featured the Avengers’ offer for Spider-Man to join and indeed, a brief scuffle between Spidey and none other than… Captain America! ‘Nuff said!

'Amazing Spider-Man Annual' (1966) #3 marks the first appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity.
‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3 marks the first appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity. Photo/Marvel Comics

NEXT COMIC BOOK BATTLE: DEATHSTROKE VS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. JULY 17TH.


SOURCES

Peter Parker (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Bruce Banner (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.

Battles Of The Week: Batman vs Prometheus

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

In 'JLA' (2000) #37, the Injustice Gang invades the JLA Watchtower. Batman faces Prometheus.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #37, the Injustice Gang invades the JLA Watchtower. Batman faces Prometheus. Photo/DC Comics

Enter the two contestants on the JLA Watchtower. On the left side, is Batman, the Dark Knight and on the right side, is Prometheus.

Let’s look at the stats.

BATMAN – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: PEAK HUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: PEAK HUMAN
DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING-SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Batsuit.
  • Utility Belt.
  • Batrope.
  • Batboat.
  • Batcycle.
  • Batmobile.
  • Batplane.
  • Batarang.
WEAKNESSES
  • Single-Mindedness.
  • Drug Addiction: Batman was once addicted to Venom.
  • Restricted Mobility: Bane broke Batmans back who ended up bound to a wheelchair.
PROMETHEUS – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEEd: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: METAHUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTINg-SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Body Armor.
  • Computerized Helmet.
  • Cosmic Key: Grants him teleportation ability via access to the Ghost Zone.
  • Microscopic Nanobots.
  • Energized Nightstick.
  • Wrist Gauntlets.
WEAKNESSES
  • None.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: THOUGHT ROBOT (SUPERMAN) VS MANDRAKK

THE FIGHT

In ‘JLA’ (2000) #37, the Injustice Gang invades the JLA Watchtower. Batman faces the menace of Prometheus. Can Batman overcome Prometheus who knows his every move?

The battle that decides who is the ultimate martial artist!

In ‘JLA’ (2000) #37, the Injustice Gang invades the JLA Watchtower. Batman faces Prometheus. Photo/DC Comics

OUTCOME: BATMAN WINS BY INCAPACITATION

PROMETHEUS IN COMICS

‘Blue Beetle’ (1986) #3, marks the first appearance of Prometheus in DC Post-Crisis continuity. Prometheus was a name borne by several fictional supervillains in DC Comics. At the time, he was Curt Calhoun working in Ted Kord’s metallurgy lab, whose code name is Blue Beetle, under attack by the Madmen and Dr. Alchemy; the latter steals Promethium.

'Blue Beetle' (1986) #3, marks the first appearance of Prometheus in DC Post-Crisis continuity. On the cover image, Blue Beetle is fighting the Madmen who have encircled him.
‘Blue Beetle’ (1986) #3, marks the first appearance of Prometheus in DC Post-Crisis continuity. At the time, he was Curt Calhoun working in Ted Kord’s metallurgy lab. Photo/DC Comics

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: DOOMSDAY VS DARKSEID. OCTOBER 20TH.


SOURCES

JLA Vol 1 37 in DC Database.
Bruce Wayne (New Earth) in DC Database.
Prometheus (New Earth) in DC Database.
Blue Beetle #3 in Comic Vine.

Battles Of The Week: Nightwing vs Azrael

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

In 'Azrael: Death's Dark Knight', Nightwing fights Azrael who has the Sword Of Sin.
In ‘Azrael: Death’s Dark Knight’, Nightwing fights Azrael who has the Sword Of Sin. Photo/DC Comics

A contest of assassins! Nightwing vs Azrael.

The two contestants clash in the Batcave. On the left side is Nightwing, the successor of Batman and on the right side is Azrael, the agent of the Order of Purity.

Who wins this battle to decide who is the true agent of justice and vengeance? Let’s look at the stats!

Nightwing – New Earth
SUPER-STRENGTH: PEAK HUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: PEAK HUMAN
DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: PEAK HUMAN
FIGHTING-SKILLS: PEAK HUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Nightwing Suit.
  • Utility Belt.
  • Wingcycle.
  • Wing Dings/Batarangs.
WEAKNESSES
  • None.
Azrael – New Earth
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEEd: PEAK HUMAN
DURABILITY: METAHUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTINg-SKILLS: PEAK HUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Suit of Sorrows.
  • Sword of Salvation.
  • Sword of Sin.
WEAKNESSES
  • None.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: DEATHSTROKE VS JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

THE FIGHT

In ‘Azrael: Death’s Dark Knight’ (2009) #3, Nightwing fights Azrael with the Sword of Sin, whose real name is Michael Lane, over the murders of several victims and a police office over the past few weeks.

Let’s view them in the Batcave!

OUTCOME: NIGHTWING WINS

AZRAEL IN COMICS

‘Batman: Sword Of Azrael’ (1993) marks the first appearance of Azrael in DC Post-Crisis continuity. We are introduced to Azrael, a champion trained each generation by the Order of St. Dumas to become its Avenging Angel.

'Batman: Sword Of Azrael' (1993), marks the first appearance of Azrael, the Avenging Angel of the Order of St. Dumas.
‘Batman: Sword Of Azrael’ (1993), marks the first appearance of Azrael, the Avenging Angel of the Order of St. Dumas. Photo/DC Comics

NEXT COMIC BOOK BATTLE: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VS GALACTUS. AUGUST 19TH.


SOURCES

Azrael: Death’s Dark Knight Vol 1 3 in DC Database.
Michael Lane (New Earth) in DC Database.
Richard Grayson (New Earth) in DC Database.
Azrael: 10 Things Fans Should Know About Batman’s Avenging Angel in CBR.
Batman: Sword Of Azrael in DC Database.

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Battles Of The Week: Black Panther vs. Captain America

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

In 'Captain America #100' (1968), Captain America attacks Black Panther's men in Wakanda.
In ‘Captain America #100’ (1968), Captain America meets Black Panther in Wakanda. Photo/Marvel Comics

An encounter for the ages! The Protector of Wakanda vs. The Super-Soldier. We present to you, the second encounter in Earth-616 continuity between Captain America and Black Panther!

Enter the two contestants! Let’s look at the stats!

On the left side, is T’Challa, the King of Wakanda and its Protector as the… Black Panther.

BLACK PANTHER (EARTH-616)

Black Panther. Photo/Marvel Comics

SUPER-STRENGTH: CAPTAIN AMERICA-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

SUPER-SPEED: SPIDER-MAN-LEVEL

Athlete Peak Human Warrior Metahuman Subsonic Elemental Sonic Supersonic Stellar Cosmic Universal Immeasurable

DURABILITY: CABLE-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

ENERGY-PROJECTION: SPIDER-MAN-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

FIGHTING SKILLS: CAPTAIN AMERICA-LEVEL

Civilian Brawler Street Fighter Combatant Expert Combatant Genius Sensei Peak Human Bloodlusted Metahuman Warrior Warrior Madness

INTELLIGENCE: IRON-MAN-LEVEL

Civilian Trained Theoretical Field Experience Genius Leader Inventor Mathematical Computation Adaptive Evolution Cosmic Universal Multiversal Infinite

PARAPHERNALIA:

  • Kimoyo Card
  • Vibranium Panther Habit
  • Vibranium Armor

On the right side, is Captain America, the Super-Soldier and the symbol of American freedom.

CAPTAIN AMERICA (EARTH-616)

Captain America. Photo/Marvel Comics

SUPER-STRENGTH: BLACK PANTHER-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

SUPER-SPEED: DAREDEVIL-LEVEL

Athlete Peak Human Warrior Metahuman Subsonic Elemental Sonic Supersonic Stellar Cosmic Universal Immeasurable

DURABILITY: SPIDER-MAN LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

ENERGY-PROJECTION: DAREDEVIL-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

FIGHTING SKILLS: BLACK PANTHER-LEVEL

Civilian Brawler Street Fighter Combatant Expert Combatant Genius Sensei Peak Human Bloodlusted Metahuman Warrior Warrior Madness

INTELLIGENCE: NICK FURY-LEVEL

Civilian Trained Theoretical Field Experience Genius Leader Inventor Mathematical Computation Adaptive Evolution Cosmic Universal Multiversal Infinite

PARAPHERNALIA:

  • Captain America’s Uniform.
  • Utility Belt.
  • Captain America’s Shield.
  • Energy Shield.

The winner gets to take down Baron Zemo.

THE FIGHT

In ‘Captain America #100‘ (1968), Captain America responds to a distress call from T’Challa boarding a ship. He lands in Wakanda and is immediately attacked by the Black Panther and his men.

A battle ensues where each combatant tests each other’s strengths.

In 'Captain America #100' (1968), Black Panter tests Captain America in a fight in Wakanda.
In ‘Captain America #100’ (1968), Black Panter tests Captain America in a fight in Wakanda. Photo/Marvel Comics

It turns out that the fight is actually a test! Black Panther explains he recruited Captain America due to a threat: “destructive heat rays from an orbiting satellite that Wakandan rockets have failed to destroy.” The two heroes take off to investigate.

OUTCOME: DRAW

BLACK PANTHER IN COMICS

The issue marked the first appearance of Black Panther outside the ‘Fantastic Four’ series and leads to Black Panther joining the Avengers afterwards in Avengers #51 (1968).

In ‘Avengers #51’ (1968) titled “In The Clutches Of… The Collector!”, the Avengers face the Collector. Photo/Marvel Comics

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: HAWKMAN VS. BLACK ADAM

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