When Superheroes Collide

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When a superhero battles against another superhero, it`s usually because someone is mind controlling, or both or all of the heroes in question are pulling a hoax on a villain, or there has been a simple misunderstanding. These are tactics writers have used in Civil War, Avengers vs. X-men and The Dark Knight Returns #4. Below is a list of cool superhero vs superhero fights you’ve got to check out…

Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man


I’m not sure how this even got made. Superman vs. Spider-man seems like a fight that would be very one-sided. And it was. Superman and Spider-Man meet for the first time in January 1, 1976 comic. Tagged as “The Battle of the Century” and co-published by Marvel and DC, the two battle it out after being manipulated by Lex Luthor and Doctor Octopus. Superman thinks Spidey is responsible for kidnapping Lois Lane and Peter thinks Supes kidnapped Mary Jane Watson. Of course, they both team up in the end to fight the baddies.

Batman vs The Punisher

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A few months after Batman/Punisher: Lake of Fire, Punisher finds himself back in Gotham. Batman watching from a distance finally decides to act before Punisher destroys everything and everyone. Punisher hits Batman in a two-page splash, which Batman shrugs off. Batman says, “I let you have that one because you probably think that I deserved it.” Batman prevents him from landing another punch and reiterates his threat to put him away if he ever returns to Gotham. Batman wins – kinda.

Avengers vs. X-Men


A Marvel Comics’ 2012 event. As a repercussion from the events that took place in The Children’s Crusade, Fear Itself, Schism, and X-Sanction, The Avengers and X-Men go to war over the return of the Phoenix Force. We get to see Captain America vs. Havok, Emma Frost vs. Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch vs. Magik and Cyclops vs. basically everyone.

Thor vs Silver Surfer

Thor vs Silver Surfer

Wanting to once again destroy his step brother Thor, Loki searches the Earth for a suitable pawn to use against his nemesis. Searching the Earth, Loki finds the Silver Surfer and travels to Earth and engages the hero into battling him. Convinced that the Surfer has the power to defeat his step-brother, Loki tricks the Surfer into believing that Thor is evil and is intending to conquer Asgard. However, when both parties begin to realize that something is afoot, and the Surfer begins to realize that Loki had manipulated him.

Superman vs Captain Marvel

Superman vs Captain Marvel

With the war of all wars breaking out, the two most powerful beings on Earth, Superman and Captain Marvel (who has been brain washed by Lex Luthor), square off in a final battle in Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come. This technically resulted in Superman winning after Captain Marvel sacrifices himself to stop an atomic bomb.

Hulk vs The Thing

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When Hulk guest-starred in Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s “Fantastic Four” #12, it was the first time Marvel’s heroes had ever crossed over. In the issue, the Hulk is on the run when he discovers that he has been replaced on the Avengers by Captain America. He determines he will travel to New York City to destroy the Avengers. Once in New York, the match Marvel fans had been waiting for, the Hulk versus the Thing, takes place.

Iron Man vs. Captain America


Since the beginning, fans knew these two were destined to battle it out, and Marvel’s Civil War provided an epic backdrop for Iron Man vs. Captain America. Following a catastrophic tragedy caused by superhumans, the US Government passes a Super-Human Registration Act that requires all super-powered individuals in the country to reveal their identities, disclose their powers and personal details, and register as government employees or risk indefinite incarceration. This causes a deep rift in the hero community, with some backing the Act while others oppose it. We’re looking forward to seeing this on the big screen!

Batman vs. Superman


Frank Miller was on a crusade in the mid-’80s to change everyone’s perception of Batman. This included making him go up against Superman. In The Dark Knight Returns we see our heroes face-off like never before. With the help of a power suit and a kryptonite arrow, courtesy of the Green Arrow, Batman defeats a weaker Superman. Now the subject of Batman v Superman, we’ll get to see some of the fight play out on the big screen.

The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe

The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe

A oneshot What If? comic from 1995, where The Punisher’s personal war is not with criminals, but people with superpowers. Frank Castle’s family dies when they’re caught in the crossfire between superheroes and invading aliens at Central Park. Enraged by this, Frank kills the nearest superpowered individuals to him before being subdued, and is sent to prison for life. However, he instead ends being taken to a committee of people who also suffered great losses due to clashes between superheroes and villains. They promise to give everything he needs to kill all supers, and he starts systemically offing them.

JLA vs Avengers


This battle had it all. Batman vs. Captain America, Superman vs. Thor, Ant-man vs. Atom. JLA/Avengers was a four-issue limited series showcasing the first in-continuity meeting of DC Comics’ Justice League of America and the Marvel Comics’ Avengers. Although, the two Universe’s heroes had previously met in Amalgam Comics. The two teams join together to defeat Krona, who has traveled to the Marvel Universe to find the truth of creation. But not before a fight between the two.

Info sourced from: www.comicvine.com

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