COTC: Blue Vs. Green

Dear COTC,


I have a sister with a serious gambling problem.  She’s gotten herself into some pretty deep debt and often asks me for money.  I have a decent, stable job, and I don’t mind helping her out on occasion, but over the past several months, I’ve “loaned” her several thousand dollars and I know that without some kind of counseling to overcome her addiction, she’ll keep pestering me for more money.  I’ve taken to avoiding her completely because I hate having to say no to her.  When it comes to family, I’m a bit of a pushover.

What I really need to know is, if Superman and The Hulk ever got into a knock-down, no-holds-barred kind of fight, who would emerge victorious? 

I mean, Supes has a ranged attack, which is an advantage over Mr. Purple Jeans, but The Hulkster just gets stronger the angrier he gets.  If he got mad enough, don’t you think he’d be able to take down The Last Son of Krypton?


I appreciate your insight.



A True Marvelite in Manhattan



Dear MM,


Ah, another good question.

Superman would win, but the fight would be awesome. The best reference I can use to support my answer is the “DC vs. Marvel” 4-issue miniseries published by DC Comics and Marvel in 1996 written by Ron Marz and Peter David, with art by Dan Jurgens and Claudio Castellini. The outcome of the story was based on a Fan vote and Supes won in what seemed to be a straight punch contest.

Also Roger Stern and Steve Rude combined in 1999 and created a classic. Unlike the very “first” battle in Superman and Spider-man in 1981 and DC vs Marvel Comics in 1996, this was a story with just the Hulk and Superman!

Superman and Lois think back to the day they first encountered the Hulk:

 Superman really has his hands full when he goes west to investigate mysterious earth tremors that show up on seismic equipment. It turns out to be the Hulk. After a brief encounter, with the Hulk coming out on top, Superman realizes he overestimated and underestimated the green behemoth.

 As the story continues, Lois Lane and Clark Kent get assigned news stories out west that tie into Bruce Banner and the Hulk. With Lex Corp. doing research and contract work for the Army, Lex Luthor tries to find a scheme to try to gain control of Bruce Banner and the Hulk and use them to try and destroy Superman!

 And with that plot, the second encounter between Superman and the Hulk takes place. Superman really lashes out at the Hulk and does do a job on the green gargoyle. But as the story plot thickens, Lex Luthor does use a deadly gamma ray gun on the two fighting titans. The weapon is overloading when Luthor sets the gamma weapon on full blast and threatens to kill and destroy everything within a 500 mile radius. With an unlikely team work, Superman hurtles the Hulk towards the gamma gun and the Hulk destroys the weapon and saves the day! As always, Luthor worms his way out of the long arms of the law. After refraining back to the present, Superman and Lois feel real sadness for Bruce Banner for it revealed that he in reality is the Hulk and he has to carry the raging beast within him for all time.


When it comes down to it, there is a lot of match up in this question, but Big Blue is almost always the victor.


As for your sister… Cage match with her vs. The Hulk?


This is Capes on the Couch saying… “This one’s for the fan boys.”