Mike Habjan, a YouTube creator, is attempting to answer the question that has plagued comic book fans around the globe for ages, who would win in a fight between Superman and Hulk?
We might soon have our answer. This project started six years ago for Habjan, who recently released Part 4 in his ongoing DC Comics vs. Marvel Title Match of two of the biggest and most-recognizable heavyweights of their respective brands.
One of the coolest things about this series is that Habjan tickles the nostalgic string in all of us and imagines two fan-favorite actors to have played the characters, Christopher Reeve as Superman (1978) and Lou Ferrigno from the Incredible Hulk TV series (1978-82).
As you will see below, in Part 4, after an exhausting battle on land in Parts 1-3, Superman attempts to take Hulk to his stomping grounds, in space. Wherever your allegiances lie, let’s take a look at the resumes before diving into the videos.
THE CASE FOR SUPERMAN
* Can lift or manipulate between 66 quintillion-400 quintillion tons.
* Has rotated the Earth before.
* After being supercharged by the sun, he was quoted with the ability to lift 200 quintillion tons with just one arm and thinks he could lift even more than that.
* Can do the ‘Infinite Mass Punch’, in which his fist travels at the speed of light, causing the punch to impact with near-infinite mass.
+ Superman has survived numerous attacks in the past, whether that of equal power to a supernova or that of even more powerful attacks.
+ He can take a 10-octillion megaton yield of a relatively small supernova blast, without even being supercharged by the sun prior to the attack.
^ Superman can travel faster than the speed of light, or as the popular saying goes, ‘Faster than a speeding bullet’. He can also bend the space-time continuum around himself to go even faster. He can also leave our universe if he unleashes all of his barriers.
^ Batman recorded Superman’s fastest speed route at 10,563,300,000 mph (10.5 billion mph). That’s 15.75 times the speed of light!
^ He has been compared in speed to Flash when he’s going his fastest and Barry Allen’s not overexerting himself.
^ Batman also stated that Superman can perceive things happening with zeptosecond precision. That is one-sextillionth of a second!
– He has a high moral standard and respect for life, so to not kill another.
– He must remove all self-imposed limiters and mind-blocks, sequentially, to access his full power.
THE CASE FOR HULK
* His strength and fury is effectively limitless, depending on his emotional state. After his metamorphosis, he starts out at roughly 100-tons of lifting capacity.
* The entity known as the ‘Beyonder’ once claimed that the Hulk’s potential strength had “no finite element inside”.
* He is also able to generate omni-directional bursts of kinetic energy with the capacity for completely destroying the planet he is standing on.
* He can grow even stronger from absorbing more radiation.
+ Hulk’s body will mutate as needed to compensate for any external threat, including crushing pressure underwater, the surface of the sun and outer space. The kicker, he just has to remain angry.
+ He has withstood the equivalent of solar temperatures.
+ Has survived attacks that can shatter a planet, including nuclear explosions.
+ He can survive outer space.
^ Hulk is capable of superhuman speeds of several hundred miles-per-hour and can enter low Earth orbit through jumping. He can then also survive the re-entry from low orbit Space.
– He isn’t too bright (obviously much smarter as Bruce Banner).
– He will lash out in rage without thinking through about the repercussions of his actions.
– He begins with the capability of 100-tons- worth of lifting strength and only increases in power that is proportional to his anger.
Most statistical data and characteristics on the two characters were compiled via Nerdist. The ‘Superman vs Hulk’ series is set to continue eventually with Part 5, so keep an eye out for it by subscribing to Mike Habjan’s YouTube Channel.
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