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highwayguy
11-03-2011, 08:11 AM
There are a number of heated rivalries in Marvel Comics. Some are between bitter foes, like Captain America and the Red Skull. Some are some what friendlier, like Spider-Man and Johnny Storm. And then there's Hulk and the Thing, were it's all about a good old-fashioned scrap. So which are the best and which are your favourite?

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XPac
11-03-2011, 08:13 AM
I think one of the funnest is Doom and Reed.

It's partially funny because on Dooms end of things it's historically so all consuming (though in recent years it's actually been toned down quite a bit), while Reed often just sort of no-sells the whole thing.

rogerio
11-03-2011, 08:23 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3GoSSMlQBJo/TrKwdcwWmiI/AAAAAAAABDw/_l-rIpUiMB0/s320/mitch%255B1%255D.JPG
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UrODLI9QYek/TqWkcbVctRI/AAAAAAAABC4/qlWylibEwNE/s320/gene%2Bgonzales.JPG
:smile:

ekie
11-03-2011, 08:30 AM
Tony Stark and Black Panther

Kieran_Frost
11-03-2011, 08:55 AM
My favourites:
1) Moonstone and Songbird
2) Emma Frost and Jean Grey
3) Cyclops and Beast
:smile:

invisiblefive
11-03-2011, 09:00 AM
captain america and hawkeye had one of the best dynamics in comics, i elieve. i hope they keep that in the movie.
scott summers/logan (or cyclops/wolverine, if you prefer) is another big one.

highwayguy
11-03-2011, 09:04 AM
Here's a list of some of my favourites. :smile:

1. Hawkeye and Crossfire
2. Union Jack and Baron Blood
3. Namor and Human Torch (Jim Hammond)
4. Ms. Marvel and Mystique

And a special mention for...

5. Taskmaster and Redshirt

Please, please, PLEASE have some more stories with Taskmaster and Redshirt. They're perfect for each other. The ultimate teacher versus the "Uber Henchman".

RDMacQ
11-03-2011, 09:07 AM
Thing vs Hulk, full stop.

sparticus
11-03-2011, 09:17 AM
Scott vs Logan. Clearly.

Royal Flush
11-03-2011, 09:22 AM
Thor vs Loki
Magneto vs Xavier (in the old days)
Scott vs Sinister
Spidey vs Green Goblin

I do like the Doom vs Reed one that was mentioned previous as well.

As for Hulk I think Fear Itself showed his rivalry with Thor more than Thing

Bone2pick
11-03-2011, 09:23 AM
Here's a list of some of my favourites. :smile:


3. Namor and Human Torch (Jim Hammond)

I think I remember reading that. Did they get into it during Civil War? I can't remember exactly but I liked reading them giving each other shit. It seemed like a natural dislike, and not forced.

Ken Ashcroft
11-03-2011, 11:05 AM
Thor/Hercules
Thor /Hulk
Wonderman/Vision

B. Kuwanger
11-03-2011, 11:16 AM
Thanks, X-Pac, for saying exactly why I like that rivalry, and to a large extent Reed's character.

"Rivalries" is kind of vague, but I guess that's part of the fun?
DD and Punisher
Thor and Hercules
Cyclops and Wolverine



I think I remember reading that. Did they get into it during Civil War? I can't remember exactly but I liked reading them giving each other shit. It seemed like a natural dislike, and not forced.

They were mainly rivals in the Golden Age of comics. But every once in a while Jim comes back to life or we get a period comic and some writer does well by them.

squashmaster
11-03-2011, 12:19 PM
Punisher/Daredevil
Wolverine/Hulk
Doom/Richards
Warlock/Thanos
Surfer/Mephisto
Strange/Dormammu
Cyclops/Wolverine
Xavier/Magneto
Wolverine/Sabretooth
Daredevil/Kingpin
Spider-Man/Green Goblin
Thor/Loki
Hulk/Leader
Spider-Man/Venom
Galactus/the known universe

Ray B.
11-03-2011, 12:23 PM
Ms Marvel/Rogue

The Mean Bean
11-03-2011, 12:43 PM
Stan Lee/Any artist he worked with

Monty_Cristo
11-03-2011, 03:04 PM
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/2/26948/516033-an10.png

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/33806/1030444-110_thunderbolts_141.jpg

marvell2100
11-03-2011, 03:12 PM
Reed/Doom
Thor/Loki
Hulk/Thor
Hulk/Thing
Spidey/Norman

highwayguy
11-03-2011, 03:25 PM
captain america and hawkeye had one of the best dynamics in comics, i elieve. i hope they keep that in the movie.
scott summers/logan (or cyclops/wolverine, if you prefer) is another big one.

Yes, yes, yes. Hawkeye and Cap is a great call.


I think I remember reading that. Did they get into it during Civil War? I can't remember exactly but I liked reading them giving each other shit. It seemed like a natural dislike, and not forced.

The Namor / Jim Hammond rivalry has been around since the Golden Age. They liked each other. Respected each other. But when the time came to fight, they did. One of Marvel's original and best rivalries, in my opinion.

http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/9/e0/4d473fc67f7c1/detail.jpg


"Rivalries" is kind of vague, but I guess that's part of the fun?
DD and Punisher
Thor and Hercules
Cyclops and Wolverine

That's what I wanted from this thread. I didn't want it to be about arch foes or best friends. "Rivalries" can mean bitter enemies, love rivals, friendly fire or sparring partners. It ranges from Cap/Zemo, to Prof X/Magneto, to Spidey/Storm, to Logan/Scott, to Hulk/Thing, and so on and so on. It does really depend on your definition. But that's what these threads are for. :smile:

SuperCooper
11-03-2011, 06:05 PM
Wong and Jarvis.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OSmqAMx_vvg/TqH4L_JE51I/AAAAAAAABPs/Ii9eW_Wp9xc/s1600/avengers4-18a+wong+vs+jarvis.jpg

LucyFury
11-03-2011, 06:58 PM
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/1790/1493832-punch_large.png (http://www.comicvine.com/punch/105-1493832/)

Mockingbird and Phantom Rider (Lincoln and Jaime Slade)

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/77/327167-11946-midnight-s-fire_large.jpg (http://www.comicvine.com/11946-midnight-s-fire/105-327167/)

Night Thrasher (Dwayne Taylor) and Midnight's Fire

Hulk_Is
11-03-2011, 07:43 PM
Moon Knight/Punisher. You'd think they'd get into it, but they usually work somewhat well together.

Shadow Skill
11-03-2011, 07:48 PM
Wolvie and Spider-Man.

Spider-Man and Deadpool.

T Hedge Coke
11-03-2011, 08:51 PM
Pete Wisdom/Lockheed, the Dragon
Hulk/Thing
Thing/Torch
Torch/Spidey

Wait, we mean the serious enemies thing?

TinyJoseph
11-03-2011, 10:03 PM
Hulk Vs Thing
Hulk Vs Juggernaut
Hulk Vs Wolverine
Wolverine Vs Sabretooth
Jean Vs Emma
Dardevil Vs Bullseye
Ms. Marvel Vs. Rogue
Thor Vs Hercules
Thor Vs Loki
Dr. Strnage Vs Dormammu
Moonstone Vs Songbird
Adam Warlock Vs Magus
Spidey Vs Johnny
Thing Vs Johnny
Doom Vs Everyone
Thanos Vs Everything
Moon Knight Vs Sanity
Captain Marvel Vs Cancer :frown:

tigerkaya
11-03-2011, 10:26 PM
Thanos vs Adam Warlock
Thanos vs Captain Marvel
Captain America vs Red Skull
Doctor Doom vs Reed Richards
Ultron vs Hank Pym
Ultron vs Vision
Baron Zemo vs Moonstone
Songbird vs Moonstone
Hawkeye vs Crossfire
Nova vs Annihilus
Spider-man vs Green Goblin (Pre OMD)
Spider-Man vs Venom
Grim Reaper vs Wonder Man
Grim Reaper vs Vision
Daredevil vs Kingpin
Kang vs Immortus

djsweet
11-03-2011, 10:36 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3GoSSMlQBJo/TrKwdcwWmiI/AAAAAAAABDw/_l-rIpUiMB0/s320/mitch%255B1%255D.JPG
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UrODLI9QYek/TqWkcbVctRI/AAAAAAAABC4/qlWylibEwNE/s320/gene%2Bgonzales.JPG
:smile:One of the most interesting.

The Best!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Xf1KPssmdcE/TBmkO6J_IEI/AAAAAAAAC68/hWnddNLaQ88/s1600/Punisher+vs+Daredevil+%236.jpg

Frogboy
11-04-2011, 10:35 AM
Hank Pym and Reed Richards
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n8z56PiK25c/TaTHFIpNNxI/AAAAAAAAAEw/kmhlg1FrHqM/s1600/3625823158_ac74f66a97.jpg

Cavemold
11-04-2011, 10:41 AM
Cyclops and wolverine has always been my favorite.

Jabare
11-04-2011, 10:46 AM
Doom/Richards
Strange/Dormammu
Cyclops/Wolverine
Xavier/Magneto
Wolverine/Sabretooth
Daredevil/Kingpin
Spider-Man/Green Goblin
Thor/Loki
Hulk/Leader
Ms. Marvel/Mystique



http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3GoSSMlQBJo/TrKwdcwWmiI/AAAAAAAABDw/_l-rIpUiMB0/s320/mitch%255B1%255D.JPG
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UrODLI9QYek/TqWkcbVctRI/AAAAAAAABC4/qlWylibEwNE/s320/gene%2Bgonzales.JPG
:smile:

This is a rivalry? Haven't they only fought once?

T Hedge Coke
11-04-2011, 12:23 PM
This is a rivalry? Haven't they only fought once?

And a thousand pieces of fanart.

Oh, wait, they're not fighting in those. Still, it looks competitive.

shades of eternity
11-04-2011, 01:51 PM
one that should exist

she-hulk/ms marvel.

RolandJP
11-04-2011, 01:57 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tW3g8zCM6c0/TRjXKYAChyI/AAAAAAAABXs/vS19arSfRUI/s1600/thor%2B182%2Bff%2Bann2%2Bdoom.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/IronMaiden99/MB%20comic%20Scans/FF278_P10.jpg

VS

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqjwspgtkI1qf1x9c.jpg

goof
11-04-2011, 02:11 PM
Iron Man / Hulk

FirestormTheNuclearMan
11-11-2011, 01:57 PM
Spider Man Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)
The bad blood was cemented with the Death of Gwen Stacy. Proof that it's even harder to keep a bad man down. Whether it's trying to keep Peter to accept Darkness, and become the new Green Goblin, forcing Spider Man to help him break out of Prison or Aunt May would be killed, etc he has made Spider Man's life hell because he can, and because hates him.

Malevolent1
11-12-2011, 06:34 PM
Hulk vs Thor has to be one of the most hotly debated Marvel rivalries of all time. I mean...people lose their minds on this debate (me included).

Thor fans go nuts. Hulk fans go nuts.

It's like debating political issues for goodness sakes.

And Marvel has milked this one till the sheep come home.

Sandy Hausler
11-13-2011, 09:18 AM
My favourites:
1) Moonstone and Songbird
2) Emma Frost and Jean Grey
3) Cyclops and Beast
:smile:

There's a rivalry between Cyclops and the Beast?

Sandy Hausler

Sandy Hausler
11-13-2011, 09:20 AM
I think I remember reading that. Did they get into it during Civil War? I can't remember exactly but I liked reading them giving each other shit. It seemed like a natural dislike, and not forced.

To see the start of this, you'd have to go back to early issues of Marvel Mystery in the 1040's.

Sandy Hausler

Valeria Kementari
11-13-2011, 09:58 AM
http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad186/valeriakementari/xave1.jpg

Greg Anderson
11-13-2011, 10:03 AM
I like Iron Man and T'Challa.

I'm also happy they've added their rivalry in the Avengers cartoon. Like in the Gamma War episode when Iron Man tries to get T'Challa to go into the Gamma bubble first to see if it was safe and Capt stopped T'Challa and told Iron Man leaders lead. Then in another episode when T'Challa plants the idea in Hawkeye's head to take over leader duties from Iron Man.

Eliseu Gouveia
11-13-2011, 11:37 AM
I notice a going theme here, with male/male and female/female rivalries.

I would love to see more male/female rivalries as well.
Give me Spider-Man/Squirrel Girl or Dr. Doom/Valeria Richards.

I miss the days when Thundra used Thing´s jaw to polish her knuckles. :biggrin:

Talisman
11-13-2011, 11:42 AM
Books I like and sales. Marvel's biggest rivalry EVER.

Greg Anderson
11-13-2011, 11:44 AM
Books I like and sales. Marvel's biggest rivalry EVER.

The best answer thus far.

Deep_Sleeper
11-13-2011, 01:59 PM
I always liked the Professor X and Magneto rivalry.

DannyWetts
11-13-2011, 04:52 PM
Daredevil/Kingpin. Born Again. You can feel the hate.

And Daredevil/Bullseye. And Daredevil/Punisher.

..and I'm not even a huge DD fan -- he just seems to attract this sort of business...

Global Honored
11-13-2011, 04:57 PM
Daredevil/Kingpin. Born Again. You can feel the hate.

And Daredevil/Bullseye. And Daredevil/Punisher.

..and I'm not even a huge DD fan -- he just seems to attract this sort of business...

Yes, it has definitely been personal between Murdock & Fisk as well as Daredevil and Bullseye. Frank Miller set that beautifully embittered dynamic in motion decades ago and it's continued to provide intense storylines and epic battles ever since. That reminds me, we need Bullseye back. But would he fit within the new DD tone?

Those are probably my faves along with some of Cap's classic rivalries with Red Skull & Zemo.....and Batroc!!!

Rasputin9977
11-13-2011, 04:59 PM
Wolverine and Sabretooth before the x-titles took a crap dive.

Umbra
11-13-2011, 05:02 PM
Books I like and sales. Marvel's biggest rivalry EVER.

Agreed with Greg. This...lol.

But I like
Wolverine/Cyclops
Wolverine/Spiderman
Wolverine/Sabretooth
Black Panther/Ironman
Black Panther/Hunter the White Wolf
Doom/Reed
Doom/Magneto/Redskull
Daredevil/Bullseye
Daredevil/Punisher
Daredevil/Kingpin
Xavier/Magneto
Captain America/Red Skull
Daredevil/Kingpin
Spider-Man/Green Goblin

And so on...

The_Greatest_Username
11-13-2011, 05:10 PM
http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af289/ch7_2012/92445-41292-emma-frost.jpg

Blind pugh
11-14-2011, 06:07 AM
http://shehulk.sliverofice.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/thundra-fights-the-thing.jpg

shunquan
11-14-2011, 06:29 AM
Kitty / Emma

Rob Thompson
11-14-2011, 07:28 AM
When it was happening, Dr. Doom and the Red Skull. :biggrin:

http://www.priorpoint.com/imagehouse/large/120888.jpg

madddaddy099
11-14-2011, 07:34 AM
Did everybody forget loeb vs the ultimate comics readers

Rob Thompson
11-14-2011, 07:38 AM
Did everybody forget loeb vs the ultimate comics readersActually, if that's a rivalry, it's probably more like Ultimate Comics "fans" vs. Loeb. :biggrin:

Specimen 297
11-14-2011, 07:52 AM
There's a few from recent years that I would really like to see continue and develop into something close to a rivalry:

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/38888/1930661-capa040_400.jpg
Bucky vs. 50s Cap

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/10/100776/2009310-nuke.png
U.S.Agent vs Nuke

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0NzsMwHss_w/TQpX_fLHzYI/AAAAAAAAA1s/VllN5xsU1pc/s640/WolvFatherPG%252301cor.jpg
Bucky vs. Daken
(alright, that pic is of Wolverine but... couldn't find a pic of the two)

Karl Cook
11-14-2011, 09:53 AM
I can't believe that nobody thus far has mentioned this one...

http://www.destroythecyb.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/deadpool12-cover.jpg

Beadle
11-14-2011, 10:38 AM
Sooooo many, but I'll focus on the sort-of-vaguely-sometimes-friendly-ish ones, rather than the mortal enemies ones....

Spider-Man / Human Torch
Human Torch / Thing
Cap / Hawkeye
Iron Man / Wonder Man
Cyclops / Wolverine
Hulk / Wolverine
Hulk / Thing
Thor / Hercules
Daredevil / Punisher
Emma Frost / Jean Grey
Charles Xavier / Magneto
Reed Richards / Namor
Black Panther / Iron Man
Deadpool / Bullseye (Yeah, I know, but they're not each other's arch-enemies)
Agent X / Taskmaster
Vision / Quicksilver
Quicksilver / Havok
Cyclops / Havok
Nomad / D-Man
And I love the Hank Pym / Iron Man and Hank Pym / Reed Richards stuff in Mighty Avengers

TonyStark1012
11-14-2011, 11:00 AM
I can't believe that nobody thus far has mentioned this one...

http://www.destroythecyb.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/deadpool12-cover.jpg

You're right. That is one of my all time favorite stories.

Greg Anderson
11-14-2011, 04:14 PM
Daken and Punisher!

Tracks
11-14-2011, 04:39 PM
Blade and Union Jack have been heated at times
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/11233/342633-135740-blade.jpg

Wolverine/Cyclops
Black Panther/IronMan
DareDevil/Punisher
Dracula/Dr. Doom

whiteshark
11-14-2011, 05:10 PM
Spider-Man and Wolverine.

Hulk and Thing.

Cyclops and Wolverine.

Spider-Man and Human Torch.

Daredevil and Kingpin.

Spider-Man and Green Goblin.

Crawford Crow
11-16-2011, 11:59 AM
Thing and The Yancy Street Gang

djsweet
11-16-2011, 06:09 PM
Blade and Union Jack have been heated at times
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/11233/342633-135740-blade.jpg

Say what you want about Mad Marko, but that cover (and quote) is bad ass!

Great fight. Blade pins him with a cable line through the shoulder.

Blade and Hannibal King too

Greg Anderson
11-16-2011, 06:14 PM
They had a scene together in MI:13, didn't they?

Tracks
11-16-2011, 06:18 PM
They had a scene together in MI:13, didn't they?

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c379/Doggydogg/Blade%20fights/BladevsUnionJack.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c379/Doggydogg/Blade%20fights/BladevsUnionJack2.jpg

Greg Anderson
11-16-2011, 06:26 PM
Haha! Love how they're still fighting in the background towards the end of that page while people are just talking.

highwayguy
11-16-2011, 06:35 PM
Blade and Union Jack have been heated at times
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/11233/342633-135740-blade.jpg

I must have missed that one. Is it a good stand alone issue for a Union Jack fan?

Twil
11-16-2011, 07:21 PM
Shatterstar and Rayne is heating up pretty nicely.

FirestormTheNuclearMan
11-17-2011, 11:00 PM
http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/marvelnew/may09/drkrhwke002_cov.jpg

Hawkeye Bullseye To not show this more would be a injustice. They are as close to equals as you can get I think.

Hawkeye Norman Osborn Another one from Dark Reign. Hawkeye won't be killing Norman doesn't mean he can't smash him.

Tracks
11-18-2011, 07:19 AM
I must have missed that one. Is it a good stand alone issue for a Union Jack fan?

It's alright, their fight is pretty short but the story is a bit interesting.

FirestormTheNuclearMan
11-22-2011, 02:32 PM
Magneto X-Men
Proffesor Xavier believes that humans and mutants can live in peace even one day. Magneto believes that humans and mutants can't coexist so humans must be all destroyed to prevent a mutant holocaust. This is ideologies so it shows that mutants are not completely different than humans.

Ghost Rider Blackout (Lilin) Mission failed prevented by Ghost Rider who had his face disfigured by hellfire when Blackout tried to bite Ghost Rider's neck. Obssessed with revenge murdured Barbara Ketch the sister of Daniel Ketch. It's Bad blood, and I can't wait to see them fight again in Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance.


http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/magnetoiconic3.jpg


http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Ghost-Rider-Spirit-of-Vengeance-Blackout.jpg

Thundermonkey
11-22-2011, 03:14 PM
When it was happening, Dr. Doom and the Red Skull. :biggrin:

http://www.priorpoint.com/imagehouse/large/120888.jpg

Loved that issue.

Zen-aku
11-22-2011, 04:49 PM
Wolverine and Hulk

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/208/1/f/Wolverine_VS_Hulk_2006_by_sumo0172.jpg

AnonymousMC
11-23-2011, 12:24 AM
Wolverine/Domino
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/6/62527/1347829-wolverine_domino_1.png

Hulk/Umar
http://mimg.ugo.com/201011/65019/cuts/hulk-umar_786x786.jpg


Misty Knight/Collen Wing
http://i.newsarama.com/images/Colleen-Wing-Misty-Knight.jpg

Thanos/Mephisto
http://www.superherostuff.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/infinity-gauntlet-mephisto-speaks.jpg

worstblogever
11-23-2011, 01:00 AM
Daredevil/Bullseye.


Hell, come to think of it, Deadpool/Bullseye has developed into a nice one the past fifteen years or so.