Mar 29, 2010

Comic Craziness

March Madness? Who needs it? I'd rather take my chances with a comic book bracket any day.

Here I thought I was all cool cooking up a Batgirl versus Supergirl showdown a few weeks ago. Well The Herd on ESPN has put together an epic 32 person bracket consisting of the top superheroes and supervillains today. Thanks for making me look lazy guys. Before we get down to the, ahem, "Fantastic 4," lets see who went down early.

In round one, Superman easily took down Thor and was then pitting against Green Lantern who first drowned Aquaman. He eventually went head-to-head with Wolverine who had taken down Spawn and Spider-Man. But of course Wolvie had nothing on the Big Blue Boy Scout who sits pretty as one of the final four.

Batman was up against Robin, who had no chance of winning whatsoever, then went on to face the Hulk who eventually turned back into Bruce Banner and went home crying. One of only two females on the list, Wonder Woman, was first paired with Daredevil. No contest there really. It was a tough call on who would face her in the next round as Captain America battled Iron Man. Sorry Cap, maybe after your movie comes out you'll do better. Diana and Tony Stark ended with Tony on top, a position he's not used to being in (if-you-know-what-I-mean-and-I-think-you-do). But as usual, Batman was the millionaire of choice in the end, making him our second superhero in the four.

Then came the villains. The Punisher could not punish Lex Luthor who advanced to take on Catwoman, but he already had the cat in the bag. He eventually went up against one of Batman's rogues, The Riddler, who previously beat out Sabretooth and Doctor Octopus. Lex, being a genius, answered every riddle Edward Nigma ever had and took the first villain spot in the four.

A few tough calls in the second supervillain category. The Joker absolutely did not kneel before Zod and continued against the equally poisonous Venom in the next round, who was too confused by all the bright colors and gave up. If you can believe it, Green Goblin beat Two-Face and Doctor Doom beat Brainiac so it was Doctor Doom who finally had the impossible task of taking on the Joker. You know who had the last laugh.

So there you have it. In what won't come as a great shock to anyone, the "Fantastic 4" are Superman versus Batman and Lex Luthor versus the Joker. Who's archenemy is more popular? Will Superman be pitted against the Joker or Batman against Lex? Either way, my money is on Batman. Then again, what do I know about these bracket thingies. I don't watch sports.

9 comments:

james michael said...

really?
the joker beat out doom?
you are hiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.

=DK= said...

Must agree with James.
Joker is brilliant, sociopathic, psychotic and unpredictable.
Doom is all those things, and in complete control of every situation he's been in since 1992.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squirrel_Girl
he wouldn't allow Joker to beat him.
Besides, he rules his home country with an iron fist.
that's my 2 cents.

ImjustDoug said...

I have to agree with the comments below. I am on with all the other pics but Doom would crush the Joker. If the Hulk cannot hurt him and Reed Richards can't outthink him and the Black Panther can't outmanuver him... the joker won't.

Still, we will know what the outcome will be if it ends up being Joker vs Batman or Supes vs Lex.

RobP said...

Hey, guys, these were voted on by not just sports fans, not just ESPN watchers/listeners, but specifically by fans of Colin Cowherd. You can't expect them, of all people, to get it exactly right.

Still, I'm with our lovely hostess. Always bet on black-- which, in this case, is Batman. 'Cause, you know, his suit... in the movies... is black...?

The Nerdy Bird said...

Rob wins for the Batman/black comparison.

And don't forget people, this is mostly about popularity, not necessarily who would win in a fight.

Pastrami said...

I'd just like to see the selection committee...how did Robin end up in the original 64 to start with? He had to have won a play-in game...

jdk_007 said...

Looks like Batman no longer holds the record for most expensive comic book. Superman has taken that record back - $1.5 Million !!!

http://www.thelifeofluxury.com/superman-comic-book-sets-sales-record-1-5-million/

The Nerdy Bird said...

Yeah someone just told me that on twitter. I'll copy and paste what I said to them:

WHAT THE EFF?! Where are these rich geeks and why am I not married to one?!

RobP said...

I won something? Sweet! How many interwebz do I get?