In this feature, I examine comic book fights that were particularly notable in the wrong side winning (or at least that the fight wasn’t won the “right” way). This really isn’t a big deal, of course, as it doesn’t really matter if the “wrong” person won a fight. But it’s fun to talk about!
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Today, based on a suggestion from reader Undominant Hybrid, we take a look at the time that Spidey took on ten superheroes during the Infinity Crusade, including Thor, Invisible Woman and Sasquatch!
As always, the first page spotlights their power levels and the second page examines the fight itself.
And as always, the first question we need to ask is…
How did these people do when they fought Spider-Man?
Spider-Man, as you might imagine, holds his own against Spider-Man.
What about the others?
Thor surprisingly never really fought Spider-Man in a real fight (they fought once when Eric Masterson was Thor, Thor once fought a Spider-Man robot and the two heroes fought when they were both turned into Hulks). But Thor is one of the rare heroes who Spidey has always been, like, “Damn, that dude is powerful!” In fact, he once described Thor as a “super-heavyweight” while describing himself as a “super-mediumweight.”
Spidey and the Invisible Woman have ALSO surprisingly not fought very often, especially not in the modern era of Sue’s invisible shields being super powerful.
She briefly tangled with him in the first issue of his ongoing series (by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko)…
and then in the eighth issue of his series (by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko)…
Not Spidey’s finest moment there.
Then in Marvel Team-Up #100 (by Chris Claremont, Frank Miller and Bob Wiacek), we get to see her using her powers a bit more…
Note that her invisible shield is SUPER-powerful. It temporarily restrained Gladiator, for crying out loud!
Spider-Man fought Quicksilver way back in Amazing Spider-Man #71 (by Stan Lee, John Romita and Jim Mooney)…
Spidey won, but Quicksilver made a respectable showing.
This is getting kind of annoying how little Spidey has faced off against some of these people. How has Spider-Man not fought Gamora or Sasquatch before?
Oh well, Gamora is pretty tough. Here she is kicking Rogue and She-Hulk’s asses…
In the current Contest of Champions series, she defeated an alternate reality Venom from a world where Venom had killed Spider-Man!
Spidey hasn’t really fought Sasquatch before, but suffice it to say that Sasquatch is really strong. Here he is going toe to toe with the Thing in Marvel Two-in-One #83 (by Tom DeFalco, Ron Wilson and Chic Stone)…
We can skip the other heroes, as, really, come on, this is enough to show that Spidey’s up against some tough cookies, right?
So go to the next page to see the fight!
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