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When Domino Took Down the Red Hulk...With Just a Hammer?

In "The Wrong Side," 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! Here are our past editions of the feature.

If you want to suggest a fight for future inclusion in this feature, drop me a line at brianc@cbr.com. Don't suggest a fight in the comments!

Reader Appu G. wrote in with this one!

First off, as always, on the first page, we determine the power level of the people involved in this discussion to set up the fight and on the second page, we look at the fight. The way we check their power levels is usually to see how well they do when they fight Spider-Man, as he is so strong that he beat up Firelord and the X-Men, all by himself!

So we'll look at how Spider-Man did against the Red Hulk. They fought in Incredible Hulk #600 (by Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness and Mark Farmer) and it did not go well for Spider-Man...

Regular Hulk breaks free and breaks up the fight on the next page. Now clearly, Spider-Man would have broken free and kicked Red Hulk's ass on the next page if Hulk Classic did not interfere, that's obvious and doesn't really need to be stated, but it is still important to note that Red Hulk did very well by himself there. So that is a huge point in favor of the Red Hulk. I mean, that's Spider-Man there! He's in the same league as the WASP (they both took down the X-Men easily during Secret Wars, after all).

Okay, but how has Spider-Man fared against Domino? Domino has luck powers that make it difficult for anyone to "tag" her, because her powers literally work as sort of telekinesis, so if you, say, shoot a bullet at her, the bullet will sort of move AROUND her.

And yet, even with that in mind, Spider-Man beat her pretty darn easily in Contest of the Champions II #4 (by Chris Claremont and Michael Ryan)....

So Spider-Man did better against Domino than he did against the Red Hulk. That seems to be significant.

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