Who would win in an all-out brawl: Justice League or the Avengers?

Who would win in an all-out brawl: Justice League or the Avengers?

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DC Comics and Marvel Comics have been going head-to-head for decades. Yet, nothing stokes geek rage like the argument over which superhero team would win in a fight: DC's Justice League or Marvel's the Avengers. The Justice League's heavy-hitters are considered more powerful; DC Comics does have Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman. But the Avengers boast a roster of bonafide Marvel badassesincluding Iron Man, Thor and Captain America. Which team would win in a fight? 👊

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You cannot be a comic nerd and not have asked who would win in a fightthe Justice League or the Avengers? It's a debate that has nearly torn the staff at The Tylt apart. So here's how we want you to approach it. What's up for debate is which team would win in a fight. This isn't about liking characters or storylines, but where you would place your money in a no-holds barred brawl.

Representing the Justice League: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Flash (Barry Allen), Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Black Canary, and Green Arrow.

The case for the Justice League:
It's pretty simple. There is no Avenger that can take either Superman or Wonder Woman. These two could easily take Hulk and Thor. They might break a sweat. Can Hulk fly? Yea, that would be useful after being thrown into space. I imagine Wonder Woman and Superman having plenty of energy to help out any other Justice League members that could be struggling. But seriously, who would struggle? The Flash would run circles around Black Panther, and Green Lantern would take care of Iron Man while sitting down. 
The best fight to watch would be Captain America vs. Batman. These two are pretty evenly matched. In the end, however, Batman has the wild card edge. He has a dark place where he draws inspiration. Captain America, on the other hand, is almost a century too late to be relevant. I'll even give Ant-Man beating Aquaman, fine. But that only buys Ant-Man a little time before he ends up under the heel of Martian Manhunter.
~ David Cohn

Assembling as Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Black Panther, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Ant-Man.

The case for the Avengers:
First off, can you believe this guy? Like no one can take Superman, really? There's video proof of Hulk smashing the crap out of the Man of Steel. Speaking of Hulk, he's the strongest one there is! Superman is a one-dimensional, goody-two shoes who, yes, can fight. Hulk, on the hand, has more than enough anger to smash "puny" Superman to oblivion. As for the rest of the Avengerswho are much more complex, layered and interesting—they can easily take down their opponents' powerhouses. Captain Marvel would take down Wonder Woman with her energy blasts. Ant-Man is a crafty little guy who can totally hit Flash with a one hitter quitter. Flash wouldn't see it coming, literally. 
Meanwhile, Black Panther at top speed and agility would rip Fish Boy ... oops, Aquaman ... to shreds with his claws. Black Canary fights dirty and has a sonic scream, but Black Widow is a much more acrobatic, agible fighter than Canary. Hawkeye would shoot off Arrow's dumb mustache. If Martian Manhunter phased through Thor's thunder, no worries, because the thunder would start a fire around J'onn J'onzz, which is his weakness. Thor follows it up with a single hammer swing. Problem solved. One thing is agreeable. The best fight would be Cap versus Bats, but the former is a super soldier who has more heart than any hero in all of DC Comics! He might be old, but he still got it going on. 
~ Deron Dalton

Are you #TeamJusticeLeague or #TeamAvengers?

Movie Pilot's Katie Granger broke down the history of both the Justice League and the Avengers.

The Avengers and the Justice League are the flagship Marvel/DC superhero teams of the comics, but do you know where they came from, and what their history is with each other?

Check out more about the team's trajectories below.

Like with most of the similarities between the two comic book publishers, DC's lineup came first. That's right! Justice League has already technically one-upped the Avengers. The Justice League debuted in March of 1960.

Movie Pilot's Granger also writes:

The founding members of the team initially comprised of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter; but Manhunter's founding member status was rescinded and he was replaced by Cyborg for the New 52 reboot.
The original origin of the Justice League happened when the seven heroes banded together to create 'a league against evil' following each member engaging in combat with the alien Appellaxians, who had come to Earth to determine the fate of the planet. The seven superheroes won, of course, and the JLA was formed.

Among these powerhouse beings—you have a billionaire who's a martial artist with peak human physique, a tech genius and the world's greatest detective. You have two aliens with vast abilities—one has strength, flight, speed, ice breath and heat vision. The other one has strength, flight, telepathy, intangibility and shapeshifting abilities. You have an Amazonian princess with flight, strength and a magical Lasso of Truth. And you have the Atlantean king—yet another hero with superhuman strength, but who lives and breathes underwater and can communicate with sea creatures. 

Notice a trend of how powerful the Justice League is? Yeah, just like the Justice League made it onto the comic book pages three years before the Avengers—DC's team also has Marvel's team beat in the powerhouse department.

Just watch this video if you don't believe us. 

Justice League might have been first, but some would argue the Avengers did it better. At least, Earth's Mightiest Heroes have always had some diversity in the characters. The roster isn't stacked with a bunch of characters with the same abilities and everyone brings something different to the team. 

But first, here's the history of the Avengers, per Movie Pilot

Inspired by DC's well selling Justice League of America title, the Avengers first graced the pages of Marvel comics in September of 1963, in The Avengers. Like the Justice League, the member roster has changed over the years, and the Avengers have had a huge turnover in members comparatively, and many spin-off titles such as the New Avengers and the Secret Avengers.
The original Avengers were Ant-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp, and they were brought together by Hulk's sidekick Rick Jones to combat the machinations of Loki (it's always Loki, isn't it?).

The Avengers brought together the best of Marvel. The variety of character types made them quite the powerful team, with many lineup changes over the years—simply because Marvel has so many quality superheroes to choose from. 

The team boasts a super-solider who's body is at peak human condition and strength; a giant green rage monster who's arguably one of the strongest beings in the cosmos; an immortal Norse God who can summon lightning; a genius billionaire playboy with an army of high-tech armored suits; a Russian spy gifted in martial arts; a mad scientist who can shrink and grow to any size; and an archer with a quiver full of trick arrows.

Can't you just see the variety of skills and powers only a few Avengers add to the team? That diversity of talent would easily defeat the Justice League—a team full of copycat heroes.

Check out below just why the call them "Earth's Mightiest Heroes."

This polarizing debate could go either way with heavyweights like Superman on one side, and the Hulk on the other. Watch Mike Habjan's animation of Superman versus Hulk. 

Let's be for real—Hulk would smash the crap out of Supes, taking out the Justice League's heavy-hitter. 

But all the Man of the Steel has to do is fly the so-called "strongest one there is" into the sun to win!

Screenrant gave 15 reasons (fifteen!) why the Justice League would beat the Avengers. The Justice League is definitely stacked with more power than the Avengers. Here are just the top five reasons why the Avengers would be Earth's Mightiest Losers:


Clevver Movies pitted the teams against each other, and the Avengers won the face-off fair and square. This totally makes sense—after all, they are the "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" with the "strongest one there is." He's the strongest one there is! 

Game over, man. Game over! 

Some polls say Justice League. 

Others argue #TeamAvengers.

Again—the Justice League as a collective unit is just unstoppable. 

But the Avengers wouldn't stop until they win. The team always finds a way. 

Let's settle this.


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