DC versus Marvel/Marvel versus DC- 3

General Info

Issue No:
3
On Sale Date:
February 1996
Cover Date:
April 1996
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Round Three

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Claudio Castellini, Paul Neary
Writer:
Ron Marz, Peter David
Penciller:
Dan Jurgens, Claudio Castellini
Inker:
Joe Rubinstein, Paul Neary
Letterer:
Bill Oakley
Colourist:
Gregory Wright
Editor:
Mike Carlin, Mark Gruenwald, Chris Duffy (assistant), Joe Andreani (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Batman (Bruce Wayne), Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Thor (Thor Odinson), Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff), Access (Axel Asher), Wolverine (James Howlett), Storm (Ororo Monroe), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Spider-Man (Ben Reilly), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Superboy (Kon-El), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Lobo, Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), Elektra (Elektra Natchios) - plus numerous others
Heroes:
Dark Claw (Logan Wayne), Doctor Doomsday (Victor von Doom), Super Soldier (Clark Kent), Deadeye (William Lawton), Doctor Strangefate (Charles Xavier), Spider-Boy (Peter Ross), Lethal (Sergei Minerva), Nightcreeper (Kurt Ryder), Amazon (Ororo of Themyscira), Wraith (Todd LeBeau)
Villains:
The Brothers, Metallo (John Corben)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Rick Jones, Snapper Carr, Lois Lane
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Synopsis

The individual contests continue, with Robin versus Jubilee, Green Lantern versus Silver Surfer, Elektra versus Catwoman, Wolverine versus Lobo, Superboy versus Spider-Man, Superman versus the Hulk, Batman versus Captain America and Wonder Woman versus Storm.

Wonder Woman now wields Thors Hammer, which she had picked up in the last issue, and has been transformed into a female version of Thor.

She feels more powerful than ever before, claiming she has the power of a god. She is challenged by her new opponent Storm, who is not intimidated. Storm explains that she too has been called a goddess and commands the power of lightning. Diana points out that Storm has no hope or winning while she wields the hammer but Storm has no indention to surrender. Diana realises that she could easily win, but the fight would not be fair, so she voluntarily drops the Hammer to the ground and gives up the powers of Thor.

Diana and Storm then attack each other. Storm uses her weather powers to summon a gale and a torrent of rain. Diana is not impressed however. She grabs Storm by the ankle, uses Storm’s leg for leverage, pulls her own body around, and delivers a powerful kick to the back of Ororo’s head.

While equally impressed by Diana’s great strength, Storm claims that it is of no use against her lightning. She then starts electrocuting Diana who tries to withstand the pain, but is eventually knocked out. Storm holds Diana,who she calls “sister”, into her arms. She has won the fight.

At the end, after all the contests, one Brother wins but instead of destroying the losing universe, he merges with his brother, and their respective universes follow suit to create new, merged versions of DC and Marvel heroes. In the case of Wonder Woman she merges with Storm to create a character called Amazon.