DC vs. Marvel sucked. I won't pull any punches. It outright sucked. Not only were the match-ups decided on popularity against all common sense (i.e. my opinion), but who you got to fight didn't make any sense. I mean, if Captain America and Batman were matched, how come they didn't get Amalgamated? Because they weren't true matches, that's why!
Now the Amalgamated Jordan Quesadio presents: Every true match-up from... Assassins. And may the best universe win.
Catwoman vs. ElektraCatwoman pros: A Batman icon. Once played by Julie Newmar. Stars in an underrated series. Solid cat burglar concept. Julie FREAKIN' Newmar! Catwoman cons: Once drawn with a rack that would prevent her from walking upright.
Elektra pros: Created and then killed by Frank Miller. Once played by Jennifer Garner. Uses the weapons and colors of Raphael, my favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Elektra cons: Brought back by someone other than Frank Miller. Greek ninja not as clear a concept.
Win: DC vs. Marvel gave the match to Elektra (the "sandbox incident"), but no way. Newmar trumps Garner every time. 1-0 DC.
Deathstroke vs. Daredevil
Deathstroke pros: As "Slade" in Teen Titans cartoon, one kickass villain. Deathstroke cons: DC should never have gotten into the whole anti-hero genre.
Daredevil pros: Blind and still fighting. Destitute and still fighting. Played by Ben Affleck and still fighting. Daredevil cons: None that I can see. (See what I did there?)
Win: Unfortunately for Deathstroke, he's not Slade. And only Slade might have had the fighting prowess to beat Daredevil. No eyes beats one eye any day. Hey Deathstroke, Schwartzenneger called. He wants his nickname back. 1-1 all.
Deadshot vs. Bullseye
Deadshot pros: A stone cold killer. Suicide Squad's greatest survivor despite having a death wish. That mask. That dry wit. Deadshot cons: Forgettable as a Batman villain. Original costume included a top hat.
Bullseye pros: A stone cold killer. That scene where he killed Elektra but left the back of her tank top intact. Death by paperclip. Bullseye cons: Fixed with killing Daredevil's girlfriends. Recruited by Iron Man for the Thunderbolts. I guess that's an Iron Man con.
Win: A really tough choice, but you'll excuse me for calling it for Deadshot. You might survive a lead pencil, but not a bullet. 2-1 DC.
Cheetah vs. Kraven the Hunter
Cheetah pros: Her costume is no costume at all. Cheetah cons: Nowhere near as cool as the Legion of Doom Cheetah.
Kraven pros: He's the ultimate hunter. Kraven's Last Hunt still seminal reading. Kraven cons: Took the coward's way out.
Win: Gotta be Kraven, even from beyond the grave. He's the greatest hunter there is, and Cheetah is just game. 2-2 all.
Manhunter vs. Cable
Oh God. Do I have to choose one? Whoever wins, we lose!
Win: Cable wins by virtue of his longevity since he's still around. For some reason. 3-2 Marvel.
Jimmy Olsen vs. Ben Urich
Jimmy pros: An icon of the Silver Age. Has had more powers than your average H-Dial holder. Best friends with Superman. Jimmy cons: Superman happens to be an ass. His fashion sense. Stars in Countdown.
Urich pros: Most respected journalist at the Daily Bugle. Played by Joey Pants in the movie. Found out Daredevil was Matt Murdock. Urich cons: Everyone and their brother's found out Daredevil is Matt Murdock. Smoker.
Win: How are we judging this? By journalistic ability? Drinking contest? I'm betting Urich throws in the towel when he sees Jimmy's stack of old comics. Hey, life's too short to participate in these stupid contests. 3-3 all.
THREE-WAY FINALE: Riddler vs. Kingpin vs. Tobias Whale
Riddler pros: One of Batman's big three. Has Doctor Who's walking stick. Riddler cons: His Super-Powers action figure is a repainted Hal Jordan.
Kingpin pros: Destroyed Matt Murdock's life. It's not fat, it's pure muscle. Kingpin cons: His personnel turnover is murder.
Tobias Whale pros: You're kidding, right? Tobias Whale cons: Called names behind his back. Archenemy of Black Lightning. This time, it IS fat.
Win: Tobias Whale isn't even a contender. After the Kingpin crushed the Riddler in his fist, he came in and told me to put his name down for the win. I've seen him kill his own bodyguards. I'm not arguing the point. 4-3 Marvel.
So after one Round, Marvel wins. Congratulations Marvel! You win the right to publish Daredevil and Elektra. Sorry DC, no more Catwoman or Deathstroke the Terminator! Them's REAL stakes!