The Hulk Beats Superman In This Unused Artwork From 1996's MARVEL VS. DC Crossover Event
Marvel vs. DC was an event which allowed comic book fans to vote on the outcomes of fights between heroes from both worlds. Superman originally defeated Hulk, but this artwork reveals a different outcome.
With the comic book industry essentially on hold, a lot of fans believe that the best way to kickstart sales when the world returns to normal would be a Marvel/DC crossover event of some sort.
The last one came our way in 2004 (yes, sixteen long years ago) in the pages of Kurt Busiek and George Perez's epic JLA/Avengers series which brought the two teams together. However, back in 1996, a crossover was published titled Marvel vs. DC pitting the most iconic characters from both worlds against each other.
The interesting thing is that readers were given the opportunity to vote on the outcomes of five of the event's biggest battles, including Superman's confrontation with The Hulk! Debates have raged for decades about which of them is strongest, but on this particular occasion, the Man of Steel won.
Now, Marvel Comics Executive Editor Tom Brevoort has taken to Twitter to share an unused piece of artwork by Claudio Castellini showing a version of this fight which ended with the Jade Giant standing triumphant over Superman. He also shared the original page depicting the alien's win over the Gamma powered hero.
Another Marvel/DC crossover would be no bad thing, especially as comic book sales may struggle to rebound once COVID-19 is defeated seeing as they're unavailable physically and digitally.
Superman or The Hulk? Who would you put your money on?
An unused page from Marvel vs DC #2 in which the Hulk trashes Superman. pic.twitter.com/D0eQXUMzjI— Tom Brevoort (@TomBrevoort) April 2, 2020
For you, Mike—here’s the published alternate page where Superman wins. pic.twitter.com/gnN44XyHo9— Tom Brevoort (@TomBrevoort) April 3, 2020