March Nerdness 2013 – the Elite Eight

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I dare you to find a more elite eight.

Monsters:

The Jabberwocky versus Cthulhu, two of the most powerful monsters in all of literature. Part of what makes each of these monsters so awesome is the mystery surrounding them. In their stories, neither are ever actually a part of the plot. Jabberwocky is the subject of a poem, while Cthulhu sleeps beneath the sea dreaming of the destruction he will one day wreak upon mankind. However, in the poem, the Jabberwocky is defeated by a mere child with a magic sword. So Cthulhu continues to dominate the Monster division.

Once again, the Creature’s literacy leads to his victory. When battling Medusa, he armed himself with a mirror and decapitated her with the vorpal blade (just in case his next opponent would be the Jabberwocky).

Magic Users:

After battling an army of Urukai soldiers, Doctor Strange makes his way to the Tower Isengard. Here he meets with the full force of Saruman the White. Saruman, while once the powerful White Wizard, has become corrupted by his lust for power and thus he has unknowingly become dependent upon his master Sauran’s power. The Sorcerer Supreme was able to separate Saruman from Sauran’s power by transporting Saruman and himself into limbo. There Doctor Strange trapped Saruman with the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak.

Robots:

An android who consistently fights the Justice League versus an android who consistently fights the Avengers. Ultron’s adamantium body withstood an onslaught of Superman’s strength, and Flash’s speed. Ultimately it is Batman’s intellect that defeats Ultron, as it should.

“Klaatu barada nikto!” The Vision was quickly able to deactivate Gort. Would you have been able to? Ash wouldn’t have.

Aliens:

I had forgotten about this crossover.
I had forgotten about this crossover.

The Yoda from The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi would stand a chance perhaps. But let’s face it, the prequels, while they showed us a Yoda jumping around and wielding a lightsaber, took away his greatest power – wisdom. The Jedi being blind to the Sith made them all look foolish. Then getting ganked by clones who later couldn’t hit a broad side of a barn seems absurd to those of us that saw Luke parry away blaster fire like tennis balls. Martian Manhunter respectfully defeated Yoda when Yoda wisely lowered his lightsaber a la Obi Wan.

Fan’s Choice:

The Power Cosmic versus the Omega Force. While the Silver Surfer helped to defeat The Devourer of Worlds, Darkseid’s cruelty is only exceeded by his resolve. He first decapacitates the surfer by destroying his board with his Omega beams. The two then go toe to toe in a fist fight, but only for Darkseid’s own amusement. With his foot on the Surfer’s throat, he blasts the Surfer into the multiverse (for even Darkseid can’t kill the Herald of Galactus).

I’ve never understood why so many Potter fans thought that Voldemort was such an imposing villain. For most of the series he is a whisper and a ghost. In the films he looks like a noseless albino. With a swift swing of Glamdring, Gandalf would make short work of a wizard who was defeated by an infant and a second time by a minor.voldemort versus gandalf

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Jason

I've been a comic nerd since Spider-man and his Amazing Friends and the Super Friends. So someone please explain to me, when did Aquaman become so cool? Also, why isn't She-Hulk in more media?