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Comic Vine Battle of the Week Results: Marvel vs DC Paintball

The paintball match has ended and only one team is left standing. Come see which side claimed the victory and why! Plus, there's a hint for next week's battle.

There's always been a rivalry between DC and Marvel, and this week, we thought we'd settle it with game of paintball. We took four characters from each publisher who are known for their skills with pistols and tossed them into a forest for what could possibly be the best game of paintball ever. The community had all week to think about how it would play out and now all of the votes are in. Sorry, team DC, but it looks like the community is siding with Marvel on this one.

We all know Punisher and Bullseye would go at it once the team deathmatch was over.

Luckily, it wasn't a total slaughter. Marvel's team (pictured above) earned 59% of the votes, while DC's team (Red Hood, Deadshot, Hush, Jonah Hex) received 36%. 5% thought this one was just too close to call and has the potential to go either way.

With a scenario like this one and with so many players involved, a case really can be made for either side. That said, I get why Marvel earned more votes. Bucky and Black Widow -- while both formidable in their own right -- will likely use teamwork. Meanwhile, Punisher's well-balanced and Bullseye is without question the MVP on his team when it comes to accuracy. Not only can each character hold their own, but each are very talented in hand-to-hand combat as well. The biggest downfall here could be Lester's arrogance. He has a tendency to play with his food from time to time instead of just going for the kill. He loves a challenge, and playing with someone like Deadshot instead of eliminating him right away could be a critical mistake.

Team DC is more prone to split off and have an "every man for himself" mentality. Hex is obviously a fantastic shot and has great reflexes with drawing his weapon, but he's a tad out of his element here. Yes, he's a great hunter, but against someone as stealthy like Widow or Bucky, that could spell game over for him. Like Punisher, Jason Todd's well-rounded (though more agile than Frank) and no matter who encounters him, odds are they'll have a tough time. Deadshot's close combat skills won't last long against someone skilled (unless they underestimate him, that is), but at a distance, he's disputably the deadliest one here. Unlike his encounters with Batman, he'll have no gripe putting a paintball right on someone's forehead if they cross his sights. He may not be the most agile of the group, but he's no slouch in that regard, either, and has dodged gunmen numerous times. But again, he'll likely be flying solo and if engaged in close range, it could be his downfall. Meanwhile, Hush is well-rounded just like Frank and Todd, though there's nothing to imply he'd be the MVP or easily defeated, either. His accuracy and hand-to-hand abilities are solid and he's a good tactician, though I don't view him as a major variable in this one. At best, he's likely going to keep an enemy occupied for some time, and then it's all up to how the other matches play out. When there's so many variables and skilled characters involved, anything could help turn the tide.

Maybe next time, DC.

Viner Argument of the Week for team Marvel is by Cap10nate

"I'm going to go with Marvel with this one. Three of the team are top assassins with Bucky, Natasha, and Bullseye. Three have military experience with Bucky, Natasha, and Frank. Natasha has been practicing her stealth skills for more than 70 years and has shown the repeated ability to dodge bullets. Bucky has the skills to shoot arrows and batons that are coming at him from Hawkeye and Daredevil respectively. Bullseye has shown the ability to hit anything with just about anything.

DC has a lot of great talent too with Deadshot battling out for the top spot with Bullseye. Hex has a lot of ability, but I don't think he has the agility to dodge some of these top shots from Marvel. Jason and Hush will be hard to track down, but I think Bucky and Natasha has them beat in agility and matched if not beaten in accuracy."

Hush takes paintball very seriously.

A teaser image would have made next week's battle beyond obvious, so instead I'll just drop one hint: it's the first battle between ANIMATED characters! Let the guessing games begin, friends. Check back Monday to see who'll be next!

Previous 'Comic Vine Battle of the Week' results

Want to suggest a Battle of the Week? Feel free to comment below or send it to Gregg via Twitter. It doesn't have to be Marvel or DC!

32 Comments
Posted by AllStarSuperman

I wanted DC to win

Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen

Bummer :/

Posted by Mucklefluga

Had to be Marvel

Edited by Pokergeist

I voted for DC as I think along the lines of the nature of the Game. jonah and Deadshot being MVPs. Deadshot for accuracy and Jonah for wilderness savy along with his own quickdraw speed and accuracy.

I can easily see why Marvel won. I think Hush is not known well enough, nor elaborated on through the whole debate, and Todd was kinda just there.

Posted by PapiNacho

Hush was a weak link. Hex took on Batwing, he is nothing if not agile.

Edited by k4tzm4n

@papinacho said:

Hush was a weak link. Hex took on Batwing, he is nothing if not agile.

Ehhh. That didn't exactly go too well for him. He missed with multiple shots then got dropped in hand-to-hand. He got a clean hit in, but BW seemed to be fine taking him down.

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Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Meh, I disagree.

Edited by k4tzm4n
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Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Batman vs Spider-man next week? I'm pretty sure it's Batman vs somebody.

Posted by k4tzm4n

Batman vs Spider-man next week? I'm pretty sure it's Batman vs somebody.

Oh yay, someone's guessing!

Well, which animated versions do you think it would be?

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Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@k4tzm4n:

I think it will be Batman TAS vs Spider-man TAS.

If you're going modern then it'll probably be The Batman vs Spectacular Spider-man

Edited by k4tzm4n

@darkknightdetective said:

@k4tzm4n:

I think it will be Batman TAS vs Spider-man TAS.

If you're going modern then it'll probably be The Batman vs Spectacular Spider-man

Well, I do love Spectacular Spider-Man.

What? That's not a hint.

No, really!

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Posted by TheIronLord

I'd love to see Wonder Woman (her own movie) or Superman (SM vs the Elite) vs Hulk (Planet Hulk).

Don't agree with the outcome, though. Hex and Deadshot take the win, as they'd take better advantage of the environment.

Posted by SergioTorres

How bout this team?

Batman

Deathstroke

Deadshot

Red Hood

Posted by jwalser3

Shocker

Edited by TheTrueBarryAllen

@k4tzm4n said:

@thetruebarryallen said:

Bummer :/

Awesome avatar. Where's that Floyd image from?

An artist on DV named Colouronly85 has done an entire series of Comic Characters in styles like my avatar shows.

There is a sample of some, they're quite wonderful!

Posted by WaveMotionCannon

The right team won. Widow and Bucky have DECADES of assassination experience , Punishers a machine with a rifle and I could see Bullseye taking the paintballs out of the gun and plucking them at people just to make it a challenge. Sorry DC, Deadshots a BMF but he can't do it all by himself.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@jwalser3: Just fyi, the "shocker/shocking" remarks are beyond unoriginal at this point. In fact, it's almost tempting to reply with "shocking" whenever someone uses it :P

@thetruebarryallen: Cool, thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Wdc

DC wins!

Posted by jason55

I see DC fan ain't to happy about the out come but it's the right one

Posted by mightyrearranger

Would have loved to see a Rogue like Mirror Master on the DC team. :P

Onomatopoeia would have been a better bet than Hush too.

Edited by k4tzm4n

@mightyrearranger said:

Would have loved to see a Rogue like Mirror Master on the DC team. :P

Onomatopoeia would have been a better bet than Hush too.

Definitely disagree. Ono's best feats were pain tolerance related. In a match where one shot can eliminate you, I don't see that as being a good choice.

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Posted by BlackLegRaph

@k4tzm4n said:

@thetruebarryallen said:

Bummer :/

Awesome avatar. Where's that Floyd image from?

An artist on DV named Colouronly85 has done an entire series of Comic Characters in styles like my avatar shows.

There is a sample of some, they're quite wonderful!

That Captain Atom is awesome!!

Posted by Supreme_Maj

Jenifer Blood vs Punisher

Posted by Onemoreposter

My guess is the battle for next week is Animated Batman vs Animated Spider-Man.

Posted by k4tzm4n

My guess is the battle for next week is Animated Batman vs Animated Spider-Man.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh really? If so, from which shows?

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Posted by zombiecurbstomp

I don't even take these seriously anymore. Because of the movies everyone is a marvel fanboy. I haven't seen a single dc hero or villain win. These are pointless to even vote for anymore