Quite honestly, I'm a fan of both characters. I believe they're both extremely powerful for their respective Universes.
But people, this is Superman we're talking about. I understand the need to defend Goku and I agree that he obviously wouldn't just fall over and die in a fight with Superman. It would be something to watch. But again, this is Superman.
He has survived the heart of the sun. Shrugged off Supernovas(These things destroy Solar systems). And taken a million nuclear warheads point blank to his face.
But no matter how many solid feats you provide for Superman, for some reason, the only thing that keeps this debate going is a very magical thing called:
The reason this messes with me is that this way of determining a character's level of strength just isn't valid when comparing people from two completely different universes. Anime and Comics at that.
Let me give you an example of how things go down:
Supes fan: " Superman has tanked the force of Supernovas and destroyed planets with his fist. His heat vision is also significantly hotter than the sun.
DBZ fan: "Well goku has defeated Frieza whose power level is |----| ,so that makes it obvious that he would defeat Superman.
That's the problem. Assuming things. They're never actual solid feats. Superman doesn't give a @$%! about who Frieza is because, guess what, he's fighting Goku. Akira himself stated that power levels were pretty much useless past the second arc. And that WASN'T because goku and his friends were god powerful. It was a plot device to show that power levels didn't mean anything. And then they go on to say that since King Kai said he was 1000 times more powerful than A. Then they could multiply it by that much so he could be just as strong as B. What?
I mean a skinny dude could beat a buffed up guy, but that doesn't automatically make him stronger.
Let me make it simple for you:
When you're putting up two characters from two different universes, you can't use outside sources. It's based soley on what each of them has accomplished. Let's say if you were putting up goku against vegeta. It's perfectly fine to use that method because they're both from the same universe. But when you say because goku defeated cell, he can defeat superman since cell is this powerful. NO! Superman doesn't know who cell is and you'd have to make an entirely new thread about Superman vs Cell. And then cause Superman defeated Doomsday, you'd have to make an entirely new thread about Cell vs Doomsday. In short its endless and a useless way of determining strength.
Seriously though I'm just being logical. Broly was destroyed by the sun and I'm pretty sure it was stated that he was more powerful than goku. Super takes the sun in and laughs. When goku's Kamehameha is as strong as 5 supernovas and enough to destroy a solar system in one blow like Superman's sneeze than maybe this will be a real fight. Until that happens though. Until that happens though, I don't see him surviving 250 punches from Superman that are capable of destroying a planet each. Maybe Superman will be nice and give him the force of 200 quintillion TONS of striking power right in his rib cage.
But hey, that's just my take on it.
Feel free to post feats below to add or take away.
I seriously have no problem with it. I'm pretty much neutral in this argument.