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Edited by micah

Well Superman did take on Joker once. Didn't work out so great for the Clown Prince of Crime.

Posted by fullmetaladam

After seeing the video I have 1 question... Is there A Mrs G-man and if so did she see him dance before they got married?

Posted by Donovan Montgomery

@micah: also in Man of Steel mini in '86.....or theirabouts...maybe it was Action Comics....

@G-Man: this is the main reason I enjoyed the Mark Shaw Manhunter series way back when...he took on other heroes villains......usually with prep and by surprise when they were "weakest", but still.....

Edited by WheatStalker

Could be a legal issue. The superhuman law offices of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, & Holliway likely have hero/villain contracts dating back to the Golden Age, in the form of original print issues. :)

Posted by nappystr8

I think Tony gave a well thought out explanation here. One thing I would add is that one of the big things that distinguishes heroes from villains is character flaws, so a lot of times there is an ego involved that consciously or sub-consciously seems to make the villain seek out situations where they must face off against their "arch-nemesis". I think that could be a reason why you see a lot of your low-level bank robbing types like Shocker, Rhino, and Captain Boomerang move around the Marvel U more than people like Green Goblin or Magneto.

Also, great example of an equal opportunity villain who has fought just about everybody, Count Nefaria.

Posted by Uncanny_XFactor

What it comes down to me is grudges. GG has a grudge against Spider-Man, for example, and Spidey always feels obligated to take him down. Same with X-Men and Magneto.

Also, @g_man: never got to say this, but you're so cool, dude!

Posted by G-Man
Posted by LyraFay

I think when it comes to DC in particular, all of those characters in isolation from each other so the villains are solely developed for that hero; Batman and Superman villains ever crossed over nor did they crossed over until much later. A shared universe didn't exist there. Marvel was more a shared universe but even characters didn't face off from each other. Green Goblin ever faced The Fantastic Four.

Posted by kilon

what the heck is this question hello this happens all the time. etc

1. daredevil vs electro,kingpin,tombstone, enforcers and many others( all spider-man foes)

2. dr doom vs the marvel universe

3. brainiac,doomsday and lex luther( superman villians) vs justice league

Posted by Danial79

Moon Knight has battled Hobgoblin and Dr Doom before, does that count? :)