As the battle for the fate of the Watchmen movie plays out in the courtroom, we’re pitting the Watchmen characters against the Charlton characters that inspired them.  This week’s battle features Doctor Manhattan taking on Captain Atom.


Doctor Manhattan vs. Captain Atom

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  1. hermit
    January 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm — Reply

    Dr. Manhattan because he barelly think about doing something and it’s done.

    but then again, he’s a bit mentally unstable, he might get bored from the fight and go away, leaving The Atom as a winner by default.

    bah, Dr. Manhattan

  2. smashpro1
    January 13, 2009 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    blue penis…

  3. Salieri
    January 13, 2009 at 2:01 pm — Reply

    God vs. Monarch. Tough one.

  4. Creep
    January 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    nah….he would not just leave….he would create a duplicate to fight and when go back to work

  5. Ricco
    January 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm — Reply

    Couldn’t Atom just absorb Doc to death? Captain Atom can absorb energy and Doc is mostly energy.

    Then again Doc is based on Captain Atom and is basically the same guy so a tie maybe?

  6. Kirby
    January 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm — Reply

    Capt. Atom mainly because of his days in the JLI as leader of the Europe Branch. Even if there was serious mullet.

    “I should start smoking just so I can quit!”

  7. Josh P.
    January 13, 2009 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    Captain Atom, because Dr. Manahattan is just a derivitve.

  8. Lifeisaglitch
    January 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm — Reply

    Manhattan cant be beaten by any conventional means and his powers basically include….i can do anything and then some. Manhattans only weakness is “awesome” this strange particle is not highly concentrated in Captain Atom making him no threat at all.

  9. Rodrigo
    January 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    by that logic the only one who can defeat Doctor Manhattan is Chuck Norris

  10. hermit
    January 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm — Reply


    there’s no doubt about it. you should put up a poll, chuck norris against anybody, i’m sure norris will win at 100%

  11. Roy
    January 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm — Reply

    A single Chuck Norris roundhouse kick could power 10 Dr. Manhattans and at least two dozen Captain Atoms for 50 years.

    Oh, Manhattan.

  12. cory
    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm — Reply

    Why even bother having the poll? Dr. Manhattan ALL THE WAY, BABY!

    1. He’s Naked and Blue

    2. Alan Moore writes his dialog

    3. He has a symbolic Hydrogen Atom on his forehead

    4. His girlfriend is the Silk Spectre

    5. Atomizing people with just a point

  13. January 13, 2009 at 5:31 pm — Reply

    Doc Manhattan would smurf Captain Atom…

  14. January 13, 2009 at 5:36 pm — Reply

    I’m going to go against the grain here, and vote for Captain Atom. Obviously, Dr. Manhattan is more powerful, but the poll mentions nothing of Silk Spectre there to convince him to fight.

    Captain Atom FTW!

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