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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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15 Comments

  1. June 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm — Reply

    It says nothing can move the blob, but it doesn’t say anything about killing. I’m betting the unstoppable force kills the immovable object where it stands.

  2. Sydness
    June 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm — Reply

    The Blob’s power has been shown to work by his rooting himself to a chunk of the planet beneath him. Juggernaut is strong enough to move the Blob as well as the earth beneath him.

    • Arbor Day
      June 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm — Reply

      I’m pretty sure I remember seeing a scene just like this. Although that might have been from the Ultimate Universe. What I remember is someone picking up a huge chunk of ground with the Blolb and toppling him over on himself.

  3. June 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm — Reply

    Events like this are what cause space/time rifts that not even the Doctor can prevent. Mostly because he’s no longer part of Marvel continuity.

  4. June 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm — Reply

    The Juggernaut, just because he’s the friggin’ Juggernaut.

  5. June 23, 2012 at 8:04 pm — Reply

    They’d run into each other and there would be an epic shockwave that destroyed everything around them. Then, when the dust settled and they saw the other still standing, they’d surrender and hug it out.

  6. John
    June 24, 2012 at 3:16 am — Reply

    Juggernaut runs around the Blob. Nothing can stop the Juggernaut. Nothing can move the Blob.

    Come on, pay attention guys.

  7. Oldcomicfan
    June 24, 2012 at 7:10 am — Reply

    Since you mentioned the Original X-men, I assume you’re going back to the early days of Marvel with the question. And the heart of the issue isn’t which power would outdo the other – it’s fairly easy. Blob would increase the gravity under Juggernaut until Juggie’s couldn’t mover or his bones couldn’t hold up his weight and crumbled. Simple as that. What I see as the real question is why are most comic book villains grotesque? And that’s simple. Especially in the early days, when comics weren’t that far from their newspaper funny origins, the bad guys were always portrayed as being grotesque or ugly in some way or other. Either bald, fat, hideously scarred, etc. Ugliness in some form or other was used as shorthand for “evil”. You rarely see, even today, a handsome villain, which is also why Magneto, who isn’t ugly or grotesque, is usually shown wearing a full helmet that hides most of his face, which is the other form of comic book shorthand for “evil”. I don’t know if this shorthand came into play because of limited page count – the publisher wouldn’t want to spent 12 pages of a 24 page comic building up just how dreadful Wet Waffle Man (for example) might be rather than focusing on the book’s hero, the Marvelous Microwave Man (or whoever it might be). Looking simply at the pages of Spidey, especially in the early days, you’ll also note that the morally ambiguous characters, like the Osborns, JJJ and Flash Thompson, aren’t portrayed as hideous in the art, but usually have some distinguishing feature that is just downright silly if not bordering on the dreadful (usually the hair). Parker, pre-powers, had oversized coke bottle glasses (shorthand for smart and nerdy) that were almost grotesque and, as soon as he got his powers, the glasses went away and Pete turned out to be fairly handsome. Except for writers and artist who go against type for dramatic purposes, you’ll rarely see an ugly hero just as you’ll rarely see a good looking villain unless it’s a female (Filicia Hardy, Selina Kyle, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, etc.). Nuff Said.

    • June 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm — Reply

      Since you mentioned the Original X-men, I assume you’re going back to the early days of Marvel with the question.

      I am. All the guys the early X-Men fought, with the exception of Magneto himself, have some serious body issues going on. Toad. Vanisher. Blob. The original appearance of the Juggernaut has him looking like he has a spectacular beer gut, and Mastermind looks like a human rat.

      I always took it to mean that Xavier believed in mutant equality, but ugly goes straight to the bone.

    • culstori
      July 5, 2014 at 8:05 pm — Reply

      cool story, bro

  8. Antonio Sanciolo
    June 24, 2012 at 7:26 am — Reply

    Obviously some things DO stop the juggernaut. The ground stops the juggernaut from breaking into some abyss below him with every step in just the same way that a chair stops the juggernaut from cannonballing, bum-first into the planet’s core.

    Maybe they don’t stop him?… maybe it’s just subtle “redirection”?…. in which case I affirm that the Juggernaut would be redirected by a mass like the blob; whereby he isn’t stopped and the blob isn’t moved.

    • June 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm — Reply

      I always thought it was similar to how Kitty Pryde could turn intangible and yet not fall through the Earth. Like a subtle subconscious thing that lets them sorta anchor themselves to one specific spot, or not able to go beyond a certain horizon (like the chair thing).

  9. Robbie
    June 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm — Reply

    Didn’t the Joe Fixit Hulk once grab Blob’s fat and walk backwards until the Blob released his gravity, boinging himself at the Hulk who clobbered him with a telephone pole? I am sure I read that….

  10. J. R. Scherer
    June 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    The Blob’s claims were hyperbole, whereas Juggernaut’s were factual. In this case, Unstoppable Force beats Immovable Object because Immovable Object is actually a Big Fat Liar-Face.

  11. October 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm — Reply

    I’ve your answer, but you’re not going to like it. Even with the international cast, X-man have always been the upper middle class, suburban types and (usually) pretty. Almost any times there’s a kid with problems he turned into a supervillain and those problems are given as the reason why. In modern terms its the Columbine question: If troubled teen are picked on by bullies and eventually one snaps and kills lots of people, do you blame the bullies, the school for letting the bullying go on or who? In our society we blamed the troubled kids and started treating all troubled kids as criminals and like possible ticking time bomb, who cares about solving the roots of the problems if you have the chance to act on your fears instead.

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