This week’s Poll of the Week comes to us from Spoilerite Bronson.

“My friends and I have been talking about comics and the like and pitting two super heroes against each other and trying to find out who would win. but lately we had one situation where we don’t know what would happen, so i thought id write in and ask you guys.

If there was a fight between Thor and Superman, who would win?”

It seems pretty cut and dried to me, but why not let you cast your vote in the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week?


Who would win in a fight?

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Mathanugg
    March 25, 2014 at 11:54 am — Reply

    I think the magical nature of Thor’s power help put him over the Man of Steel. Now if we think Thor’s powers are just advanced technology then Superman takes the cake.

  2. March 25, 2014 at 11:59 am — Reply

    Thor wins because he is more interesting than Superman, therefor if I don’t read Superman comics he loses his power like Tinkerbell

  3. March 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    I’m betting that getting an Uru-metal hammer in the face would hurt, a lot.
    Plus, put the hammer on Supe’s chest and let him suffocate.

  4. Frank
    March 25, 2014 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    This is a hard one, but I have to go with Superman. He has the heat vision and is strong (or stronger) as Thor. Superman is much faster than Mjolnir, so he can avoid being hit by it. If Superman was to fly close to the speed of light and hit Thor, the kinetic energy would knock Thor out of the ballpark.

  5. Kyle
    March 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    I gave it to Thor, with his belt of strength and magic hammer, would defeat Superman. Superman’s weakness of magic really hurts him in this battle.

  6. March 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm — Reply

    Leaving aside the fact that Superman never looses – ever. I think Thor would take this one.
    Not because Im Danish/Norwegian – honest – seriously – not at all! Go Thor!

  7. March 25, 2014 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    As much as I like Superman, I had to go with Thor. Thor’s powers can hurt Superman due to the magical nature in the comics, and I’m not so certain that the advanced alien tech version of the cinematic universe would be much different as alien tech has hurt Superman in the past.

    However, I do not think it would be an easy nor simple fight for either side, and they would probably team up to defeat some greater threat before a true victor emerged.

  8. Josh
    March 25, 2014 at 2:18 pm — Reply

    This is one that could easily go either way. Thor has the advantage being a magic based character vs. Superman’s vulnerability to magic. Superman has the advantage in speed and unaided flight, (unless they’ve changed Thor needing Mjolnir to fly). If both are written in character then I doubt either one would be out to kill the other, although Thor seems like he’d be more willing to go all out on an opponent without considering collateral damage, (unless you count Superman in Man of Steel, obviously).

    For me this is one that would average out to exactly 50% chance of either one winning. I’ve always taken Superman’s vulnerability to magic to mean that while he’s not weak to it like Kryptonite it does affect him the same way it would any other person. If he can manage to not get hit upside the head with Mjolnir and remembered to use his other powers like speed & flight then I could see it going to Superman. However, if Thor manages to get Superman down I think he could keep him down and beat him.

    Even though I’m a much bigger fan of Thor than Superman I’ve gotta give it to Superman, but only just barely.

  9. Ray
    March 25, 2014 at 4:28 pm — Reply

    My Money is on Supes. Basing my answer on the Famous Quote by Stan Lee, “Who would win in a fight? That depends on who’s writing.” Simply put, Superman is a headliner, and Thor is never more than a B List Character, even though he is getting his props now that Avengers is popular. Lets face facts. If not for the Avengers movie. we would still never had heard much from Thor. Superman would still have been a 75 year old Classic.

  10. March 25, 2014 at 5:26 pm — Reply

    Oh wow, I remember this from Wizard magazine! They gave it to Thor because of Superman’s weakness to magic. Oh, Wizard. Wistful sigh.

  11. Law
    March 25, 2014 at 6:06 pm — Reply

    Power for power,Thor will take Superman down. I just don’t see how Superman can beat a god. As Pearce said, the magic also factors in but the main thing is general ferocity. Thor isn’t just a god, he’s a warrior. Trained to KILL giants, just because they’re there.

    As an aside: you may want to pin the Poll of the Week somewhere on the first page if you want more comments. I know it’s always on the right but the poll’s actual page gets pushed down pretty quick and I know I get frustrated looking for it most Tuesdays (forget about looking for it Wed. or later.)

  12. cody
    March 25, 2014 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    I gotta go with Superman he’s weak against magic but I think it comes down to supes is able to pick up mjolnir because he’s worthy and beats Thor even if I like Thor more. Now if it’s old man Thor from his new run I give it to Thor.

  13. Kirby
    March 25, 2014 at 7:58 pm — Reply

    In my comic reading experience, Superman’s vulnerability to magic seems really variable. So I’ll say it would be a drag out fight, but I think Superman has the speed, strength, reach, and can think tactically enough to bring Thor down, causing only minimal damage to Thor and the surrounding area. Then they have a quick talk, and come to an understanding leading to solve the bigger problem.

  14. Chris
    March 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    Simply put… Superman can loss to a mere man (Batman) and just magic (and with Death of Superman… an alternative reality Superman did die to Doomsday). Thor’s only has come close to death from other “Gods” or a “God-Killer” that killed every other God that ever excited. Superman is not a God… just an alien. Thor ages much slower, in Thor: God of Thunder he was still alive (but looked like Odin’s age) ten-of-thousands years in the future. Superman would die just of old age because again, he’s just an alien. Thor’s powers work on whatever planet he is at… Superman needs a red sun for his strength. If the fight went into space, Superman has only Super Stamina and can live for a couple hours, Thor has continually flown in space in battles. Thor is a God and would win… Superman is just a mere alien with super powers with a red sun and no kryptonite around.

  15. b003
    March 26, 2014 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    Pre, Post , Infinite New 52 etc? DC has terrible continuity, for all we know Superman was Thor.
    On the Marvel side I’d go with Thor.

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