Wonder Woman vs. She-Hulk

We’re going old-school DC vs. Marvel in this week’s matchup, featuring two of the most powerful female heroes in each universe:

Each character has had a somewhat hit-or-miss history. Wonder Woman’s had her powers taken away, been dressed up in a white bell bottom pantsuit, tied up and spanked by pretty much everyone, gone from passive secretary to mighty goddess and back again, and more. She-Hulk’s gone from a joke to a lawyer to a pinup bikini model to the most fearful creature in the Marvel Universe.

In her private life, Wonder Woman is a princess, though I bet she’s the only one with bullet-deflecting bracelets. In her private life, She-Hulk’s a lawyer. I know which one of those *I* am more scared of.

At the meta level, Wonder Woman is one of the Big Three at DC, while She-Hulk’s always been more of a sideline.

In terms of powers, I’d probably give She-Hulk the edge in strength since that’s sort of her thing, but Wonder Woman is a trained warrior with the power of strength, toughness, and flight.

At the end of the day I’ll go with the more popular character and say Wonder Woman would win an all-out brawl between the two. But what do you think>

47 Responses to Wonder Woman vs. She-Hulk

  1. Wonder Woman does have two things on She-Hulk that gives her the edge, she was trained as a warrior since she was a kid, and she can fly.

  2. A difficult decision. She-Hulk is by far my favorite Marvel character when done right (i.e. it needs to have an underlying humor), but out of shear loyalty (and a long-time crush), Wonder Woman wins out.

  3. out of the topic: i’m curious how’d she hulk maintain her costume whilst hulk always ripped his costume (except his pants) everytime he turned into giant..
    why’d hulk never try to invent anti-ripped clothes if he’s a genius scientist and a friend of tony parker?

    anyway, i’ve vote for she hulk,for no reason :D

  4. sorry, i mean tony stark :lol:
    was watching to spiderman so got a little mistakes

  5. She-Hulk. I love sexy green girls.

  6. Sebastian978

    I’d say She-hulk, it would be a close battle but I have a feeling She-hulk could take more punishment.

  7. Firecracker

    I am with Sebastian978. Plus I think she is hotter!

  8. She-Hulk without a doubt! *_*

    She is big, she is green, she is awesome *_* all right, I’ve a crush for She-Hulk :P

    But as Sebastian978 say, She-Hulk can take more punishment… both are far more than bulletproof, but… all the “gamma-radiated” marvel character [Hulk, She-Hulk, and a lot of other] usually recover faster… Wonder Woman have more trick and skill, but She-Hulk can be a destroing machine [also she can easly throw streetlamp, automobile and boulder at Wonder Woman, smash wall and building and so...]

    And in theirs private life… Wonder Woman is a Princess, but this is usefull only in is domain… in normal city life, She Hulk is a Lawyer… and a Lawyer CAN destroy life if she want!

  9. gendonesia: out of the topic: i’m curious how’d she hulk maintain her costume whilst hulk always ripped his costume (except his pants) everytime he turned into giant..why’d hulk never try to invent anti-ripped clothes if he’s a genius scientist and a friend of tony parker?anyway, i’ve vote for she hulk,for no reason

    Well… about the non-ripping costume… i think that the point is not why Bruce Banner haven’t one, but why She-Hulk have… She-Hulk in her career was one of the Fantastic Four, and Reed Rechard use “unstable moleculas” for create the costume of is team so that the costume can adapt to their power… so I suppose that the She-Hulk costume is made by Reed Richards, while Hulk simply had never asked him for one :)

  10. gendonesia:
    out of the topic: i’m curious how’d she hulk maintain her costume whilst hulk always ripped his costume (except his pants) everytime he turned into giant..
    why’d hulk never try to invent anti-ripped clothes if he’s a genius scientist and a friend of tony parker?

    anyway, i’ve vote for she hulk,for no reason

    Actually, the thing is, that She-Hulk has control of her transformation and, as far as I remember (I haven’t read She-Hulk for a while), she just decided to stay hulked all the time. Easy to have custom made clothes then. She just has her super-hero getup under her regular clothes and does a “superman” when she needs to do some heroing. No ripping nescessary. ;)

    BTW, my vote goes to my personal favorite, Wonder Woman.

  11. alphaalpharomeo

    Thatlyn: Well… about the non-ripping costume… i think that the point is not why Bruce Banner haven’t one, but why She-Hulk have… She-Hulk in her career was one of the Fantastic Four, and Reed Rechard use “unstable moleculas” for create the costume of is team so that the costume can adapt to their power… so I suppose that the She-Hulk costume is made by Reed Richards, while Hulk simply had never asked him for one

    Don’t forget, she’s always in her She-Hulk form. This being her permanent state I’m sure she just gets clothes that are her size, where as Bruce Banner shifts back and forth with some unpredictability meaning he can’t go out and change in preperation for his transformation

  12. Well She-Hulk’s clothing is rarely seen as ripped seeing as she is almost continuously hulked out. In fact for a while she couldn’t even revert back to her human form (although I think that is no longer the case).

    I’d say this is a fairly even match. Both of them are exceptionally strong (I’m going to agree with Jeff and assume that She-Hulk is actually a bit stronger than Wonder Woman). They’re both well conditioned, She-Hulk having an extensive training routine in her human form (which enhanced her She-Hulk form) and Wonder-Woman constantly honing her combat skills.

    As far as differences, Wonder Woman can fly, which could give her an edge, but She-Hulk is more durable. She’s a tank that can take a lot of punishment, versus Wonder Woman’s more artful use of her bracelets and such to deflect attacks. Although Diana’s definitely got the upper hand in terms of speed and reflexes. Ultimately I think it’s going to come down to combat skills, and nobody’s got Diana on that market. Even when she was temporarily blind, her skills were enough to make up for it. (she took on the whole Justice League while blind!). Even when outclassed in every way (facing a telepathically controlled Superman), her experience allowed her to hold her own and fight back effectively (magic tiara to the throat… ouch!)

    I really reeeeaaally want to give this to She-Hulk, but she’s just not the warrior that Wonder Woman is. Diana wins.

  13. aw man i just don’t know i have to say both of them are hot

  14. Ever since I was about 5 I have dreamed of being Wonder Woman. This Mother’s Day, my own mother gave me a card declaring that I’d finally met my goal! So, I’ll have to go with Wonder Woman, of course.

  15. i like she-hulk better. byrnes run on she-hulk is legendary. byrnes run on ww is forgettable. shulkie is stronger i feel but ww can fly and has some degree of super-speed. if it was whos cooler id say she-hulk, but in a fight its diana.

  16. I prefer She-Hulk as a character, but in a fight against Wonder Woman she wouldn’t stand a chance. Apart from ability to fly and warrior training, Wonder Woman has Superman level strength. She-Hulk is very strong, but nowhere near that level. If she had the “Get Mad/Get Strong” thing her cousin has, then I might go the other way. But as is, I gotta go with the Amazon Goddess on this one.

  17. I voted for She-Hulk. Wonderwoman sucks.

    She-Hulk is sexy, buy unfortunatly, her stories and supporting characters are lame.

    As for her ripping costume, there was a time when She-Hulk was exposed to a radiation leeching effect from the new Antman(who dosn’t turn into Giantman). This gave Jennifer Walters a transforming ability like Bruce Banner, but fear would make Jennifer change, and yes her clothes ripped off, except for her bra and panties. she-Hulk was more muscular in this form and had the Savage She-Hulk ‘smash’ mentality.

  18. I think others (DiCicatriz especially) have successfully covered my points accurately. I like She-Hulk more, but against an Amazon-trained warrior who can fly, she’s at a considerable disadvantage.

  19. I don’t know too much really about each character but I am loyal to Marvel and like the Hulk and know how he is and stands to reason I think She Hulk would be simular. I know Wonder Woman is suppose to be the shiz but I dunno. Everyone seems more worried about who’s clothes may be coming off, they both don’t wear much anyways so why don’t they just take it all off and have a primetime wrestling match in a tub full of baby oil that way we all win. Its showtime! :D

  20. Gotta go with Diana (Wonder Woman) on this one. She has strength, enhanced speed, (haven’t seen flight recently) ridiculous training and post-Infinite Crisis (and in the New 52) she’s not afraid to use the sword. Also in the DCnU, she’s the daughter of Zeus, so she’s a demigoddess. That and the lasso give her a definite edge.

  21. The Occupant

    I really like She-Hulk, but Wonder Woman has a more versatile power set.
    She Hulk is strong, perhaps even stronger, but Wonder Woman is strong *and* can fly.
    Being able to fly takes this to a whole new dimension, literally.
    Love you, Shulkie, but I’m giving this to Diana.

  22. Tool: I totally agree with your sentiment. Also, I say she-hulk would win if not for Wonder Woman’s lasso. Once she ties up an enemy she pretty much wins so Wonder Woman is the champion. If she didn’t have the lasso I would say She-hulk, but you know, she does, so Wonder Woman. And yes, both are hot, but I just happen to be one of those old fashioned guys who prefers women with skin a little more skin colored. But again, that’s just me.

  23. TOOL:
    Everyone seems more worried about who’s clothes may be coming off, they both don’t wear much anyways so why don’t they just take it all off and have a primetime wrestling match in a tub full of baby oil that way we all win.Its showtime!

  24. @McKnight57, … nothing there

  25. I remember Wonder Woman more than She-Hulk (I had old Burger King Wonder Woman cups, I believe they are still around the house…). Also, I think Wonder Woman has been around longer than She-Hulk. Therefore, in my mind, Wonder Woman is better.

  26. It would be really nice to have a discussion involving a female comics character without anyone going to the “strip ‘em nekkid and throw ‘em in a pool of Jell-O” route. We don’t have those kinds of diversions with Hulk vs. Superman, they’re not necessary (or particularly welcome) when those involved are women instead.

  27. I wouldn’t mind if we had those conversations about Hulk or Superman ;)

    Jokes aside, I agree. These are professional and respectable ladies (a high profile lawyer and a princess no less!) and should be discussed as such.

  28. William Peterson

    As a character, I greatly prefer She-Hulk (which should come as no surprise to Jeff!)…
    But, hey, has She-Hulk ever turned herself into a drill to dig down to the villain’s lair? Has She-Hulk ever grabbed the edges of a rapidly-closing dimensional vortex, and ripped it back open? Does She-Hulk even KNOW how to fly an Invisible Robot Airplane?
    Didn’t think so… :D

  29. I missed when Wonder Woman gained the ability to fly. Still, with her combat training and speed, I think WW would be able to subdue She-Hulk. Though She-Hulk has more gamma-fueled endurance.

    This is one of those “DC Heroes” versus “Marvel” RPG system moments. Translate a hero’s powers and abilities from one system to the other then fight.

  30. Not knowing much about She-hulk, it’s got to come down to the lasso for me. It only comes off when WW releases it. If S-h says ANYTHING it would be the answer to WW saying “how do I beat you?” or “How do I make you weaker?” etc.

    Tool? A suggestion–> [devious grin] –don’t worry, I’LL KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING.

  31. Patriot_Missile

    Since this scenario means the universes crossed, then She-Hulk wins by sheer brutality. Hulk goes berserk, it’s bad for everyone. Doomsday is on that level and he killed Superman. She-Hulk would have to go into a green gamma rage to go fisticuffs with Wonder Woman and take her down. Diana would not kill Jennifer, but Jennifer is a lawyer.

  32. The Atomic Punk:
    I missed when Wonder Woman gained the ability to fly.

    I’m pretty sure it was one of the changes Goerge Perez made when he did his reboot in ’87 after Crisis.

  33. Dan: I’m pretty sure it was one of the changes Goerge Perez made when he did his reboot in ’87 after Crisis.

    I think that’s correct. It was a good move, too, since we haven’t had to deal with the invisible jet since then!

  34. Me, Myself & I

    Mad Doctor:
    She-Hulk. I love sexy green girls.

    Just like Captain Kirk eh? :)

  35. William Peterson

    Patriot_Missile:
    Since this scenario means the universes crossed, then She-Hulk wins by sheer brutality. Hulk goes berserk, it’s bad for everyone. Doomsday is on that level and he killed Superman. She-Hulk would have to go into a green gamma rage to go fisticuffs with Wonder Woman and take her down. Diana would not kill Jennifer, but Jennifer is a lawyer.

    But, She-Hulk hasn’t gone into a serious rage since the days of the “Savage She-Hulk”! And, NO ONE wanted to read THAT! :D

  36. William Peterson

    Dan: I’m pretty sure it was one of the changes Goerge Perez made when he did his reboot in ’87 after Crisis.

    I REALLY hate to break this to you, but Perez was, what, like seven complete continuity shifts ago? The current Wonder Woman is, if I understand correctly, a figment of the Imagination of the ‘real’ Wonder Woman, who’s taken over since the original couldn’t get the job done, anymore! {Yeesh!}
    And, no, I’m not *sure* of that, since the last WW I actually read was when Diana had joined the Star Sapphires to help defeat the Black Lanterns, because her ruling emotion is Passion… {Urp!}
    Pardon me, I have to go get my Soul washed out with soap, now! ;)

  37. Jeff Hebert: It would be really nice to have a discussion involving a female comics character without anyone going to the “strip ‘em nekkid and throw ‘em in a pool of Jell-O” route. We don’t have those kinds of diversions with Hulk vs. Superman, they’re not necessary (or particularly welcome) when those involved are women instead.

    Thanks for that!

  38. William Peterson: I REALLY hate to break this to you, but Perez was, what, like seven complete continuity shifts ago? The current Wonder Woman is, if I understand correctly, a figment of the Imagination of the ‘real’ Wonder Woman, who’s taken over since the original couldn’t get the job done, anymore! {Yeesh!}
    And, no, I’m not *sure* of that, since the last WW I actually read was when Diana had joined the Star Sapphires to help defeat the Black Lanterns, because her ruling emotion is Passion… {Urp!}
    Pardon me, I have to go get my Soul washed out with soap, now!

    I’ll have to take your word for it. I haven’t read any of the new DC stuff, and I don’t plan to. I have no idea what they did to her or any other of the characters, so my basis for ANY DC character is Pre new 52. Regardless, Atomic Punk wanted to know when she flew, and it came from Perez’s reboot. Whether it’s cannon now or not doesn’t matter.

  39. Well, my 1936 Aussie penny says heads. So She-Hulk wins!

  40. WW?

    Figures

    Marvel heroes never get any respect, where did all the DC fanyboys/fangirls come from all of a sudden?

  41. I love Wonder Woman….simple as that.

  42. Dan: I’m pretty sure it was one of the changes Goerge Perez made when he did his reboot in ’87 after Crisis.

    Thanks, Dan. Funny I missed that because that was around the time I was an avid comic reader and collector. Though my titles were Alien Legion, Judge Dredd, Sandman, Grendel… never did read Crisis.

  43. The Atomic Punk: Thanks, Dan. Funny I missed that because that was around the time I was an avid comic reader and collector. Though my titles were Alien Legion, Judge Dredd, Sandman, Grendel… never did read Crisis.

    I love “Alien Legion”! I ordered a couple of trade paperbacks last year to catch up on the ones I missed and thoroughly enjoyed it all again. Quality stuff. You have good Atomic taste, sir!

  44. Jeff Hebert: I love “Alien Legion”! I ordered a couple of trade paperbacks last year to catch up on the ones I missed and thoroughly enjoyed it all again. Quality stuff. You have good Atomic taste, sir!

    Why, thank you. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the movie. Release is set for next summer!

  45. tls5669:
    WW?

    Figures

    Marvel heroes never get any respect, where did all the DC fanyboys/fangirls come from all of a sudden?

    Hey, I’m straight up hardcore Marvel, but c’mon, ya gotta give this one to Wonder Woman. I’d probably give the advantage to WW in most fights. Ya know, except for against Batman. ;)

  46. The Atomic Punk: Thanks, Dan.Funny I missed that because that was around the time I was an avid comic reader and collector.Though my titles were Alien Legion, Judge Dredd, Sandman, Grendel… never did read Crisis.

    Oooh Grendel. Now you’re talkin’ my language.

  47. I have to wonder why everyone thinks flying would be such an advantage. Do you think any character who can fly will automatically beat a non-flyer? I’m not too familiar with She Hulk but if she can leap like her cousin then the ability to fly is not that much of an advantage.