January 18, 2010 | Marcus Varner | 1,265 Comments Everyone partakes of nerdiness as a child. But college is where you determine if you will be a geek for the rest of your life. In fact, dorm life is the perfect environment for deep (waaaay too deep) conversations on the nature of nerd-dom. And what nerdier, more controversy-inducing question is there out there than this: In an all-out brawl to the death, to the very last man, who would win: the DC Universe or the Marvel Universe? Who would win in a fight: DC or Marvel? We at College Life came to loggerheads when this question was posed to the group. Feelings were hurt and blood was shed (of course, my fingers survived to type this post). So we decided to pose the question to our visitors (to wreak similar havoc across the blogosphere). In one corner, we have the DC Universe, populated with hosts of nigh-invincible super-beings like Superman, Wonderwoman, Doomsday, Vision, the Anti-Monitor, and the Green Lantern. These folks have collectively battled through numerous galactic Crises (one was enough for me, thanks). And when all other heroes fail, there is always one being that stands above them all: Superman. Only two weaknesses could be a chink in the Man of Steel’s armor: kryptonite and his innate goodness. In the other corner, the Marvel Universe is full of heroes legendary in their own right, but also flawed and mortal. Marvel characters, by design, are a bit more down to earth. Aside from the Hulk, you’d be hard-pressed to find many ultra-powered beings in the Marvel Universe. You do have super-powerful beings like Doctor Strange, Doctor Doom, Magneto, Professor X, Thor, and Galactus easily capable of delivering a hefty blow to Superman and pals. So who do you think would win? Would you not pay money to see Tony Stark duke it out with Bruce Wayne? Or the Hulk hold a slugfest with Superman? Tell us who you think would win and why in the comments section below. And, just to kick things off, I think Superman has the grit and limitless strength to lay waste to the entire Marvel Universe. Game on!