Sunday, December 4, 2011





In the annals of comic history, very few names can invoke intimidation and fear like The Incredible Hulk and The Unstoppable Juggernaut. That is because they are both at the top of the food-chain when it comes to total mass-monsters with tremendous raw physical strength and pure high-end durability. Their levels of physical power are so far off the charts that they have become the standard in the comic's world. Despite what even the most obsessive fanboys think of them personally, these two brutes will always be in their conversations when talking about the subjects of strength and durability. That is because they are the hypothetical "irresistible force" and the equally theoretical "immovable object." And regardless of the occasional low-end showings to fit a story or situation (something writers do to all characters), these two forces of nature are widely considered the "be all, end all" prime examples of the comic terms "brick" or "team-buster." Their respect is legendary as we read it all the time in comic after comic; "My god, he hits almost as hard as the Hulk!!" or "I can't believe anyone could do that tthe Juggernaut!"  Yup, when either one of them shows up you can bet the Avengers will be calling in their most powerful members because very few characters have ever garnered as much awe and respect as the Hulk and the Juggernaut.

Despite the crazy intrigue of this match up and considering how old these characters are, it really didn't take form until the mid 1990s. That was almost twenty years after the first and only time they clashed in The Incredible Hulk #172 (1974). Even the letters page in The Incredible Hulk #176 (1974) when discussing the issue surprisingly didn't really mention anything about their immortal clash. And even the writer of this historic issue, Tony Isabella said this to me about it; 
"I'm amazed that this is such a big deal. For me, it was one of several "bail out the schedule" jobs I did for Marvel and I didn't always take credit for them. I scripted it in two days over the weekend. I might not even have seen it again until it was published as I didn't always get a chance to proof read my own work." 
I always believed it was because "Hulk vs Thing," "Hulk vs Wolverine" and "Hulk vs Thor" were so classic, heralded and in-demand (plus the Juggernaut was more of an X-Men villain) that comic fans and writers just kinda pushed this match up into the background and went on to the more popular ones. It's hard to imagine that two incredibly powerful characters would only be mentioned or acknowledged as opponents in just eleven issues from 1974 to 1993 until they fought again:

* The Incredible Hulk #200 (1976)
* The Incredible Hulk Annual #7 (1978)
* The Amazing Spider-man #229 (1982)
* The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #5 (1983)
* The Incredible Hulk #314 (1985)
* The Uncanny X-Men #194 (1985)
*Marvel Fanfare #29 (1986)
* The Mighty Thor #412 (1989)
* The Incredible Hulk Annual #16 (1990)
*Avengers West Coast #64 (1990)
*What If #13 (1990)

The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #5 (1983). This was 1 out of only 11 issues that acknowledged the Hulk and Juggernaut as adversaries or compared them in an almost 20 year span.

(I'll also have to give shout outs to a Presto Magix Hulk Transfer Game (1978) that had Juggernaut attacking the Hulk on the cover of it and the Spider-man and his Amazing Friends cartoon episode "A Firestar is Born" (1982) where the X-Men guest star and they all fight the Juggernaut. What makes this interesting in the comparison between the two brutes is that the Juggernaut although voiced by William Marshall for dialogue, had the same stock grunts as the Hulk did in his Animated Series at this time voiced by Bob Holt).

In The Incredible Hulk (1982) cartoon, the Hulk was voiced by Bob Holt.

The Juggernaut appearing in Spider-man and his Amazing Friends was voiced by William Marshall and Bob Holt (1982)

Juggernaut started reaching all new levels of popularity being associated with Wolverine and the X-Men in the 1990s when they skyrocketed to super stardom. He now begins to feature more prominently in Marvel titles, even starring in a one-shot as well as cartoons, toys, posters, video games, etc. because let's face it, Juggernaut was cool as hell! He was a big and nasty individual who got what he wanted, when he wanted it. He was one of the roughest and toughest men on the planet, who knew it and enjoyed it. How could you not love the guy?

The Hulk was always the legendary "most powerful being walking the face of the earth" tormented by the world around him. But now in the 90s, that Hulk was gone and a new Hulk persona was walking around (thanks to writer Peter David) who comic fans would come to call the "Merged" Hulk (later dubbed the "Professor" Hulk). This Hulk incarnation was much more handsome, intellectual and wisecracking than ever before (plus he had a habit of always wearing boots and a stupid belt... UGH!!). But most importantly, this Hulk had lost his savage-edge. He was way too analytical and docile to get madder and stronger and somehow he would bleed all the time until his healing factor power would kick in and put him back together again... UGH!! His personality was so different now; he had a bunch of friends who backed him up, was reluctant to fight, always thinking things through and so emotional that he cried like a baby all the time... UGH!!! To tell you the truth, I HATED this Hulk and all the changes Peter David made to the Hulk's history that unfortunately happen to stick and ruin the character forever. This was a new Hulk that Marvel advertised to the masses and this Hulk was not the one I wanted to remember. You can read about this rant in full here: "My Top 20 Greatest Hulk Stories Ever Told."

The "Merged" Hulk incarnation of the 90s did more damage to the Hulk-mythos than most people realize. He was nothing like the "Savage" Hulk of the previous years. Just looking at this picture, you can clearly see why people began to doubt his dominance in the Marvel Universe (not to mention, suffering a bunch of embarrassing defeats against lesser opponents such as Dr. Octopus. Yes, you read that right -- Dr. Octopus???). And with a boost in popularity due to his association with the X-Men, Juggernaut was primed and ready to take the mantel as "The most powerful being on Earth." With this Hulk on the scene, there was no doubt in my mind that he could do it.

But even with this new "Merged" Hulk on the scene and his constant uncharacteristic foul ups making a mockery of his former-self, the curiosity factor was always there. It was still the Incredible Hulk! And both brutes at their best wrecked other characters and caused so much destruction that they were very comparable. You couldn't help but ask; Who was truly physically superior Hulk or Juggernaut? Was the Hulk really the strongest one there is when compared to the Juggernaut? Was Juggernaut really unstoppable when compared to the Hulk? It was all so intriguing to comic fans.

A letter from The Incredible Hulk #183 (1975). As you can see, just about no one is going to match the "Savage" Hulk of this time period in pure physical strength... not even the Juggernaut.

A letter from The Incredible Hulk #424 (1994). With Juggernaut riding high on the wildly popular X-Men coattails during the 90s and with Peter David's Hulk run in full effect starring the "Merged" Hulk, fans had a real argument on who was the stronger of the two. As you can see some of Marvel editorial claim it's the Juggernaut that has superior strength and many people agreed with them.

But as you can see here in the same issue of The Incredible Hulk #424 (1994), they change their minds and call the Juggernaut one of the strongest beings on Earth and urge on the debate of his strength compared to the Hulk's strength. This clearly shows that even the editorial department at Marvel had no idea who was the stronger character.

All that speculation was nice. But it was the coming of The Marvel Superheroes arcade game by Capcom in 1995, that would take the mythos of "Hulk vs Juggernaut" and change it forever in the eyes of the public. After this game hit the world, it brought along a bunch of new controversies and debates when comparing these two giant combatants. Now it was more than who could beat who, it was also who is bigger than who?

For many years they have been very comparable in size and mass and always drawn that way. The Hulk was listed at 7 feet tall and weighing 1,040 pounds and the Juggernaut was 6 feet 10 inches and weighing 900 pounds. As this new "Merged" Hulk incarnation hit the scene, the Hulk was even bigger at 7 feet 5 inches and weighing 1,150 pounds. And when this Hulk tangled with the Juggernaut in The Incredible Hulk #402-404 (1992/1993), artist Gary Frank clearly drew the Hulk the bigger of the two. But the Capcom designers took it upon themselves and decided to make the Juggernaut much more massive and devastating in this video game than the "Merged" Hulk was (and much more fun to play I might add). And what was also strange is that the Juggernaut could "power up" and increase his strength and durability even higher while the Hulk could not. Although the Hulk could do a lot of damage with his moves in his own right, one-on-one the Hulk got his gamma-butt kicked just about every time by the Juggernaut.

Now why does this video game have anything to do with the real "Hulk vs Juggernaut" rivalry in the comics? Because this game became incredibly popular on a world-wide scale. It changed the perception on how people looked at the Hulk and Juggernaut not only in strength and power, but also in size and mass (I should also point out that Marvel artists were also influenced by it and occasionally drawing the Juggernaut well over 10 feet tall). And since the majority of the mainstream audience would rather play video games than read comics or any Marvel Handbook for that matter, this video game would influence and educate them. And it did! Now the response to who was truly the biggest and baddest Super-Heavyweight in the Marvel Universe was open for debate!

The Marvel Superheroes Arcade Game by Capcom from 1995. The game that truly changed the appearance of the Hulk and Juggernaut forever to the public.

 Capcom made the Juggernaut look like a huge massive tank. In this screen shot you can see the difference in the sheer size and mass the Juggernaut has over the Hulk. It sure wasn't like this in the comics, but the Capcom designers and mainstream audience could care less about that. 

Here is a screen shot of the Juggernaut "Powering Up!" and is ready to pound on the puny Hulk with his increased strength and durability. This game showcased the Hulk with no anger increasing powers and to tell you the truth, since this is the silly "Merged" Hulk sporting that embarrassing belt buckle, I don't blame them. 

Capcom spawned more sequels to their Marvel vs Capcom video game series (up until  Marvel vs Cacom 2: New Age of Heroes in 2000) and they did make the Hulk more powerful with each new release eventually matching the Juggernaut in damage and durability (although they both stayed the same size). But the damage was already done. All the influence that occurred from this video game around the world and the Juggernaut's rise to fame in the 90s was what changed the perception of the "Hulk vs Juggernaut" fight forever. To be honest, I have to say far more people who never picked up a comic were leaning towards Juggernaut as being the stronger and more powerful of the two and I couldn't blame them. As for the hardcore comic collector? No one really knew who was bigger or stronger and fanboys from both sides made their claims of each character's superiority over the other. But there was no doubt to the educated reader, these two brutes were evenly matched and peers until the end.

As we enter into the mid 2000s, Wolverine and the X-Men were no longer the most popular superheroes on the block with Spider-man taking back the mantel as the icon and symbol of the Marvel Universe (as it should be). Even the Marvel vs Capcom series ended and dwindled away. The only public reminder of this rivalry was at the Hulk Roller Coaster Ride at the Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. While you waited in line, the screens above would show a short animated feature of the Hulk fighting the Rhino. But before the Hulk and the Rhino clashed you got to see a few of the Hulk's rouges gallery of villains and Juggernaut makes an appearance.

A view of the Hulk Roller Coaster cartoon clip in Orlando Florida. This animated short features a glimpse of the Juggernaut (although it is not shown in this video) listed as one of the Hulk's major adversaries. For a while, this was the only reminder to the masses of Hulk and Juggernaut as enemies.

Shortly after this, Juggernaut wasn't even a villain anymore in the comics. During his streak to fame, Juggernaut became such a likable character that the creators had to make him a good guy. Courtesy of a ruse engineered by Juggernaut's friend Black Tom Cassidy to destroy the X-Men, Juggernaut allies himself with the team and then eventually official join them. The Juggernaut would reform and join other teams from time to time. Now Juggernaut's origin grows deeper as the stories reveal that Marko is only the most recent of a series of incarnations of Cyttorak's avatar, with each battling a challenger to the death for the right to retain the entity's power. And to be granted the full-power of the gem of Cyttorak, Marko must do his bidding as the Juggernaut. This seemed to explain the height and weight difference that Juggernaut now has because when he doesn't have full-power he is smaller (at his old listed statistics) and when he is at full-power he is now officially listed at being 9 feet 5 inches and weighing 1,900 pounds. So I'm guessing that Juggernaut is now considered bigger than the Hulk... right? 

Well, maybe not because when Juggernaut fought the "Green Scar" Hulk in the World War Hulk story line, Juggernaut was at full-power and both were drawn the exact same size (it's said that the "World War" Hulk incarnation is listed at 8 feet 8 inches and weighing 2,400 pounds, so take this as you may). I'm sure artists have their own interpretations of these muscle mass man-monsters and could care less what any Marvel Handbook has to say. So I guess we'll never truly know.

Despite the arguments on the actual size and mass of the Hulk and Juggernaut, they are both relatively comparable to the other mass-monsters in the Marvel Universe.
Enough background, let's see the combatants...


Name: Hulk

Height: 5’9 ½” (Banner), 7’ (Hulk)

Weight: 128lbs (Banner), 1,040lbs (Hulk)

Real Name: Robert Bruce Banner

Origins: Gamma bomb explosion at Desert Base New Mexico

Home Base: Earth

Nicknames: Green Goliath, Green-Skinned Goliath, Jade Jaws, Annihilator, Captain Universe, Joe Fixit, Mr. Fixit, Mechano, Green Scar, Jade Giant, The Jolly Green Giant, Green King, Holku, Green One, Eye of Rage, Eye of Anger, Harkanon, Haarg, Once-Savage, Two Minds, Professor, War, Maestro, Two-Hands, Greenskin, Gray Goliath, Mighty Bob, Anti-Hulk, Friday, Green Golem, Golem, Man-Monster, World-Breaker, Sakaarson, Nul: Breaker of Worlds, Doc Green, The Most Powerful Being on Earth, The Strongest One There Is 

Powers: Possesses the potential for near-limitless levels of vast superhuman strength ranging beyond the limits of virtually any other known humanoid being, depending directly on his emotional state, particularly his anger. He is extremely resistant to physical damage, psychic assaults, temperature extremes, and is completely immune to disease and poisons. He has an adapt gland that enables him to breathe underwater, survive unprotected in space, and when injured, possesses superhuman healing, enabling him to regenerate body tissue (including internal organs) within minutes to seconds. His aging is also slowed, or may have ceased altogether, due to these regenerative properties of his gamma ray irradiated cells. His powerful legs allow him to cover 3 miles in a single bound, but he has been known to leap into lower Earth orbit or even across continents when angry. Besides great strength, his durability, healing, endurance, and possibly speed, likewise also increase in relation to his anger levels. He can maintain this peak output for hours on end and still continue to grow even more powerful as his adrenaline levels continue to increase with no apparent limit. Unrelated to his physical abilities, he can see astral (spirit) forms normally invisible to the naked eye and can locate his place of birth; Desert Base New Mexico no matter where he is in the world via psychic bond. As Bruce Banner, he is considered one of the greatest minds on Earth. He is the foremost expert on Gamma Radiation and has developed expertise in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physiology, and has a PhD in Nuclear Physics.

Favorite Expressions: “Hulk Smash!”, “Hulk is the Strongest One There is!”, "BAH!", “Nothing Can Stop Hulk!”, "The Madder Hulk gets, the Stronger Hulk gets!", “Don’t make me angry, you wouldn't like me when I’m angry.”

Incarnations: I listed the “Savage” Hulk’s classic stats up above because it is generally considered that this Hulk persona is the most popular and most powerful of all the incarnations. But his height, weight and powers varies to a degree depending on his current incarnation. Within each “Hulk vs Juggernaut” comic description listed below, I included which incarnation of the Hulk was present for that fight. 

*Please note that all incarnations listed are only "real" Hulk incarnations with Bruce Banner. No alternate future or  pseudo-Hulk incarnations are included. 

Name: Juggernaut

Height: 6'10" to 9'5"

Weight: 900lbs to 1,900lbs

Real Name: Cain Marko

Origins: Temple of Cyttorak, Korea

Home Base: Earth

Nicknames: Avatar of Cyttorak, Examplar of Physical Power, Juggie, Jug-Head, The Unstoppable One, Captain Universe, Kuurth: Breaker of Stone

Powers: The Cyttorak Gem empowers Cain Marko with magical energies and transformed him into an immortal avatar. As Juggernaut he possesses extreme superhuman strength and durability, he is also amplified by a mystical force field that grants him near invulnerability (even with the force-field removed Juggernaut's natural durability proved to be sufficient enough to exchange blows with Thor), when in motion and moving forward he is considered physically unstoppable, he does not tire and is able to survive without food, water or oxygen indefinitely and is immune to all poisons, toxins and diseases.

Weaknesses: Cain must constantly do the will of Cyttorak, in which he must cause destruction and become essentially a villain to the world to utilize the full-power of the gem. When he does not meet this criteria his size and powers sufficiently decrease. Despite Juggernaut's full-power invulnerability, he is vulnerable to mental attacks, a weakness that has been exploited via the removal of his helmet. He has circumvented this weakness by on occasion wearing a metal skullcap inside his main helmet. If he loses his helmet he can recreate it by touching certain materials (as long as he possesses full-power of the gem). He has also been known to be vulnerable to certain magical items. It should be noted, that it is also possible for an opponent with a sufficient amount of strength on their own to turn his irresistibly against him by redirecting his motion so he gets stranded in a position in which he has no purchase.

Favorite Expressions: "Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut!", "I'm Unstoppable!", "I'm the Juggernaut Bitch!"


The comics listed in this section are each time the REAL Hulk and Juggernaut have squared off (Bruce Banner and Cain Marko), had words and fought each other in actual official Marvel continuity. I will also explain each encounter in detail. Unfortunately, all fights and situations are not always so clear cut and I've tried my very best to be fair, objective and unbiased about the outcome of each battle. A "MATCH UP" is considered a round within a fight or face off confrontation. Since situations can be erratic in the story, there can be multiple outcomes between opponents in a fight. I will continually list each "MATCH UP" with a result and tally it. A "MATCH UP" will only result in a "WIN" if the losing character is rendered unconscious, teleported away against their will or immobilized in such a fashion that they are only freed by the other combatant or an ally. There may even be cases when a character gets a victory due to interference of their teammates, partners, etc. This may not be a definitive "WIN" but it will still be tallied against the losing opponent and explained so. When a character gets an "EDGE" result, they had the advantage at the end of the fight but the opponent may still be conscious or fighting on, so it will not be tallied against him. A "DRAW" result means no one was victorious during that encounter. A "NONE" result means there was no way a logical result could be given in that confrontation or situation from the two characters facing off and this can occur for a number of reasons and will be explained in the text. And finally, an "UNKNOWN" result means the ending of the fight was never shown so a definitive result cannot be given. At the end, I tallied up the totals so you can come to your own conclusions and be the judge to see who holds the overall edge in this legendary battle. I also spoke with a few creators to shed some light on the more controversial issues and hopefully it will clear up some of the arguments that they spark off.

This legendary first fight between the two behemoths has been debated on in the past by fanboys. The question that always seems to come up is if the Hulk increased his strength, high enough to overpower Juggernaut when he was on the Hulk's back. So to answer this lingering question I asked, the issues writer Tony Isabella about the fight; 
"From what I see, the Hulk got stronger and was able to swing Juggy around by his helmet. The helmet came off. I don't think the helmet was mystically attached or anything since the X-Men removed it in their first meeting with Juggy. Without the helmet protecting his head, Juggy sustained some damage when he slammed into the mountain head first. That and the subsequent fall probably knocked him out." 
With the "Savage" Hulk locked up in a Hulk-Buster cell, the military attempts to use an experimental space-time warp transporter to transport the Hulk into another dimension where he can never do damage to the Earth again. As they turn on the transporter and manage to transport the Hulk away, at the same time it allows the Juggernaut to make his way back to Earth. Soon the Juggernaut starts hitting the walls of the cell the Hulk was in to break out. Then the military tries to use the teleporter again, but its feedback causes the Hulk to reappear. The Juggernaut recognizes the Hulk and says they should escape together. The Hulk doesn't trust Juggernaut, but decides to help him as they bust out of the cell and defeat the Army. After the Hulk leaps away, he sees the Juggernaut cause a family to drive off a road and threaten them. This causes the Hulk to confront Juggernaut and fist start to fly. Both brutes knock each other around until the Juggernaut gets on the Hulk's back and tries to break his neck. The Hulk will rage, get stronger, grab Juggernaut by the helmet and spin him around in the air to throw him back to the Army base. But the helmet becomes loose and the Juggernaut flies into a mountain. The Hulk walks away thinking that the fight is over, but Juggernaut recovers from his fall and is about to attack the Hulk again when Professor X, Cyclops and Marvel Girl show up and easily defeat him since his helmet is off. RESULT: DRAW


The "Professor" Hulk takes it upon himself to check out why acres upon acres of the rain forest are being leveled. When he gets there he gets ambushed and attacked by a huge man in plain civilian clothes. The Hulk thinks this is just a construction worker and he will keep asking this man who he is while never getting a direct answer. Not wanting to fight back, the Hulk gets knocked around until he is eventually knocked unconscious. Juggernaut takes such pleasure in this advantage, that the Red Skull has to tell him to stop or he'll kill the brute. RESULT: WIN JUGGERNAUT (This wasn't a definitive "win" by any means as the Hulk questioned who he was fighting and never really fought back. When he realized it was Juggernaut it was already too late.)


With the "Professor" Hulk locked up, he finds out it was the Juggernaut who attacked him in the previous issue. Then he will taunt Juggernaut into trying to fight him without any tricks. Of course, Juggernaut steps up, but the Red Skull will stop him. Soon Red Skull uses Mentallo to take control of the Hulk's mind by sending images of his greatest enemies to beat him down mentally. The Juggernaut is among the enemies that attack and try to pound on the Hulk. RESULT: NONE


As the "Professor" Hulk was being mind-controlled by Mentallo to team with the Juggernaut to battle the Avengers under the pretense that Juggernaut is his father, Juggernaut will compliment the Hulk. Now the Hulk knows that Juggernaut can't be his father because his father would never do that. The Hulk fights the mental control by raging and attacking Juggernaut. The Hulk is now mad enough to pound on Juggernaut (knocking his helmet off in the process) and fight off the mental control. Finally the psychic backlash from the Hulk breaking free of the mind control will knock Juggernaut out as well as all the other Avengers. RESULT: EDGE HULK (While the Hulk clearly had Juggernaut hurt and humbled, it was the psychic backlash that would actually knock him out and not the Hulk's attacks.)


Enhanced by the science of the villain Apocalypse, the "Heroes Return" Hulk has become his super-powered pawn called War! Juggernaut charges and crashes into this Hulk and keeps pushing him backwards. That is until War manages to completely stop him dead in his tracks! Juggernaut cannot believe what just happened and begins to get pummeled. Soon War beats Juggernaut down and will take out his sword to decapitate him. Luckily, the Absorbing Man crashes on top of War and saves Juggernaut's life. War will then hit Rick Jones by accident and the impact sends him into a brick wall. The Hulk then comes to he senses and rips off his armor and leaps away screaming in shame. RESULT: WIN HULK (even though the Hulk got the "win" in this fight by having the Juggernaut helpless and almost beheading him, he was enhanced by Apocalypse. This cannot be considered a definitive "win" due to this advantage.)


DEFENDERS #10 (2001)
The "Savage" Hulk with the Defenders are attacked by villains under the control of Orrgo. The Juggernaut is among the many that attack and try to overwhelm the heroes. The battle royal will end when the spell is finally broken and the villains become free of the mind control. RESULT: DRAW


Ever since Cain Marko refused the bidding of Cyttorak he became a weaker version of his former self. And now with a raging mad "Green Scar" Hulk beating up every X-Men in sight looking for his step-brother Charles Xavier, Cain Marko knows it's up to him to stop the brute. Marko makes a plea to Cyttorak, to amp his powers back up, ostensibly so he can rescue his step-brother. But as Marko makes an all out attack on the Hulk, he ends up getting dropped into the action still at half-strength. The Hulk will pound on Marko unmercifully and decisively. RESULT: WIN HULK (Although Juggernaut got totally humbled in this fight, he was not up to full-power.)


This issue has some controversy to it and has been debated on by both Hulk and Juggernaut fanboys. Did the Hulk stop Juggernaut's forward movement or was Juggernaut slowly pushing the Hulk back when they were locked up? A panel shows a close up of their feet, but it is still hard to judge. The only one who can truly answer the question is the writer of the issue Christos Gage. This is what he has to say on the controversy to end this debate once and for all.

Is the Hulk physically strong enough to stop the Juggernaut? I'm not sure Juggernaut fanboys are going to like the answer -- D'oh!!!

So in conclusion to what Gage said, the Hulk did stop the Juggernaut's forward movement with his physical strength and redirected it's irresistability in another direction (in this case down) to actually give the Juggernaut pause. I guess that debate ends with another one beginning -- How long can the Hulk stop the Juggernaut for? I guess we'll save that for another time. Let's see the issue...

With the "Green Scar" Hulk continuing to pummel the rest of the X-Men, Marko asks Cyttorak why he let him fight the Hulk at half-power. We learn that Cyttorak wants his avatar back to being vicious, and realizing on some level that's what Marko wants as well. Cain agrees to go back to being the one-true Juggernaut at full-power, armoring back up and charging at the Hulk for a battle of the century! The two behemoths go back and forth until they are in a deadlocked stand off pushing against the other. Soon Professor X comes running out and yells at the two brutes to stop their pushing match because the extreme force they are using is breaking the foundation of the school and it will collapse. The Hulk will take this moment of hesitation and sidestep Juggernaut who topples forward and gets pushed in the back by the Hulk, which sends him running wildly into the bottom of a lake. RESULT: WIN HULK (While this is not a definitive "win" for the Hulk by any means, he did remove the distracted Juggernaut from the fight long enough to encounter Professor X and set things straight with him.)


This is an interesting match up between the Hulk and Juggernaut because this fight has more to do with "Bruce Banner and his son Skaar vs the Juggernaut." But since Bruce Banner is essentially the Hulk in his normal form, this issue counts and makes the list (I know it's confusing so please bear with me).

Bruce is training Skaar to take on the Hulk when he eventually turns into him (Yes, the Hulk's son wants to kill him). So, in preparation Bruce has Skaar take on the Juggernaut to test his skills. But Skaar shows no interest in the fight so Juggernaut attacks Bruce and starts to pound on him. Bruce uses his electronic shield to save his life from Juggernaut's assault. Soon Skaar attacks Juggernaut and they battle it out while Bruce yells out directions on how Skaar must fight him. Eventually Skaar tricks Juggernaut and at the last moment hits him so hard that he flies into space. It ends with Skaar and Bruce in a comic shop looking up Conan to see why the Juggernaut called him that. RESULT: NONE (Or it should actually say Bruce Banner and Skaar with the "win" because they used teamwork and tricks to defeat Juggernaut. But in truth, this has to be a "no contest" when talking about "Hulk vs Juggernaut" because even though Bruce Banner was involved in this fight, the Hulk wasn't ever present... or was he... who knows.)


(Unknown how many variant covers at this time)
JUGGERNAUT #2 (2020)
Information of fight will be coming soon. JUGGERNAUT #1 and 3 (and possibly more?) might be included here as well.



The Hulk and Juggernaut have fought a few times in non-cannon stories, alternate time-lines, against fake incarnations of themselves, etc. and I've noticed throughout the years that both Hulk and Juggernaut fans often make arguments showing these comics to make claims to their debates. But truth be told, despite some interesting stories, these issues don't count. I see them as writers interpretations of “Hulk vs Juggernaut” battles without continuity restraints so they always have fun twists of “What could have been.” Listed here are the best of the best of the Hulk and Juggernaut battles that occurred outside of actual Marvel continuity.

The "Savage" Hulk (with a special helmet on that gives Bruce Banner's brain control of the Hulk) battles illusions of his greatest foes inside the infected mind of Glenn Talbot. There, an illusion of Juggernaut is among the many foes that attack and get defeated by the raging Hulk (who has long destroyed the helmet) which eventually frees Talbot from the control.

Doc Samson gets word that the "Savage" Hulk has returned from the Crossroads of Time and races to meet him in the New Mexico desert. Samson gets there first and upon the arrival of the Jade Giant, they begin to fight. As the Hulk is creaming the good Doctor, Samson pleads with the inner Banner to "try to take control!!"
The Bruce Banner personality inside the Hulk brings illusions of attacking enemies to the Hulk's mind. First, he is attacked by Juggernaut and then is replaced by MODOK. and then Rhino. As Rhino runs right through the Hulk like a ghost and then the brute realizes that they aren't real. After few more adversaries attack, the Hulk doesn't even bother fighting back.
Now Doc Samson has recovered enough to address the Hulk again. The Hulk thinks that Leonard is a ghost now as well and won't fight him. The Doctor takes advantage of the situation and sucker-punches the Hulk, knocking him out.

This issue claimed that Steve had a run-in with the Hulk and they both defeated the Juggernaut with his gem of Cyttorak in a story he used for "show and tell." But it was said that story hadn't been told yet (in the comics) so it is unknown what truly happened or if it even happened at all.

WHAT IF #13 (1990)
An alternate timeline tale of Professor Xavier becoming the Juggernaut and taking over the world. While there isn't any actual confrontation in this issue of the Juggernaut physically fighting the Hulk, it is mentioned that the Hulk was eliminated from this timeline by Xavier developing a formula that cured Bruce Banner of his alter-ego.

In this promotional mini-comic we see a glimpse at how some artist interpret Juggernaut's size (here he is looking about 10 feet tall) which dwarfs the "Professor" Hulk. In the comic, the Hulk teaming with Wolverine and Spider-man can't even hurt the Juggernaut as they all get knocked around. But once Spidey and Wolverine use tactics to remove the Juggernaut's helmet (and despite his plea to surrender), the Hulk will step up and knock him out with a huge haymaker!!

Once again the Juggernaut is drawn to look like a giant (about 10 feet tall) and dwarfs the "Professor" Hulk. In this story, Juggernaut wants to have the solar collector to boost his strength, but it's up to the Hulk and Spider-man to stop him. After a short battle the Hulk will knock Juggernaut out with a huge punch. Eventually Juggernaut wakes up for round two and while the Hulk has to make sure the solar collector doesn't explode, it's up to Spider-man to take him on alone. Spidey tricks Juggernaut into crashing into the solar collector and then knocks it on top of him for the victory.

Stories that include some of the Hulk's greatest rouges. In this tale with the "Professor" Hulk standing trial, he gets attacked by just about every enemy he's fought in the past. The Juggernaut is among the villains that attack and brawls with the Hulk.

A dying Juggernaut seeks out Dr. Strange for the Cyttorak crystal to bring him back to full-strength. As he takes it from the magician a portal to Cyttorak's dimension opens up and Bruce Banner will tackle Juggernaut through it. When they land Juggernaut powers up and becomes more powerful than ever. Dr. Strange who is now in astral form fights Juggernaut until he weaves a spell to change Banner into the "Savage" Hulk. Both brutes then have a huge back and forth fight until the Hulk punches Juggernaut near a Cyttorak ruby which he tries to absorb to give him even more power. But Juggernaut will get overloaded with power and explodes and then dissipates to another place.

With the Juggernaut looking for a man who double crossed him, he is met up by the Avengers. After Captain America, Spider-man and Iron Man are defeated Juggernaut is now faced with the Avengers strongest member, the "Savage" Hulk! The two behemoths trade blows with Juggernaut eventually knocking the green brute back. Wolverine would then attack and fair no better. Storm, watching all this tries a different approach and begins to talk the Juggernaut down. It almost works but the Hulk roars back into battle, knocking himself and Juggernaut off the clifftop into the sea below. Soon the Hulk swims to shore asking where the Juggernaut is and he is nowhere to be found.

The Avengers battle Loki, who has enlisted the help of some villains including the Juggernaut. As the "Savage" Hulk battles Iron Clad of the U-Foes, Wolverine locks up with Juggernaut and doesn't fair very well against him. Eventually, the Hulk will help out his teammate and smack Juggernaut around with Iron Clad's limp body. Soon realizing that the Avengers are the better team, Loki escapes.

Bruce Banner is in South Korea looking for the Amulet of Cyttorak to see if it can stop him from changing into the "Savage" Hulk. He is met by an American guide, who happens to be Cain Marko in civilian clothing. He is willing to show Bruce, Rick Jones and his pet monkey, Yoink the way for a price. Eventually they find the Shrine of Cyttorak and the amulet, which Marko takes for himself! He transforms into the Juggernaut and now wants to destroy the amulet so there won't be anyone to stop him. But before he can, Banner tries to grab it and is easily tossed aside and while Juggernaut is distracted, Jones and his monkey steal the amulet from him. As Juggernaut chases them to retrieve it, Banner changes into the Hulk and the battle begins!

Juggernaut's first blow sends the Hulk crashing out of the caverns and when the Hulk gets up and attacks again he cannot stop the Juggernaut's forward movement and is pushed back. Juggernaut will then land another tremendous blow which sends the brute flying off the mountain. Soon Jones and Yoink put the amulet around Juggernaut's neck and it magically binds him helpless. But the Hulk comes attacking again, fueled with rage, he punches the amulet that has Juggernaut trapped, destroying it and freeing him. Juggernaut thanks the Hulk for his luck and they brawl again. While the Hulk punches Juggernaut over and over and has no way of hurting him, Juggernaut will begin to push the Hulk back again. But this time the Hulk picks Juggernaut up and throws him back into the cavern causing a massive avalanche. The Hulk will grab Rick and Yoink and leap away to safety. Next time we see Juggernaut, he is buried alive in the cave trapped but slowly he begins to move.

1985 #2 (2008)
Small Town America, 1985: Toby Goodman is a thirteen year old boy who weathers the storm of his parent's separation, his mother's choice of new boyfriend and his father's indolence by immersing himself in the minutiae of the Marvel comics universe. Toby soon becomes possessed with this world and his humdrum existence takes a turn for the bizarre when he spots a creature that resembles The Red Skull, gazing out from a window of the local nexus of suburban folklore, the abandoned Wyncham house. Before long, more characters from the pages of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's fictional universe begin showing up in the flesh. With Toby now confronting the Hulk with Bruce Banner's mind, the brute asks if he has seen the Juggernaut. Soon the Juggernaut tackles the Hulk from behind and a brawl ensues with Toby watching in awe and then eventually running off.


Listed in this section is every time the Hulk squared off against Juggernaut in a movie, cartoon, video game, magazine covers, etc. Now this category might not be in actual comic continuity but it plays a very important role in how the mainstream audience views each character and where they stand when facing off with one another. It should be noted that it was the media that had more of an impact on the "Hulk vs Juggernaut" perception than even the comics did.

While this is not just a "Hulk vs Juggernaut" game. There is a Hulk and Juggernaut (as well as a bunch of other characters from Hulk-lore including Wolverine) transfer piece that you can use to create a scene and  have them fighting each other. I should also point out that Juggernaut is attacking the Hulk on the cover of this game making it very uncommon for the times.

The arcade fighting game released by Capcom that brought the "Hulk vs Juggernaut" rivalry into the public eyes and started a whole mess of controversies and questions especially when talking about their size and strength.

The game is loosely based on the Infinity Gauntlet story line, with the heroes and villains battling each other for the Infinity Gems. The main antagonist is Thanos, who steals whatever Gems the player had collected (at that point, all but the sixth gem, Mind) and uses them against the player, but with each gem having a strange, new effect when used by Thanos.

The game played similar to Capcom's previous Marvel-licensed fighting game, X-Men: Children of the Atom, but with a more simplified use of the super combo gauge, and the addition of the Infinity Gems. Each Gem could be activated in battle, giving the user a different power for a few seconds. In addition, each character had a Gem that he had a special affinity for, and would get additional abilities whenever he activated it.

Juggernaut is a total powerhouse in this game and when used correctly, rarely will he be defeated. The "Professor" Hulk, who can do some tremendous damage in his own right is a far second choice. Never has "Hulk vs Juggernaut" been so lopsided before.

While storming the mansion to find his step brother Charles Xavier, Juggernaut is met up with it's defenses. He get's attacked by a Hulk robot that is easily destroyed and defeated. Soon Juggernaut's life is at risk when someone else uncovers the Cyttorak ruby and claims the powers of the Juggernaut and uses it to pick up girls. Eventually Professor X and the X-men help Juggernaut out and stop this rouge-Juggernaut. Due to the X-Men's help, Juggernaut leaves them in peace and walks away.

This was the third game in the Marvel vs Capcom series. A new twist featured back up characters that would assist your team. While the Hulk is a playable character with improved strength and durability from the previous game, Juggernaut was only an assisting one. And even though he cannot engage the Hulk fully, he can still attack the Hulk while assisting an opposing team with his head crush maneuver. It was kind of a let down because fans would have preferred to see Juggernaut as a usable character to engage this newly improved Hulk as well as other characters in this game.

The game takes place within the Marvel comic continuity, as Professor Charlies Xavier calls out for heroes to stop him before he merges with the consciousness of Magneto and becomes the being known as Onslaught, the final boss. The game was developed in late 1997 and first released in January 1998 to both the arcade and then to home game systems.

This is the fourth overall game in the Marvel vs Capcom series. Now Capcom simplified the controls to make the game play more accessible for casual players. The button configuration was trimmed down to 4 main buttons and 2 assist buttons. The game also features a different air-combo system and 3 on 3 tag, compared to the 2 on 2 tag from previous games in the series.
The game was highly anticipated upon its release and achieved critical acclaim due to its graphics, fast action, storyline and enormous cast. The game scored and 8.8 on IGN, a 91.1 on Metacritic, and has frequently been called one of the best fighting games ever by Gametrailers, particularly by the Screwattack staff. The only complaints seemed to be the ability to stack teams as well as the jazz soundtrack, but many reviewers managed to overlook it due to the game's impressive achievements.
The "Professor" Hulk was even more improved in this game than any other previous and seemed to balance out the power levels between him and Juggernaut. Both could take and deliver huge amounts of damage with the Hulk possibly being the favorite now with his quicker movements and more range. But Juggernaut of course, still had the size over him.

Inside cover and inside back cover shows a collage of superheroes with the Hulk and villains with the Juggernaut charging at each other in a battle royal.

This episode starts with Hulk and the Superhero Squad fighting it out with Juggernaut and Sabertooth to take back the infinity frackles. Thor and the Hulk make some attacks on Juggernaut but he can take it (to the Hulk's surprise) and tries to escape through the Great Wall where he is ambushed by more heroes. Soon a magical ray shoots into the hole of the wall and some the heroes (except the Hulk) into wacky things. When everything turns back to normal and the heroes and villains (now with Dr. Doom) square of we see it turns out to be Dr. Strange!

A bratty 3-year-old named Brynnie Bratton decides to hire the Heroes for Hire (consisting of Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Misty Knight) to help her find her father, but is also wearing a tiara with a fractal making her invincible. The heroes and villains must put up with her superpower temper-tantrums while Falcon helps Heroes for Hire track down Brynnie's father and bring her under control. There is a small clash between the Hulk and Juggernaut in football-like fashion here. But it's the Thing who ends up hitting (and hurting) Juggernaut to make him lose his handle on the fractal.

While this game has two options of play; Adventure Mode, where Hulk along with the other members of the Superhero Squad go through various levels defeating waves of enemies and bosses (where Juggernaut is a boss) to eventually fight the final boss Dr. Doom. The other option is Battle Modewhere you pick one character to use in free-for-all fighting action. Players defeat their opponents by depleting their health or knocking them out of the arena! Hulk fighting Juggernaut has never been cuter than this!

Galactus arrives in Super Hero City to devour the Earth. Since they are all over-matched, the Super Hero squad must convince Dr. Doom to help and reforge the Infinity Sword to help defeat this Cosmic-God. When the Hulk and the other heroes crash Doom's pad, they are confronted by Juggernaut and the rest of the villains. Before anything can happen, Iron Man decides to just take the frackles from Doom and fly off.

The episode starts off with the Juggernaut rampaging through the city and then the Super hero Squad shows up to stop him. They "Hero Up!" and then attack with the Hulk charging the running Juggernaut to no avail. Juggernaut will continue to pound on the Squad and destroying the city until Firestar shows up and melts the street around his feet holding him there. He grabs a streetlight and swings it at all the heroes until Wolverine is thrown by Reptil in dinosaur form and uses his claws to cut it down to size. Iron Man will then blind Juggernaut with a light ray as The Hulk and Thor beat him down (off screen of course) and then tie him onto a truck flatbed that hauls him off to jail.

This online PC game has a ton of features where Hulk and all the other Marvel heroes can be used to play. Have level games and battle minions until you meet up with the Juggernaut and other villain bosses, team up with other players online, train your heroes and interact with the entire Marvel Universe. Also there is a fun option for fighting each other in a card game style format. This game is in the style of many of the popular card games for kids, where you try to trump the card your opponent plays, or stop them from being able to put one down at all. You’ll begin by building your deck, choosing cards with a high damage potential, or cards that might help you block your opponent’s attack. Your chosen hero will face off in an arena with one opponent. Each turn you have the chance to attack, block an attack, or pass if you have nothing to play.  Make your opponent lose all of the cards in his hand to win the game. With each card you play, the character on the card will enter the battle arena and perform an action. It’s really fun to see your favorite characters attacking, blocking, or cheering their victories. When you win a game, you’ll be rewarded with a new card for your deck. Have Hulk go through the levels or fight others in a battle royal of the ages, either way this game is super fun to play!

While there is not a "Hulk vs Juggernaut" scene in this children's book, there is a double-page spread where the Hulk and the Avengers are teaming with the X-Men and fighting off some evil mutants. Juggernaut is seen battling the Beast while the Hulk struggles with Magneto. I had to include this book in this write up because even though Hulk and Juggernaut were not fighting each other, they were on opposite sides of the battlefield.

Avengers Alliance is a nod to the classic turn-based role-playing games that players have known and loved for decades. Your party will feature three members, and each member and enemy on the field will take turns performing single actions. Actions consume stamina, and range from offensive attacks and defensive buffs to item uses, stamina recharges, and more. It’s a simple enough system to understand.

While the Hulk is a character that becomes an ally and helps you on your missions, Juggernaut is a boss villain that you will eventually encounter and fight. Under the right circumstances you can have the Hulk and Juggernaut clash.

An updated remake of the two classic Capcom fighting games for a new generation. This downloadable game includes Marvel Superheroes and Marvel vs Capcom: New Age of Heroes so Hulk vs Juggernaut is ready to go for the new age of fans.

The Hulk and the Juggernaut collide in a battle for the ages in this rivalries very first magazine cover. The actual story in this issue is a reprint of Marvel Adventures: The Incredible Hulk #10 (2008).

An MMO/ARPG game by Gazillion Entertainment. While not just a "Hulk vs Juggernaut" game, you can play up to 26 characters such as The Hulk, Iron ManCaptain America, Spider-man, Deadpool and Wolverine as well as 13 non-playable characters that will help you out. Juggernaut is a boss character in the game and the Hulk, as well as others can slug it out with him.

While Spider-man describes the Hulk always hitting things, a short cut-scene shows the Hulk punching out  Dr. Doom and then the Juggernaut (as well as scaring a hot dog vendor for not having ketchup).

Once you completed level 8 in Story Mode, you unlock the level for Free Play Mode. In this mode you can go through the level again. However, this time you can use any character that you have unlocked. If you use the Hulk, he can meet up with the Juggernaut (who is the boss villain of this level), and have the two brutes brawl it out. It's also fun to team them up and destroy LEGO New York together or fight if you are playing with a friend. Seriously, this is the best superhero video game ever made... period.

This is a game for the IOS and PC. You must stop Norman Osborn and the Dark Avengers from taking control of the dangerous substance "ISO-8," by recruiting and leveling heroes and battling in match-three game play arenas. While Juggernaut is a boss character that can be unlocked, the Hulk and his other teammates can battle it out with him.

After the Juggernaut trashes Iron Man, only the power of the Hulk can stop his rampage. When Ed smashes his Hulk DISK the Green Goliath is released and the main event begins. As the Hulk attacks, the Juggernaut is able to withstand his attack and they lock up in a test of strength. As the Hulk gets angry, his strength increases and he overpowers the Juggernaut while sending him to his knee. Soon the Hulk will leap high into the air and slam the Juggernaut's helmet so hard that the vibrations knock him out. Hulk smash...

A mobile fighting game with 25 characters to choose from. You can collect favorite superheroes and villains to build your team as you battle through iconic Marvel locations. You can have Juggernaut and the Hulk fight each out in a clash of titans.

Reissue of the book that came out in 2007 but made into a smaller edition. Inside cover and inside back cover shows a collage of superheroes with the Hulk and villains with the Juggernaut charging at each other in a battle royal.


Thor and Wasp take on Juggernaut, Whiplash and Lizard until the other Avengers; Hulk, Captain America and Iron Man show up to help them out. The Hulk will attack and pound on Juggernaut until he is teleported away.

A spinoff of the Marvel Heroes online game (2013) but for new video game consoles like the PS4 among others. With the Hulk included as a playable character and Juggernaut as a boss character their will be plenty of brawls to keep the "Hulk vs Juggernaut" rivalry alive and well.

A game for the Nintendo Switch where a team of heroes including the Hulk plays through 12 levels to defeat the final boss Thanos and the Black Order. Each level has a boss that the team needs to defeat to advance. On level 5 the boss characters you must beat is the team of Mystique, Magneto and Juggernaut.


So what's the conclusion between these two powerhouses? Even though the Hulk has the overall edge 3 to 1 in 9 official match ups, it really is a dead even draw. Because despite some controversial wins and loses to each, neither brute can claim a definitive victory over the other. I think it's because they are very similar in styles and almost exactly the same in their physical attributes. They both have the biggest egos, they both talk huge amounts of trash, they both have the same style of fighting (just keep moving forward, brawl and pound your opponents until they become nothing but meat sauce), they both never quit, they both cause trillions of dollars in real estate damage and they both put the fear of god into everybody they face

But you have to give the Hulk the edge in pure physical strength over Juggernaut (full-power or not) because that's his bread and butter. We all know; the madder the Hulk gets, the stronger he gets. Juggernaut fights with a mixture of his durability and unstoppable magic ability while slugging it out with others. This fearsome combination puts an illusion on his physical strength when fighting top-tier opponents. Fanboys tend to forget this in their arguments so I'll state it again; When Juggernaut is pushing back opponents and obstacles when he is moving forward, he's NOT using physical strength -- he's using MAGIC!  

When Juggernaut tries pushing the Hulk off a cliff in Marvel Adventures: The Incredible Hulk #10 (2008) he's not using his physical strength in the attempt, it's the magic of Cyttorak that's empowering his force of irresistiblity while he's moving forward.

While Juggernaut is immeasurably strong and a Super-Heavyweight that ranks with the Hulk (base-level), Thor, Hyperion, Thanos and Hercules class, he is not in the rage-induced Hulk strength class. This fact was proven when the Hulk showed his superiority in strength in their first meeting in The Incredible Hulk #172 and he has shown that he is quite capable of stopping the Juggernaut's forward movement with his physical power as he did in World War Hulk vs X-Men #3 (you can't really count The Incredible Hulk #457 because the Hulk was powered up by Celestial technology in that fight). This speaks volumes because before his encounters with the Hulk, the Juggernaut was always considered absolutely unstoppable. I know many militant Juggernaut fanboys will discredit this feat in their arguments and say it was the Hulk, who got pushed back (despite what the writer of the fight Christos Gage has stated). But the debate is now floating in the ether and that's what makes it so significant. And if they still have their doubts about who's actually the stronger between the two; the Hulk is known as the standard of physical strength within the Marvel Universe and is advertised that way, the Juggernaut has never been regarded as such. He has always been advertised as a peer to the other Super-Heavyweights of the world and has never proven otherwise. NUFF SAID.

Who's stronger Hulk or Juggernaut? Watch the cartoon of Marvel Disk Wars and understand how the Hulk's powers work. Many Juggernaut fanboys will argue that this is just a cartoon so it doesn't count but this is a perfect example of what I'm talking about when Marvel advertises the Hulk as its strongest character to a mass audience. You don't see Juggernaut overpowering the Hulk do you?

Another example from the book The World According to Spider-man (2014). A strength comparison of Juggernaut and the Hulk. Is there any doubt on who is the physically stronger?

And lastly, let this page from The Incredible Hulk #634 (2011) end all debates on just how strong the Hulk can truly become. Even after his battles with Juggernaut, Sentry and all the heroes of the world from the World War Hulk story line, it's revealed that the Hulk was actually holding back the true extent of his power. This has to be one of the most defining moments in the Hulk's history. He isn't dubbed the "Worldbreaker" for nothing.

So who has the better durability? Both of these guys can take a ground level nuclear blast and keep on going! The Hulk has increased durability and healing with his near-limitless rage and Juggernaut has the near-limitless magic of Cyttorak to keep him invulnerable. It's so close, but you have to give the edge to Juggernaut because that's his bread and butter. I will admit that both brutes have been shown to be able to hurt the other physically on a consistent basis despite the reputation of their high-end invulnerability. But I have to give it to the Juggernaut because outside of the Hulk (and Thor), he has been able to use his force-field with awesome results in other appearances. Plus, his durability seems to be portrayed much more consistently than the Hulk's (which fluctuates from comic to comic and is related to his current adrenaline levels) and his invulnerability is what he is mainly know for within the Marvel Universe, so Juggernaut has the edge here, and rightly should. NUFF SAID.

There is no doubt that Juggernaut has always shown a consistency with his invulnerability throughout the years. Although he is roughly equal to Thor in terms of physical strength, Juggernaut's ability to take shots from Mjolnir is telling on how durable he is.

 His force-field has the ability to slow down the velocity of Thor's hammer when thrown at him (which is very impressive).

And even when Thor is not holding back, Juggernaut is at least able to survive his mightiest blows.

Looking at these facts with unbiased eyes, it's no surprise that this match up is a solid draw for now. And if fanboys want to get more extreme and talk about their super-powered-up versions like "Worldbreaker" Hulk or "Trion" Juggernaut, etc. then please argue among yourselves because I'm outta here!

And for personal reasons I want to finally point out that the Hulk looks like his ol' savage self in the recent Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite (2017), Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011) and then the revamped Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (2011) video games. The good part is that the horrid "Merged/Professor" incarnation of the Hulk is long gone and the "Savage" Hulk has taken his place! He is also one of the strongest/toughest characters in the game with moves that do crazy damage (nobody but Galactus can beat him hit for hit). The game play, graphics and technology are better than ever. While all this is awesome, he still has that stupid belt buckle that the designers of Capcom keep giving him... UGGGHH!!!

The downside is that the Juggernaut is not included in the roster of characters in either of these games. It would've been interesting to see how big they would've made him and how he could match up against this new and improved Hulk (or even against Thor and Thanos). What this proves is that the Juggernaut's fame is not what it used to be despite appearing in the movies X-Men 3: The Last Stand (2006) and Deadpool 2 (2018). But, who knows, maybe that will change in the future. These characters can always bounce back to thrill fans of new generations.


Hulk vs Juggernaut!

Agree? Disagree? Let's hear it fanboys!!

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  1. Wow! This was a real pleasure to read! Hulk Vs. Juggernaut reminds me of heated playground discussions from my school days in the 70s and the continuation of the subject when my son discovered the arcade game in the 90s. I only wish I had been armed with all your knowledge back then. Thanks for the wonderful read!

  2. This has to be the DEFINITIVE article on Hulk vs. Juggernaut ! GOOD WORK !


  3. Well buddy, most of your article clearly describes your preference for Hulk, no mention you are handling only a single glass perspective that you want to see about your green behemont, so is fully debatable each of your arguments. I would debate each paragraph of you, but I'm tired of this controversy in forums battles. Only I dare to point out that you failed inconsistently to mention that the powers of Juggernaut unlike the Hulk, are of mystical and extradimensional origins, and by panel feats was proved that Cyttorak's energies = limitless strength and durability channeled via his avatar to call upon through the gem with the increase strength option until draw the limitless power of Cyttorak (from Crimson Cosmos). Therefore, in each of the battle panels can be explained perfectly why the magic powers of an extradimensional God (super strength and durability) via his avatar (the juggernaut) is superior than the strength of Hulk based on his gamma genes and uncontrollable emotion of his anger.

    1. Just watch this and accept the truth about comics...

    2. shut up bitch

  4. Sorry you feel that way. Although you think I'm being Hulk-biased, I can assure you that I'm not. I pride myself on these write ups as being honest as possible and if you read all the others on this blog you will see this. I'm just being truthful about what's on the paper. We fanboys of our heroes like to sometimes push our favorites to the top and try to convince others because we have such a "love" for that character. I get it, but it's not the truth. And regardless of what any Marvel Handbook or previous story says about a characters powers it doesn't matter in the context of a story that a writer chooses to use in a comic book slugfest. It's all fake anyways!

    I love all the characters and fights that I do write ups on. So I honor them by always basing it on the truth, there is no other way. And doing that surprises a lot of people, especially fanboys. I'm also friends with a lot of creators in the industry that if I can't answer a question or if there is a big debate on something, I go to them for the answers. Gage said to me that the Hulk was stronger and capable of stopping the Juggernaut, I didn't. So who are we to argue? Marvel pays Gage for his opinions so it's cannon. Until Marvel pays you for yours, then complain and use all the "comic/fantasy logic" you want but it doesn't matter. Sorry to be so blunt, but when I do a write up, it's all about writing with your head and not your heart.

    Glad you enjoyed it!

    1. Part 1:
      You say you're not biased, but you clearly are. Hulk happens to win all the fights except vs. silver surfer where hulk clearly has no chance against. But you still try to make an argument for how hulk can win when the comics clearly show hulk can barely fight a depowered surfer, let alone a fully powered surfer. Hulk has shown that the best chance he stood against surfer was planet hulk and surfer was proving he was superior in strength and too much to handle for hulk. It takes a distraction for hulk to actually land a punch and surfer to stop fighting got hulk to start pounding on hulk. A fully powered surfer can easily handle any hulk no matter how angry hulk is.

      For hulk vs. juggernaut, juggernaut most likely starts out stronger than hulk and his durability is way better than hulks and on top of this, juggy has the only quality win between the two. Also, Juggernaut has limitless power due the cyttorak and hulk has only managed to stop juggernaut while he was enhanced as a horseman. Logic clearly shows juggernaut should win this fight but you say how hulk is superior to juggernaut.

      For Thor vs. silver surfer, your argument for why Thor would win contradicts other articles. Current surfer has shown to be more powerful than current Thor with better feats and for being able to beat down beta ray bill rather easily who is thors equal in every way. But you chose Thor because Stan lee had surfer say thors hammer is more powerful than the power cosmic despite feats proving otherwise. I normally wouldn’t have a problem with that until I read your hulk vs. Thor. Where’s the same logic you used for Thor vs. silver surfer on you hulk vs. Thor? If Stan lee said Thor was made to be stronger and more powerful than hulk, why wasn’t your answer Thor then? If Hercules is equal in strength to Thor in a comic written by Stan lee, then why isn’t Hercules your answer for hulk vs. Hercules? Hulk vs. namor, Stan lee showed that namor was superior to hulk in the comics he wrote. Why isn’t namor your winner? You seem to use Stan lee when it is convenient for you and not use Stan lee for you when it is convenient for you which only proves my point further on how bias you are.

    2. Part 2:
      Thor has shown he is clearly leagues above hulk, but has to be depowered in his fights with hulk to only brute strength. Thor has yet to use a god blast which has been able hurt people with a much higher durability than hulk. Thor has yet to throw his hammer at several times the speed of light against hulk which would probably KO hulk. Thor has yet to use the weather of 1,000 worlds which has hurt glory, a sky father who durability far exceeds the hulk. We all know hulks recent fight with a sky father where, Zeus beats hulk, hulk is lying in pain for days. The one time Thor uses lightening, he KOs hulk. Thor has been able to destroy juggernauts helmet while hulk has yet to scratch it. The strongest hulk has ever lifted was support a mountain on his back while Thor has been able to lift the Midgard serpent which weighs more than the earth. Thor outclasses hulk in every way, but you still chose hulk. If Thor was creative enough, he could beat hulk by controlling his hammer mentally and beat the crap out of hulk or just fly up and unleash everything he has on hulk without hulk ever touching him.

      Hulk vs. namor, namor clearly has the advantage. If they battle in the water, namor is the clear winner and has shown in his fights with hulk. Namor has shown he gives hulk a battle on land and even weakened. But you pick hulk because he’s your favorite character despite Namor having the advantage.

      And seriously? You actually think hulk has a greater durability than surfer. Surfer flies through suns, supernovas, and black holes like there nothing. He survives beating from Thanos and cosmic threats like tyrant or the stranger. Hulk gets beat up be second rate bruisers like abomination and rhino. It’s hard to see how hulk has the greater durability. I even doubt hulk being stronger than surfer or Thor (Thor I already mentioned). Surfer has already out muscled hulk in planet hulk and caught his arms full swing in hulk #250. In Marvel it’s not the big 3, it’s the big 2. Hulk doesn’t belong in Thor or silver surfers league but gets put there due to popularity. After everything I said, it’s really hard to understand your logic when you decide who a winner is.

    3. And someone is showing a Juggernaut bias.... get over it, sonny.

    4. @ Anon 1-2 reply
      Hulk has beaten up Abomination and Rhino with ease. Hulk has more victories over Namor than Namor does. Surfer could only break Galactus's force field curse after he absorbed Hulk's power and needed Hulk to bail him out of a force field draining his energy when he was trapped by Skrulls. Hulk counteracted a black hole in Defenders#3 and destroyed a entire universe in Incredible Hulk#126. Thor has beaten classic surfer, the fight was a reference toward classic Surfer vs classic Thor not the current versions. Hulk overpowered Hercules when Hercules teamed up with others to stop him.

    5. This guy with all his "part 1" and "part 2" crap is the kind of fanboy who can't sleep at night when a comic story doesn't go his way. What a life he must have, I shudder thinking about it. All his facts are screwed up and totally one-sided. But I'm sure it is expected to be that way with someone with that kind of mentality. GET A LIFE!!

  5. Why debate over Juggernaut's strength, Mr. Anonymous? Let's just see what Marvel has officially said on the subject:

    Marvel has never said that about the Hulk. What they have said about the Hulk is that he has the potential for unlimited strength. Marvel put a clear cap on Juggernaut's strength.

  6. This is hands down the best Hulk v.s. Juggernaut article on the web. Great Job John. Im saving this in my favorites and gonna keep up with more of your work.

  7. Great article. I was just looking for information on the 1985 fight, but enjoyed reading everything else. I wouldn't say this article is Hulk-bias, but I wouldn't say Horseman of War Hulk won the fight against Juggernaut. And I would actually say World War Hulk ran from Juggernaut in their fight in Xavier's mansion.

  8. Great work! Even though you put it plainly (with articles from Marvel even), HULK HATERS will still not believe that HULK STRONGEST ONE THERE IS!! Keep up the great work!

  9. Great article !! I have readed many different arguments about who would win, but you take it further, with good information. In my oppinion, Hulk "has" to be stronger because he is one of the most iconics characters in marvel universe, and cannot be another character stronger than him in the same universe, or he will lose popularity.
    But if we put them to fight toe to toe, in a desert planet, with no collateral damage... i think that juggernaut will win in the end.

  10. I think Jugs is way over rated & always has been. Slow, clumsy & no fighting skills to speak of. He's still at the highest end of mortals due the magic of Cytorak, but I'd much rather have jugs after me than the hulk.

    Hulk is pretty over rated these days too, but I pretty much just ignore most new comics now.

    Almost any incarnation of Hulk ought be able to handle Jugs pretty easily, although the desired puch out should NEVER happen. Savage Hulk might actually fare the worst, being dumb enough to put himself in a position to loose, although savage hulk still ought to simply hurl jugs far enough away to stalemate/end the fight most of the time.

    Something to consider, however, is Jugs's force field, for total invulnerablility & untouchability. If the idiot actually used it intelligently for a change, he really could be dangerous to hulk.

  11. Interesting e-mail that was sent to me. Well thought out and explained...

    The base level strength of both characters is incredibly inconsistent, even if you limit it to a specific incarnation, like classic Juggernaut, or Savage Hulk (which ppl keep forgetting is different...and usually weaker than Mindless Hulk). Considering these dramatic inconsistencies, it's probably best to just disregard this aspect of the fight, resulting in a long term fight (although, I'd say Hulk should START weaker than Juggernaut). While Hulk is better known for it, from what I'm hearing, it seems both characters can get stronger as the fight progresses (imo Hulk should end up stronger eventually) But, I digress. This limits the variables to Juggernaut's durability and the Hulk's Healing Factor. The Hulk's skin is most often shown to be impenetrable by bullets, and often anything softer than adamantium. In spite of this, Juggernaut is clearly the more durable of the two. However, what Hulk lacks in Durability, he makes up for with his Accelerated Healing, which seems to be even faster than Wolverines. This considered, any damage Juggs does to Hulk will likely heal in a matter of minutes, if not seconds, while Hulk wouldn't be able to do any damage to Juggs in the first place. You could argue that Juggs method is superior to the Hulks, but in reality they both achieve the same effect, and if anything, the added element of pain Hulk's relatively lesser durability allows could serve in the Hulks favor as it would cause him to become even more angry. All in all, I'd say they're pretty evenly matched. My personal favorite is the Hulk, so OBVIOUSLY, I'm gonna say I think the Hulk would win, but that's really just my opinion...oh, and Personally, I find more value in the character description than feats...or anything else really. I know you'll probably say if you make it about who the character is it will be too subjective, but better to be subjective and consistent than objective and dramatically inconsistent. Feats change on a regular basis and they always lead to the same questions of which version of the character are we using? Which events are we counting as cannon? Is this one event just bad writing? Does it matter if it is? And on, and on, and on, until the entire debate turns into nothing but name calling, and illogical arguments over the smallest details. While the details of the characters change all the time, who they are at their core almost always stays the same. And what powers define Juggernaut at his core? A force that can not be stopped, let alone harmed. And Hulk? A monster with strength fueled by a never ending rage, who will just keep coming back, no matter how many times you beat him down. Sounds like a perfect match up to me. It's similar to the question of what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, which is why no half decent writer will ever give one an irrefutable victory over the other. And objectively speaking, that's exactly how it should be. Thanks for this write up, it's the best and most accurate that I've ever read on the subject.

  12. Juggernaut would win in the fight if he smartly knocks out hulk before gets mad enough to do any damage to Jugs. Juggs will lose if he's the bad guy of the comic though. Someone always intervenes...

  13. when the juggernaut took away the powers and x men returned it, the new juggernaut to remove the gem took a big jump.
    juggernaut has not been injured by the claws of wolverine.
    Juggernaut has withstood the blows of Mjolnir without showing damage.
    juggernaut easily defeated Thor ever.
    juggernaut not need to eat, drink or breathe. juggernaut then supports the vacuum of space.
    Juggernaut does not tire.
    juggernaut powers can not lose if not angry, and if hulk.
    Juggernaut is invulnerable to physical attacks.
    juggernaut has an impenetrable force field around it, which in itself increases its huge durability.
    If juggernaut might become injured, also has regenerative factor.
    juggernaut can be attacked mentally, but that has a helmet that protects it.
    juggernaut is functionally immortal. the aging process is completely halted and is immune to all toxins, poisons and diseases.
    Once Juggernaut begins to move in a certain direction, it is virtually impossible to stop. The only known examples that have managed to stop involving the participation of some mystical power, which is the only weakness of Juggernaut.
    As a result of his days in the military and his experience as a villain and hero the Juggernaut is a formidable melee combatant, using his style seems more like street fighting and but has great technique, allowing you to make the most of their great strength .
    Potentially the Cyttorak Gem Ruby or have provided and may provide certain capabilities that are unknown to the Juggernaut, he usually only exploits its virtually limitless energies on increasing his incredible physical power, but also gives the gem magic skills as amended the size of the area, increasing its size, tracking, levitation, energy absorption, energy projection, and creating portals. Cain accidentally and in some cases could make use of some of these skills.

    Juggernaut show during his fight with Nightmare various magical abilities, such as throwing energy beams and invoke powerful spells that allowed him to confront the powerful entity
    REASONS FOR THESE FEW Juggernaut is able to beat HULK

    1. LOL!! This guy is a joke. Read this blog buddy and understand that Hulk is the strongest one there is...not the Juggernaut...what a blind fool.

    2. just like guides so says this blog? , Juggernaut has TOTAL invulnerability to physical damage only if using magic can be hurt , in Incredible Hulk # 172, Juggernaut tells him that his attacks become weaker while still fighting while Juggernaut grow , almost broke her neck, throw Hulk to save the juggernaut away when Juggernaut going to attack again Hulk , Xavier Crarles so paralyzed his mind, Hulk , that is so powerful this is not a demonstration of to win, Juggernaut only weights of 900-1900 pounds. In Incredible Hulk # 402, Hulk juggernaut overcame the whole battle , since there was no one to " save" the unfortunate Hulk. In Incredicle Hulk # 456-57 . War Hulk , with "power up " because it had celestial technology, I take off my helmet and was beheaded ( kill) . Juggernaut could regenerate when in skeletal state, as demonstrated against D ` Spayre , obviously would survive . In World War Hulk : X -Men # 3, World War Hulk ( one of the strongest incarnations of Hulk) Juggernaut will face a "standard " as anyone else who exceto Sentry , humiliatingly hit him , and pushing each other says Juggernaut that has always won in battle, not something that Hulk refuses and begins to be pushed back. Charles Xavier Juggernaut distracts telling me to stop, to tear down the foundations of the mansion , the Juggernaut turns head and Hulk, which sees no other way out, cowardly decides not to continue with the fight and the momentum of Juggernaut fail to send to a river. As I said on the Juggernaut "standard" Juggernaut in other comics, like in his fight against Thor when he was 8th day, Cyttorak had increased the powers of Juggernaut while he beat Thor very quickly. Juggernaut possessed by the entity known as the Trion (Trion-Juggernaut) is physically capable of hitting even across dimensions, crushing and breaking down dimensional barriers, breaking through a pure stroke through space / time itself. The Trion just use the incredible power that provides Cyttorak!. Hulk has been hurt by the Mjolnir, adamantium claws of Wolverine, Captain America's shield. All this has not made the slightest nie damage Unstoppable Juggernaut.

    3. One of the funniest posts on here.

      This guy is an idiot.

  14. You just have to give this fight to the Hulk. Despite Juggernaut's armor, the Hulk's strength will eventually overcome it.

  15. Juggernaut is losing this one, no doubt in my mind.

  16. I got Hulk in this one all the way. Juggernaut is not as strong as the Hulk and eventually Juggs will go down. The Hulk has had him on the ropes before by his punches, so there is no doubt in my mind the Hulk can hurt him...and stop him again.

  17. I always thought that Juggernaut was overrated. What has he really done? More hype than anything else.

  18. While Juggernaut had a shot at beating the Professor Hulk as he did in Hulk #402, that would have never happened to the Savage Hulk from Hulk #172. Funny how people never point this out. The Savage Hulk was way superior than the Professor Hulk ever was.

  19. Everyone seems to mistake the Juggernaut's magical forward momentum as his physical strength. This is a big misunderstanding in how the Juggernaut's powers actually work. While he is physically strong and peers among the strongest including Hulk, Thor, Hyperion, Gladiator and Hercules. He is not stronger than any of them, much less the Hulk who I believe is the strongest Marvel character. What empowers Cain is the power of Cyttorak, there is nothing physical about it.

  20. Upper scale feats comparisons are basically silly. In universe, they are both absolutely top tier physical threats, who can and have been taken seriously by the most powerful Earth side powers.

    A fight between Hulk and Juggernaut is basically symbolic. The winner will be the one who the writer can craft a reason for victory. That can be in the form of the will to win of the fighter, a story reason for the victory, or a more ephemeral thematic point. The Hulk might get angry, or he might not be properly amped up to fight. Juggernaut might be weakened through his connections to Cytorrak being messed up, or be amped up and end the fight quickly. Hulk might be suffering plot complications impeding his strength. One or both might have temporary power-ups.

    The reason for the victory is going to be in the story, rather than the power set.


    juggernaut vs thor !

  22. I think the Hulk should win this one the majority of the time. Juggernaut's force field can only hold off the Hulk's rage-induced strength for so long, then it's eventually going to end with the Hulk standing alone.

  23. Oh, man that is some serious bias. I'm very disappointed, I used to respect your blog.

    First that World War Hulk: X-Men #3 battle,....its extremely clear that Hulk was losing ground. You really went out of the way to explain away the obvious. Trying to get the author to back you up and then taking his obvious unwillingness to outright pick a side (no one ever does that since the first Hulk-Thor match-up,'s bad for business) as some type of proof that Hulk deserves a "Win",...that was just the lame.

    Then there's the issue of "If Hulk could have stopped Juggernaut in that battle why does he need to BFR him?". He sure didn't BFR Colossus because he could overpower him. Hulk couldn't permanently beat Wolverine due to healing so he BFR him as well. See the parallel? Can't beat him,...BFR.

    I could put the author's quotes further against your biased conclusion. Let's pretend that Hulk did stop Juggernaut and that wasn't actually pre-walking or something. Then the author tells you "I don't know how long he could stop him" which is largely the same as "he couldn't stop him forever". Well if Hulk's power is to get stronger you have to conclude that he either can't get stronger fast enough (to match Juggernaut) or he simply can't get strong enough (to match Juggernaut). The author was obviously trying to not pop your fan-boy bias, but both the pics in that issue as well as his words state that Hulk cannot stop Juggernaut.

    Same with Hulk #172. There's just nothing in that comic to suggest that Hulk could hurt Juggernaut in any way. Hulk states "Hulk always gets back up" (after getting knocked down) and is then sent flying again from what looks like being overpowered. Prof X happens to stop by and save the Hulk. Hmmmm outside force again,....that seems to happen a lot when Hulk fights Juggernaut.

    Then there's other indirect comparions. Rogue (50T) hitting Juggernaut and not even making him flinch; Thor vs Juggernaut where Thor can't hurt him at all; Zeus (sky-father) beating the holy hell out of Hulk in pure strength. Zeus = skyfather. Cytorrak = Skyfather. Want more? Thanos knocks the Hulk around but gets fried by Odin. Hulk consistently loses to Silver Surfer. Surfer gets one-shotted by Odin.

    In durability, this isn't close. I seriously can't recall Juggernaut (at full power) ever being phased by anything physical other than Celestial Tech War Hulk (Celestial > SkyFather so don't go there please). Not Colossus, not Rogue, not Hulk. Even Thor's hammer couldn't do anything until he warped some of his power away. In contrast, Hulk's by TKO by Iron Man, near-TKO by Thor (hammer to the head in Hulk Annual has hulk lying on the ground pretty limp except for one arm trying to push him up.), hurt by villians like Ironclad, heroes like Thing, Namor,...sure Hulk wins, but he feels it. Juggeranut doesn't. Vs Wolverine - I don't think that he's ever even scratched the Juggernaut and depending on what decade he's ranged from slight scratches to ripping the Hulk apart.

    In terms of strength,...well that forward momentum = force = strength. Those concluding that "it's magic" and somehow doesn't count is ridiculous. The magic generates force which exceeds everyone else's as displayed time and time again. Juggernaut can walk through stuff that Hulk has to exert to the max to push through. I'm sorry, that picture in WWH is extremely clear that Hulk was losing ground and of course, had to BFR him since he couldn't win.

    That really sucks that you somehow concluded the Hulk as having any chance while simultaneously believing yourself to be unbiased. Please revisit your "facts" because this is a whole different weight-class for your beloved Jade gaint. You're good at what you do, but you really need to double check your work here. Please repair your reputation.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I think you're wrong when you call me a fanboy of the Hulk because I'm a fanboy of all the characters in comics. As for the "Author" Christos Gage...I know the man personally so it's not my interpretation. But I have a feeling none this will change your mind but I hope you keep reading because I got some fun stuff coming up.

    2. Well hold on now, haven't addressed anything that I've written. And nothing that I've written should lead you to interpret that "none of this will change my mind". My post was "evidenced based" as much as is possible in comics.

      And what does knowing Christos Gage have to do with justifying your claim? The words, as you've written them, justify my conclusion more than yours. Perhaps you left out some relevant parts of a conversation,...?

      I probably shouldn't have reverted to name calling, but I'm still having trouble seeing you as unbiased when you can't see that Hulk was plainly getting pushed back. Also, the pic of Hulk giving Juggy a fisted backhand in #172 was really the essence of that fight - Juggernaut was completely unphased but each time he hit the Hulk, the Hulk went flying.

      The only thing that makes them look anytype of even is the Professor Hulk vs white T-shirt Juggernaut fight. Hulk lost one of those and was possibly winning one, but as you pointed out, if any Hulk was going to beat Juggernaut it shouldn't have been Professor Hulk. So yes, I apply a low credibility weight to that fight and I really don't think that you have any evidence to the contrary.

      Bottom line, I don't think that you have any evidence that can show Hulk hurting Juggernaut or overpowering Juggernaut in any way; not even WWH.

    3. John, don't even waste your breath with this guy. No matter what you say or how many facts you point out he will not get over his Juggernaut fixation. He says that the Hulk didn't do anything to Juggernaut in the first fight in Hulk #172? In Hulk #404? In WW Hulk? What a complete moron! It's fanboys like this that give comic fans a bad name. He should be honored that you did such a great write up on the Hulk vs Juggernaut and it is unbiased and totally on point.

      Go away fanboy, live in your false dreams of Cytorrak. The Hulk is stronger and always will be and if I'm correct the Hulk is winning this rivalry 3 to 1 and if he can't hang with Juggernaut the comics seem to tell as different story. Hhahahahahahahahahahaha. This guy is a joke!

      Keep up the good work John and keep on writing the truth. Because fanboys can't handle the truth.

    4. This guy here is the typical delusional fanboy who thinks he is smarter than the writers themselves. A Juggernaut fanboy troubled by his own logic and his own interpretation of what happens in the comic he reads. If he has so much of a problem with his Juggernaut not being stronger than the Hulk then maybe he should write for Marvel and make it happen.

      Oh wait....that will never happen.

      Move out of your mom's basement and get a life.

      Juggernaut is NOT stronger than the Hulk because Marvel won't permit it. And they are Marvel's characters and not yours, so you have no say. Just keep reading, worshiping and hoping. But in the end, everything will be exactly the way it is. Hulk is the strongest one there is. ;)

    5. Wow you guys are awesome. It's really effective writing when neither of your have responded to anything I've written but manage to mash together "fanboy" and "mom's basement".

      The first brainiac rightly points out that Hulk 404 shows Professor Hulk doing some damage. Fine, I said he might have been winning that one. But I also said that Professor Hulk shouldn't have been the one to have any type of advantage over the Juggernaut, which the article's author pretty much feels the same if I've read his post correctly.

      And since neither the author or the two knuckleheads have responded to any of my interpretation of the evidence I am going point by point. Obviously I'm just going to illicit more fanboy comments from Thing #1 and Thing #2 and they'll probably also have nothing to respond on a point-by-point basis.

      Hulk #172 - Read it. True it's an inconclusive fight.Nevertheless I maintain that that the Hulk knockdown + completely ineffective backhand (illustrated in this post) + sent flying by a subsequent kick where the most direct evidence of relative power. Call it a draw if you want, I consider it a minor advantage to Juggernaut.

      Hulk #402: The story was "Hulk didn't know who he was fighting,...". I don't have the issue here, but there must have been a half dozen panels where Hulk is expressing how "I'm getting the feeling that this is no mere human". There was just no way that this was some type of stealth sucker punch TKO from someone that the Hulk thought was some regular 1500 lbs human. That battle was many pages long and "Professor" Hulk had a long time to snap out of it and realize that human's don't punch with Class 100 strength. If he couldn't do that then he's wasn't only clearly knocked out by the end of the fight, but he's also dumber than savage Hulk. Personally, I could care less about this fight, because Professor Hulk < Savage Hulk so it's not particularly meaningful.

      Hulk #404. Edge Hulk? Sure. Juggernaut's show on panel to go to his knees after a punch to the gut. As pointed out, Professor Hulk doing that to Juggernaut is a very low end showing for Juggernaut. Before you guys go crazy, Professor Hulk was shown to be relatively matched vs Wonderman right around that time (with some advantage to Hulk). Try looking up Captain Britain vs Juggernaut to see a ridiculously one-sided non-fight. Captain Britain was roughly in the same weight class as Wonderman, 95T vs 90T in same edition of Marvel Universe. Then there's the psychic backlash thing that makes it pretty hard to judge.

      Hulk #457: You have to know that Celestial tech makes this completely invalid. There's no way that should be part of the scoring any more than if Thor turned into Galactus and TKO'd the Hulk should count.

      WWH: X-Men #2. It's pretty clear that this is also an invalid fight, right? The whole conversation with Cytorrak about withholding power unless he's bad-a$$.

      WWH: X-Men #3. The main event. Hulks foot (CLEARLY!) giving ground + the author's stated words of "Don't know how long,..." the max rage, increasing strength, WWH could hold back Juggernaut + the need for BFR when Hulk's clear preference is to "SMASH". Someone please tell me how you can score a point for Hulk? Captain America or Spider-man could easily side-step any of Marvel's bricks and achieve the objective of talking to someone. Does that qualify as a win over the bricks? Seriously guys,....seriously John Cimino? C'mon you're better than that, aren't you?

      Hulk #602. Never read it. No opinion.

    6. I'm not getting into this rant with you guys because it's obvious this Juggernaut fanboy will not accept fact and what the writers of the fights themselves has stated. John, I suggest you stop posting this guys comments because he tries to rant on about how he knows even more than you about this stuff. This is just one reason why this guy is a joke.

      It's so disheartening that fanboys hate to see their character on the losing end.

      After reading your synopsis of the fights (while laughing of course). I have to ask you this fanboy;

      What do you think of Tony Issabella's comments on the Hulk overpowering Juggernaut "physically" and throwing him into a mountain? You said the Hulk had nothing on Juggs yet the Hulk clearly overpowers him - and the writer backs up that fact!!!! Looks like a Hulk EDGE to me.

      Now Christoph Gage states that the Hulk did in fact stop the Juggernaut's charge - let me repeat - the Hulk did in fact stop the Juggernaut's charge, physically and yet you still babble on about how John has written this example poorly? Not to mention that the Hulk DID in fact BFR Juggernaut from the fight, so he did technically win. John even states this and does a very unbiased job of it.

      I think you should do THREE things from here on out;

      1.) Apologize to the author John and tell him he did a great job.

      2.) Thank him because he has put out some great articles that has entertained you.

      3.) GO AWAY!!!

      Once again, John, I think you should just ignore this fool and then he will go away and cower with his X-Men comics.

    7. Now this was a very clever post.

      Thanks for the complements.

  24. Everyone who says that Hulk is stronger than Juggernaut, indeed, in the deeds, because it is the consent of marvel, is the most beloved hero, and so much written about. And although it is true that Hulk is stronger than Juggernaut, Juggernaut is TOTALLY INVULNERABLE TO PHYSICAL DAMAGE, NEVER will suffer by the force of Hulk.

    1. And yet the Hulk has PHYSICALLY hurt him in the past. You don't have a clue, do you?

    2. no, he doesn´t. That was only the normal reaction of a body being moved, not being injured.

    3. "This was only a normal reaction of a body being moved, not being injured."

      First off, I had to rewrite that staement just to know it was real.


      That is the funniest reply on this entire page!!


      I'm going to tell you that I'm sorry beforehand to call you an idiot, but you my good sir -- "are an idiot"!!


  25. I saw that cartoon episode with Hulk fighting the Juggernaut and it was glorious. I'm sure Juggernaut fanboys are weeping on top of their X-Men comics lol.

  26. "don't have a clue"
    "Juggernaut fanboys are weeping"
    "just ignore this fool and then he will go away and cower with his X-Men comics."
    "Move out of your mom's basement and get a life"

    Hulk fans sure are angry when it comes to the Juggernaut,...LOL

  27. Juggernaut has no hope in this fight. Once the Hulk get's going, it's over.

    My money's on the Hulk.

  28. EMH - "Strongest Hero there is". Nuff said,...

    Oops,...Juggernaut's not a hero.

  29. With a name like "John "THE MEGO STRETCH HULK" Cimino" and twitter account of @elastic_hulk..of course, you are not Bias...

    1. I have to disagree. While the writer seems to be a Hulk fan per se, he tends to write these articles as unbiased as I've seen. So many of these fictional match-ups are so "pro" this hero or "pro" that one. This is the only site that I've seen it split down the middle. I tend to agree on most of his points but I think it's impossible to please everybody. I think he does a good job balancing it all out.

    2. between achievements and popularity, Hulk wins.
      In powers, Juggernaut wins in the end .

  30. I disagree. If Marvel created the Hulk to be the strongest then who cares about what Juggernaut brings to the table because Hulk is the strongest.

    This article sums it up perfectly and should be sent to every Juggernaut fanboy because it's not the 90's anymore and nobody really cares about Juggs anyway. The Hulk still presses on forward as an icon.


    1. I totally agree with this statement.

    2. " assuming " that hulk is stronger , he still could not hurt the invulnerable juggernaut .

    3. "Assuming"??? Maybe you should read this article again and see all the proof there is to to prove this! Man, you are another delusional fanboy with no hope. LOL!!

  31. This fanboy Hulk omitted four essential things about Juggernaut which debunk all this fanciful utter construction of Hulk.

    1) The feats of juggernaut’s strength are based on his fights and his ability to physically dominate their opponents in terms of strength, invulnerability and durability, reasons that justifies why he is the embodiment of pure physical power. His opponents can not defeat or overcome his physical force. Juggernaut’ weakness is to be KO'd only by telepathic assault.

    2) Due to the many confrontation between Hulk and Juggernaut the two involves Hulk BFR Juggernaut for story progression rather then out right by defeating him through Hulk's main ability, strength, because the Hulk's brute strength (punches) is absolutely ineffective or is not an option against the Juggernaut. On the contrary, is proved the Juggernaut can kill the Hulk with his strength (punches or chokehold).

    3) In comic fiction, Monster Magic >>> Monster Genetic Science due to limitless possibilities of magic, remember "Magic is just science that we can't understand" and is a power (supernatural) that is above all physical laws of the natural world that we know. In a sense magic is superior to science in fiction terms. Cain power source is simply greater then Hulk's.

    4) During their last confrontation in WWH story arc. When Cain regain his true powers, he gave Hulk rather heavy one sided assault which almost turned into a real trashing for Hulk. At this point, Hulk has been angry length of time (increasing strength) from his prior battles with the X-Men. After Cain regain his powers, in two particular panels Cain toppled Hulk with one punch, then Cain's foot stomped Hulk to the floor and blood was spewing from Hulk's mouth by each of Cain’s punches. It shows Cain foot on Hulk's face, throughout the brawl Hulk seemed to received far more and seriously damage. It ended when Cain started to push back the Hulk and Hulk was forced to manage BFR Cain by releasing his hold (like a cheater) and stepping aside from Juggernaut's own forward momentum.

    Juggernaut in physical power (strength, durability and invulnerability) is superior than Hulk, due simply his magic power sorce comes from an immensely powerful extra dimensional entity like Cyttorak. There is nothing more to discuss about it. Juggernaut is the strongest one and Hulk the most popular, thats all.

    By the way, Stan Lee did not say something against Juggernaut and Romita omitted the fact the source of strength Juggernaut is the Gem of Cyttorak which allow him the increase-strength option.

    1. And yet an enraged Merged Hulk (in Hulk #404) clearly hurt Juggernaut and floored him with a single punch to the ribs; hunched on three limbs, the other clutching with a grimace where the Hulk had hit him.

      The longer the fight goes, the closer Juggernaut gets to being damaged and losing; and I don't think he has what it takes to put down a Hulk who's angry and motivated for the battle before he gets to that point. The only Hulk he ever beat was the Merged Hulk (in Hulk #402), who spent the entire battle analyzing why this 'construction worker' was able to throw him around. Juggernaut is way too powerful a foe for the Hulk to get cerebral about. But that was who the Merged Hulk was; Robert Bruce Banner, emotionless scientist, trying to figure out how to be the Hulk, how to be whole --even in a battle with someone as mighty as Marko.

      As a result, he had his @$$ handed to him.

      But then Peter David shows in the next issue what happens to the Merged Hulk's strength when he breaks free of Mentallo's grip and starts tearing down the illusions of Juggernaut being his father, who he'd been envisioning fighting the Avengers alongside. He has flashbacks of his hatred for his father, steps forward, knocks Juggernaut's helmet off & then delivers a blow to the gut that crumples Mr. Invulnerable to the ground in obvious pain.

      --a psychic backlash then renders Cain unconscious.


      Don't piss off the Hulk.

      Because as continuity shows, he CAN get angry enough to hurt the Juggernaut physically.

      When the Merged Hulk hit the Juggernaut in that issue he had been mentally envisioning him as his father, fighting alongside him against the Avengers and reveling in some delusional relationship that he never got to have with his real father. But then, he broke free of the psychic trance he was in because the Juggernaut, of all things, gave him praise and approval --something his abusive father never offered him. This awakening brought him face to face, so to speak, with all his rage at his father. Remember, his father is essentially who "created" the Hulk; it was his father's abuse (which PAD hinted was mental/emotional, physical and sexual in nature; basically, abusive in every way someone can be) --and then topped it off by murdering Bruce's mother in front of his very eyes, and then blaming Bruce for it, calling him the monster... which caused the splinter in Bruce's personality that ultimately became the Hulk(s).

      Coming face to face with his father and having that particular rage swell to the surface went right to the very heart of the character; the prime and primal essence OF his rage! With that kind of emotional impetus, he stepped forward and slugged Juggs in the gut, and the results honestly speak for themselves. He was that angry and that strong in that moment, and the extremity of his fury is reflected in the Juggernaut's own expression as he shows obvious fear staring into the face of this volcanic Hulk.

    2. In your WWH example, you must also remember that the Hulk wanted no part of that fight, was not angry at the Juggernaut and reiterated this sentiment through the brief conflict:

      "I'm not here for you."

      "I don't have time for this."

      "Fine, then don't stop." --as he 'assists' him into the nearby river.

      Despite the Green Scar's base-strength being boosted before 'World War Hulk,' it was still his extreme anger and dynamic strength which is repeatedly cited as responsible for his more extreme showings throughout that series. He obviously had no beef with the Juggernaut, wasn't interested in the battle, and ended it through battlefield-removal as quickly as he could. Even during 'WWH,' maybe especially, motivation played a huge factor in the Hulk's on-panel power level.

      Also, IIRC, the Juggernaut was showing signs (grunts and audible reactions) of being affected by the Hulk's blows. Was he "hurt" by them? Too brief of an encounter and too ambiguous of evidence to know for sure. But it's definitely not like he wasn't feeling the Hulk's punches. They were having an impact. If the Hulk had been motivated for the fight and seen it through to its completion, who knows what would have went down?

      But we do know that when the Merged Hulk got mad enough, it was the Juggernaut who went down. With one punch.

      Hey, continuity happens.


    nuff said

  33. Juggernaut was never considered stronger than the Hulk and I don't know where fanboys get their information from. The facts are all out there ad this article does a good job at pointing them out.

    Hulk >>>>>Juggernaut in STRENGTH. Juggernaut>>>>Hulk in DURABILITY. HULK>>Juggernaut in REGENERATION. HULK>>>>Juggernaut in EVERYTHING ELSE.

    1. ¿Where do you get that Hulk regenerates faster than Juggernaut , Hulk is more durable than someone who CAN NOT BE DEFEATED BY PHYSICAL FORCE??.
      Juggernaut doen't feel pain when he get punched.

    2. And yet he screamed out in pain when the Hulk hit him. Somebody help this guy he needs a clue??

  34. Juggernaut has been written off with the rest of the X-Men from Marvel comics and mainstream. Until Disney gets the rights back from FOX (which they won't) we will NEVER see another Hulk versus Juggernaut match up. So let's be happy with what we have. It's a damn shame.

  35. Please visit this, hulkiebers: (kenshiroo's post)


    Juggernaut is slow, but he can be fast too.

    Dr. strange wis his "magic" can´t defeat juggy (Juggernaut supposed to be weak with magic)

    Please, don't count BFR (Battle Field Remove) like truly wins. We wan't to see fights, these are matters of strength and durability, and Juggernaut in this terms than Hulk.

    After all, Juggernaut stomps hulk.

  36. ah, i was forgetting:

    Magneto can't control Juggernaut's armor.

    juggernaut has been near to destroy hulk several times , but has failed because the writers do not want to be humiliated a character that much fame and money has brought them.

  37. Juggernaut will always be second rate when it comes to the Hulk. Those who believe otherwise are just crying fanboys. Cry fanboys, cry!!

    1. you or any fan of Hulk Hulk matter which way Hulk wins, either with the intervention of Charles Xavier , or X men, or been increased his strength by apocalypse, or whatever.
      You do not care if juggernaut dominated throughout the fight , if Juggernaut shown stronger or resistant , or wins by knockout or a simple " drop " or " BFR " .
      I've never seen a real fan of Hulk give reasons as to why Hulk wins this match.

    2. Maybe you should reread this article fanboy?

  38. Juggernaut fanboys are almost as bad as Thor fanboys and both can't take that the Hulk is the favorite in these match ups. Hulk is the strongest because Marvel says so and it doesn't matter what other powers he has because - MARVEL SAYS SO! They are all their characters so they can do what they please with them regardless of what some lame-ass fanboy thinks.

    Welcome to reality.

  39. Proof is in the pudding, Juggernaut is below Hulk and that's the way it will always be. Some fanboys can't live with it.

  40. I always thought it was the Juggernaut's invulnerability that was his main asset his strength was below Thor, Hulk and Hercules. Not sure he is physically stronger than any of the true heaveyweights of Marvel.

  41. Reality is the Hulk wins because he is the good guy. I am a Juggernaut fan and the way they list his powers he should always win in a straight up fight. I am not saying that he is stronger than the Hulk, I am saying that strength is a moot point. According to the listing of the Juggernaut, he is invulnerable to physical attacks, i.e. the Hulks strength. The problem is that the writers of these books want the Hulk to win because he is the good guy, but they want him to be challenged, so they bring in the Juggernaut, not even knowing the bio that has been written up on him, then they do stupid things with him. He has a force field which deflected a sneak attack by Spiderman using his webbing and stopped Thor's hammer, yet he forgets to use it EVERY TIME against the Hulk, really? Dumb. As far as pushing him back, again, who is the writer of the story? A Hulk writer of course! Anything to push the anthem that the Hulk is the strongest! I think it is stupid that the Hulk and Juggernaut fans (of which I am one) are calling each other idiots. These are fictional characters and they live at the whim of the writer of the book. If the Juggernaut was the good guy and the Hulk the bad guy, the Juggernaut would win nearly every time. Plus the Juggernaut has been upgraded to be even more powerful then ever before by Cyttorak, an evil god.

    1. I think the Hulk wins because he is just stronger than Cytorrak.

  42. This article has to be the crowning achievement in the whole Hulk vs. Juggernaut debate that has been going on for years. The thing that makes it so impressive is that the author writes using logic, facts and truth. Three things fanboys tend to not ever use in their constant debates and rants. They always come from their narrow interpretation and preference regardless of what the actual comic-book states. Reading all the comments on this thread is absolutely laughable on what they want the story to say than what it actually does say. It's so pathetic actually and perfect in its stupidity.

    Not to get all political in a comic debate but this is what the "Black Lives Matter" followers suffer from. Do they even know the actual facts and statistics from the truth they are told? Do they even want to know or care? This is what the Juggernaut-fanboy suffers from. Lack of facts and statistics to show the truth. This article does just that and has to be an absolute crush to them.

    I have to thank the author for crushing the Juggernaut-fanboy with actual facts and logic, it was beautiful and will be passed on. The Hulk smashes them and the millennials that now plagued the world.


  43. The first time I saw these two fight was in Hulk #172. It seemed like in that issue the Juggernaut was more powerful. He seemed to get the better of the Hulk at first. As the Hulk got madder he got stronger. Then the Hulk got the better of Juggernaut. The was result was the Hulk won because he spun Juggy around and threw him into a mountain removing his helmet. In all actuality it was a tie. Juggy because of his protective force field was never hurt. They traded blows pretty evenly. Throughout the years Hulk always seemed to get the better of Juggy depending on who wrote the fight. A great heavyweight match up. One of the best. Right up there with Hulk versus Thor or the Thing. Thor versus Juggy was always good to. Juggy held his own against Thor without his force field once. Even Thor was impressed.

    The difference. They are both strong but the Hulk can get stronger as the fight goes on. Juggy can take more punishment because of his force field. The Hulk feels more pain than Juggy. The old irresistable force meets the immovable object. IMO the Hulk, Thor and Juggernaut are pretty much all pretty close. If vegas laid down money lines any fight between these three would be even money. Of course their power levels have all varied throughout the years. The Hulk vs The Juggernaut is just a great fight period. One of the best.

    One other tidbit. In WWH the only two characters that could stand up to the Hulk were Sentry and the Juggernaut. The Hulk had to outsmart Juggy to win a quick fight. This is the same Hulk who beat the living crap out of everybody including Black Bolt who he beat to a pulp.

  44. I never knew why their was such a debate on the strength comparison between the Hulk and Juggernaut. I always knew it was the Juggernaut's magical force of irresistiblity that made him such a tough opponent. Although he is plenty strong, he has never been portrayed to be above Hulk, Thor and the rest of the CLASS 100 guys.

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  46. Thor knocking out Juggernaut was awesome!!

    Wasn't the Juggernaut in the Temple of Cyttorak, making him stronger? Wasn't he, Juggernaut, bragging that he was more powerful than ever? Thor totally took him out!

    1. Yes. Thor totally "KO"ed Juggy. Hell, he even defeated Namor in the same issue. That was crazy!

  47. Savage Hulk is the real Hulk. The other versions are fun for a while, but I wouldn't want them for too long, as they do wear out their welcome.

  48. Sick and tired of dese jugy fanboys. Hulk has and always culd beat juggs. Hulk wins Juggernaut 10/10.