Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, this is the main event.
In this corner, we have a fan-favorite monster. He's the World Breaker, the Jade Giant, the Green Goliath. He's the Incredible Hulk.
And in the other corner, we have the heavenly hero himself. He goes by the God of Thunder, the Son of Odin, and the Champion of Asgard. But most know him as the Mighty Thor.
These two titans will clash on the big screen for the first time when Thor: Ragnarok storms into theaters this week, but it's really just one more instance where writers ask a question nearly as old as the Marvel Universe: Who would win, Thor or the Hulk?
While the movie is bending elements from the Planet Hulk storyline to make the two face off in gladiatorial combat, Thor was never present in that comic book story. However, the titanic duo have still clashed many times in comics over the decades. From their Silver Age showdowns to more recent and more massive battles, Thor and Hulk’s relative strength has remained one of the most hotly debated match-ups in all of fandom and has become a staple event of Marvel Universe lore. We may never get a truly definitive answer as to who is stronger, but we can look to comic book history to give us an idea of what we might expect on the big screen.
And that's exactly what we're doing in our latest video, which spotlights five times Thor and Hulk have fought in Marvel Comics, from their very first brawl in the '60s to their world-shaking smack-downs of recent years. The deciding factor is often the status of magical hammers in the fight — and how many there are — but the results are hardly conclusive.
Watch below and decide if you're on Team Hulk or Team Thor.