Wednesday, October 01, 2014

So, Who Would Win: The Winter Soldier Vs. The Red Hood

Happy Hump Day People.

So I was thinking up who to pit against each other for this week's So, Who Would Win, and after recently re-reading the very short Heroic Age era relaunch of the Avengers title, I found my participants.

The Winter Soldier Vs. The Red Hood.

Yep, two former famously dead sidekicks. Both not afraid to kill(and in some cases, overly unafraid to kill)

Bucky "Winter Soldier" Barnes.....


Jason "Red Hood" Todd....

So, Who Would Win?
Let me me know who's the king of the ex-dead sidekicks and why in the comments' section.


Dan W said...

For me this is dead easy - one of the coolest rebirth relaunches EVER in comics vs (IMO) the exact opposite. Winter Soldier all the way. Trained by Cap and then Russian secret services and outfitted with a bionic arm, leave no room for street thugs with shiny faces.

I love that in the Marvel U right now Bucky is dead again too and only select heroes know he's still operating. That is a nice twist and also plays off how the character is known in the real world too.

Good match up!

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

damn this is a tough one. WS has that bionic arm but i think RH kinda has the edge in shear cunning. but i'm admittedly coming from a biased point of view i pretty much hate all things russian these days.

Dale Bagwell said...

@Dan: Good points. Not to mention Bucky's got years of combat experience over Jason. But is that enough?

Bucky as the new "Man on the Wall" does seem to fit him though. At the very least it gives him something worthwhile to do instead of just spinning his wheels, doing really much of nothing.

@Shlomo: Oh yeah? Why the all the Ruskie hate Shlomo?

I'll be honest, I'm not 100% sure either man can lay claim to being edgier. We all know why Jason seems that way, not to mention always having a darker, rougher edge to him, and then there's Bucky; ret-conned into being a 16 year-old sniper/black-ops guy long before his WS years.

It'd truly be a hell of a battle for the ages, all fought in shadow.

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

not big on following international news i take it?

googum said...

I want to say Bucky...except I think Jason has the edge in dick moves. Like he'd be able to manipulate Bucky into a situation where he'd hesitate.

I don't know if it's still the case, but I just feel like Jason is still a horrible, horrible guy...

Randomnerd said...

Any dude who can not only survive WWII, the Cold War, AND dating the Black Widow is strong enough, smart enough, and cunning enough to kick RH's butt.

And maybe put a bullet in it.

Dale Bagwell said...

@Shlomo: I really try hard to avoid the news in general, be it national or international. It's usually all bad and depressing.

Other than briefly watching the development of the Ebola Virus's appearance stateside, I'm of the mind that ignorance is bliss. Not the best way to live, but it helps me get through the day.

@Googum: True, but I wouldn't discount Bucky in the pulling sneaky shit department either. Remember, he's been ret-conned into being a sneaky killer at the tender young age of 16, running around slitting throats. These two would just as likely slit each other's throats as they would share a beer together....whilst plotting the other person's demise.

@Random: Oh true dat Ging! But if it's to be believed, Jason had Talia, or at least mentored under her(take that as you will)so yeah...

Bottom line is they're both sneaky bastards you wouldn't want to fuck with in a well-lit or dark alley. Ever.

So, so far the score's tied 2-2. I honestly think aside from Bucky's arm, they're both evenly-matched. This one would come down to sudden death, with someone having to make a mistake in order for there to be victory.

If pressed, I guess I'll go with Bucky, but damn if you guys aren't right that Jason is the bigger dick and dirtier fighter of the two.

Randomnerd said...

There's only one thing to do now... get out a ruler and find out who really is the bigger Dick.

Dale Bagwell said...

Well random, I take it you just volunteered to do just that.
We may have to rename you Inspecta Dick.
That is if the other Inspecta Dick from the Wu-Tang Clan doesn't mind;)

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