Superman vs. Doctor Manhattan (231/365)
Superman: Kal-El, visitor from another planet powered by solar radiation with numerous abilities including super-strength, invulnerability, longevity, and flight, and a superhero whose Fortress of Solitude is located in the cold and isolated Antartica.
Doctor Manhattan: Dr. Jonathan "Jon" Osterman, physicist who became a super-being when a lab accident gave him complete mastery over the manipulation of matter and the energies around him, and a superhero whose place of quiet isolation is the cold surface of the planet Mars.
If they had to fight, who would win?
#231 in the Duel 365 series.
Superman and Dr. Manhattan have been spotted here:
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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.
This photo was posted to Flickr on 19 August 2010. The last time I checked, it had 49,800 views on Flickr.
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Duel 365 was a year-long project I started in 2010. The goal was to post one photo each day depicting a duel, usually between two pop culture figures, and asking the question, "If they had to fight, who would win?" At the request of those who came to follow the project, I also provided text descriptions of each character. One of the rules was to avoid using the same figure in multiple photos. Another challenge was that I was not allowed to use Photoshop or other advanced photo editors to create the scenes; all editing was done either in-camera or with Apple’s iPhoto software. Over 700 figures were used for the project, which believe it or not represents only a small part of my toy collection.
Superman is a superhero in comic books published by DC Comics. He was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and first appeared in Action Comics #1 (1938). Rocketed to Earth from the doomed planet Krypton, the baby Kal-El was raised in Smallville as Clark Kent. As he grew to maturity, he found himself possessed of amazing physical powers: faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. To use his abilities in a never-ending battle for truth and justice as "Superman," he travelled to Metropolis and assumed the disguise of a mild-mannered reporter for The Daily Planet, a great metropolitan newspaper. His costume is red and blue with a cape and a distinctive "S" shield on his chest. He is often depicted as part of the Justice League superhero team along with Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and others. Superman was played by Christopher Reeve in a series of films beginning with Superman: The Movie (1978) and by Tom Welling in the television series Smallville (2001).
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