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East Meets West by MatthewRHumphreys East Meets West by MatthewRHumphreys
Inspired by my old Titans vs DBZ pic. I decided to do something on a much larger scale...and not quite as shitty looking as the old one. So I'm including Marvel and DC characters vs Anime/Manga characters. Here's a zoom cut of two of the characters featured.

The rest to come and get compiled and I'll post the full thing in a few days.
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ShadowWalker3 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
And West kicked East's ass yet again!
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Chaos-Sama321 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Superman hands down
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Going through all my old favourites for inspiration and came back across this. You mentioned it was part of a bigger piece but never recall seeing it. Did you ever get around to completing it, or am I being a blind douche and just aint seeing it in your gallery?
(and i dont mean for this to seem like a nag for you to post it now, I know you have developed far as an artist and wouldnt want to be reposting this years old - was just curious)
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MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Not your doing at all. I'm a hack and rarely complete the larger outings I intend to do =D
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
So did you get any further with it or is became one of those projects that we always plan on getting back to but never do? Would have loved to see your interpretation of the other cast and the match ups. Ah well. A 5 year tease. ^_^
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MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
There's a few others in a piece I started, but never finished. [link]
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
ah i should of checked your scraps, silly me.
Looked like it was shaping up to be epic but a hell of a lot of work to complete. Thanks for showing me that anyway. :)
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GruntBoy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And that's how the universe was formed.
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antorcha Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aliens! XD. Nice style friend
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LordFreeza Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Goku is way stronger then the Man of Steel, I mean the guy has no weakness at all but a kind heart, while Supes well, forget it, lol!!
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends on which Superman we're talking. If its Golden age Superman, Goku would win easily. If it was Silver age Superman, Goku wouldn't stand a chance. Superman was so powerful towards the end of the Silver age, that he could extinguish stars with his breath. Modern day Superman is somewhere in the middle, but would be more than a match for Goku. One reason being that he doesn't waste time calling out his attacks when he uses them.
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TheOneTrueShinobi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Sweet
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Droll3 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
I think Goku gonna win. After all, He's had trainning his saiyan strengh whole his life and He's a Super Saiyan. And he can turn more at least to a Super Saiyan 3 from.
Superman got his power only because it's his born gift. But he isn't trainning his super powers. So Goku is the winner.
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends, Silver-Age Superman could blow out a sun. No really, he was so uber-powered that they had to reboot the comic.
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keiku Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Goku would likely have to be super saiyan 4 to match Silver-Age Superman. While superman of any age could beat Goku at any point in the Dragon Ball series.
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leo-darkheart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Hmmmmm...I have often wondered about who's win if they ever threw down. Sadly in comics it's doubtful it would ever happen. That would be ever so epic! ^_^ I love both Superman And Goku Son.
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edin1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
fan of superman, but goku's long list of techniques gives goku an advantage. for example, superman is fast, no doubt but, goku has instant-transmission (did i spell it right?)Also, superman know the basic's of martial arts, but goku is simply a master of the martial arts. the only thing we dont know, is each other strength, since they are from different worlds, we dont know how to gauge their strength. so superman may have the advantage when it comes to strength.

just in case i lost u guy's i think goku would win.
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EvilDead159 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
goku would totally win, fucking spirit bomb dude ordragon fist!!! superman is poweful no doubt, but hes also my leastfavorite dc character, he has too many powers which to me make him annoying
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Vicious713 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, and i hate to admit this, but superman would win, because of his retarded ability to godmode. =.=
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spleen2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
The new superhero greeting cause the fist bump is so yesterday.
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dirtscan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Awesome
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DaimyoShi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Super man in four rounds!
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Chopprincess Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Fantastic! I was actually debating this with my boyfriend and some friends the other day. He insists on Superman winning, but I think Goku would in the end.

Personally I think they would be like best friends, and the only reason they would fight would be because Goku really wanted to have some fun and see how much fight he could get out of Superman XP He'd most likely start the first punch haha

Great pic! So epic!
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born-of-fire Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
somethingawful.com did a "debate" about this last week: [link]
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Numba-1-DOod Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
I like Superman and DBZ pretty equally, but Goku would definately win
the Japanese give their "super" people way more unrealistic power
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gp-hbk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Nice style. Feels somewhere between comics and manga. You could have done it with their full bodies. The Danger Room-like background is perfect though; keeping the focus on the characters.

Probably one of the biggest fanboy conflicts I've had.
I'm thinking, if Ki counts as magical energy, Goku shouldn't have much trouble beating Superman.
If that isn't how it is, I guess the fight would be pretty even.
Then again, there are some more scenarios I'm thinking of, which could give one of them the advantage over the other.
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McMonkeyNut01 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Love this pic!!! I have always wished someone would do a DBZ/DCU crossover movie!!
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edin1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
sss, movie. i dont think so, but man if it did happen. it would kick ass, but it would have to be animated, what do u think ?
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Ziggyman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Great pic. A dreamed fight!
Who would win? Depends on who would write the history, but in a point Goku and Superman would be in fusion mode: SUPERMAN Z :omg:
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justincristelli Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional Writer
I'd love to see this crossover!

Ten bucks on Superman!
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fuckaname Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
hahahah love it,superman would so win
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totalgymvssonic Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
All I knows is that there ain't no long ass code words for heat vision. :P
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Papayaman Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Dude! I've been fantasizing over this match-up for ever!
I love how you drew Goku
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AlexisZ Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
amazing! fantastic work and surely a favourite!!!
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Nobunaga1981 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question: how does ki energy fare against sorcery and magic? I don't want to make comparisons to other sorcerers from the DragonBall Z universe; I meant more in the lines of Voldemort and Maleficent.
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MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Not a clue actually. =D
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Nobunaga1981 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thanks, anyway. I just needed some insight to help advance my own stories...
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Ocelit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
>.>

well i have to thrown down here, lets face it

goku has a larger repertoire of specials and actually has massive martial combat experience.

Superman never actually needed to learn how to fight
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necrocerberus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true. Goku >>> Superman
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MADstarter Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
All that comes to mind is...

...LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!!!!!! :D
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AriTeir Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
a couple of my friends and I were actually discussing a fight between these two not so long ago. We agreed that the fight would be amazingly epic, but Goku would get hungry eventually and loose
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Netrogo Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Awesome pic, simply awesome.

In regards to the debate, this is a long standing debate and said debate lives up to the title of this pic. Hardcore fans of American comics always lean towards Superman because they know all those subtle things that casual fans and nonfans don't. Vice versa for the Japanese fans with Goku.

As a fan of both I feel Supes would come out on top, but it'd be a close match. Not to mention, in the end it'd be interupted by some team up of villains anyways.
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deviantHEART86 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
love this one!
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PwN3Rship Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
goku looks like gaston from beauty and the beast.
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FenrirBralor Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the S-Man would whoop Goku's BUTT. :XD: Great drawing. :thumbsup:
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vermilion-0 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
This one always starts a fanboy war. XD

I love how even though they're both different in a lot of ways, they're both iconic to their respective country's comic worlds, and they have a past so similiar I guess they were destined to become rivals.
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cerberus144 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
ssj4 GOku has trouble llifting a buil;ding, superman can move whole planets :P
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MetalDragoon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Personally? My money's on East. Goku's a born fighter, Clark kinda got shoved into the role. That and all he ever does is just whale on things, he only seems to remember he has powers beyond super-strength and flight every once in a while, whereas Goku will pull out all the stops and every trick in his book to bring down the opposition.
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Messed-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
I adore this.
xD
lol
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EPIC. BATTLE.

Hoshit.
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