Silver Surfer vs. White Lantern – Marvel vs. DC #22

Welcome! My name is Olaf Lesniak and this is Marvel vs DC! The series that will come out weekly on Saturdays and will pit two famous characters against each other. I will look at both opponents’ skills, powers, abilities, stamina and etc. to help me determine the winner. Today our battle is…

Silver Surfer vs. White Lantern

First we will look at the origins and the basics of each character. We will follow that with Silver Surfer and White Lantern’s powers, abilities and weaponry which would then lead them into a battle against each other.

Origin: Silver Surfer

The planet Zenn-La was attacked by the world eater known as, Galactus. A man from the planet, Norrin Radd took it upon himself to make a deal with the entity. Galactus granted him the Power Cosmic so that Norrin could help him find planets to eat. In exchange for the safety of his world he became the Silver Surfer. One day he broke his allegiance with Galactus and now travels around the universe to protect it.
• Identity: Silver Surfer
• Alter Ego: Norrin Radd
• Occupation(s): Superhero
• Team Affiliations: Defenders, Annihilators

Origin: White Lantern

On a day when no Green Lantern was reliable, Ganthet of the Guardians of the Universe ran into the first person he saw and gave him the Green Lantern ring. That person was Kyle Rayner. As a Green Lantern he faced many challenges, but one day he managed to master all of the Lantern Emotional Spectrums and became the all-powerful White Lantern!
• Identity: White Lantern
• Alter Ego: Kyle Rayner
• Occupation(s): Green Lantern, White Lantern, artist
• Team Affiliations: Green Lantern Corps, New Guardians, Justice League, White Lantern Corps, Omega Men

Kyle’s Transformation into White Lantern

Powers & Abilities: Silver Surfer







Power Cosmic bestows:
• Invulnerability
• Stamina
• Regeneration
• Super Strength
• Super Speed – can enter time stream
• Phasing
• Matter Manipulation
• Energy Absorption
• Energy Blasts – can control his power levels of the blast; destroyed a planet
• Energy Manipulation
• Flight
• Telepathy
• Heightened Senses
• Super Sight
• Silver Surfboard – allows for flight, space travel; contains a relationship with Surfer

Powers & Abilities: White Lantern

Power Ring Bestows:

Corps Spectrum Control – can tap into any Lantern Corps power
• Energy Construct Creation – includes organic life
• Reality Manipulation – came back from source wall
• Teleportation
• Healing – others as well
• Matter Manipulation
• Artificial Intelligence
• Communicator
• Super Strength
• Energy Projection
• Flight – space travel
• Invisibility
• Mind Control
• Mirage Projections
• Phasing
• Energy Absorption
• Probing
• Temperature Control
• Pocket Dimension
• Revival

The battle will take place in a galactic gladiator-like arena. Now we’re going to have these 2 powerhouses battle.


Silver Surfer and White Lantern fly in. They are standing still. Then a boom goes off signifying the start of the battle. Silver Surfer says, “We don’t need to fight.” White Lantern’s ring scans Silver Surfer and says, “Power levels capable of destroying a planet”. White Lantern quickly shoots an energy blast! Silver Surfer creates a force field. Kyle Rayner phases through the field and punches Silver Surfer in the face with an energy constructed gauntlet. The punch knocks Surfer off board. Kyle goes for another punch and hits his opponent. Kyle builds a truck, throws it at Surfer and he falls down. Kyle shoots another energy blast, Silver Surfer absorbs it. Out of nowhere the Silver Surfboard hits White Lantern from the back. Surfer calls for the board, grabs it with his hands and swings it at Rayner like a baseball bat.
Silver Surfer jumps on the board and shoots Kyle Rayner. White Lantern heals himself and quickly teleports behind Silver Surfer creating a chainsaw. The chainsaw breaks when it comes to contact with Norrin Radd. Surfer hits Kyle away. Kyle Rayner screams out loud, “You are too big of a threat! My ring informed me you worked for the greatest threat in the world! You must be taken in and answer for your crimes!” Silver Surfer says, “You don’t understand!” Kyle Rayner says, “That’s what they all say” Silver Surfer looks dissapointed and shoots an energy blast. Kyle Rayner shoots his! Their beams in a very cliché way come together. They are standing there holding their beams with all their might! The power of the two strongest weapons is too powerful and explodes creating a huge explosion that wipes out an entire planet on which they fight on.
There is one victor, though, floating in space along with remains of the planet. That victor is Silver Surfer. He quickly wakes up and looks around. He won the battle, but seeing all the destruction he believes otherwise.

I think everything in the fight was pretty much self-explanatory. Yes, Kyle can teleport and that chainsaw would not hurt Surfer at all. How did Silver Surfer survive that immerse impact at the end? Well, Silver Surfer can travel through core of a star & black holes without injury or disorientation. His invulnerability and power allowed him to win. Sadly, Kyle Rayner doesn’t have a defensive system that could save him in this case. He couldn’t use a force field at that time since he didn’t have enough time and even if he did it wouldn’t hold very well. Not to mention Kyle isn’t as powerful as he weakened after his creation of the White Lantern Corps.

Kyle in the Future



Thank you for reading this installment of Marvel vs DC. Do you agree with the result? What are some next battles that you would wanna see me analyze? Give me all suggestions, opinions and ideas in the comment section. Be sure to like, and make sure to SHARE! Thank you all once again and see you next Saturday.

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  1. Forgive me if I’ve said this before, but my youngest brother, Doug Jones, played the Silver Surfer, in the movie (among his other roles). I did a post about him last summer. You can see it in the Family Mythology category on my site if you’re interested. That said, I heartily agree with your proclamation of the winner for this week’s contest. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



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