General Zod vs. Guardian – Marvel vs. DC #45

The battle of two fighters who lived through the toughest of habitats to get where they are now. Zod survived the Phantom Zone and Guardian survived Canada (seriously the winters there are deadly!).

Origin: General Zod

General Dru-Zod once decided to conquer Krypton, but Jor-El stopped him and banished him into the Phantom Zone. When he escaped Zod found out the truth of Krypton’s disappearance, but that didn’t stop the soldier from getting his revenge on Jor-El’s son who was one of the planet’s survivors.

  • Identity: Dru-Zod
  • Alter Ego: General Zod
  • Team Affiliations: Suicide Squad
  • 1st Appearance: April 1961

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Origin: Guardian

James Hudson worked for Am-Can Oil Corporation which also created a suit that allowed him to collect oil deposit underground. Once he found out the suit was supposed to serve as his boss’ weapon James took matter into his own hands.

  • Identity: James MacDonald Hudson
  • Alter Ego: Guardian
  • Team Affiliations: Alpha Flight, Beta Flight, Omega Flight
  • 1st Appearance: February 1978

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Powers & Abilities: General Zod

  • Super Strength
  • Super Speed
  • Flight
  • Super Hearing
  • Super/Heat/X-Ray/Telescopic Vision
  • Invulnerability
  • Super Stamina
  • Super Durability
  • Super Agility/Reflexes
  • Super/Ice Breath
  • Advanced Hand-to-Hand Combatant
  • Master Strategist/Tactician/Leader
  • Weaponsmaster
  • High-Intellect

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Powers & Abilities: Guardian

  • Super Strength
  • Flight
  • Energy Projection
  • Force Field Projection
  • Electromagnetic Pulse Projectors
  • Concussive Energy Projection
  • Plasma Bolt Projection
  • Ultrasonic Beam
  • Graviton Beam
  • Super Speed
  • Super Durability
  • Cyber Hacking
  • High Intellect
  • Wormhole Creation & Travel
  • Mater Strategist/Leader

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General Zod tops Guardian with his strength, durability, hand-to-hand combat, strategy (like when he fooled Krypton going into war), speed and reflexes. Dru basically has an advantage in power, but where Guardian really shines is his weapons. He gained more custody over them when he became a cyborg. James Hudson can protect himself from Zod’s powerful heat vision since the force field basically feeds on energy. Having this said Guardian’s force field may not be as effective with pure strength of Zod. He will also dominate in fighting skills because in Action Comics (Volume 2) #23.2 the general fought creatures twice his size and armored men with only his hands.

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What Hudson could do is use his weapons that trigger Zod’s vulnerabilities. One weapon Guardian does have against Zod is his Ultrasonic beam. Does Zod have an answer for this? Well, kind of. Dru-Zod learned how to block out any sound he wants for an exchange to better hear one other particular sound at any time he wants. What this means is the Kryptonian could focus on a sound of something other than the ultrasonic wave being projected therefore that sound is blocked out of Zod’s ears. Other than this there isn’t anything for Guardian that would give him the upper hand.

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It seems like the Marvel hero left his guard down. By the way 5 more battles until our 50th one. Next week you will join me for an interesting puppet show. Until then see you next time.



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