Published November 15, 2018

Fan-Favorite Matchup: Rocket vs. Spider-Man

Make your pick in the biggest Marvel Battle Royale throwdown yet!

16 characters. 16 Marvel Comics editors. 1 winner.

It's the Marvel Battle Royale 2018!

Marvel Battle Royale

We asked each member of the Marvel Comics editorial staff to select their own champions to enter the Battle Royale. And in reverse order of seniority at the House of Ideas, they chose! Assistant Editor Lauren Amaro started working at Marvel HQ six months ago, so she chose first, and Senior Vice President/Executive Editor Tom Brevoort has been a member of the editorial staff for decades, so he chose last!

Yesterday's tussle saw Eternity go up against Hulk, and the winner was...

Hulk wins

And the tournament continues today with one of the most consequential contests yet: Kathleen Wisneski's tough-talkin' hero vs. Devin Lewis' wonderful wallcrawler...

Rocket vs. Spider-Man

Not only did the editors nominate their own gladiators, they've also laid out exactly why you should be on their side! Here's what Kathleen has to say on behalf of...


"You know how Spider-Man is always like, 'No one dies while I’m around,” and Rocket Raccoon is like, 'BLAM MURDERED YOU'?

"Anyway, I’m really going to miss Spider-Man."

Wow. And here's Devin's dashing retort for...


"You know the story–teenager gets bitten by radioactive spider, tries to make money wrestling, inadvertently causes the death of his only paternal role model, and lives with the guilt for the rest of his life by becoming a wall-crawling, web-slinging Super Hero.

"He’s fought mad scientists, fake news, and interdimensional vampire monsters. He’s carried a thirty story building on his back, been to space, and traversed dimensions. Death itself can’t even keep this arachnid down, and, what? A talking rodent from space is supposed to present a problem? Please. He’s the world’s greatest Super Hero–he’s...


The logo!? That's almost cheating.

Phew! Decide who gave the best pitch and cast your vote below right now!

The Marvel Battle Royale 2018 will take place every day throughout the month of November! Stay tuned to and @Marvel for the next match as Captain America takes on Wolverine!