Published November 19, 2018

Marvel Battle Royale: Black Panther vs. Valeria Richards

Cast your ballot in the final matchup of Round One!

16 characters. 16 Marvel Comics editors. 1 winner.

It's the Marvel Battle Royale 2018!

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!

Last time around, Steve Rogers went up against Logan Howlett, and from that titanic tussle emerged...


Stunning! And today, Round One of the tournament concludes with Chris Robinson's king facing Wil Moss' First Family member...

Black Panther vs. Valeria Richards

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

Black Panther!

"Where to start with T’Challa’s superiority over Valeria... Super-rich, super-genius, super-fit monarch? Blessed and highly favored by the goddess Bast herself? An army of highly-trained warriors, a nation of subjects, the full history of their forefathers at his disposal? The psychological edge of having beat-up her whole family in his first appearance? And most importantly: He can get the sugar cereal off the top of the refrigerator without asking for help."

Boom! And here's Wil's warning shot for...

Valeria Richards!

"Valeria Richards–it’s easy to underestimate a little girl with no known super powers. But Valeria is already nearly as smart as her father, Reed Richards, and she’s getting smarter every day. And she has 'Uncle Doom' at her beck and call, not to mention her insanely powerful older brother, Franklin. Plus, uh, let’s just say she can be a little…ruthless. So with that mindset and intellect and those resources, defeating a foe in combat? Child’s play."

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 as Round Two begins tomorrow!