My money's on the classic Wolvie. After all, it'd be really bad for his image if he lost to his metrosexual Ultimate universe counterpart. Plus, classic Wolvie has slept with more women, giving him MORE prowess than Ultimate Wolvie, who's only, like, bonked Jean Grey.
LAST MAN STANDING
|Ultimate Wolverine vs. Wolverine||Art by Sean Chen and Norm Rapmund|
|TALE OF THE TAPE|
THE PLAYERS: During the Gulf War, Ultimate Wolverine worked in black ops for the Weapon X project. Thanks to his healing factor and adamantium claws and skeleton, Ultimate Wolverine was the ultimate killing machine. Little is known about Wolverine’s past, other than he worked in intelligence before being tapped for the Weapon X project. With his adamantium claws and skeleton and healing factor, Wolverine is the best at what he does.
THE BATTLE: Plucked out of their respective realities by the
dimension-hopping Blink, Ultimate Wolverine and Wolverine are thrust together against their wills. Big mistake—the mission’s forgotten and the pair are trying to tear out each other’s throats. Logan peels off a piece of Ultimate’s hide like a Fruit Roll-Up, but Ultimate retaliates with a claw thrust through Logan’s torso that penetrates several organs. Logan literally tries to take Ultimate’s legs away, but Ultimate counters by gouging out Logan’s left eye. Several minutes go by, and the blood’s flowing freely, enraging the two man-beasts even further. Being taller than Logan, Ultimate has the reach advantage, but decades of battling Sabretooth taught Wolverine about fighting bigger foes. Logan feints one way and quickly slips inside his foe’s longer reach to stab away at Ultimate’s midsection. Bits of pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine go flying like straw in a hurricane, and a minute later, Ultimate’s lying in a bloody heap at Logan’s feet. Logan’s parting shot to the new kid on the block? “I’m still the best there is, bub.”