Look, Up in the Sky!

If Wolverine the X-Man and Yugi of Yu-Gi-Oh! got into a fight, who would win? The conundrum isn't as tricky as the Superman-vs.-Batman debate that has divided comic-book readers for generations. Wolverine, an American superhero from the venerable Marvel stable, is a hulking genetic mutant with claws like knives. Yugi, a manga character from Japan, is a stunted schoolboy with a penchant for games and puzzles, low self-esteem and eyes the size of moon pies. When classmates pick on Yugi, girls jump to his defense.

Wolverine wins, right? Not if sales figures are a measure of superstrength. When...

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