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Would be Watcher

Location: Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
In Reply To
Defensor

Subj: To be fair...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 12:56:31 pm EDT (Viewed 140 times)
Reply Subj: Why are we surprised here that Atlas has greater strength than Superman does?...seriously....
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 12:45:09 pm EDT (Viewed 151 times)



> according to the legends of Atlas, he is the one who holds the heavens and all the stars therein on his shoulders. Hercules briefly held all of that and gave him a break, but Hercules couldn't hold it for long because the burden was too great and the stars and heavens were shaking too much and Atlas re-shouldered the burden accordingly, so as not to anger Zeus.
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> Superman's greatest strength feat has NEVER come close to matching something like that, so it's reasonable to presume that if he stands there like a doofus and exchanges blow for blow with an obviously more physically powerful individual, he will be the one feeling the damage more.
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I think we can safely exclude the comicbook version out of the "legendary" picture. The comic version of Atlas and hercules also didn't came close to begin doing what is implied in the legend. Unless on Olympus the sky is a 2x4 plate with light bulb as stars...


> Superman is acting like his typical, over-confident, brick-self again. Standing there taking blow for blow when he shouldn't. He should use his other powers, fly around, do everything else BUT stand there and take it on the chin. Sheesh. When is DC gonna start writing Superman like he's capable of fighting. Superspeed blitzing, flying around, using his head for thinking purposes instead of as a punching bag. He keeps this up and he DESERVES to lose.
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While I agree with you to some extend I admit I also find superman being physically challenged so often to be mentally chalenging and plainly unbeleivable. 99% of the time he shoudn't need to do to anything and could easily aford to play big dumb brick. These day I think it's faster to come up with who is not superman level than who is... and that's VERY wrong...VERY.
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> > Mostly for Maestro because I knew he was waiting for this issue... ;\-\) But it does look like something is affecting Supes in this fight which will tip this away from being a straight up win for Atlas.
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