Comic Battle >> View Post
·
Post By
Olympian

In Reply To
Defensor

Subj: Re: Why are we surprised here that Atlas has greater strength than Superman does?...seriously....
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 03:28:27 pm EDT
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.

Is that an especific version of the myth? The ones i have read talk about how Atlas actually wanted Hercules to stay and bear the burden himself. While its kind of implied that Atlas is the strongest of the two, for Atlas to do such a move, it would certainly mean that Hercules would be able to hold it for awhile. Plus, its was his unusual stamina that combo`ed his strenght that made him bear the burden for Eternity.

Im saying this, while actually recalling that this is Kirby`s Atlas..not the mythical one.

>
> 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.

Myth Atlas and Herc > Superman?

I whoheartly agree. But as said, this isent the mythical Titan, but a namesake.

>
> 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.
>
>
> >
> > Newsarama has a preview up here: http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?gid=584
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >




Posted with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP
Alvaro's Comicboards powered by On Topic™ © 2003-2022 Powermad Software
All the content of these boards Copyright © 1996-2022 by Comicboards/TVShowboards. Software Copyright © 2003-2022 Powermad Software