I really did not know where to place him as far as power goes. There were some good feats but as far as I saw the biggest feat was wrecking Iron man, and as far as I am aware he should have done that anyway, upgrade or no.
But really volstagg took a big blast...I was not convinced. I think he could have been in the parifarary of the blast that destroyed Soldier feild(sorry bears fans) as he was not the target of that blast.
thor on the other hand was the direct target of a same level blast and he was still standing. Then he got hit......OK should he be so powerful that he never gets hit? yes the reporter said Thor was down but that is a cliffhanger. garantee he will be on his feet next issue and will do some damage.
...but thor is still KOed. And even after the MAria Hill Bazooka attack, and all the machine gun fire within the vicinity, and that guy tugging at him, Thor is still out cold. So, ummm, Thor being down, but getting back up, won't happen immediately.
Which is kind of a really bad thing, if you think about it. Superman KOed Thor, but he still managed to get up fairly quickly, and he even questioned Superman's fitness to continue fighting against the main villain. Also in Red Hulk, Thor wasn't even KOed. He fell, no doubt, was hurt, but he immediately got up, and vowed revenge. So, if we compare Busiek's, Loeb's and Bendis' Thor treatment, baldy's Thor is actually far worse than the other two.