i don't think he meant hulk as "B" list character as say moonknight or the like. i think he meant by the sales of comics and the box office. hulk is definitely NOT a B list character.
but i'm also amazed on how thor always seem to get his butt handed to him in so many occasions! i know marvel always do this to thor and then later have thor come back and win the rematch, but it gets tiresome on this method. and yes, most of the time, hulk always seem to smash everyone right from the beginning!
thor did not look good in that fight with the deviant. it looked too easy for him to lose like that. very disappointing.
Marvel does that to all their characters. Its a 5 book series and this is only book 2. I figure befor this series is over Thor and Tutinax should have a real good brawl where everything around them is destroyed and Thor comes out on top.