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Subj: Re: Thor used to be the strongest superhero in the MU...
Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 04:01:56 pm EST (Viewed 99 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Thor used to be the strongest superhero in the MU...
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 at 11:19:36 pm EST (Viewed 118 times)

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    ...according to Stan, THOR WAS MEANT TO BE STRONGER THAN HULK!!!!

I seriously doubt it. See this for more info:

    Look at JIM #112 pg.12 (which pre-dates your Avengers/Defenders War example), Thor lifted Hulk of the ground with pure strength and power while Hulk was holding on to both of his forearms so Thor DID NOT have a hand on him. After that, it just did not turn out that way when Stan and Larry stopped writing the book.

Since Hulk only weighs about a ton that isnt necessarily a particularly impressive feat. However I'll grant you that in the context of the story it was probably meant to show Thor temporarily overpowering a stronger foe through sheer strength of will but I think that, although the story plays things fairly close to its chest, Hulk does seem to be the stronger of the two in this story.

Firstly, see reply above to Destroyer.

Secondly, You try lifting something the way Thor did Hulk (without using your hands) and tell me that sheer power/strength has nothing to do with it (a ton is still heavy as hell regardless and add to the fact that no hands were involved...)

Thirdly, I read all the links you have posted in your reply and I again refer you to my reply to Destroyer. From an unbiased POV, It looks like Hulk fans try to twist things with regard to what Stan said to save
face since Hulk is essentially a "one trick pony" (Hercules also comes to mind in the "one trick" catagory). I'm not "dogging" Hulk or his fans (I do like Hulk) but I will be damned if posters here are going to go all speculative and read their own interpretations into what was said by Stan and proslatize as if their word is HOLY WRIT. I am taking Stan's comment LITERALLY, AT FACE VALUE, as per HIS WORDS and not "reading" into them like Freud. My original post said "MEANT" to be stronger than Hulk, not "WAS" stronger. We all know that the characters "evolved" as they moved through different writers hands and what we have today is not what came in the sixties and that is O.K. as long as the writers produce QUALITY literature in an economy where money could be better spent (unfortunately this has been hit or miss depending on the writer in question).

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