Quote:...according to Stan, THOR WAS MEANT TO BE STRONGER THAN HULK!!!!
I seriously doubt it. See this for more info:
Quote: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.
P.S. Youtube- Type in Search: Stan Lee speaks about The Mighty Thor