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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 01:49:01 pm EST (Viewed 81 times)
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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 09:33:47 am EST (Viewed 15 times)

    Ok, a very detailed and entertaining compilation, the format of which reminds me of what the great Ray Kirby put up on Thor's battles waaay back when the net was still young.

    Hulk is a foremost Marvel icon. Hercules is not. It's really that simple. Stan got it right with their first encounter (and also when Hulk visits Asgard). But, we have the hulkamaniacs to contend with, so (if you've noticed) Herc's showings are becoming increasingly feeble against a character that was originally shown as nothing more than inferior by his creator.

Eh? Hulk didn't look like Hercs inferior in their first meeting. They basically looked like two roughly equal strongmen going at it with Hulk basically having no skill or strategy. You make it sound like Herc beat him up or something.

    That aside, I think you got a couple of things wrong. You assume that Herc will tire and weaken before Hulk. Really? Herc IS immortal (when not mortal ;\-\) which counts for a lot, depending on the writer. His stamina is well into the godlike category and he can fight for weeks. Can the same be said of Hulk?

Hulk fought for days if not weeks in Hel. Generally in his fights with Thor/Herc etc Hulk has looked to have the superior stamina. For instance Thor was recently shown as being exhausted from banging on a force field for almost an hour IIRC. Its pretty tough to find examples of the Hulk showing signs of fatigue.

    You also attest that Hulk just keeps getting stronger, which is something hulkamaniacs like to cite, but even fan-boy writers stay away from, as obviously it's clearly preposterous. How can an irradiated man be truly infinite in any capacity, let alone posses limitless strength?

How can anything in comics happen? If you are really looking for a "logica" answer then look at what characters like Bob Reynolds, Franklin Richards (recently scared the hell out of a couple of alternate reality Celestials) and so forth can do and think of the interest Celestials and so forth have shown in human potential.

    Personally, I would class these two as solid peers, with a battle going either way in different scenarios. Unfortunately, Marvel thinks it needs its Superman equivalent to be right up. If Hulk is depicted as anything less than the strongest mortal to walk the Earth there isn't much of the character left, which your review attests. Well done on an entertaining read.

I think Hulk brings a lot more to the table than Herc does. Herc is basically Hulk without his dynamic strength, healing etc.

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