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Norvell

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Upper_Krust

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Subj: Re: Was Dan Jurgens the Last Writer that gave us Epic Battles?...
Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 at 11:37:52 am EST (Viewed 184 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Was Dan Jurgens the Last Writer that gave us Epic Battles?...
Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 at 10:08:03 am EST (Viewed 184 times)



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      Jurgens wrote Thor with respect even if most of his fights were like a Hulk Hogan wrestling match. Thor would be on the ropes in the initial encounter...



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    Either you have an exciting fight, with a legit tough opponent where Thor is in danger of defeat, OR you have a one-sided squash.



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      and then state he was tired of holding back and kick the villain's ass, he did this over and over.



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    I don't recall the epic fights with the Destroyer, Perrikus, The Enchanters, Mangog, Thanos, Gladiator or Desak going down like that. Perhaps I am remembering them wrong.


I thought it had become something of a trope in Jurgens' writing. He'd lose the first round, lick his wounds, then win the second round through sheer conviction.

I was critical of this at the time, especially with how he beat the Destroyer, which really no amount of effort or conviction should allow. Either you have the goods to beat the Destroyer or you don't.

There are circumstances in some of these encounters, such as Scarlet Witch putting a hex on Mjolnir during the Enchanters rematch. Or Thor blasting Mangog in the mouth.

In retrospect, it's not that big of a deal. But it was definitely Jurgens' style to employ this 'comeback, Rocky-esque' mentality.


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