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Subj: Re: Power Man #17: Written by the late LEN WEIN!
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 at 01:07:43 pm EDT (Viewed 133 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Power Man #17: Written by the late LEN WEIN!
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 at 02:55:59 pm EDT (Viewed 166 times)
Quote:I've got this one too - the one thing I really enjoyed was a nice realistic example of the problem that tends to be quickly overlooked in most battles with a quick "holding back my strength" comment when the hero doesn't wish to kill an adversary whose strength level is unknown.
Iron Man has no idea how powerful Cage is - he keeps underestimating his strength until Cage smashes his chest armor, and then he goes full out. Too many times, I've wondered, how much did hero X actually gauge he/she should hold back on until the power level of their adversary was known? How did Thor or Iron Man or whomever guess correctly that holding back percentage X of their strength wouldn't maim or outright kill their opponent? How many times would they have realistically held back a certain percentage and STILL end up severely injuring their opponent or kill them by mistake?
Quote:With IM's tech, you could probably argue as it progressed he was able to specifically check himself in a battle based on prior results, but even then for a Thing or a Thor there would be a good chance of an "oops" occurring somewhere based on rage, surprise, etc.
Quote:In this story, it made perfect sense that IM, seeing Cage as apparently a normal human, would keep holding back until the damage done was proof of how powerful he really was - and shows the risk/harm IM had to take before being sure. And that final battle page splash was awesome Tuska!!
This is true. Comic battles today are handled in a way different manner. Its almost like the heroes today are not surprised by anything. There is rarely an account of the their opponents abilities..