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Kurt Busiek

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Tuff

Subj: Answers. SPOILERS above [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 at 12:46:20 am EDT
Reply Subj: Attention Kurt: I'd like to share these thoughts and have yours as well
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 at 12:21:03 am EDT

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I'm a Thor fan more than Superman. I know more prefer Superman. I accept Thor losing. I know you can't please everybody.

But answer me this - Don't you think a Superman/Thor fight should of lasted longer? While Superman is probably more durable, I see them as equal in strength for the most part. I believe both of them should of traded many blows, then we saw a winner. Am I safe in assuming this did not happen because you didn't want half the issue with just them fighting? Seeing as how Thor was "due" to lose, I would have liked to of seen him take down Wonder Woman (which I think he would) but oh well. I also must ask - why no extensive use of Mjolnir? He summoned a storm. Why no lighting? Just seems like it would make sense for him to do.

I also think Superman catching the hammer is bullshit. Having him beat Thor - ok. Catching the hammer? Um....no. That's a bit hard to swallow. He's "Superman" - not Thanos.

My 2nd "gripe" is this book definately showed DC as superior. If they won more fights - that would be one thing. But it seemed lopsided beyonnd belief. Quasar should take Wonder Woman. Quasar is herald level, c'mon. Black Panther would RAPE Blue Beetle. (in fact, this one fight is about as ridiculous as when Bishop beat Martain Manhunter). You commented how you didn't feel it was as lopsided in another post. Um....it was. I ask you this also - do you feel DC is more powerful? Or just that this particular JLA team beats that particular Avengers team?

Another thing - you promised an "awesome" Captain America vs Batman fight. I think everyone in the comic world figured if Thor was going down, we would finally see Cap RIGHTFULLY kick the dogshit out of Batman. What happen? Out of all the possible antipated matcups in this crossover, I think Cap beating batman was the MOST HOPED FOR end result.

Finally - did you write Hercules as still lacking his full power/immortality or has he somehow gained all his power back from Zeus? That fight was bullshit. Sorry Kurt, you could of made it a better fight. This is one that I honestly must tell you I was dissapointed with. If you wrote her to win - fine. But it should be a good fight. Please salvage this by telling me and everyone you feel Herc was not as full power. This was worse than Red Tornado beatign on Thor - a guy who controls the storms better than anyone there.

Can you give soem feedback and maybe some very basic info if this will continue? (this being DC domination over Marvel in unrealistic fashion)

Thanks for your hopeful reply.

Tuff



> But answer me this - Don't you think a Superman/Thor fight should of lasted longer? >

We didn't actually say how long it lasted -- I figure the battle took a while.

>> I believe both of them should of traded many blows, then we saw a winner. Am I safe in assuming this did not happen because you didn't want half the issue with just them fighting?>

I think they did trade many blows -- but just as we jumped around in that fight and showed many bits of many individual battles, we didn't see every single blow in the Thor/Superman brawl.

>> I also must ask - why no extensive use of Mjolnir? He summoned a storm. Why no lighting? Just seems like it would make sense for him to do.>

When he's fighting someone like Hercules or the Hulk, he doesn't usually bring down lightning to smite them -- he takes 'em on head to head. I expect if the fight had continued, he'd have gotten to other strategies (as would Superman, of course).

> Quasar should take Wonder Woman.>

And given more time, he might. But one of his teammates pulled a surprise move. This is a team book, after all.

>> Black Panther would RAPE Blue Beetle. >>

Ew!

On the other hand, the last we see of them fighting is the Panther kicking the Bettle in the chops, so it seems like he's doing fine.

> You commented how you didn't feel it was as lopsided in another post. Um....it was. I ask you this also - do you feel DC is more powerful? >

I think DC is a company.

> Or just that this particular JLA team beats that particular Avengers team? >

I think a classic JLA lineup (i.e., the mainline DC heroes) is more powerful, on average, than a classic Avengers lineup (many of the mainline Marvel heroes). As noted, this is something fans have been commenting on for years.

I don't think that means either company is "better" -- back when I was in high school, the general feeling among my crowd was that Marvel had the better comics specifically because the DC characters were too powerful. Ultimately, I think the question that matters is which characters and stories are more interesting -- and I think the Avengers compete just fine on that score.

> Finally - did you write Hercules as still lacking his full power/immortality or has he somehow gained all his power back from Zeus? >

As noted earlier, I don't think he's gotten his full power back. But since Wonder Woman is as strong as the DCU's Hercules and faster, I think she can do what she did. But neither of their battles was conclusive -- she did okay against him in Asgard, he seemed to be doing okay against her in the Savage Land.

> This was worse than Red Tornado beatign on Thor - a guy who controls the storms better than anyone there. >

The Red Tornado didn't "beat on" Thor -- have you read the book?

> Can you give soem feedback and maybe some very basic info if this will continue? (this being DC domination over Marvel in unrealistic fashion)

I don't tell people what's coming up -- I'd rather they read it for themselves.

And since I don't think the story so far has been "unrealistic" (in superhero terms, anyway), asking me if it'll continue to be something I don't think it is a "When did you stop beating your wife?" question.

Sorry you didn't care for it, in any case.

kdb


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