| > But Thor hits as hard as his hammer does, as demonstrated. The Hulk has never appeared to be more fazed by a blow from Thor's hammer than from Thor's fist. Indeed, if Thor's hammer, as a bludgeoning tool, was more effective than his fist, then Thor would literally kill every top- tier, e.g., Hulk, Hyperion, Gladiator, he fought.|
I disagree. With humans, the steel hammer is far harder than your typical skull. With super heroes, their bones are basically super metals themselves. Therefore, it would be more like somebody hitting you with a hammer made from flesh and bone. Now the density wouldn't be a factor such that Thor wouldn't kill anyone he hit.
| > Thor's hammer is only an advantage when used for its more exotic properties. He didn't use them during his fight with Supes, and in fact ignored the ability to deflect Supes' heat vision.|
I argue that Thor's hammer, while not as affective as a normal hammer would be to a real person, is still somewhat better than a fist because it gives him a little bit of leverage when he's swinging. The tip of the hammer is moving faster than his fist normally would. It's why you can hit a baseball further with a longer bat. Since Thor's hammer isn't super big like say Ultimate Thor's, this advantage isn't a huge one.