Sure, If The Tick was known for his physical power then yes he'd be not far off Supermans level, like Etrigan, if brought into the DCU I would think.
The Hulk is unquestionably in the toptier of the MU earth heroes, that's all you need to understand. Captain Marvel only became Supermans peer when DC bought him and began featuring him in mainstream stories, back in the Fawcett series' his powerlevel arguably did not measure up to Supermans in the late Golden-Age and Silver-Age, similarly when DC bought Icon and Mr Majestic they too were moved in line with Supermans powerlevel apparently. When or If Marvelman is introduced to the MU he almost certainly won't be stronger than Thor etc. It's just the way these things are done.
If the Hulk wasn't given such a boost then he'd slide away into the 2nd or 3rd tier lower echelons of the DCU with Solomon Grundy and Kalibak for company... there is no two ways about it, he'd need to be beefed up to avoid that fate.
This is where the thinking gets messed up with you DC guys- Hulk and Superman are and have always been peers strength/power-wise... DC and Marvel just have different ways of showing feats, Marvel tries for a more realistic approach (while still being in the spirit of the medium) whereas DC tends towards a Loony Toons over the top approach. It's not a difference in the character's individual abilities, but in the way the two companies represent those abilities. Hulk would not need any kind of "beef up" to hold the same rank in the DCU that he holds in the Marvel U- the difference in company style and approach would put Hulk at Doomsday levels instantly without him actually being any tougher than he is now at Marvel. And as for Hulk being cured by now in the DCU- I'd have to say that Banner, upon his arrival, would almost immediately be considered the smartest person in the DCU. He hasn't cured himself yet, and no one at DC has any better shot at it.