Quote:...when the interviewer asked him the possibility of Superman defeating Thor, Dan Jurgens quickly said...
Quote:"No . . . not even possible. Even if you bring back Thor to his basic self, the Thor of issue one of my run, he would beat Superman."
Quote:Imagine that. Dan Jurgens clearly pick Thor...and not only did Dan Jurgens pick Thor, he even said that the likelihood of Superman defeating Thor is..."not even possible".
Quote:Which is what I told you previously. Now bear in mind, this interview happened during the year 2004 (over a decade ago), so naturally my recollection will not be perfect. I only read it once. But it stuck to my mind because the impression I got is that the interviewer was so desperately trying to get a silver lining that he kept on asking Dan Jurgens for more clarification. Just read what you posted....
Quote:The interviewer asked him if Superman can defeat Thor, Dan said "no...not even possible"....when the interviewer asked for a clarification, he said "because of the magic weakness"....asked a question, he gave an answer, when asked for a clarification he gave his reason....that should have been the end of that. But nooooo....the interviewer was already starting to argue with him by saying "but in the comics the magic weakness is almost never there"....he was already arguing at that point, and no longer asking plain informative question. My impression was, Dan Jurgens threw the poor guy a bone and just said "well, Superman is more powerful...but because of magic, Thor wins"...not being content with that answer, the interviewer even asked "do you think superman is a lot more powerful than Thor"....i know you wrote there "yeah"....but i could swear I remember Dan Jurgens chuckling and saying "yeah, yeah". An interviewer should not show his bias. Just ask your questions, stick to the facts and move on. Dan Jurgens was a sport for even answering who would win between Superman and Thor...the interviewer wanted to continue beating a dead horse, so Dan Jurgens no doubt just gave him what he wanted to hear. This is not an uncommon occurence. In real life (not here on message boards), if I sense that the other guy is getting offended or something, in order not to upset him I would relax my opinion and seek a common ground. That's what Dan Jurgens did for that interviewer.
Quote:And it's a good thing Primetime clarified it that Dan's answer that Superman is so much more powerful than Thor, that he was just joking....which is why I remember him laughing. At that point, I rolled my eyes at the unprofessional interviewer and probably went on my way and searched for porn...maybe...it was over a decade ago.
I have not read the interview in a while, but assuming he is giving the proper context. It is important to keep in mind.
The idea that Superman would be a million times more powerful is not really supported by anything outside of the SA. And even then, Superman had extreme variability in showings.
Not saying I disagree but not sure I care what any given writer thinks about it either. Other than what they put on paper in the end.
He did outright say that Thor would beat Superman even at base levels.