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Subj: Re: Superman vs Thor: Comparison
Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 at 02:35:53 pm EST (Viewed 7 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Superman vs Thor: Comparison
Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 at 12:46:35 am EST (Viewed 230 times)
Thor did not use a lightning bolt attack in this fight as Primetime detailed below. He may have charged Mjolnir. I believe those are different things.
Regarding Reed's comment:
1) Reed's "Perhaps" comment does not mean much, if anything. In the comic, if Reed somehow hooked up both Superman and Thor to a machine and it measured their power output and Superman outclassed Thor then yes, that would mean something. But that didn't come close to happening.
2) Reed's comment may not have even reflected the writer's actual thoughts on the matter. The writer may have just used the comment because it helped the narrative. You don't know the writer's thoughts or motivations.
3) And even IF it was the writer's belief that Superman is greater than Thor, what does that matter? Other writers believe differently. If it's not shown in the comic (and one character's uncertain thoughts on the matter don't count), it doesn't matter. Reed's in-comic statement bears little to no weight because it was not a quantitative analysis and he himself was uncertain ("perhaps"). It was a throw-away comment.
Regarding Thor's power vs. Superman:
If your opinion is that Superman is greater than Thor at everything except energy projection, you're entitled to it. But I think they are relative peers. By the very nature of comics, everything varies so much. And there are also different ways fans interpret this variation. Some fans go with the original take on a character. Some fans take a characters' best showings. Some fans try to average out showings to derive out what you would typically expect from a character. But some of what you're saying is hard to back up.