Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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    I don't mean to imply that I think magical attacks and weaponry are as much an Achilles heel for Superman as Kryptonite or radiation from a red star, things that knowingly diminish his godlike power to human levels. Superman's reaction to magic seems to vary widely between writers. To me, his "weakness" to magic is simply relative to his nigh-invulnerability against attacks physical in nature. For example, Superman can tank a nuke, whereas Joe Blow can not. However, if Joe Blow is hit with a spell that causes erectile dysfunction, Superman is likely to suffer the same if struck by the same spell. This is what prompted me to ask the question regarding Hephaestus' sword. Admittedly, I haven't read much Superman since the John Byrne days, so my knowledge of his feats are woefully behind the times. "I" feel that a non-superhuman will not be able to cut Superman, even with an enchanted sword (at least per average depiction). As I previously stated, I think a measure of super power is required. I may be wrong, as someone cited Superman succumbing to a vampire's bite due to its magical nature. I would think this to be an exception to the norm, although I may be wrong. Regardless, as you have mentioned, the sword and teeth are sharp instruments for piercing and cutting flesh, whereas Mjolnir is a blunt instrument. However, I find it almost impossible to believe that an item whose mass weighs in at about 37 lbs. (per older Marvel publications) can destroy celestial bodies without magic increasing Thor's striking power (unless Thor is swinging Mjolnir at near-light speeds to increase the weapons's mass, which I seriously doubt). Upon reflection, as this is a magically charged physical attack, perhaps I have given it too much stock when considering the battle's outcome between the characters in question. I will say this though, Thor has managed attacks with energy yields equivalent to that produced by thermonuclear weaponry, and while Superman has repeatedly been shown to survive attacks of that magnitude, he hasn't always done so unscathed. If such an attack can incapacitate the Man of Steel occasionally, then is it folly to suggest that Thor can win this? And even if Mjolnir fails, Thor can always fall back on his magical lightning as Captain Marvel did in Kingdom Come without the latter's fear of becoming mortal(although to be frank, I chalk this up to writer's prerogative, and not really indicative of Superman's average depiction).

Maybe you should read about paragraphs because no offense but this is nigh unreadable.

And I respect your opinion about it.

LOL... yeah, fair enough. No offense taken. When I hurry my replies they tend be disjointed and fraught with grammatical errors (grammar was never my best subject anyway). I don't usually get called out on it though, so kudos to you for doing so. I will try to be better, especially when conversing with you.

Still, as I enjoying debating comic book characters, faulty grammar is a risk I gladly accept. ;\)

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