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Subj: Re: A valid point
Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 at 10:56:53 am EST (Viewed 528 times)
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Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 at 09:59:10 am EST (Viewed 586 times)
Quote:Batson went fist to Thor's hammer. Thor was able to sling a heavy piece of funfair machinery on him and Marvel decided to change into Billy.
Seeing this, Thor sacrificed his hammer in a desperate bid to prevent the lightning. It's an interesting take from the writers, where they obviously didn't want to show Thor ko'ing him.
Peter David said in an interview that he thought it would lame and implausible for characters who could potentially fight each other for a whole issue or more, to trounce each other in a few pages (and they couldn't spare more than a few pages for each fight, due to the nature of the book). It was apparently he who came up with the 1-second immobilisation rule (inspired by pins in wrestling), to allow fights to be ended relatively quickly without a clean KO. That doesn't mean he didn't think Thor could beat Billy cleanly eventually, but he certainly didn't want to show either being punched out quickly.
Quote:In a sense, it shows Adam would be a greater foe. Teth Adam is the same size and Adam doesn't hold back. No tactical sense for him to change and Adam's temperament makes him a different kettle of fish. It's often remarked that his ferociousness can make him a match for several top tier heroes when combined with his speed and strength.
That cuts both ways, because I see no reason to believe Thor was going for the kill against Billy. Peter David (the guy who wrote that fight) established that Thor had always held back against the Hulk until HULK #440. I think Thor would be more comfortable going for the kill against Black Adam than the likes of Billy or Superman, since Adam doesn't have an innocent human inside him like the Hulk does, and Thor is from a culture where fighting to the death is relatively normal.
Quote:It's likely a fist fight wouldn't go Thor's way, especially now Thor has no hammer and only one arm. He is truly the one armed bandit.
Yeah, I'd probably favour Adam over Unworthy Thor. He's much easier to disarm than classic Thor, in more than one sense.