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Subj: Re: to be fair, most posters would vote that Thor can beat Superman despite Superman ko'ing him.
Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 at 10:17:00 pm EST (Viewed 258 times)
Reply Subj: Re: to be fair, most posters would vote that Thor can beat Superman despite Superman ko'ing him.
Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 at 12:30:40 pm EST (Viewed 310 times)
Quote:Popularity isn't always a good stick to measure.
You're making a couple of unproven assumptions here. First that posters are only voting based on popularity, and even if that were the case, Superman is arguably the more popular character between he and Thor. Basically, you can't read other people's minds to know why they voted as they did and to assume you know better than they is disingenuous and possibly insulting.
Second, you assume that Superman beating Thor in one comic makes it a settled issue in what was a very close fight, one that Busiek himself has said could have gone either way. And sure, this one fight's result is Busiek's opinion, but other writers like Byrne have disagreed. Fans who have just as much knowledge as Busiek on the two characters are free to agree or disagree. The comic in no way invalidates those who have a different opinion. Spider-Man beat Firelord in a fight. Does that mean nobody can argue that Firelord should win? Of course not, but that's what you're saying here. There are a hundred fights in comics where arguably the person who won shouldn't have won.
Hold on, are you comparing Superman/Thor to Spider-Man/Firelord? Superman straight up overpowered Thor. Spider-Man was presented as a huge underdog who won by skin of his teeth.
And it wasn't just Busiek's opinion. Both Marvel and DC editors confirmed it and believed Superman would defeat Thor. If another writer wrote it and a winner was to be decided, it would again be Superman because both companies agreed on it.