Quote:The writers themselves agreed that Darkseid was favorite in the end.
Quote:Where is this stated? Peter David wanted Darkseid to win in a battle on a psychic plane but didn't get his wish. Thus, those in charge didn't agree.
No, they did not have the pages to do it.
Quote:What the comic shows is Kyle defeated an amped Thanos. It's like saying Silver Surfer didn't defeat Hulk because he energy drained him in IH 250.
Quote:Kyle drained Oan energy from Thanos, thus only drained away his amp. He doesn't drain Thanos's normal energy. And he does this to Thanos from behind when Thanos doesn't expect it.
He was defeated and in a fetal position unable to do anything.
It's a straight up loss. He did not do it from behind, he attacked him from front and chained him before he drained Thanos dry.
Quote:The universe sucks Thanos into the rift in the process of righting itself. So while Kyle may have thwarted Thanos's plans, he doesn't beat him in a head to head battle.
Yes, he did. Thanos was incapacitated.
Quote:And then we have the attached scan to compare Darkseid against The Phoenix to Thanos against it.
Thane had no idea how to wield the power of Phoenix and Thanos was arguably amped from God Quarry.
Kyle does not win a head to head battle and you have no proof that Thane head no idea how to wield the power other than vague banter. Plus, why would Cyclops know how to wield it any better?