....and gets promptly wasted in a single page. I'm talking about Zzzax. Take a look at the preview of the new SHE-HULK issue he's in next week (there are previews of other books, too).
One of my favorite Zzzax issues was when he fought Luke Cage in POWER MAN #47. Did you read that one? It took an entire issue to defeat the mighty Zzzax. Now he's a chump in a long line of chumps. *sigh* Poor Zzzax. I think he's still a very viable villain in this day and age, but alas....
I have an INCREDIBLE HULK issue where he does nothing but whine about not wanting to return to the coldness of space and is promptly defeated by the Banner controlled Hulk, in one of the last issues of Bill Mantlo's Banner controlled Hulk stories, just before the Mindless Hulk returned.
So Zzax being promptly defeated really isn't anything surprising, actually. That issue of POWER MAN was a good issue, no doubt about it, but every character fights characters differently.