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Super Power: How Hulk and Thing Match in Super Strength (Film, TV and Comics)

 

SUPER POWER

In The Incredible Hulk (1971) #135, Hulk performs a super strength feat. Hulk punches through time to World War I. Marvel Comics.

IN GODS, MONSTERS AND INFINITE POWER

HULK AND THING ARE MARVEL’S TWO STRONGEST MONSTERS

In 1962, Marvel comics features its historic first crossover between its characters. In Fantastic Four (1962) #12, the Hulk meets Thing and the Fantastic Four for the first time! In a clash of titans, Thing and Hulk battle to save Rick Jones who was kidnapped by the Wrecker.

In fact, since the 1960s, Thing and Hulk have been rivals and celebrated as equals. However, the Hulk-Thing rivalry changed over time, when it became clear that Hulk is a force of nature that dominates most fights, but Thing has a brave heart that will not back down.

Though in the 1980s, mutations in Thing’s abilities and the transformation into Grey Hulk favored Thing. In Fantastic Four (1988) #320, Doctor Doom manipulates the two monsters into fighting against each other. Incredibly, Thing defeats Hulk.

Let’s look at how Thing’s and Hulk’s super strengths match against each other across various media.

 

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TV: THING MATCHES A HULK WITH MEMORY LOSS IN SUPER-STRENGTH

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From 2013 to 2019, Marvel ran five seasons of Avengers Assemble (2019) on Disney XD. Importantly, the long-running show has been celebrated as one of the best Marvel cartoons. And it is well deserved. It featured important story arcs every season about the Avengers, even ending with a Black Panther story arc in season five.

Perhaps, the best Hulk moment of Season 1 was Hulk’s Day Out. In the episode, Hulk crashes to Earth with a message of doom. Importantly, Hulk has a memory loss and the Avengers must reconstruct his last 24 hours.

In a brief fight, it appears both fighters in the strength and durability departments are evenly matched. Really, their strength is so evenly matched that they lock arms and Captain America must use his shield to separate them.

In the end, the scuffle is a tie.

TV: HULK KNOCKS OUT THING TEMPORARILY



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Really, Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Heroes (2006) attempted to change the FF status quo. Though the series ran for only eight episodes from 2006 to 2007, ScreenRant commended its strong tone and eccentricity.

Particularly, episode 4 featured a powerful battle between the Fantastic Four and the Hulk. True to the comics, Thing appeared as the more skilled fighter though Hulk showed superior brute force.

Initially, both fighters are matched. However, Hulk actually becomes more savage by smashing Thing with cars and finally stomping him with Thing lifting a car above his head. At the same time, Invisible Woman and Human Torch have to step in in order to help.

In the end, with a trick taken from the comic, Mister Fantastic defeats Hulk with an ultrasonic device that reverts him to Bruce Banner.

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FILM: THING CAN LIFT THE LONDON EYE

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Though Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer (2007) received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, the general consensus is that it was superhero spectacle with a convoluted plot and insufficient characterization for its villains.

Perhaps, one of its least celebrated moments is the London Eye scene towards the beginning of the movie. Early on, Mister Fantastic is able to calculate the Silver Surfer‘s next cosmic phenomenon on Earth. Then, the Fantastic Four are off to London.

When a crater forms in the River Cruise, London is threatened and the FF must save the London Eye: While Thing supports the London Eye, Invisible Woman prevents people from falling and Mister Fantastic anchors it.

Importantly, the London Eye weighs 2100 tons. Over nine feet in the air, Thing generated 185409000 Joules of potential energy, for a City-Block Level feat.

FILM: HULK CAN STOP THE LEVIATHAN WITH A PUNCH

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Really, Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) sports some of the best cinematic action. Perhaps, the movie is the best superhero movie of all-time. And it is well deserved.

In the final battle, the Avengers finally assemble in order to face Loki and the Chitauri invasion in New York City. When the situation seems hopeless, Hulk saves the day!

Certainly, Hulk’s Leviathan Punch is one of the greatest cinematic moments. In order to stop the three million tons monster travelling at the speed of sound, Bruce Banner changes into the Hulk instantly delivering a titanic punch that stops the monster in its tracks. Then, Iron Man blows it with a missile.

With 1.764735*1014 Watts of power, a Mountain-Level of Super Strength.

COMIC: THING BENCH PRESSED THE HYDRAULO-PRESS

In Fantastic Four (1969) #92, Thing performs the classic hydraulo-press feat. Marvel Comics.

Visit Super Power Explained: 5 Feats That Show The Thing Can Bust A Planet for the explanation of Thing’s Planetary-Level feats.

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COMIC: HULK CAN PUNCH THROUGH TIME

In The Incredible Hulk (1971) #135, Hulk performs a super strength feat. Hulk punches through time to World War I. Marvel Comics.

For the most part, Hulk has gone through different incarnations over the comic book ages. During the Bronze Age, Hulk was in top form. Though his power regularly fluctuated, the Jade Giant seemed to have higher peaks.

WATCH my video titled Power Level Wiki Preview: Classic Hulk Performed A Light-Speed Punch To Time Travel.

HULK SUPER-STRENGTH LEVEL:

INFINITE

Super Strength: Infinite 100%

For more information on the Power Level Scale, visit the Power Level Wiki page.

THING SUPER-STRENGTH LEVEL:

MULTI-PLANETARY

Super Strength: Multi-Planetary 50%

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Fantastic Four Vol 1 12 in Marvel Database.
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Every Animated Version Of The Avengers, Ranked in ScreenRant.
Hulk’s Day Out in IMDb.
Every Adaptation Of The Fantastic Four, Ranked From Worst To Best in ScreenRant.
Episode:Hard Knocks in Marvel Animated Universe Wiki.
Leviathans in Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki.

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The Best Sellers List: In Doctor Doom’s First Appearance, Invisible Woman’s Heroism Boosted “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine” In The Top 5

 

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THE BEST SELLERS LIST

*To commemorate the 60 year anniversary of Fantastic Four #5

In our new hotness, we have The Best Sellers List. Here, we cover the greatest battles of a particular character in a comic or series, and how it made it a best-seller. In our new hotness for August, is Invisible Girl in Fantastic Four #5.

First, let’s reveal a poll on Twitter. Then, let’s show how it was a success.

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'Fantastic Four' (1962) #5. Marvel Comics.
Fantastic Four (1962) #5. Marvel Comics.

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Namely, the creative team on the story arc is legendary talent. In a few words, late legendary writer, editor Stan Lee and the incredible artist Jack Kirby collaborate on the story arc. For his part, the legendary writer has created popular Marvel characters and teams such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Daredevil and yes, the Fantastic Four!

When both superstars collaborate on this work, you expect a classic. In fact, the creative team took the world by surprise!

“THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE”

When Stan Lee created the Fantastic Four, it was promoted as “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine!” Though DC Comics was ruling comicdom during the Silver Age, the Fantastic Four sought to change societal attitudes with regards to race, and even, gender roles.

With a team of four super-powered heroes, the FF sported a female figure that over time played a prominent role in many of their adventures. And when Doctor Doom makes his terrifying first appearance for the first time, the female is initially singled out!

Now, the heroes must stop the villain’s raving plans before it is too late. Witness why Invisible Woman may have been the Most Important Hero in the battle.

 

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THE BATTLE THAT SOLD THE STORY ARC

Importantly, the battle in Part #5 sold the story arc. When the Fantastic Four (minus Invisible Girl) return from their mission, they must rescue Sue. Comically, Mister Fantastic actually tricks Doctor Doom with a treasure chest containing a chain, and not treasure.

With the trickery, the hostilities are engaged. After a brief scuffle, they discover the villain was a Doombot and that the mastermind and Invisible Girl are in another room. However, it is too late. Wickedly, Doctor Doom activates the switch that empties the room of oxygen.

In Fantastic Four (1962) #5, Mister Fantastic tricks Doctor Doom with a treasure chest containing a chain. Marvel Comics.

Heroically, a captive Invisible Girl springs into action. Quickly, she turns invisible and short-circuits Doom’s machine causing it to explode. Even more, she heads to the room where the heroes are about to breathe their last, and unlocks the door. Soon, air returns and the heroes are saved.

Definitely, this comic changed the damsel-in-distress trope on its head by showing that women could be heroines. And we recommend this comic for its humor, classic feel and intrigue.

Indeed, buy this comic to witness Mister Fantastic stretch over a mile at sea to offer passage between two boats for pirates. In the end, the comic answered why it was touted as “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine” and entertained fans for generations.

SALES, SALES, SALES

Really, Fantastic Four #5 significantly boosted sales for the story arc. In fact, according to Rare Comics, at Number 4, it was the top Fantastic Four comic that year. Let’s compare to the other Top 10 Fantastic Four comics that year.

Number 5. Fantastic Four #4: Features the first appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner in the Silver Age.

Number 6. Fantastic Four #2: Features the first appearance of the Skrulls in Marvel continuity.

Number 9. Fantastic Four #6: Doctor Doom and Namor team-up against the Fantastic Four.

Number 10. Fantastic Four #3: Features the first appearance of Miracle Man.

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Overpowered Beings: In ‘Secret Wars’, #TheBeyondersCreatedTheUniverse

 

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IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

THE BEYONDERS ARE AN EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL RACE OF OMNIPOTENT POWER

In 'New Avengers (2015) #29', the Illuminati meet the Beyonders
In New Avengers (2015) #29, the Illuminati meet the Beyonders. Marvel Comics.

Over the years, Beyonder has undergone multiple ret-cons. In New Avengers (2015) #33, part of the Time Runs Out event, we learn his new origin story:

The being known as the Beyonder is, in fact, a young member of an ancient otherworldly race known as the Beyonders. He was dragged to Earth by the super-villains geniuses group Intel by a tachyon beam meant to attract a Vibranium meteorite.

-Beyonder (Earth-616), Marvel Database

During the Marvel Now! (2012 Event), we learn of the Beyonders’ experiments on the Marvel multiverse. In every universe, they had planted a singularity under the form of Molecule Man. When Molecule Man died, his death would cause the death of the universe.

In effect, the Beyonders planned to witness the destruction of the multiverse.

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OVERPOWERED, THE BEYONDERS CAN DESTROY THE MARVEL MULTIVERSE

In 'New Avengers' (2015) #30, a Beyonder battles.
In New Avengers (2015) #30, a Beyonder battles. Marvel Comics.

Notably, the Beyonders possess Nigh-omnipotence at the Multiversal scale. Importantly, their incredible power allows them to kill Living Tribunal in every universe simultaneously. Their power can defeat the cosmic entities of Eternity and the Celestials of every universe.

In New Avengers (2015) #33, Molecule Man and Doctor Doom journey across the multiverse. In order to stop the Beyonders’ plan, Owen plans to kill every version of himself 25 years in the past.

After seven years in the past, Molecule Man kills another version and an incursion eventually occurs. It is a chain reaction that causes a contraction in the multiverse. With each universe colliding with another, Earth is at the point of impact.

Though the Beyonders did not directly cause the incursion, they ultimately show how powerful their singularity is. As a living bomb, Molecule Man has the power to destroy the infinite Marvel multiverse.

Really, the Beyonders possess nigh-omnipotence: avatar creation, vast energy blasts, super strength, regeneration, super speed, dimensional travel.

 

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In 'Secret Wars' (2016) #9, Doctor Doom and Mister Fantastic battle in Molecule Man's white hot room.
In Secret Wars (2016) #9, Doctor Doom and Mister Fantastic battle in Molecule Man’s white hot room.

In Secret Wars (2016) #9, Doctor Doom and Mister Fantastic battle in the white hot room. Previously, Doctor Doom used Molecule Man as a bomb to steal the Beyonders’ power. After the incursions, he created Battleworld, where he reigned as God-Doom.

When Mister Fantastic defeats Doom, Molecule Man uses the Beyonders’ omnipotence to recreate a single Marvel universe. Really, this shows the Beyonders have the power to create and to destroy the Marvel universe.

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WHY THE BEYONDERS ARE OVERPOWERED

THE BEYONDERS DECIMATED THE CELESTIAL HOSTS

In New Avengers (2015) #30, the Beyonders decimated the remaining Celestial hosts. Previously, Yellowjacket shrank his size to explore the universe.

Per chance, he found the Builders stumbling on a trap for an enemy. As it happens, it was laid out for the Celestials. Really, the Celestials possess Universal-Level power that can rival the Infinity Gauntlet.

THREE BEYONDERS KILL THE LIVING TRIBUNAL SIMULTANEOUSLY IN EVERY UNIVERSE

In New Avengers (2015) #30, the Beyonders killed Living Tribunal. Previously, Yellowjacket shrank his size to explore the universe.

After the Beyonders had slayed the cosmic entities, Living Tribunal appeared. Incredibly, the battle occurred in every single reality in the Marvel multiverse.

And it took three Beyonders in order to kill Living Tribunal simultaneously in every reality.

Finally, considering Living Tribunal is as powerful as Adam Warlock with the Infinity Gauntlet, the Beyonders are Nigh-Omnipotent in Energy Projection.

THE BEYONDERS BUILT ENTIRE UNIVERSES

Incredibly, the Beyonders have built entire universes.

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Marvel Day: We Vote Spider-Man 2099 As The Hero’s Best Costume

 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Peter David


Penciler(s)

Rick Leonardi


Colorist(s)

Steve Buccellato


Cover

Rick Leonardi, Al Williamson


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

September 1, 1992

IN COSPLAY, COSTUMES AND TRENDS

WHO IS SPIDER-MAN 2099?

In Spider-Man 2099 (1992) #1, we learn Spider-Man‘s origin story. Originally, Miguel O’hara was a scientist for Alchemax. In fact, he worked for the Corporate Raider Program. Importantly, their objective was to alter the genetic code in order to grant humans superhuman abilities. After a failed unethical test on a convict to grant him Spider-Man’s powers, Miguel resigns. Before he departs, his boss Tyler Stone drops Rapture into his drink. It is a legal hallucinogenic that alters human DNA.

In crisis and an addict, Miguel decides to use the Corporate Raider Program. And he plans to use his DNA implanted on test subjects in order to revert his genetic code. But his rival Aaron Delgato is watching unbeknownst to him. Accidentally, he sets the controls to merge Miguel’s DNA with a spider. Incredibly, the scientist survives though he appears as a dazed, clawed and fanged creature. Soon, Miguel uses a Day of the Dead attire to fashion a Spider-Man. Previously, he is introduced fighting the Corporate Raider Program.

Spider-Man 2099. Marvel Comics.

 

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THE SPIDER-MAN 2099’S SUIT

DURABILITY

To begin, the suit was created from the Unstable Molecule. On Earth-616, this synthetic material was discovered by Reed Richards. In fact, it was used to create fabric that could adapt to a certain environment. Indeed, it can mimic its wearer’s physical super powers. For example, it can mimic Invisible Woman‘s invisibility and turn invisible. On Earth-928, Miguel can use his claws without ripping the costume.

WEB CAPE

Perhaps, the suit’s most incredible feature. At first, Miguel acquired a torn piece of glider cloth from a Thor worshipper. Later, he attached it to his costume as a cape-like cloth. In fact, the web cape is very useful since it grants Spider-Man 2099 the ability to glide over rooftops.

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Spider-Man 2099. Marvel Comics.

PARKER INDUSTRIES SECOND VERSION

BOOT JETS

Really, the Parker Industries second version is more durable and has reinforced Kevlar. In addition, it sports web wings and incredibly boot jets. With boot jets, Spider-Man can launch off the ground and increase flight speed.

EXPLOSIVES

Incredibly, the suit has other hi-tech features. There are infra-red scanners, an internal GPS and explosives launched from the wrists. Hence, Spider-Man 2099’s suit is equipped with both defensive and offensive capabilities.

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Marvel Day: The Day When He Discovered The Overspace, The Cosmic Entity Called Eternity Dubbed Hank Pym “The Scientist Supreme”

 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage


Penciler(s)

Sean Chen


Colorist(s)

John Rauch


Cover

Marko Djurdjevic


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

October 21,2009

IN INVENTIONS AND SCIENTIFIC MARVELS

ETERNITY DUBS HANK PYM “EARTH’S SCIENTIST SUPREME”1

In Mighty Avengers (2009) #30, Hank Pym discovers Overspace. Previously, Mister Fantastic discovered the dimension. Now, Hank uses the Pym Particles. In an instant, he increases his size past the Macroverse. Then, he reaches a boundless space beyond space and time. There, the cosmic entity called Eternity greets him. After a brief scuffle, Eternity has a talk with Hank. Indeed, Eternity thanks Hank for curing him of his astral cancer.

But Hank questions why Eternity did not call Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme. Importantly, Eternity names Hank, “Earth’s Scientist Supreme.”1 Indeed, among Earth’s super geniuses, Hank Pym is the Mage. In fact, Eternity acknowledges Mister Fantastic as the Explorer is smarter. And Tony Stark as the Engineer uses science to shape the world. But Ant-Man does the impossible, taking science to the point of magic. Now, Hank is his champion to whom he entrusts the future.

Overspace.
Overspace. Marvel Comics.

 

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HANK PYM’S INVENTIONS AND DISCOVERIES

PYM PARTICLES

Perhaps, Ant-Man’s most well-known invention. Originally, Hank Pym discovered the Pym Particles. Early on, he synthesized a serum that shrinks matter in mass and size. First, he tested it on a chair which shrank. Then, he tested it on himself which shrank him to ant-size. Eventually, he was able to use the Pym Particles to increase his mass and size. Importantly, the Pym Particles allowed the user to bypass the Square-Cube law of physics.

ULTRON

Definitely, Hank Pym’s failure. Once a promising scientist, Hank’s inventions started to fail. When he invented Ultron, it was a breakthrough of Artificial Intelligence. However, Ultron grew to sentience, hypnotized Hank and made him forget. Soon, Ultron evolved and improved his design. Later, he would form the Masters of Evil and combat the Avengers. Also, Ultron would create Vision. Visit our Avengers: Rage of Ultron review and learn about Vision vs Ultron.

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Mighty Avengers (2009) #30. Marvel Comics.

CYBERNETIC HELMET

Indeed, you may have seen in the Ant-Man movie, his trademark invention, the Cybernetic Helmet. With it, the superhero telepathically controls hordes of ants and even flying insects. Really, one of his most ingenious inventions proving he is a man of magic.

MACROVERSE AND MICROVERSE

With the Pym Particles, Hank Pym can absorb subatomic particles from the Kosmos dimension. Effectively, he shunts extra-dimensional matter into the Prime Universe. Moreover, his enlarging and shrinking super powers allowed him to discover the Macroverse and the Microverse.

SIMILAR STORIES

ORIGIN STORIES

TEAM-UPS AND CROSSOVERS

CRISIS

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  1. Mighty Avengers #30.
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Marvel Day: In “Herald of Doom,” Doctor Doom Endows Victorious With The Power Cosmic To Defeat Galactus

Victorious.
 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Dan Slott


Penciler(s)

Aaron Kuder, John Lucas


Inker(s)

Aaron Kuder, John Lucas


Colorist(s)

Marte Gracia, Rachelle Rosenberg


Cover

Esad Ribić


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

February 27, 2019

IN EXTINCTION

DOCTOR DOOM MAKES VICTORIOUS THE HERALD OF DOOM TO LURE GALACTUS

Previously, in Fantastic Four (2018) #1, we learn the origin story of Victorious.

Courageously, Zora Lukovic inspired Doctor Doom to end his self-exile and reclaim Latveria.

To recompense, Doctor Doom imbued her with the Power Cosmic. Then, Victorious was born.

In reality, Doom’s plan was to lure Galactus to Earth.

In Fantastic Four (2019) #6, Galactus heads straight to Latveria to consume Earth.

During the invasion, Doom’s massive hologram warns Earth of Galactus’ arrival.

Then, he warns that only Doom would deal with the threat. When the FF intercept the broadcast, they head for Latveria.

Victorious.
Victorious. Marvel Comics.

 

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THE FF HELP DOOM AND VICTORIOUS DEFEAT GALACTUS

In Fantastic Four #7, the Fantastic Four help Doom defeat Galactus. Previously, Doom sent Victorious to deal with the FF.

During the battle, Victorious defeats the Human Torch. However, at Doomstadt Doctor Doom proves no match for Galactus.

Then, he re-directs the Devourer of Worlds to Mount Doom. There, his hunger is drawn to Victorious’ Power Cosmic.

As the hungry Galactus feeds on her energies Doom fires his Big Bang Cannons.

After, Torch goes supernova and Mister Fantastic tricks him, the FF defeat Galactus.

And using the Big Bang Cannons, the monarch alters the cosmic being’s molecular structure.

Then, he phases Galactus into Mount Doom. In a hacked televised broadcast, Doom announces his victory.

Gloriously, he promises a new age of clean energy for the world powered by the Devourer.

Finally, he captures the FF and sentences them to death for violating his nation’s sovereignty.

The Big Bang Cannons.
The Big Bang Cannons. Marvel Comics.

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In 'Fantastic Four' (2019) #9, Galactus is free from Mount Doom.
In Fantastic Four (2019) #9, Galactus is free from Mount Doom. Marvel Comics.

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Super Power Explained: With The Pym Particles, Hank Pym Is Among Marvel’s Top 10 Super-Geniuses

In 'Marvel Universe: The End' (2003) #5, Thanos faces the Marvel Universe assembled.
 

SUPER POWER

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IN INVENTIONS AND SCIENTIFIC MARVELS

OUR TOP 10 LIST OF MARVEL’S SUPER-GENIUSES BY INVENTION (NO ONE-ABOVE-ALL OR ABSTRACT)

In 'Marvel Universe: The End' (2003) #5, Thanos faces the Marvel Universe assembled.
In Marvel Universe: The End (2003) #5, Thanos faces the Marvel Universe assembled. Marvel Comics.

QUALITY OPPONENTS

Generally, our formidability takes into account a character’s quality of opponents. Using this hierarchy, we can formulate a Power Hierarchy. Namely, it is the following:

Peak Human, Assassin, Metahuman, Criminal Mastermind/Team-Wrecker, Warrior, Hi-Tech Genius/Enhanced, Political Leader, Demon or Monster/Supernatural Being, Champion, Cosmic Being, Skyfather, God or Abstract.

Before we rank the Top 10, let’s list some rules.

  1. First, only beings below God or Abstract are included. God or Abstract include Galactus, Eternity, Living Tribunal, Beyonder, One-Above-All.
  2. Since we focus on feats, we will go by inventions or planning only.
  3. Different races in the Marvel Universe are included such as the Eternals, humans, Inhumans.

Let’s rank our Top 10.

10. PROFESSOR XAVIER

Professor X. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

What seems like a benign invention has actually changed the course of Marvel history. Namely, Professor X’s Cerebro is actually an E.S.P. device that helps him locate good and bad mutants.

Generally, though telepathy is a super power in the Marvel Universe, we can count it as super-genius intelligence. For the reason that being granted access to the secret thoughts and desires of men is definitely a god-like ability or super power.

Furthermore, Professor X has the intelligence to show for it. As matter of fact, an expert in genetics and the life sciences, the Professor X has shown remarkable scientific ingenuity s well as planning in combat situations.

Definitely, I would not want to mess with someone who once defeated Phoenix in a psionic battle!

9. BLACK BOLT

Black Bolt. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

POWER HIERARCHY:

COSMIC BEING

Though not really an inventor, Black Bolt is nonetheless one of the most capable scientists on Marvel Earth. During Infinity, Black Bolt invented the T-bomb.

When detonated, the bomb would cause all humans to undergo Terrigenesis and become Inhumans. Definitely, a nightmarish thought!

8. BLACK PANTHER

Black Panther. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

As matter of fact, Black Panther is really a super-genius. Early, T’Challa earned a PhD in physics from Oxford University. Generally, Black Panther is a master tactician, problem solver and inventor.

During the Doomwar, T’Challa revealed he combined his knowledge of physics with alchemy in order to create new scientific discipline: shadow physics.

Now let’s move onto an actual scalable feat. During the Incursion in Secret Wars, Black Panther actually helped design the life raft. Moreover, he also designed an inter-dimensional planet-busting bomb!

Generally speaking, T’Challa is rated among the eight smartest minds on Earth. And he deserves it!

7. BEAST

Beast. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

In his Top 25 Smartest list, Victor Grubbs at CBR.com calls Beast a Renaissance man. What makes Hank McCoy stand out is that despite his blue monster appearance, he is very intellectually gifted, a man of culture and letters.

From the beginning, Beast was a founding member of the original X-Men. Furthermore, he would join the Avengers, X-Factor and even the Secret Avengers during Civil War.

In the intelligence department, Beast is among the eight smartest people on Marvel Earth. Namely, his expertises in medicine, anatomy, biophysics, electronics, biochemistry and genetics are at the top.

Among his most remarkable feats is his discovery of the hormonal extract that causes the X-gene. In addition, Hank discovered a cure to the Legacy Virus that devastated the mutant population.

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6. HANK PYM

Hank Pym. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Team-Wrecker 42%

POWER HIERARCHY:

TEAM-WRECKER

Without a doubt, Hank Pym is a revolutionary mind in the Marvel Universe. Really, there was hesitation as who has been the more inventive mind between Ant-Man and Iron Man. Later, we will see why Iron Man deserves the higher spot.

Among the most inventive minds on Earth, Hank Pym has been called by the Abstract named Eternity, “Earth’s Scientist Supreme.”1 Really, his discoveries have been ground-breaking.

Thanks to the Pym Particles, he discovered the Microverse by shrinking to subatomic scale and the Macroverse by increasing his size near infinity.

Though he is a super-genius, his attitude and his most important malfunctioning inventions – namely, Ultron – have prevented him from succeeding. Often times, he has been considered a failure. Read our Avengers: Rage of Ultron product review.

5. IRON MAN

Iron Man. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Enhanced 50%

POWER HIERARCHY:

ENHANCED

For the most part, Tony Stark is a businessman, a public figure and an inventor in the Marvel Universe. Importantly, he is well known for his Iron Man armors which have continually evolved over the years in response to threats and personal challenges.

Two reasons why Iron Man has succeeded where Hank Pym has not: his inventions have successfully revolutionized business and he has recovered from addiction.

At the same time, Iron Man performed a feat that has outclassed Hank. In AvX, Tony invents the Phoenix Killer Armor which temporarily bombs the Phoenix, though splitting it in the Phoenix Five.

4. BRUCE BANNER

Dr. Bruce Banner. Marvel Comics

Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

POWER HIERARCHY:

COSMIC BEING

Generally, BannerTech is developed in order to solve a problem. Regularly, Hulk is hunted by the authorities, the heroes and villains. To this end, Bruce’s expertise in gamma radiation has enabled him to create devices for teleportation, force fields or hologram projection.

For the sheer ingenuity of his inventions, Dr. Banner belongs near the top of this list.

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3. THANOS

Thanos. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Skyfather 92%

POWER HIERARCHY:

SKYFATHER

Certainly, Thanos needs no introduction. Indeed, his villainy, intelligence and resources make him a fomidable foe. Importantly, Thanos’ inventions are for a single purpose: universal destruction!

In Annihilation, Thanos proved why he may be the Marvel Universe’s most dangerous foe. After Tenebrous and Aegis captured Galactus and Silver Surfer, the captured were turned over to the Annihilation Wave.

Dangerously, in order to help Annihilus conquer the Prime Universe, Thanos imprisoned Galactus to a bomb that was absorbing the energy he was feeding on. And the ultimate purpose was to destroy the Marvel multiverse for the Negative Zone.

2A/2B. REED RICHARDS/DOCTOR DOOM

Mister Fantastic. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

Doctor Doom. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Skyfather 92%

POWER HIERARCHY:

SKYFATHER

Not much needs to be said about these two rivals. As matter of fact, Mister Fantastic is ahead of Doctor Doom, especially in the science department. Overall, they are in a league of their own. And that says a lot.

1. HIGH EVOLUTIONARY

High Evolutionary. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Skyfather 92%

POWER HIERARCHY:

SKYFATHER

Among the Skyfathers in Marvel, other than Odin, Zeus, Mephisto and Thanos, High Evolutionary is among the greatest scientific minds. At his highest, High Evolutionary is able to predict the universe from beginning to end.

In addition, he is the actual father of twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Furthermore, read our product review for Uncanny Avengers: Counter-Evolutionary.

Where High Evolutionary outclasses every super-genius on the list, is the fact that he has used science to actually create life. Moreover, he created Counter-Earth where Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch travel in the comic.

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LINKS

Dangerous Minds: The 25 Smartest Characters In The Marvel Universe, Officially Ranked in CBR.com.
Marvel Universe: The End Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.


FOOTNOTES

  1. Mighty Avengers #30.

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Marvel Day: In The First Appearance Against The Fantastic Four, It Took A Volcano To Stop Super-Skrull

 

MARVEL DAY

In 'Fantastic Four' (1963) #18, the Fantastic Four battle Super-Skrull for the first time.
Writer(s)

Stan Lee


Penciler(s)

Jack Kirby


Inker(s)

Dick Ayers


Colorist(s)

Stan Goldberg


Cover

Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Stan Goldberg and Art Simek


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

June 11, 1963

IN SUPERVILLAINS

SUPER-SKRULL MAY APPEAR IN THE NEW FF MOVIE

In 2019, fans of CAPTAIN MARVEL [Blu-ray], got a glimpse for the possible direction of the new Fantastic Four movie. In short, the movie is about Kree super-spy Carol Danvers. As she struggles to regain her memories, Carol is caught in a war between the Kree and the shape-shifting Skrulls. Eventually, she becomes Captain Marvel, a galactic superhero. At ScreenRant, Chris Voyage speculates that Super-Skrull would be the perfect villain for the FF’s MCU debut.

In addition, clues have been planted in Spider-Man: Far From Home, about the upcoming Disney+ show Secret Invasion. In fact, it is based on the eponymous comic where Earth is invaded by Skrull spies. Dangerously, the spies use their shape-shifting powers to impersonate Earth’s heroes. For their part, let’s look at the first war between Super-Skrull and the Fantastic Four.

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AFTER A PREVIOUS FAILED INVASION, THE EMPEROR SENDS SUPER-SKRULL TO INVADE EARTH

In the fifth quadrant of the Andromeda galaxy, on Tarnax IV, the Skrull Emperor plans to invade Earth. Previously, the Fantastic Four thwarted the Skrull invasion. This time, they are sending the Super-Skrull named Kl’rt. With the powers of the FF, Kl’rt is even stronger than the team combined.

A week later, the Fantastic Four respond to reports of an alien sighting at Times Square. There, Super-Skrull appears and plants the Skrull flag on the ground. Thereby, Kl’rt claims Earth as a Skrull colony. When a mob attacks him, Super-Skrull bats them aside. Soon, the FF battle Super-Skrull but are no match. In the end, the Fantastic Four are forced to flee.

In Fantastic Four (1963) #18, Mister Fantastic battles Super-Skrull. Marvel Comics.

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IN A FINAL BATTLE, THE FF IMPRISON SUPER-SKRULL IN A VOLCANO

In the final battle, the Fantastic Four goad Super-Skrull on an abandoned island named Crater Isle. Previously, Reed deduced the source of Kl’rt’s powers. Indeed, he derives his amazing super powers from a homing beacon to the Skrull Throneworld. Quickly, Mister Fantastic constructed a jamming device.

During the battle, the Fantastic Four distract Super-Skrull. Meanwhile, Invisible Girl plants the jamming device. Amazingly, the device deprives Kl’rt access to his super powers. Now powerless, Super-Skrull is knocked into a volcano. To finish him, Human Torch seals the sand over the opening with his flame.

Crater Isle.
Crater Isle. Marvel Comics.

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LINKS

Super Skrull Is The Best Villain For Fantastic Four’s MCU Debut (Not Doom) in ScreenRant.
Fantastic Four Vol 1 18 in Marvel Database.
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Under-Appreciated Heroes/Villains: #WeFearVenom As The New King In Black (‘Best Of The Year’)

In 'King In Black' (2021) #5, God Venom defeats Knull.
 

UNDER-APPRECIATED HEROES/VILLAINS

Writer(s)

Doony Cates


Penciler(s)

Ryan Stegman


Colorist(s)

Frank Martin


Cover

Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer and Frank Martin


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

December 2, 2020

IN BEST OF THE YEAR

#WEFEARVENOM IN THE BEST MARVEL COMIC OF 2021

Triumphantly, King in Black is the Best Of The Year for Marvel. Since Secret Wars, the crossover event has been building up. Importantly, the Marvel Universe is threatened by a menace older than the universe: Knull. As the God of the symbiotes, he has set up an army to extinguish all light in the Marvel Universe.

And when he attempts to recruit Eddie Brock, the villain rejects his offer. Significantly, the important development in the series is the successful redemption of Venom into a hero. Indeed, this is the reason why King in Black is the best Marvel comic in 2021. Finally, #WeFearVenom as the terrifying and new King in Black.

In King in Black (2021) #5, God Venom charges at Knull with his cosmic Axe. Marvel Comics.

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FOR VENOM: HE IS THE KING IN BLACK

During the series, Eddie Brock actually dies at 4 Yancy Street. In fact, Knull has invaded Earth with dragons and turned Earth’s mightiest heroes into symbiotes. Angrily, Dylan Brock uses his connection to the HIVE to free Cyclops, Human Torch, Invisible Woman and Thor. In King in Black (2021) #4, Cosmic King Thor fights Knull but is eventually defeated.

At the end, Silver Surfer arrives with the God of Light, none other than the Enigma Force. Soon, it leaves Surfer and heads to 4 Yancy Street. There, it resurrects Eddie as the new Captain Universe. In the end, God Venom defeats Knull with the cosmic Axe fused from Mjolnir and Surfer’s surfboard. With the symbiote army free, the Enigma Force departs. Finally, Venom is the King in Black.

Venom is the King in Black in the HIVE. Marvel Comics.

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AGAINST VENOM: MAKER IS OUTSIDE VENOM’S OMNISCIENCE

In Venom (2021) #35, Venom reveals the next threat to the Marvel Universe. In the issue, Eddie tells Spider-Man how he has been experimenting with his new omniscience. Indeed, all time is accessible to him. However, an anomaly exists.

Namely, the Maker still eludes him. In fact, Eddie informs the heroes in his omnipresence of his nefarious plans. As Reed Richards’ evil counterpart, he intends to replace the Prime Universe with the Ultimate Universe.

In 'Venom' (2021) #200, the Maker returns to the Ultimate Universe using the Venom symbiote.
In Venom (2021) #35, the Maker returns to the Ultimate Universe using the Venom symbiote. Marvel Comics.

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LINKS

King in Black (Event) in Marvel Database.
King in Black Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.
4 Yancy Street in Marvel Database.
King in Black Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Venom Vol 4 35 in Marvel Database.

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Marvel Day: How Iron Man’s Futurism Correctly Predicted The Civil War If The Heroes Didn’t Work Together

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms.
 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Brian Michael Bendis


Penciler(s)

Alex Maleev


Colorist(s)

Dave Stewart


Cover

Gabriele Dell’Otto


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

March 29, 2006

IN CIVIL RIGHTS

THE HEROES OF EARTH SHOULD HAVE BANDED TOGETHER

In New Avengers: Illuminati (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms. After the Kree-Skrull war, Iron Man convenes a meeting. In attendance are Mister Fantastic, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, King Namor, Black Bolt and Professor X. As matter of fact, Iron Man and the attendees recognize the war could have been averted. Indeed, it would if the different superhero teams had pooled resources and intel.

Despite their acknowledgements, the meeting highlights the differences among the various factions. For his part, Iron Man favors forming a delegation of superheroes to serve a united front against future threats. However, his idea is opposed by every other attendee, especially Namor. In some sense, Iron Man proves prescient as this move could have averted the major crisis to befall the Marvel Universe: Civil War. Though, the Illuminati forms.

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms.
In New Avengers: Illuminati (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms. Marvel Comics.

IRON MAN’S FUTURISM COULD HAVE PREVENTED CIVIL WAR

Forward in time, after House of M, the Illuminati convenes. Due to House of M, Professor X is absent. During the meeting, Iron Man informs them of important news. Recently, the U.S. government is planning on passing the Superhero Registration Act. As a result of House of M, 198 and Secret War, this is a likely development. Really, Tony explains how his mind and Reed’s work. As an inventor, industrialist and businessman, Tony is a futurist.

Hence, he is able to predict social trends and what people need. Correctly, he predicts what the New Warriors would later do in their quest for fame. Consequently, he advises the Illuminati to get onboard. However, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt and King Namor forcefully refuse. Only Mister Fantastic agrees. Though Tony’s views are extreme, they highlight the fact he was correct: Early on, the heroes of Earth should have formed a delegation. In the end, the Illuminati were a missed opportunity.

'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1.
New Avengers: Illuminati (2006) #1. Marvel Comics.

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THE DIFFERENT TEAMS AT THE END OF HOUSE OF M

X-MEN

At the end of the story, Scarlet Witch uttered the spell “no more mutants.” Only 198 mutants remain on Earth. At Xavier’s Institute, Emma Frost finds out that many mutants are powerless. In the issue, the X-Men find a depowered Magneto in Genosha. About Wanda, here whereabouts are unknown.

NEW AVENGERS

At Avengers Tower, the memories of the New Avengers have been restored. In shock, Doctor Strange feels he has failed his duty to protect Earth. For his part, Spider-Man demands that Strange erase their memories of House of M. To which Doctor Strange declines. Unfortunately, the New Avengers face Hawkeye‘s apparent death.

House of M. Marvel Comics.

TIMES WHEN IRON MAN WAS CORRECT

AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED

In Avengers Disassembled: Chaos, the Avengers are attacked by a mysterious force. First, there is the resurrected Jack-Of-Hearts who attacks Avengers Mansion. Then Tony is inexplicably drunk without having a drink.

This leads to a violent outburst at the U.N. Then, Vision attacks the Avengers. Finally, She-Hulk brutally rips Vision apart. Correctly, Iron Man realizes that the attacks are connected. Though the Avengers disagree.

AVX

In AvX, Tony is correct twice. The first time, he correctly designs a Phoenix-Killer Armor. Powerfully, he detonates it on the moon. Though the Phoenix is destroyed, it splits into the Phoenix Five.

Later, Iron Man correctly deduces the reason for the Phoenix Force’s return to Earth. The Phoenix Force and Chaos Magic are like yin and yang. Indeed, the Phoenix returned because of Scarlet Witch’s “no more mutants.”

CIVIL WAR II

In Civil War II, Tony comes into blows with Carol Danvers. During an invasion by a Celestial Destructor, the Ultimates used information from an Inhuman. Namely, Ulysses provided information to save the day. When Captain Marvel wanted Ulysses to join the Ultimates, Iron Man opposed the decision.

Correctly, he questioned Ulysses’ mysterious powers, whether the future can be changed and the morality of pre-emptive strikes. Though conflict soon followed with several tragedies. Such as the deaths of War Machine and Hulk. After, there was a final battle between Iron Man and Captain Marvel. Apparently, Tony died. In the end, jumping between futures, Ulysses vanished to meet Eternity.

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SOURCES

New Avengers: Illuminati Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Civil War II in Marvel Database.