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Marvel Day: After Their First Defeat By Enchantress and Power Man, Cap’ Leaves The Avengers Kooky Quartet

Power Man (Erik Josten).
 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Stan Lee


Penciler(s)

Don Heck


Inker(s)

Wally Wood


Colorist(s)

Stan Goldberg


Cover

Jack Kirby and Wally Wood


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

August 10, 1965

IN SQUADS, TEAMS AND LEAGUES

“CAP’S KOOKY QUARTET” FORMS

In Avengers (1965) #16, the Avengers defeat the Masters of Evil. Originally, the villain team consists of Melter, Black Knight, Executioner, Enchantress and Baron Zemo. Apparently, Baron Zemo dies and is buried by Cap’ and Rick Jones. To end, Thor transports Melter, Black Knight and the Avengers to another dimension. There, Melter and Black Knight are captured. However, the Asgardians Enchantress and Executioner escape. At the next Avengers meeting, Thor is MIA.

In addition, Wasp decides to leave because of the team’s dangers. When Iron Man and Giant Man debate disbanding the Avengers, Hawkeye infiltrates the mansion. To this end, he wants membership. Soon, the Avengers announce they are accepting new members. After Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver submit their request by letter, they are accepted. Before the media, Cap’s Kooky Quartet is announced though questions remain about their level of power.

In 'Avengers' (1965) #16, Cap's Kooky Quartet is introduced.
In Avengers (1965) #16, Cap’s Kooky Quartet is introduced to the media. Marvel Comics.

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*Power Man’s first appearance.

ENCHANTRESS AND POWER MAN DEFEAT THE AVENGERS

In Avengers (1965) #21, Erik Josten is in the Amazon jungle. There, the former Baron Zemo agent is digging through rubble for the entrance through his lab. Since he is a wanted criminal in Europe, he hopes to repeat the experiment that created the super-powered Wonder Man. In this way, he hopes to change his fate. As fate would have it, the mischievous Enchantress views Erik in a vision and departs to his aid. There, she appears to him in the lab. Mischievously, she promises to work the machine for him.

When he gains super strength, Enchantress seduces the newly-christened Power Man to destroy the Avengers. Soon enough, Enchantress creates illusions around the city of the Avengers destroying property. When Cap’ learns of their plot, he fights Power Man. But he is no match for the super strong enemy. Afterwards, each Avenger is defeated except for Scarlet Witch. In humiliation, the Avengers are caught for trespassing and soon disband.

Power Man (Erik Josten).
Power Man (Erik Josten). Marvel Comics.

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AFTER CLEARING THEIR NAMES, CAP’ LEAVES THE AVENGERS

After disbanding, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch join a circus. But it turns out to be the Circus of Crime. Deceptively, they pose as a normal circus and call the police. In addition, they claim the Avengers attempted to rob them. Panickingly, the Avengers flee.

Meanwhile, Captain America poses as a publicity man. Successfully, he records Power Man on tape admitting his crime. Finally, the Avengers band together and defeat Power Man and Enchantress. With the tape, the Avengers clear their names. However, Cap’ leaves the Avengers at the end of the issue.

'Avengers' (1965) #22.
Avengers (1965) #22. Marvel Comics.

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Reviews: Essential Silver Surfer Vol. 1

Silver Surfer #1.
 

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Silver Surfer #1.
Silver Surfer #1. Marvel Comics.

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ESSENTIAL SILVER SURFER STORY

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: ESSENTIAL SILVER SURFER VOL. 1 (1968-1970)

Collects Silver Surfer #1-18.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In comicdom, there are few legendary names. In 1968, two of Marvel comics’ biggest names collaborated on a timeless and favorite story: Legendary writer and editor Stan Lee worked with artist John Buscema to bring the classic Silver Surfer series of the period.

As matter of fact, I gave 5.0 out of 5.0 to Essential Silver Surfer, Vol. 1 (Marvel Essentials) for being a dreamy space (or earth-bound) soap opera about a god-like alien estranged among the mere mortals. Really, it does not get better than this Marvel Essential. Indeed, this is the comic genre at its best for all Marvel-ites to enjoy.

To recommend, the trade paperback format offers some of the biggest 528 pages that fans can enjoy. From the beginning, what separates Silver Surfer from other Marvel heroes is that he has no flaws, except that of human misunderstanding. Indeed, witness Surfer’s titanic battles against the Overlord, the Stranger, Loki, Spider-Man. And yes… the dreamy cover and the dramatic start of the Silver Surfer vs Thor rivalry..

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In many respects, Silver Surfer’s first classic story is Shakespearean melo-drama. First, our protagonist is a melancholic character who is comfortable with monologues and long speeches. At the same time, he has the flair for the dramatic and seems to experience events in a passionate way. Indeed, witness Surfer saving a young Latino woman from war only to be rewarded with a kiss. But, lo and behold, his forsaken lover Shalla-Bal witnesses the scene from a flying spacecraft.

PLOT

Volume 1 focuses on Silver Surfer after the events of the Galactus trilogy and Fantastic Four #55-60. In fact, Silver Surfer rebelled against Galactus his master in order to save the Earth from destruction. After, Galactus punished the Sentinel by removing his space-born powers. Now, the Silver Surfer is stranded on Earth which he cannot leave due to a space barrier placed by the Devourer of Worlds. During his time on Earth, the tragic hero attempts to gain humanity’s trust and understanding but with continued failures. The plot progresses quickly and takes him to Asgard, the Netherworld and into space. Really, it does not get better than a space-faring soap opera!

CHARACTERIZATION

Where Stan Lee and John Buscema succeed is in the thrill of adventure and passion. However, what is lacking is true character evolution. In some sense, despite humanity’s hatred, it takes 18 issues for the Silver Surfer to finally change his stance towards humanity. At the same time, though a hero, he initially remains a lone hero, without a regular supporting cast.

ART

Perhaps, the art is the series’ strongest point. John Buscema’s pencils are drawn to perfection and he has produced the most imposing and welcoming Silver Surfer to date. Though a bit embellished, Buscema’s pencils draw distinctive characters. Indeed, the women tend to have curvy physiques, long hair and full lips while the men have strong arms, big hands and very proportionate physiques. Really, Buscema’s classical training appears.

VERDICT

Finally, the Marvel Essentials storyline is high spectacle. Really, Stan Lee and John Buscema make a powerful combination. As matter of fact, they work seamlessly with tight plots, unrelenting action and gorgeous panels to create a work of legend.

Definitely, this storyline is one of the greatest Marvel stories ever told. Indeed, it belongs in every Marvel-ite’s collection.


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“The Mighty Thor by Marvel Comics Set of 5, Issues 350-354” Review

 

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'Thor' (1984) #353.
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The Mighty Thor by Marvel Comics Set of 5, Issues 350-354.

Critically, ‘The Mighty Thor’ is one of the best sagas in Thor history. Thematically, the comic deals with the Ragnarok and the Asgardians.

To sum, the story is about a threat beyond Asgard that has surfaced to doom the Realm. With Asgard and Midgard in peril, the most powerful Asgardians must band together.

Critically-acclaimed Walt Simonson is both artist and writer. Indeed, his writing shines in the series. And Surtur’s stardom skyrockets as a fiery demon doomed by power and prohecy. Meanwhile, the art matches the tone of urgency and overwhelming power. And, Surtur vs Odin, Thor and Loki.

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  • Publication Date: January 1, 1984.

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Critically, the conclusion of “The Mighty Thor by Marvel Comics Set of 5, Issues 350-354” is a fan-favorite at comic battle boards. As matter of fact, who would in a fight: Thor or Surtur? With the fate of Asgard in the balance, it is up to Odin, Thor and Loki to stop the extra-dimensional demon.

The comic series is excellent for your collection. You will definitely love the muscular art with its emphases on action and ensemble story-telling. This is the graphic novel to own in order to build your Thor collection. In addition, the story arc is also collected in Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson Vol. 2 (Thor (1966-1996)).

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Fan Battles: Odin, Thor and Loki vs Surtur (Team vs Villain)

 

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Walter Simonson and Walter Simonson.

SYNOPSIS FOR “Doom II”

Horribly, Surtur has invaded Asgard and Midgard. To this end, he intends to bring Ragnarok and lay waste to the universe.

On Asgard, only Odin, Thor and Loki can stop him.

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'Thor' (1984) #353.
Thor (1984) #353. Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants in Asgard. On the left side are Odin, Thor and Loki and on the right side is Surtur, the fiery demon.

Let’s look at the stats.

ASGARDIANS – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Universal 83%
Super Speed: Warrior 33%
Durability: Universal 83%
Energy Projection: Universal+ 83%
Fighting Skills: Cosmic 92%
Intelligence: Adaptive Evolution 67%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mjolnir.
  • Megingjord.
  • Laevateinn.
WEAKNESSES
  • Odinsleep.
  • Superiority inferiority complex.
SURTUR – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Universal 83%
Super Speed: Warrior 33%
Durability: Infinite 100%
Energy Projection: Universal 83%
Fighting Skills: Extra-Dimensional 100%
Intelligence: Leader 33%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Twilight Sword.
WEAKNESSES
  • Intense coldness.
  • Magic.

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THE FIGHT

According to prophecy, Surtur brings Ragnarok to Asgard with the Twilight Sword. In order to accomplish his goal, the fiery demon needs the Eternal Flame which Loki has hidden. Brutally, Odin, Thor and Loki are battling Surtur for the Eternal Flame.

The battle to decide the fate of Asgard!

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SURTUR IN COMICS

Journey Into Mystery (1963) #97, titled “Tales of… …Asgard! Home of the Mighty Norse Gods” marks the first cameo appearance of Surtur in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the legend of the demon of fire who plots for the destruction of the Norse gods.

The comic was written by Stan Lee and penciled by Jack Kirby.

SURTUR’S FIRST CAMEO APPEARANCE
Journey Into Mystery (1963) #97, titled “Tales of… …Asgard! Home of the Mighty Norse Gods” marks the first cameo appearance of Surtur in Marvel continuity. Marvel Comics.

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Wiki Preview: Thor Cracks Exitar’s Brain Dome With The God Blast

 

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In Thor (1988) #388, Thor performs an energy projection feat. During the battle, Thor cracks Exitar’s brain dome with the godblast. Marvel Comics.

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DC vs Marvel: 5 Reasons Why Superman Is Stronger Than Hulk

 
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SUPERMAN AND HULK HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR INFINITE STRENGTH

In 'Final Crisis: Superman Beyond' (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel lift the Book of Limbo, a book with an infinite number of pages.
In ‘Final Crisis: Superman Beyond’ (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel lift the Book of Limbo, a book with an infinite number of pages. DC Comics.

At DC and Marvel, Superman and Hulk are the top two powerhouses in terms of super strength. Previously, we showcased five feats where Superman demonstrated the potential for infinite super strength. At the same time, Hulk has shown on many occasions feats of infinite power. To find out about Hulk’s time travel feat, visit THE Marvel Universe Strength Hierarchy Ranks The Top 10 Heroes And Villains By The Potential For Infinite Strength.

Over the years, flaming wars have raged over who is the stronger: the Last Son of Krypton or the Green Behemoth. Indeed, if Superman has near-limitless strength, the madder Hulk gets, the stronger he gets. Though they are in the same strength class, let’s list five reasons why Superman may be stronger.

5 REASONS WHY SUPERMAN IS STRONGER THAN HULK

5. GREATER WILLPOWER

In Action Comics (1987) #589, Superman increases the GL energy beam by 20 percent with his willpower.
In Action Comics (1987) #589, Superman increases the GL energy beam by 20 percent with his willpower. DC Comics.

To begin, one of Superman’s greatest strengths in his fights is his willpower. Despite overwhelming odds, Superman never backs down but continues fighting. Over the years, it has been explained that Superman has some of the strongest willpowers in the DC Universe. At one point, Superman was a candidate to receive a Green Lantern ring. In Action Comics (1987) #589, Superman and the Green Lanterns fight a mount of dirt. In an assault, Superman adds his willpower to the GL beams, increasing it by 20 percent.

Though Hulk also has unbelievable willpower. However, in most incarnations, he lacks the corresponding intelligence. And in a battle against such a savage foe, willpower is everything.

4. STRONGER ENEMIES

In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2004) #13, Superman is angry at the death of Kara Zor-El and battles Darkseid.
In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2004) #13, Superman is angry at the death of Kara Zor-El and battles Darkseid. DC Comics.

Notably, this argument is debatable. Indeed, Hulk regularly meets with top-tier and cosmic-level foes. Some of them include the U-Foes, Abomination, High Evolutionary, Silver Surfer, Thor, Sentry, Galaxy Master and even Marvel Zeus. However, Hulk has suffered from low-quality opponents. Due to his baseline strength being lower, Hulk has had trouble with street-level opponents. For example, Spider-Man once knocked out Hulk with a punch.

In the Post-Crisis continuity, Superman more often fights opponents in his strength class. Many are Superman-level, but others like Darkseid, Brainiac 13, Fernus, Imperiex, Dominus and Mandrakk are Planetary, Universal to Multiversal-level threats.

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3. BETTER LIFTING FEATS

In 'Final Crisis: Superman Beyond' (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel lift the Book of Limbo, a book with an infinite number of pages.
In ‘Final Crisis: Superman Beyond’ (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel lift the Book of Limbo, a book with an infinite number of pages. DC Comics.

Perhaps, one department of super strength that truly separates Superman and Hulk is lifting feats. Unquestionably, Hulk has better striking feats. In fact, his punches often explode with the force of bombs, or turn back time.

However, Superman may outclass Hulk in raw strength. On two occasions, he has pushed past the boundaries of infinity. In Final Crisis: Superman Beyond (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel/Shazam lift the Book of Limbo. Indeed, it contains infinite pages all occupying the same space. On another occasion, Superman lifted eternity. In JLA/Spectre: Soul War (2003) #1, Superman and Wonder Woman lift Spectre.

2. SAVING THE DAY

In 'Justice League' (2019) #25, in a battle against the World Forger, Superman breaches the Sixth Dimension and shatters the Forger's Multiverse creation with a punch.
In ‘Justice League’ (2019) #25, in a battle against the World Forger, Superman breaches the Sixth Dimension and shatters the Forger’s Multiverse creation with a punch. DC Comics.

In Superman, The Greatest Story, I argue that Superman is the strongest hero. Both on the strength of his story and by feats. What really makes Superman work, is that he is the quintessential American superhero. In fact, Superman always saves the day. In part, it is due to his willpower. Also, it is due to his humanity. Indeed, proving that super strength is also a matter of determination.

Though, Hulk also is a superhero. However, he lacks at times his humanity. In fact, a factor that may mean life or death in a crisis.

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1. BETTER FIGHTER

n Superman/Batman (2005) #23, Superman uses pressure points on a Kryptonite-Man-possessed Batman.
In Superman/Batman (2005) #23, Superman uses pressure points on a Kryptonite-Man-possessed Batman. DC Comics.

When it comes to fighting, both superheroes have had a bad reputation. Over the years, Hulk has been viewed as a mindless brute. At the same time, Superman has often fought like a brawler. Generally, Superman is the better fighter. Post-Crisis, he has received combat training from Mongul, Batman and Wonder Woman.

In Superman/Batman (2005) #23, Superman uses the pressure point technique against a Kryptonite-Man possessed Batman. In addition, Superman has mastered the Infinite Mass Punch. Recently, in Rebirth, Superman performed the speedblitz on Doomsday.

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REFERENCES

Final Crisis: Superman Beyond Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 589 in DC Database.
Superman/Batman Vol 1 13 in DC Database.
JLA/The Spectre: Soul War Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Justice League Vol 4 25 in DC Database.
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“The Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Vol. 1 (The Mighty Thor (2011-2012))” Review

 
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‘The Mighty Thor’ (2011) #2. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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Collects The Mighty Thor #1-6.
The Silver Surfer — herald of Galactus, devourer of worlds — recognizes the Worldheart as the one object that could forever sate his master’s apocalyptic appetite. Now, the Surfer has come to Asgard to claim a prize Odin will not surrender without a fight — and Thor is caught in the middle. Will he entrust the Worldheart to the Surfer?

To begin, “The Mighty Thor Vol. 1” is the most serious treatment of Thor since “Thor: Disassembled.” To sum, the Volume is a cosmic story about beginnings and endings. In fact, a story arc about the end of the world, and the end of Asgard.

In a few words, Silver Surfer comes to Fallen Asgard to bring a message to Odin and Thor: Hand over the Worldheart to Galactus or Asgard will be destroyed. Amazingly, Matt Fraction’s writing is crisp, cold and detached while Olivier Coipel illustrates panels that capture the seriousness of the moment.

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  • “The Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Vol. 1 (The Mighty Thor (2011-2012)).”
  • Collects ‘The Mighty Thor’ #1-6.
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 109 pages.
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  • Publication Date: May 23, 2012.

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Certainly, “The Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Vol. 1 (The Mighty Thor (2011-2012))” is the Kindle and Comixology editions. Without a doubt, the story arc showcases some of the best Thor battles in comics. In fact, Thor and Silver Surfer engage in two battles of cosmic proportions.

In a few words, Silver Surfer has come to Asgard to deliver an ultimatum from Galactus: Hand over the Worldheart to Galactus or watch Asgard be destroyed. Naively, Surfer believes Galactus seeks to sate his hunger whereas Odin reveals to Thor that Galactus seeks to live forever when the Marvel Universe restarts. In short, the stakes are high.

The graphic novel is excellent for your collection and for delving into quality art. You will definitely love the coloring, lettering and story-telling. This is the graphic novel to own in order to build your Thor collection.

This product has excellent reviews and has 4 ratings with an average customer review rating of 5.0 out of 5.0. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

One customer review said: “What’s not to like here? Galactus vs. Odin! Thor vs. Silver Surfer! Volstaag vs. Humans! Young Loki! Matt Fraction’s dialogue is always fun to read and this plot is perfect! Copiel’s Thor is always amazing and this is no different! The outcome is interesting and could lead anywhere. I really loved this book! Great read!”

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I recommend this graphic novel as one of the greatest Thor battles in Marvel continuity.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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“Thor (1966-1996) #388” Review

 
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‘Thor’ (1988) #388. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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Thor battles the mighty Celestials–alone!

To begin, “Thor (1966-1996) #388” is one of the greatest battles in Marvel history. To this end, it showcases one of Thor’s most popular feats. Incredibly, Thor unleashes a devastating power that “jolts” his cosmic foe.

Moreover, Tom Defalco’s writing crafts a tight tale that showcases the power and bravery of our hero. Meanwhile, Ron Frenz’s pencils are kinetic and muscular.

Certainly, this is a comic you do not want to miss. Share this graphic novel to fans of Thor and to comic collectors. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Thor! And Exitar!

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  • “Thor (1966-1996) #388.”
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 22 pages.
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  • Publication Date: June 28, 2016.

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Gloriously, “Thor (1966-1996) #388” showcases why Thor is one of Marvel’s greatest characters. Indeed, the Thunder God faces perhaps one of his greatest challenge yet. In order to save the planet Pangoria from impending destruction, Thor must defeat the awesome might of Exitar the Celestial.

Definitely, the comic is excellent for your collection. Without a doubt, this is the graphic novel to own in order to build your Comixology collection. Moreover, Ron Frenz’s panels are kinetic and explosive.

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I recommend this comic as a classic tale that showcases one of Thor’s greatest battles.

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Battles Of The Week: Silver Surfer vs Thor (Hero vs Hero)

 
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Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel.


SYNOPSIS FOR “THE STRANGER”

The fate of the world hangs in the hands of the Asgardians. Indeed, Galactus hungers and he is coming for Asgard. In short, Silver Surfer has come to deliver a message to Asgard. However, the hot-headed Thor wants to do battle!

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ASGARD BEWARE! GALACTUS IS COMING!
In 'The Mighty Thor' (2011) #2, Silver Surfer announces the arrival of Galactus.
In ‘The Mighty Thor’ (2011) #2, Silver Surfer announces the arrival of Galactus. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants at the city of Asgard. On the left side is Silver Surfer, the Sentinel of the Spaceways and on the right side is Thor, the God of Thunder.

Let’s look at the stats.

SILVER SURFER – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Infinite 100%
Durability: Universal 83%
Energy Projection: Universal 83%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Genius 42%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Cosmic Surfboard.
THOR – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Universal 83%
Super Speed: Universal 83%
Durability: Solar System 67%
Energy Projection: Universal 83%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Leader 33%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mjolnir.
WEAKNESSES
  • Warrior’s Madness.
  • As All-Father, Odinsleep.

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THE FIGHT

Silver Surfer has come to the city of Asgard to announce Galactus’ arrival. To this end, Galactus seeks the Worldheart. In anger, Thor attacks Silver Surfer.

The battle to decide who is the most powerful!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Thor throwing a lightning charged hammer attack behind Silver Surfer’s back.

THOR ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.


On the following page, Thor and Surfer trade blasts. Then, running, Thor headbutts Silver Surfer away. After, Thor is bleeding on his forehead and Surfer’s forehead is dented.

THOR BLUNT FORCE ATTACK : 1 DAMAGE PT = 1 DAMAGE PT.
SILVER SURFER INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACK: 4 DAMAGE PTS.




On the final page, Silver Surfer attacks Thor from behind with his surfboard.

SILVER SURFER CONCUSSION: 3 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end, the battle ends in a draw.

TOTAL


SURFER’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-7 DAMAGE PTS.

Gravitational Pull Of Sun On Earth = 3.52*10^22 N. Distance From Earth To Sun = 149.6*10^9 m. Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J. -(7 DAMAGE PTS * 4.0296675*10^62 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -6.7161125*10^53 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: GALAXY

Durability: Galaxy 75%
THOR’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-7 DAMAGE PTS.

Gravitational Pull Of Sun On Earth = 3.52*10^22 N. Distance From Earth To Sun = 149.6*10^9 m. Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J. -(7 DAMAGE PTS * 4.0296675*10^62 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -6.7161125*10^53 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: STELLAR

Durability: Stellar 58%

OUTCOME: DRAW

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SILVER SURFER IN COMICS

Originally, ‘Fantastic Four’ (1966) #48, titled “The Coming Of Galactus”, marks the first appearance of Silver Surfer in Marvel continuity. During the “Galactus Trilogy,” Silver Surfer comes to Earth to announce the coming of Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds.

In 'Fantastic Four' (1966) #48, Silver Surfer comes to Earth to announce the coming of Galactus.
In ‘Fantastic Four’ (1966) #48, Silver Surfer comes to Earth to announce the coming of Galactus. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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Mighty Thor Vol 2 2 in Marvel Database.
Mighty Thor Vol 2 3 in Marvel Database.
Fantastic Four Vol 1 48 in Marvel Database.
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Marvel Day: Kang The Conqueror Was Right! The Avengers Were Founded To Take On Hulk

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the Avengers form for the first time.
 
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MARVEL DAY

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk. AP Photo/Marvel Comics
Official Name

Avengers.

Universe

Earth-616.

Heroes

Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant-Man, Wasp.

Villains

Loki, Rock Trolls.

Creators

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

IN ORIGIN STORIES

KANG THE CONQUEROR CORRECTLY DISCOVERS THE AVENGERS WERE FORMED TO STOP HULK

In the 41st century, Kang the Conqueror plots in order to become master of all time. However, one obstacle remains in his conquest: the Avengers! In order to finally defeat his foe, Kang peers through time with his tempovision. Finally, he has a plan. Quickly, he hurtles through in a spheroid to World War I. However, he is trapped in a time-storm. Since it might damage his craft, he returns to the 41st century. In order to find someone strong enough to survive the time-storm, Kang locates Hulk in the 20th century. Then, bringing him to his time, Kang tells Hulk his plan.

Slyly, the Green Goliath must travel to World War I. Specifically, his mission is to stop the Phantom Eagle from destroying a cannon of the Axis Powers. What Kang, however, does not say is that, the cannon will destroy a town where Hulk’s ancestors lived. Indeed, Kang correctly determined that the Avengers were formed to stop Hulk. With Hulk never born, he will be erased in 1971 and the Avengers will not have formed. As it turns out, Hulk ends up foiling Kang’s plan before returning to 1971.

In 'The Incredible Hulk' (1971) #135, Hulk punches through time to World War I.
In ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1971) #135, Hulk punches through time to World War I. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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IN 1963, LOKI MANIPULATES HULK IN ORDER TO FIGHT THOR

In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the Avengers make their spectacular debut. To begin, Loki is imprisoned on the Isle of Silence on Odin’s order. Sinisterly, the God of Evil blames Thor. In his latest scheme, he plans to bring Thor to the Isle to get his revenge. Using thought projection, Loki travels to Earth and after long hours, he located the incredible Hulk. Mentally, he creates an illusion before Hulk’s sight of dynamite on the train tracks. Misjudging his super strength, Hulk leaps and destroys the train tracks.

In order to save an incoming train, Hulk stands on a boulder and supports the damaged tracks. Though the train passes safely, Hulk is once again a wanted man. Finding out about recent reports, the Teen Brigade contacts the Fantastic Four. Unbeknownst to them, Loki intercepts their radio wave, sending it to Dr. Blake’s office. Hearing the signal, Dr. Blake strikes the ground with his cane and transforms into Thor.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, Loki schemes to get revenge on Thor.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, Loki schemes to get revenge on Thor. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Meanwhile, other super heroes intercept the radio waves. Soon, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man and Wasp join the Teen Brigade at their headquarters. During the meeting, Thor spots Hulk outside.

Springing into action, Thor hurls his hammer at Hulk. Incredibly, it passes through Hulk. Seeing it is a mental image, Thor realizes he has been duped by Loki. On the rainbow bridge, the God of Thunder travels to Asgard.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the future Avengers assemble at the Teen Brigade headquarters.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the future Avengers assemble at the Teen Brigade headquarters. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

FEAT: DURING HIS FIGHT AGAINST LOKI, THOR DEFEATS A ROCK TROLL

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, Thor defeats a rock troll.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, Thor defeats a rock troll. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IRON MAN, ANT-MAN AND WASP HUNT DOWN HULK AT A CIRCUS

Since the heroes are hunting him down, Hulk disguises as Mechano the robot-man and works at a circus. Unfortunately, his incredible feats of strength draw the attention of Ant-Man’s army of ants. Pym suspects he is Hulk. Quickly, he heads to the location with Wasp and Iron Man. Within moments, the heroes arrive at the circus.

There, Ant-Man and the Wasp engage Hulk in battle. Soon, they manage to get Hulk out of his disguise. When Wasp is held within Hulk’s giant hands, Iron Man intervenes. Incredibly, a duel follows that takes both fighters across states. In Detroit, Hulk and Iron Man are locked in battle. Finally, Iron Man manages to imprison Hulk in a steel grapple. At that moment, Thor arrives.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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AFTER LOKI IS VANQUISHED, THE AVENGERS FORM FOR THE FIRST TIME

In the last pages, Thor reveals Loki to be the mastermind of the hunt. Wickedly, he used Hulk to gaud Thor into a combat on the Isle of Silence. When Hulk attempts to fight Loki, the God of Mischief turns radioactive.

Then, it’s up to Ant-Man and Wasp to save the day. Silently commanding his army of ants, Ant-Man orders a trap door beneath Loki’s feet. Amazingly, Loki is imprisoned in a lead-lined tank. For a few minutes, Loki will remain radioactive until Thor returns him to Asgard. In the end, the Avengers form in order to be an unbeatable team.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the Avengers form for the first time.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the Avengers form for the first time. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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SOURCES

Incredible Hulk Vol 1 135 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.