On fan battles, audience interaction, what’s real, and who’s stronger, the Thing or the Hulk?

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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7 Responses

  1. Jerry Chandler says:

    "SF fans in general tend to be discursive sorts…" "Which is another way of saying that SF readers tend to get invested in not just the story, but the argument."…………………………………….No we're not.~8?)

  2. Russ Rogers says:

    The Thing is, in general, stronger than the Hulk. Unless Hulk MAD! Like Bill Bixby warned, you don't want to be around the Hulk when he's angry. Then I believe that very few characters are stronger than the Hulk.For me, comics are more fun when I can interact with people who share my love of them. Maybe that's one reason why I take such pleasure in commenting on ComicMix!

  3. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    It's basic comic rule: the Hulk gets mad, the hulk gets stronger. The Hulk, per official marvel handbook readouts has a strength rating of 7 (which is defined as: 7 – Superhuman Class 25: able to lift in the 10 to 25 ton range) and that is under normal pretense, as well as a Fighting Skill of 6. The Thing is rated as a Strength and Fighting Skill Rating of 6 in both categories. By definition, that means the Hulk is naturally stronger than the Thing, and both are equally matched in fighting skill.I personally believe if the Hulk is savage, (not world war hulk smart) the thing with proper planning could take down the Hulk. But, if we're talking bar room brawl? Ole' Blue Eyes is taking a dirt nap.

    • Russ Rogers says:

      Marc, your technical knowledge and insight obviously well exceed mine. I have to concur completely with your conclusions. Now, which Comic Book Character is most likely to catch a venereal disease? I would say Lobo or Guy Gardner. Unless a Superhuman constitution or Power Ring make them immune to such things. Obviously Guy Gardner would not be immune to Yellow Fever! But that's not a venereal disease.

      • Glenn Hauman says:

        Now, which Comic Book Character is most likely to catch a venereal disease?It's a tossup between Little Annie Fanny and Moonshine McJuggs.

        • Marc Alan Fishman says:

          I'm saying it's Roy "Dick "Nightwing" Grayson's Hand-Me-Downs" Harper. AKA Red Arrow. That dude's been around the block, and he did drugs.

          • Russ Rogers says:

            The call "Speedy" "Red Arrow" now? Well, he wasn't really into speed. And "Smacky" is just a silly name for a Superhero!