draco x wrote:Anyways, moving on, I am sure that most read that Hulk 97 annual where Gladiator got his ass handed to him quite viciously. Did anyone get the impression that that was Marvel's way of getting payback for Hulk losing to Superman in the Marvel VS DC crossover before that? Now bear in mind, Hulk beating Gladiator is plausible as he is badass but I just felt that they made Gladiator look like an idiot the way he fought Hulk.
First off, Gladiator should have been able to speedblitz Hulk to the sun seeing as how he grabbed and took him into orbit in a matter of seconds after Hulk hit him. Also, if Gladiator's heat vision was enough to burn a hole in Hulk's chest, wouldn't he have hit his heart or vital organs and render him immobile before Hulk closes the gap between them and put Gladiator's eyes out? Plus, Hulk just figuring out that Gladiator was vulnerable to radiation out of the blue was just PIS before throwing him into that generator. Gladiator at his best should have knocked Hulk into the moon before Hulk knew what hit him but again I just feel that Marvel deliberately sets the guy up to be a parody of Superman to get knocked around by other characters.
As is always the case with Nth level characters the victor often fluctuate at the whim of the writer. Eventually characters reach a power level that's so extreme no measuring stick can honestly tell them apart.
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