- Thing is standing on a nearby planet and braced
- He will be getting hit directly by the laser, not just on the planet as it explodes
- Deathstar is as it was portrayed in the movies, no legends material
Being able to oneshot a planet is actually vastly underestimating the Death Star. The amount of energy required to just power it, let alone to actually Move it through space, is actually insanity. At full power, the Death Star is likely Star-Level, though potentially at risk of damaging itself in the process.
Thor, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Thing, Hercules, Wonder Man, Namor, Vision. They were all about to die from a single nuke and needed to be saved by the combined shields of Sue Storm, Silver Surfer and Rachel Grey.
Seems pretty legit.
This is like a dozen nukes instead of one though, so props to Surfer from improving from Secret Wars.
@karkus: 60s Hulk was very consistently sub-nuke (at least at first).
He spent literally hours going through some thick concrete walls (thick, but not that thick).
He couldn't destroy concrete walls designed to withstand nukes as you showed.
He has been knocked out by the mere shockaave of an explicitly low-yield nuke (he was not at the epicenter).
He also couldn't even hurt a robot designed by Bruce Banner that was made to withstand a nuclear explosion (unknown from how far away it can witshtand a nuke). The narration explicitly stated that not even Hulk could match the force of a nuke.
Although in very next issue, he was only knocked out by a missile designed to destroy an America Air Base. Depending on how much it is supposed to destroy, the blast could have affected miles around. However, the blast range of it was never shown, so it could be sub-nuke. It is not said to be a nuke (it is explicitly mentioned if something is a nuke in these stories). It was also supposed to explode in the heart of the base, so the statement of the missils destroying the base is kind of vague.
In the next issue, Hulk takes the brunt of a gamma grenade designed to destroy the same army base. Though, Hulk's gamma nature may have helped it (although this was never said in the narration). The narration says that his body acted as a shield to contain the rays of the blast, saving the lives of people for miles around. The bomb also had shockwave. It is unclear how much of the destruction was supposed to be caused by the shockwave.
This is as far as I have read yet. So, 60s Hulk is either very inconsistent, suddenly got much more powerful randomly, or there is context to his seemingly nuke level feats.
@karkus: So, his seeming jump in power happens literally the next issue after he has been firmly established to be sub-nuke (and, 3 issues or so after he has been established to be explicitly sub low yield nuke), with no explanation at all.
So, perhaps there is context to it.
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