@caped_baldy: Stable Sentry was beaten up by Red Hulk and Human Torch and unstable Sentry ended up in a stalemate with WWH while it was WWH who should win against so unstbale Sentry. So sometimes unstable Sentry is too strong and sometimes stable Sentry is too weak.
That was Loeb's Rulk who had his absorbing powers to boot. Don't know about the Human Torch instance, is there any context behind, or is stated that that one is stable Sentry? Jenkins had him stomping Terrax without breaking a sweat, stalemate the void and one-shoting Attuma.
Well, when unstable Sentry pushed himself he did some impressive stuff and operated between the moon-planetary level range, so his fight against WWH isn't like an outlier or something, it is clearly noted that Bob holds back less when he starts throwing around his energy.
''There are times where unstable Sentry ran away from Torch's fire and then times where he stalemated WWH and fought Thor and the rest of the Avengers, there are times where stable Sentry is shredding worlds while fighting Genis and times where he get's manhandled by Rulk or Hercules. Basically every writer has a different idea on how powerful they wanna portray him stable or unstable.''
Adressed that already.
I don't clearly remember if stable Sentry was the one who fought Genis honestly. Loeb's Red Hulk, and when he fought Hercules in Dark Reign he was constantly struggling with Void for control, he was pretty much unstable in Dark Avengers.
Loeb Rulk or not, he treated Sentry like a joke and i doubt he even used his absorbing abilities to do so if we go by what happened to Absorbing man. He was not unstable when he fought either Rulk or Hercules.