Hey guys, remember when Superman defeated the Hulk in ‘Marvel v.s DC’ during the 90’s, but it took him all he had?
Or when Superman fought and defeated Thor in ‘JLA/Avengers’ and it took him all he had?
Yeah, I’m sorry, but those stories are flawed. In fact, almost every fight Superman gets in is flawed.
Sure, both the Hulk and Thor are at Superman’s level of strength… But everyone seems to forget that Superman has freaking SUPER-SPEED!!!
Even when they remember, it’s like he uses it for a second or two of the fight and then goes back to the same speed as his opponent!
Superman fighting Thor or the Hulk is like the Flash fighting a normal human!
In fact, one of the few comics I’ve ever seen where Superman applies his powers in a logical and effective way against another character in tights is in an out-of-continuity comic, ‘Lex Luthor: Man of Steel’. In this story, Batman intends to confront Superman with some kryptonite. Sure, Supes can’t get near Bats in that case… Except why would he even worry about that?
Superman just uses his super-breath to force Batman off the gargoyle he was perched on, causing him to lose the kryptonite. As Batman tries to use his grappling hook to catch himself while attempting to grab the falling kryptonite, Superman simply uses his super-speed to grab Batman’s rope, pull him away from the kryptonite and knock him out. Simple as that.
Is Superman overpowered? That’s not the point. The point is that he DOES have all those powers, and since he has them he should use them all the time!