Beginners Guide to the Marvel Universe Sept 7, 2011 20:35:18 GMT -5
Post by Shiryu on Sept 7, 2011 20:35:18 GMT -5
That was the story 20 years or so ago, anyhoo--
You know -- as someone who often recommends physical exercise to patients, I've always had a heard time buying the exercise explanation for superheroes. If anything, they should get weaker due to the impossibility of exercising properly.
There is a great scene in The Incredibles where the main guy is seen lifting trucks - or perhaps they were train coaches - to go back in shape, and it seems to take him some time.
Spidey's most regular exercise is swinging his own body weight across town, which requires sensibly less strength than 10 tons and looks more like a cardio type of exercise than one to build muscle power.
This is even more true for Superman. With his powers fueled by the sun, the muscles under his costume should look like those of a very sedentary type. Instead, he is as ripped as Batman who is said to exercise daily. Oh well...
I have fond memories of an old British spider-man holiday special that compared spider-man's strength to the other marvel heroes. I was always suprised that he was grouped with Colossus and she hulk
Wasn't there something similar in the very first annual? I vaguely remember him lifting a scale carrying Thor, Hulk and the Thing, with Spidey saying there is always someone stronger than you.