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Edited by ULTRAstarkiller

That means bad writing.

Posted by Pfcoolio14

He's done it on more than one occasion so I don't get why people don't take it

Posted by dondave

@cfrehse: It's going to be explained in the next issue

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Scans O.o???????

Edited by cfrehse

@dondave: ya i figured. something weird is going on. Plus thor didnt recognize him

Posted by dondave
Posted by Pfcoolio14

Posted by evilvegeta74

That means bad writing.

It's B.S writing simple and plain and a disrespect to the creators and those who have written Thor in the past. The character was put in the marvel universe as a answer to the Hulk to begin with. Walt S. has done this in purely bad taste. All the rules concearning Thor have been utterly violated. If Superman couldn't, and I'm not saying he's stronger than the Hulk why in heaven and earth should the Hulk even if science is involved.

Posted by joeagentofhand1

@ultrastarkiller said:

That means bad writing.

It's B.S writing simple and plain and a disrespect to the creators and those who have written Thor in the past. The character was put in the marvel universe as a answer to the Hulk to begin with. Walt S. has done this in purely bad taste. All the rules concearning Thor have been utterly violated. If Superman couldn't, and I'm not saying he's stronger than the Hulk why in heaven and earth should the Hulk even if science is involved.

Mark Waid is the writer not Walter Simonson

Posted by Xanni15

Hulk says he's worthy

Posted by evilvegeta74

@dondave said:

@cfrehse: They probably traveled back in time or to an alternate reality

@thecheesestabber:

You cleary showed typical reasons why the Hulk seemingly lifted Mjolnir, thank you, I love support for one of my favorite characters, whether it was done out of support or naught/spite!

@evilvegeta74 said:

@ultrastarkiller said:

That means bad writing.

It's B.S writing simple and plain and a disrespect to the creators and those who have written Thor in the past. The character was put in the marvel universe as a answer to the Hulk to begin with. Walt S. has done this in purely bad taste. All the rules concearning Thor have been utterly violated. If Superman couldn't, and I'm not saying he's stronger than the Hulk why in heaven and earth should the Hulk even if science is involved.

Mark Waid is the writer not Walter Simonson

I stand corrected, it's still ultimately bad writing. Thank you for pointing out my mistake.

Posted by dondave

@evilvegeta74: IIRC Captain America lifted his hammer during Fear Itself

Posted by evilvegeta74

@dondave said:

@evilvegeta74: IIRC Captain America lifted his hammer during Fear Itself

He was truly worthy!

Edited by deaditegonzo

1) All the examples posted of "Hulk lifting Mjolnir in the past" are not good examples of him just brute force lifting it. All of them apply to built in loopholes that have always existed (in space, no weight; it can be moved while Thor is holding it, etc).

2) That last scan clearly shows Hulk saying he is worthy. He is probably worthy in this story. Whats the big deal.

Posted by muhabba

1) All the examples posted of "Hulk lifting Mjolnir in the past" are not good examples of him just brute force lifting it. All of them apply to built in loopholes that have always existed (in space, no weight; it can be moved while Thor is holding it, etc).

2) That last scan clearly shows Hulk saying he is worthy. He is probably worthy in this story. Whats the big deal.

I remember the loopholes you mentioned and I seem to remember one other (it may have only been in JLA/Avengers) where someone could lift it for a short time and then it was unliftable again. (all my comics are boxed up and I can't research)

Posted by deaditegonzo

@muhabba said:
@deaditegonzo said:

1) All the examples posted of "Hulk lifting Mjolnir in the past" are not good examples of him just brute force lifting it. All of them apply to built in loopholes that have always existed (in space, no weight; it can be moved while Thor is holding it, etc).

2) That last scan clearly shows Hulk saying he is worthy. He is probably worthy in this story. Whats the big deal.

I remember the loopholes you mentioned and I seem to remember one other (it may have only been in JLA/Avengers) where someone could lift it for a short time and then it was unliftable again. (all my comics are boxed up and I can't research)

Yes, Supes lifted it in JLA/Avengers because it was necessary. It was a time of great peril, and he was deemed worthy, to face that threat. At the end, it is unliftable again, and Thor is like, "Its cool, consider it an honour that you were worthy even for a moment" (paraphrased). It lead to Supes holding Mjolnir AND Caps shield, stupid yes, but a fanboy dream lol.


Posted by JJ62

It's not about physical strength, it's about worthiness...

Cap lifted Mjolnir...so is Cap stronger than Hulk? No, it's ridiculous to think so.

To me, one can be deemed worthy for a time. A time that can expire, but during that time said character becomes worthy...however, they can lose their worthiness...that's how I always saw it.

Posted by muhabba

@muhabba said:
@deaditegonzo said:

1) All the examples posted of "Hulk lifting Mjolnir in the past" are not good examples of him just brute force lifting it. All of them apply to built in loopholes that have always existed (in space, no weight; it can be moved while Thor is holding it, etc).

2) That last scan clearly shows Hulk saying he is worthy. He is probably worthy in this story. Whats the big deal.

I remember the loopholes you mentioned and I seem to remember one other (it may have only been in JLA/Avengers) where someone could lift it for a short time and then it was unliftable again. (all my comics are boxed up and I can't research)

Yes, Supes lifted it in JLA/Avengers because it was necessary. It was a time of great peril, and he was deemed worthy, to face that threat. At the end, it is unliftable again, and Thor is like, "Its cool, consider it an honour that you were worthy even for a moment" (paraphrased). It lead to Supes holding Mjolnir AND Caps shield, stupid yes, but a fanboy dream lol.

That's the one I was thinking of. Did the momentary rule suspension ever happen in a regular series?

Posted by JediXMan

It has nothing to do with physical strength. Either it's because Hulk is worthy or it's bad writing.

Posted by deaditegonzo

@muhabba: Actually, and more serious Hulk or Thor fans could probably confirm or deny, I think Hulk himself was allowed to lift it temporarily before this. But I cant think of any other instance.

Posted by Andy Steven Summers

PIS

Posted by TheCheeseStabber
Edited by MSzekeresh

I like the idea of Hulk being so strong that his pure physical strength overcomes Odin's magic. Also I like it when other characters become worthy of holding Thor's hammer. Was sad when Ben Grimm was found unworthy.

Edited by BlackReaper
Posted by TheCheeseStabber

@blackreaper: You know with the economy the way it is I think Odins letting anyone be worth for a little bit.

For a small fee of course....

You Can be worthy Too!

Just send $1000000000000000.93 To:

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Edited by Jorgevy

lol nope, that's bad writing

except for this last event, if Hulk is saying he is worthy, then maybe he is momentarily?

Edited by Nightwing4

Well generally it means bad writing, but the in-universe answer is Hulk became strong enough to overcome Odin's enchantments. Which is pretty strong. So yeah it is a strength feat so long as he lifted it while still considered unworthy.

Posted by ccraft

@cfrehse said:

The hulk has lifted thors hammer even though he is not worthy? Its supposed to be impossible unless you are worthy so what does that mean?

this should be canon

Posted by lightsout

@ccraft: Wow. That is epic. (haha, that it should)

Edited by Oscars94

@deaditegonzo: He is worthy because in this series Banner has finally aceepted that in order to be a hero he has to accept the Hulk as a force for good.

Edited by BlueLantern1995

@muhabba said:
@deaditegonzo said:

1) All the examples posted of "Hulk lifting Mjolnir in the past" are not good examples of him just brute force lifting it. All of them apply to built in loopholes that have always existed (in space, no weight; it can be moved while Thor is holding it, etc).

2) That last scan clearly shows Hulk saying he is worthy. He is probably worthy in this story. Whats the big deal.

I remember the loopholes you mentioned and I seem to remember one other (it may have only been in JLA/Avengers) where someone could lift it for a short time and then it was unliftable again. (all my comics are boxed up and I can't research)

Yes, Supes lifted it in JLA/Avengers because it was necessary. It was a time of great peril, and he was deemed worthy, to face that threat. At the end, it is unliftable again, and Thor is like, "Its cool, consider it an honour that you were worthy even for a moment" (paraphrased). It lead to Supes holding Mjolnir AND Caps shield, stupid yes, but a fanboy dream lol.

This.

Posted by ImNemotheGemini

I wonder if banner and his team truly did get sent back in time.. Was it before Odin put the "unliftable" enchantment on Thor's hammer !

Posted by ImNemotheGemini

I surely hope not !!

Posted by End_Boss

Hulk lifting Thor's hammer makes perfect sense for the direction they're taking the character in right now. Before everyone gets up in arms, you should consider that Bruce Banner/The Hulk is probably in the most constructive, positive place he's ever been right now. As Banner he's working with SHIELD, making miracles for them, saving the world. As The Hulk he's not just going on mindless rampages throughout downtown Manhattan anymore. He's thinking smart, developing an armor for Banner's frail figure when Hulk recedes into the background, and he's less self-involved than he was before. It's no longer, "I'm Bruce Banner and this horrible thing happened to me and it's never gonna get better ever and I'm just gonna brood and sulk about it." Now it's "I'm Bruce Banner, this horrible thing happened to me once and now I'm getting over it and getting on with my life as it is now."

It's a very positive change and one that I could see swaying Mjolnir's enchantment in his favor.