By Iridium 3 Comments
Rereading some of the DC ‘52’ issues the other day, one main question sticks in my head afterwards.
How much credibility can one give to extreme, ‘one off’ displays of power?
Case in point, Black Adam lifting and pitching an aircraft carrier an untold number of miles at NYC.
A current Nimitz Class aircraft carrier, unloaded, weighs in at around 100,000 tons.
The amount of force ( or would energy be more correct? ) necessary to do that is mind numbing.
At some point in my life perhaps I knew enough math to take a stab at that calculation, however those days are behind me.
In later issues he is shown to be slowed down, somewhat, by heroes who, granted, have enhanced strength themselves, however I find this hard to believe considering what they just demonstrated his strength at. He could probably affect the Earth’s orbit if he tried.
I digress ...
So, can this be though of as credible continuity?
I think not. I don’t see how it can be because of the incredible precedent it sets.