It has been claimed that his strength has no limits through the Power Cosmic, yet due to his power set, the Surfer has rarely had to use pure strength to achieve his goals. An example that comes to mind is when he and some others were trapped inside of a mountain by tons upon tons of rocks. Instead of using strength to live the boulders out of the way, he simply turned them into vapor.
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He has fought the Hulk a few times, stopping him once and giving him a pimp slap (old comics) and fought him supposedly without the PC in Planet Hulk, giving Hulk a run for his money. But really, these aren't feats of strength, it's just fighting someone strong. He has faced many powerhouses over the years, but whether he was the victor or defeated, it was shown that it was not due to his strength but his other abilities. In fact, writers usually like to show off his opponents strength instead, seeing as how that is usually all they have on the Surfer and no one likes a one sided fight.
Examples that come to mind include when he was in Dynamo City. He had no Power Cosmic and was shown helping lift giant construction beams. Now, it's hard to say what the weight of these beams were and of course they could be made of ultra light/strong alien material, but they were I-Beams about 20 ft long and steel weighs 490 lbs per cubic foot. Another time without the PC, he punched through a Doombot and destroyed it's face. That has to take some strength. Without the PC, I might put him at top Spider-Man level strength or a bit higher, but of course this varies depending on the writer.
So, the Silver Surfer is fairly strong without the Power Cosmic and if the claims in the comics are correct, he is infinitely strong, although we will probably never see that happen. It's like when people ask how strong is Galactus. Who knows? He doesn't need to lift anything.
As a Surfer fan, I'd rather see him win battles in other ways. There are enough bricks out there.
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I'm willing to challenge anyone to show me the later issues after the number change having Vol. 1, 2, 3 etc in the indicia to indicate they belong in later volumes. Example: is the newest issue of Captain America labeled as CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 5 #616?
@digifiend: Name changes should be separate volumes, despite numbering. It all depends on the indicia.
Are we all at least in agreement we are to catalog everything by indicia? I do feel like all the renumbered issues should have been new volumes, since there is nothing to show that they should have been added to either the original volume or subsequent volumes.
I also think it's stupid how they do this in the first place. As if anyone really cares what number the issue is or that's going to make the story better.
Unlike most who just love to get in an argument over the internet, I understood your point, realized I made a general statement that was subjective and possibly untrue, recanted said statement, reiterated point and tried to expand on our conversation to promote dialogue. :)
Also, most people don't ever respond to most of my comments so a year later is better than never.