This is basically the things most of you don't know about his speed. And only think back to the fights where he lost to some one like hulk those two times or got blast by a celestial. But here are the real moments you should remember hopefully it opens up your eyes.
SPEED: A) Thor could throw the hammer at the speed of light. See Thor#140, Thor#274; and, or can swing the hammer at TWICE the speed of light- Journey Into Mystery#102. B) In Thor -#393- it’s established that the speed of Thor’s hammer TRANSCENDS both TIME & SPACE. C) Also, Thor could appear anywhere across the Universe or other dimensions in just seconds (see- FF#339, and Thor#166). D) In addition, Thor could, visually, detect objects that move at fantastic speeds (this happen when Thor was the target of artillery fire- see Invaders#33- and Avengers-#281- when he saw the speedy Hermes). E) In the early issues of Journey Into Mystery, there were instances that Thor used Super-Human speed, physically speaking-that is. However, it’s impossible to measure his speed based on those depictions. However, in Marvel Team-up#26, it gives a slight more accurate description on Thor’s Super-Human speed, and you could make a similar case in Invaders-#33, where Thor (with his hammer) deflected artillery bullets fired at him by moving his ENITRE LEFT ARM at super-Human speed. Specifically, in Marvel Team Up-#26, the writer makes it fundamentally clear that Thor can move almost faster than mere MORTAL eyes can follow, and in Thor-#354, Thor was toying with Hela using speed that according to her was beyond comprehension. Thor stated that he was swift as the very lightning itself. G) Finally, the High Evolutionary using Thor’s DNA, did create a real Super-Speedster in Zefra. Question is, does Thor possess similar potential to that of Zefra due to his own unique DNA? After all, Thor’s DNA is quite different than that of mortals- Avengers-#14 (vol.1)- that’s for the writers to decide in some future date, I guess.
Note: There’s been much debate by fans all-over regarding the difficulty that Mongoose presents on Thor due to his great speed. However, there shouldn’t be any debate concerning any threat that Mongoose can pose on Thor, since it’s firmly established that: 1) Thor can see objects, or beings moving at fantastic speeds, and 2) Thor can react even faster to defend himself against these specific threats. If artillery bullets can go from anywhere from 600 ft. per second to more than 5,000 ft. a second, why would anyone believe that Thor would be in trouble against someone like Mongoose, who could never be hope to attain such speed? Thor said, as the speed of his hammer physically deflected Mongoose, "My mystic mallet can attain velocities which are BEYOND your ability to grasp!" In other words, let us assume that a Marvel character like Gladiator, who can’t possibly defeat Thor from a distance, decides to use super-speed on him, he might just as well be committing suicide- considering how dangerously powerful Thor’s hammer truly is, plus the hammer could reach velocity that exceeds well-above the speed of light. The Kinetic effect would be UTTERLY devastating.
Thor is way more faster then a being like superman can even wish to imagine of going to such speeds. He has been seen fighting foes such as absorbing man and absorbing man remarking whats the point of having the strength of a god when i can't even hit him. He has been seen fighting foes such as Mr.Hyde or gladiator and at times they couldn't even land a punch.
Hes fought beings faster then superman such as silver surfer and hit him. Thor has been seen dodging telepathic bolts from foes such as adam warlock and even the phoenix. His reflexes are to be as fast as lighting and in the marvel universe Remember that just a single lightning bolt is equivalent to 15,000,000 volts of electricity and could travel 100 million feet a second. Thats so much faster then the (speed of sounds reflexes superman)
Hes said to have the power to be able to JIM 94-Thor flies so fast that he's invisible. He as well has been seen leaving flash images of himself from moving at such high speeds to.
More pics and fact to come to show that Thor isn't slow as most here would think so. Yes he has been hit by 2,000ft celestial and at some times lost to hulk only two really. But hes shown that he can attain speeds where he can go so fast hela couldn't even find out where he was. Besides other heroes are fast but get hurt by slow people as well.