LNH20: LNH20 Comics Presents #11

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 12 17:16:20 PST 2012

On Feb 12, 10:30 am, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:05:39 +0000 (UTC), Martin Phipps wrote:
> > On Feb 10, 10:01 am, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Thu, 9 Feb 2012 09:30:25 +0000 (UTC), Martin Phipps wrote:
> <snip>
> >>>   Ultravac had his assistant do the roll call.  "MSN: he is strong and
> >>> powerful, maybe powerful enough to take on Googlemesh by himself;
> >> Is this "powerful" just as in super-strength, or...?
> > Not really.  Strength is a matter of how much weight you can lift.
> > Power also involves speed.  If the Flash hit you then you would feel
> > that but he can't lift anything.
> > Power has units of energy / time.  A powerful explosion is not just an
> > explosion that gives off a lot of energy but one that happens so
> > suddenly that you can't get away in time.  The Flash is powerful
> > because the force of his punch is multiplied by his speed.  Trust me,
> > you wouldn't want to get hit by The Flash.
> Hmmmm.  So, he can move quickly?

Obviously not as quickly as advertised.

Look, here's another example.  When Hank Pym becomes Giant Man his
muscle mass increases and he becomes stronger.  But he also becomes
heavier and falls down a lot.  Stronger... but not very powerful.


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