The "gauntlet grab" showing is potentially far less impressive than it's often made out to be, a scene in Silver Surfer #56 seemingly places Adam and Surfer far closer than a light year away before his attempt.
That can be chalked up to an artistic discrepancy, tbh.
After all, Warlock explicitly stated that he and Surfer were positioned just over a light year away from Thanos and the other heroes, near the end of Infinity Gauntlet #3: (please log in to view the image)
...And they certainly didn't move closer to the battle before Surfer attempted to snag the IG soon afterward. /shrug
Last edited by Galan007 on Jan 23rd, 2017 at 04:09 PM
I know this feat isn't applicable here because it is an alternate Surfer, but I don't think a character can simply fly to alternate universes as though they are walking to their next door neighbor's house -- especially a universe 1,000x removed from the one they currently occupy... Not without some kind of 'boost' at least.
As is also the case with DC, universes in Marvel occupy the same physical space, but they are separated by variances in their vibratory pattern(s): (please log in to view the image)
So to achieve that feat, it seems like 71016-Surfer would've *had to* either: create a wormhole to access the specific universe of the Decimators, OR alter his own vibrational pattern to match theirs -- either of which would have allowed for nigh-instantaneous transport to that specific universe.
Last edited by Galan007 on Jan 23rd, 2017 at 04:37 PM
Yes Carver, I noticed the smiley. In fact, a lot of your recent posts have shown smilies. That means a lot of your posts weren't serious. Posts which aren't serious are spam posts. Spam posts are against the rules.
That was my original thought as well. However at some point, they did move from the position there, where Warlock makes that statement, to an area with the asteroids that we see Warlock standing on in both the scene from Silver Surfer #56 and the scene from Infinity Gauntlet #4. It's done off panel so it can't be stated with certainty that it wasn't closer.
To me it's not that big a deal, as since then Surfer's done the "light years in seconds" thing multiple times IIRC, his escape with Air-Walker during Annihilation Silver Surfer #1 specifically coming to mind.
Again, it is just an artistic discrepancy between the main series and the Surfer tie-ins. Starlin made it explicitly clear in the main series that Warlock and Surfer were just over a light year away from Thanos the entire time. The tie-ins certainly do not change that, as they contain NO statements/dialogue giving us a closer distance than what Starlin/Warlock stated.
Furthermore, the context of that entire scene --the whole reason Warlock positioned them that far away-- was so Thanos would not sense them while he was actively battling the other heroes. Warlock would absolutely NOT have risked moving them closer to the battle than they already were for no reason -- doing so could have alerted Thanos to their shenanigans ahead of schedule.
They were ~ a light year away when Surfer attempted the Gauntlet-snag. It is quite unarguable, tbh.
Last edited by Galan007 on Jan 24th, 2017 at 05:24 PM
"Time and Space intermingle as the Galaxies speed by"
Although I'll submit, one could interpret this as at-least a warp drive.
But one could see it as physical travel likewise imo.
The Adjudicator's feat is without question, the other two, can be debated. (specially Surfer)
But, on the other hand, which is yours,
the fact that Stan described what the Adjudicator did as though it was special,
leans towards the idea that Surfer used a different method, perhaps a more practical method as you're suggesting.
Galactus? well, his take off could easily be perceived as a space warp, (or not) so ...
meh, it's a bit confusing, but I think I agree with you more than not here.
Last edited by Mr Master on Jan 26th, 2017 at 02:51 AM
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i'd forgotten all about that arc--off topic but one more example of how ludicrously fast the "speed of thought" can be in the comic world. yet people still argue that speed of thought can't exceed light in comics because it doesn't make sense.