yes, the bp armlock thing was unbelievably stupid. just as stupid as bp armlocking thor or hulk. then again, the reason that bp is able to do this without getting fried or turned into dust or why storm is able to talk a bunch of smack and hit surfer with a lightning bolt and not get the righteous beatdown she deserves is that for the most part these are the surfers friends. if he retaliated they would probably die, and thats not what he wants. so even tho ororo deserves a cosmic bolt to the face after her smug and
ridiculous 'overmatched' comment, she doesnt get one, because she would die.
of course, that is totally ignoring the fact that someone with a humans agility and reflexes managed to put a lock in the first place on a class 100+ character that can manuever in an asteroid field while travelling at light speed. or that he didnt disperse ororo's atmosphere or even felt a bolt of lightning :P
leigh, re: surfer vs hulk on planet hulk - weve been over this before, but the surfer was mind controlled AND cut off from the power cosmic. he still managed to throw hulk and his whole team for a loop. hulk gets lucky when surfers mind-control disk breaks and while the surfer is recovering his senses hulk (who is surfers friend, remember surfer's been under mind control, has no reason to expect attack) attacks him while hes still groggy.
i strongly suspect that the whole shady deal might have been done in part to get hulk a victory over one person hes NEVER beaten before. you know, to look good for when wwhulk hits