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Under-Appreciated Heroes/Villains: In ’Doomsday Clock,’ #WeOpposeBlackAdam’s Decision To Harbor Criminals In Kandhaq

In 'Doomsday Clock' (2018) #5, Black Adam offers asylum to persecuted metahumans on Kandhaq.
 
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UNDER-APPRECIATED HEROES/VILLAINS

Writer(s)

Geoff Johns


Penciler(s)

Gary Frank


Colorist(s)

Brad Anderson


Cover

Gary Frank, Brad Anderson


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

July, 2018

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

#WEOPPOSEBLACKADAM AND ASYLUM FOR CRIMINALS

In Doomsday Clock, Prime Earth is divided by the Supermen Theory. In fact, 97 percent of metahumans on Earth are of American nationality. According to the theory, their existence is due to a superhuman arms race between governments. As a result, many nations have created their own superhuman teams. Notably, Russia has created the “People’s Heroes.” Indeed, their objective is to defend against “America’s manufactured metahumans.”1 Furthermore, the Justice Leaguer Firestorm has been angered at his purported links to the theory.

In Doomsday Clock (2018) #5, Black Adam makes a public announcement. As Batman intercepts Adrian Veidt in the Owlship, the police pursue in the air. In fact, Veidt is wanted for the purported assassination attempt on Lex Luthor. As the Owlship hurtles down after being hit, Batman watches the Black Adam report. Sinisterly, the former JSAer invites all persecuted metahumans to Kandhaq for asylum. Though a welcome gesture, we suspect it was to build Kandhaq’s own metahuman criminal army. Hence, #WeOpposeBlackAdam and asylum for criminals.

In 'Doomsday Clock' (2018) #5, Black Adam offers asylum to persecuted metahumans on Kandhaq.
In Doomsday Clock (2018) #5, Black Adam offers asylum to persecuted metahumans on Kandhaq. DC Comics.

AGAINST BLACK ADAM: HE HARBORED KNOWN SUPERVILLAINS AND VIOLATED THE AGREEMENT AMONG NATIONS

In Doomsday Clock (2019) #8, Firestorm accidentally commits terror. Illegally, Firestorm enters Russia’s airspace to clear his name. When the “People’s Heroes” confront him, Ronnie accidentally turns civilians into glass. Then, he escapes. In Metropolis, Clark and Lois watch the news report. Immediately, Clark changes into Superman and heads for Kandhaq.

There, he greets Black Adam and is in search of Firestorm. Quickly, he notices the Creeper and Giganta. Clearly, Black Adam is harboring known supervillains. Sternly, Superman scolds the head of state for his breach. Specifically, it is the agreeent for metahumans to not cross any nations’ borders without sanction. In addition, Black Adam metes out justice without due process. For his part, Superman is the only hero authorized to cross nations’ borders.

In 'Doomsday Clock' (2019) #8, Black Adam is harboring supervillains in Kandhaq.
In Doomsday Clock (2019) #8, Black Adam is harboring supervillains in Kandhaq. DC Comics.

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FOR BLACK ADAM: HE OFFERED ASYLUM TO SLAVES ON KANDHAQ

In Doomsday Clock (2019) #8, Black Adam reveals he is also harboring slaves he freed. Among them, is a youg boy named Nabil Azmah. As a metahuman, his codename is Sandstorm. With his sand powers, the Syrian boy frees children slaves in Syria.

Though, Black Adam is not really a humanitarian nor activist. As a head of state, he defends the Supermen Theory. In fact, he claims some metahumans in Kandhaq were part of it. Certainly, he plans to raise his own metahuman army.

In 'Doomsday Clock' #8, Black Adam defends the Supermen Theory.
In Doomsday Clock (2019) #8, Black Adam defends the Supermen Theory. DC Comics.

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REFERENCES

Doomsday Clock Vol 1 5 in DC Database.
Doomsday Clock Vol 1 8 in DC Database.


FOOTNOTES

  1. Doomsday Clock #5.

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