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DC Day Series: Is Batman A #Batgod Or A #Batninja?

 

DC DAY SERIES

Batman, The God of Knowledge. DC Comics.

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IN POWER LEVEL

INTRO

Over his long storied history, Batman has been incarnated in various media: comic, live-action series and movies, video games, radio and more. Importantly, what has seized the fans’ imagination seems to have been the Dark Knight’s tortured but disciplined humanity.

Though Batman may have demons, he always seems to come out on top. And he always comes to a battle prepared with ten moves ahead.

However, Batman seems to consistently outperform metahumans, gods and cosmic beings. What is Batman’s formidability in battles?

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#BATGOD OR #BATNINJA?

Batman Begins. WB.

In his titanic battles, Batman has out-performed DC powerhouses.

And at the same time, he has struggled with his rogues and criminal masterminds.

Two factors that seem to determine the outcome of Batman’s fights is preparation and the level of unpredictability.

From our previous article, we continue the central question of our series:

Does his preparation bring out the best in Batman making him a #Batgod?

Or does unpredictability affect his formidability making Batman a #Batninja?

*This image is copyright-reserved to James on Flickr and is titled Brooding Batman.

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OUR POLL

So far, the Twitter audience has given one vote to Bat vs Bane.

Let’s look at four instances of Batman’s battles and explain how they affect whether they are #Batgod or #Batninja.

 

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#BATGOD OR #BATNINJA?

#BATNINJA: BATMAN VS BANE

Notoriously, Bane is famous for being the one who physically and mentally dominated Batman.

In Batman: Knightfall, the supervillain orchestrates the downfall of the Dark Knight.

Masterfully, the hulk frees the criminals from Arkham Asylum.

Then, it is up to Batman to capture and return them. However, the process proves very difficult.

Even more, Batman’s relationships are tested and he decides to take on the Herculean task by himself.

With little preparation and due to the rogues’ sheer number, Batman is taken near exhaustion.

Ultimately, Bane defeats Batman and iconicly breaks his back.

Definitely, Bane’s mental and physical superiority prove unpredictability makes Batman a #Batninja.

In Batman (1993) #497, Bane breaks Batman’s back. DC Comics.

#BATGOD: BATMAN VS SUPERMAN

Perhaps, one of the greatest battles in comicdom. Over the years, Batman and Superman have fought.

Though each have had their victories. At the same time, Batman has shown why he is ultimately a #Batgod.

Indeed, one of the Dark Knight’s greatest strengths, is his preparation before his missions.

In fact, Batman is a tactical genius who evens the odds with preparation, tactics, martial arts and technology.

Certainly, Batman succeeds in putting up a fight against the Kryptonian because he knows how his opponent thinks.

In most fights, unless Superman were bloodlusted, the outcome would be a draw.

In 'Batman' (2003) #612, Batman punches a mind-controlled Superman with a Kryptonite ring.
In Batman (2003) #612, Batman punches a mind-controlled Superman with a Kryptonite ring. DC Comics.

#BATNINJA: BATMAN VS JOKER

Indeed, Joker is Batman’s nemesis. In many respects, many of the Detective’s rogues have mental instability.

In the recent The Joker War (2020), the Clown Prince of Crime decides to take over Wayne Enterprises.

In fact, in order to force Batman to reveal his secret identity.

Dramatically, Joker manages to take over Gotham City in order to wage war.

On multiple occasions, authors have wondered why Batman does not permanently end his rivalry.

Partly, it is because Joker’s insanity creates unpredictability.

At his heart, the Detective is a scientist who seeks to control Gotham City and end crime.

For these reasons, Joker contradicts everything Batman seeks to achieve.

Definitely, Joker makes Batman a #Batninja.

'The Joker War' Part One.
The Joker War Part One. DC Comics.

#BATGOD: BATMAN VS MAN-BAT

To begin, Man-Bat’s first appearance in DC continuity is in Detective Comics (1970) #400.

In the New 52, Kirk Langstrom is originally a scientist with good alignment.

Indeed, he attempts to develop a serum to help the deaf and the blind. But he develops the Man-Bat serum by accident.

In Detective Comics (2014) #26, Batman outwits Kirk Langstrom.

In order to save his wife from her Man-Bat transformations, Batman tricks Kirk.

Indeed, he administers the scientist with his own counter-serum, telling him it is a sedative.

When his wife fights them, Kirk drops the sedative. However, Kirk transforms into Man-Bat and bites her.

Soon, the bite injects the sedative reverting her transformation.

And depending on your opinion, Batman is either a #Batgod or #Batninja.

However, Batman punches Man-Bat to revert him into Kirk. Definitely a #Batgod.

In 'Batman/Superman: Annual' (2015) #2, Batman fights Man-Bat.
In Batman/Superman: Annual (2015) #2, Batman fights Man-Bat. DC Comics

Please see our JLA Big Seven article on Batman’s formidability rating. Ultimately, we disagree with the user and state that Batman is properly speaking a #Batgod.

 

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THAT FAMOUS BAT-KICK

In Batman, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ #1, we rated Batman’s notorious Bat-kick in the DC/Marvel crossover from the 1980s.

Given Hulk’s tough skin and “oversized lungs”, no one outside of at least a Metahuman Level in Strength Class could have caused Hulk’s reflex.1

Evidently, Batman kicked Hulk at a pressure point, the solar plexus.

In terms of Strength Level, Hulk’s oversized lungs would have necessitated a Planetary Level of Super Strength in order to gasp for air.

For this reason, we can state that the Bat-kick likely required #Batninja Fighting Skills with chi manipulation.

Or blame it on Deus Ex Machina.


LINKS

Batman: Knightfall in DC Database.
The Joker War in DC Database.
Detective Comics Vol 2 26 in DC Database.
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Reviews: “Batman: Hush” (Graphic Novel)

In 'Batman' (2002) #608, Batman has to fight Killer Croc in order to save Edward Lamont IV and recover the ransom money.
 

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BEST: BATMAN: HUSH (2002-2003)

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In Batman: Hush, the Dark Knight must recover the Lamont ransom. To this end, the comic features a who is who of Batman’s rogues. And the Dark Knight races to uncover the identity of the masked villain who threatens the Bat-family.

Together, collect issues #608-619 in Batman: Hush (New Edition) (Batman (1940-2011)).

Perhaps, one of the most popular Batman story arcs in recent memory. With superstar talent from writer Jeph Loeb and artist Jim Lee, Hush is one of the greatest Batman graphic novels. In addition, Superman appears in issues #611 and #612. Also, witness Batman vs Killer Croc.

 

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DIALOGUE

To sum, the dialogue serves the ambiance of mystery and thriller characteristic of the best detective stories. In part cryptic, and in part terrifying, the dialogue heightens the comic.

Certainly, it is a strong part of the comic and the narration helps point important moments and their urgency.

PLOT

Generally, Hush has a stellar plot though with some great themes. Indeed, the central theme in the graphic novel is Batman’s failure to protect Jason Todd, the second Robin.

Though the first part of the arc is its strongest, the big reveal of the masked villain at the end may feel contrived. In addition, the resolution leaves some plot holes unanswered. Overall, the plot is focused and brilliant as a detective story.

CHARACTERIZATION

Perhaps, the most faithful aspect of the comic. Really, Jeph Loeb’s characterization is top-notch. For the most part, heroes and villains act in character.

In addition, Batman’s budding romance with Catwoman is left unresolved though with an indication the villain may know more than she seemed. However, other rogues only appear for fan service. Notably, Joker is not fully developed in the story.

ART

When the series debuted in 2002, the creative team was its strongest selling point. As matter of fact, Jim Lee’s art is legendary in this comic. In Superman: For Tomorrow, the artist continued on the work started here.

Really, Batman: Hush has been one of the most successful Batman comics in years.

VERDICT

With action, mystery and romance, comic collectors love this story. Definitely, this storyline is one of the greatest Batman stories.

RECOMMENDATION:

Definitely, collect the story arc in single issues or graphic novel in paperback format.


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Metropolis Battles: Batman vs Killer Croc (Hero vs Villain)

In 'Batman' (2002) #608, Batman has to fight Killer Croc in order to save Edward Lamont IV and recover the ransom money.
 

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Writers and Artists

Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee.

SYNOPSIS FOR “Hush, Chapter One: The Ransom”

The clock is ticking and Batman must rescue Edward Lamont IV, the heir of the Lamont fortune, from the clutches of Killer Croc.

As the protagonists attempt to escape through Gotham’s tunnels, they are intercepted by the supervillain.

A fight follows…

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

Batman (2002) #608. DC Comics

Enter the contestants. On the left side is Batman and on the right side is Killer Croc.

Let’s look at the stats.

BATMAN – NEW EARTH

Super Strength: Peak Human 8%
Super Speed: Subsonic 42%
Durability: Peak Human 8%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Inventor 50%

PARAPHERNALIA

  • Batsuit.
  • Utility Belt.
  • Batrope.
  • Hypersonic Device.

WEAKNESSES

  • Drug Addiction: Once addicted to Bane’s Venom.
  • Limited Mobility.

KILLER CROC – NEW EARTH

Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Warrior 33%
Durability: Metahuman 17%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Bloodlusted 58%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%

PARAPHERNALIA

  • Diminished Intellect.
  • Skin Condition.

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THE FIGHT

In the Gotham City sewers, Batman and Edward Lamont IV attempt to escape Killer Croc. Suddenly, they are intercepted by the monster. A battle follows between Batman and Killer Croc.

The battle to decide who is the assassin!


DAMAGE SCALE

The fight starts out with Killer Croc attacking Batman and Lamont IV.

On the following pages, after two hits by Croc, Batman gets the upperhand with a dodge, a headbutt and a kick.

KILLER CROC BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x2): 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) = 2 DAMAGE PTS.
BATMAN CONCUSSION + BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x2): 3 DAMAGE PTS + 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) = 5 DAMAGE PTS.

On the final page, Batman restrains Killer Croc with chains.

BATMAN EXPLOSION + BLUNT FORCE + CONCUSSION (x2) ATTACKS: 5 DAMAGE PTS + 1 DAMAGE PT + 3 DAMAGE PTS (x2) = 12 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


BATMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-3 DAMAGE PTS.

Peak Human Martial Arts 6 Hours = 3528 kcal/hr = 2.46*10^6 J/hr = 0.00058571428 Tons of TNT/hr.
-(3 DAMAGE PTS * 1360.777 kg * 9.81 m/s^2 * 4.0 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 0.00003814063 PTS * Ton of TNT.
Batman’s Durability = (-0.00007250725
PTS * Tons of TNT)/(0.00058571428 Tons of TNT) = -0.06511814941
PTS.
Durability = 1 – 0.06511814941
= 0.93 PTS = PEAK HUMAN.


DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

Durability: Peak Human 8%

CROC’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-17 DAMAGE PTS.

Impact Force Of Machine Gun = 71171.546 N = 1480368.1568 J = 0.0003524686 Tons of TNT.
-(14 DAMAGE PTS * 26*10^98 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(1 hr * 4.2*10^9 J) = -1.052381*10^91 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Croc’s Durability = (-1.052381*10^91
PTS * Tons of TNT)/(0.0003524686 Tons of TNT) = -2.985744*10^94 PTS.
Durability = 2 – 2.985744*10^94 = -2.985744*10^94 PTS = APPARENT DEATH.


DURABILITY: APPARENT DEATH

Durability: Apparent Death 1%

WINNER: BATMAN WINS BY NEAR DEATH.

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BATMAN IN COMICS

Detective Comics (1940) #27, titled “The Screaming House” marks the first appearance of Batman in DC continuity. The issue tells one of Batman’s cases early on. During the issue, the Detective battles Count Grutt and his gang of thugs.

The comic was written by Bill Finger and penciled by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson.

BATMAN’S THRILLING FIRST APPEARANCE
Detective Comics (1940) #27, titled "The Screaming House" marks the first appearance of Batman in DC continuity.
Detective Comics (1940) #27, titled “The Screaming House” marks the first appearance of Batman in DC continuity. DC Comics

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LINKS

Batman Vol 1 608 in DC Database.
Bruce Wayne (New Earth) in DC Database.
Waylon Jones (New Earth) in DC Database.
Detective Comics Vol 1 37 in DC Database.
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DC Day Series: Batman Is Plagued By Femme Fatales (And “Hush”)

 

DC DAY SERIES

In 'Batman' (2003) #610, Batman and Catwoman share a kiss under the full moon in Gotham City.
In Batman (2003) #610, Batman and Catwoman share a kiss. DC Comics

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IN ROMANCE

INTRO

Over his long storied history, Batman has been incarnated in various media: comic, live-action series and movies, video games, radio and more. Importantly, what has seized the fans’ imagination seems to have been the Dark Knight’s tortured but disciplined humanity. Though Batman may have demons, he always seems to come out on top. And he always comes to a battle prepared with ten moves ahead.

However, in the romance department Batman seems to consistently fail to form lasting relationships. Since DC Universe Rebirth, has that changed? Let’s explain.

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#BATGOD OR #BATNINJA?

Batman Begins. WB.

In his multiple relationships, Batman has always seemed to remain aloof. In addition, he has struggled with trust and the ability to manage both his romantic relationships and his crusading as the Dark Knight.

From our previous article, we continue the central question of our series: Do his relationships with his femme fatales, bring out the best in Batman making him a #Batgod, or the worst in Batman making him a #Batninja?

*This image is copyright-reserved to James on Flickr and is titled Brooding Batman.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

OUR POLL

So far, the Twitter audience has given one vote to Talia Al Ghul.

Let’s look at four of Batman’s femme fatales and explain how they affect whether they are #Batgod or #Batninja.

 

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BATMAN’S FEMME FATALES

BAT-NINJA: TALIA AL GHUL

Perhaps, one of Batman’s most dangerous loves. In fact, Talia Al Ghul loves and is loyal to two men: Her father Ra’s Al Ghul and Batman her lover. Without a doubt, her loyalty to her father has often caused conflict with Batman. In Tower of Babel, she breached Batman’s trust in order to steal his contingency plans and attacks the JLA. Later, Robin: Son of Batman popularized in Damian Wayne’s solo title the truth he was Batman’s and Talia al Ghul’s.

For years, Talia hid his existence from the boy’s father. Moreover, she trained Damian in the League of Asssassins. Also, to complicate matters, in Deathstroke vs Batman, Talia arranged for Damian’s false paternity tests in order to start a feud between the rivals. Though Talia has helped Batman on many occasions, she definitely brings the worst in him. Definitely, Batman is her Bat-ninja.

In 'Deathstroke' (2018) #30, Batman fights Deathstroke.
In Deathstroke (2018) #30, Batman fights Deathstroke. DC Comics.

BAT-GOD: WONDER WOMAN

Really, this relationship has remained more of an infatuation and respect than anything else. Within the Trinity, Wonder Woman has held a close bond with Batman and perhaps, a closer one with Superman. In fact, the Superman-Wonder Woman romance takes its starting point from their impossible romance while fighting a thousand years in Valhalla.

For their part, Wonder Woman seems drawn to Batman’s decisiveness, mystery and solitude. During their battles, they naturally grew close together. During “JLA: Obsidian Age,” they even shared a kiss. However, nothing long-lasting came of it. For their mutual respect and burgeoning romance, Wonder Woman definitely makes Batman into a Bat-god.

In JLA (2002) #74, Batman and Wonder Woman share a kiss. DC Comics.

BAT-NINJA: POISON IVY

Perhaps, a strong contender for Batman’s most passionate flame. Initially, Batman mistook his feelings for Pamela Isley as love. In reality, as a chlorokinetic, Poison Ivy can manipulate men’s and women’s emotions with pheromones. On many occasions, Poison Ivy has attempted to kill the Dark Knight.

On other instances, she has longed for a relationship with him. In Feat: Batman, Batman: Gotham Knights #64, we explain how Batman cured Pamela Isley of her chlorokinesis. Later, the two would have a relationship that ended on Pamela’s suicide attempt. Definitely, Pamela brings the worst in the Caped Crusader as her Bat-ninja.

In Batman: Legends Of The Dark Knight (1993) #43, Poison Ivy’s kiss causes Batman to hallucinate. DC Comics.

BAT-GOD: CATWOMAN

Over 82 years of shared history, Catwoman has been the relationship that has suited Batman the best. At times tense, at times passionate. Also, at times supportive, at times cheating. At the same time, though they ultimately did not trust each other in Hush, their relationship blossomed over the years. In Tom King’s DC Rebirth run on Batman (2016), Batman actually proposes to Catwoman.

Certainly, a monumental shift which even leads to her pregnancy. However, the pair ends up not marrying. Nonetheless, it appears Catwoman has been a constant in the Bat-family and continues to support the Bat in times of need. Definitely, Batman is Catwoman’s Bat-god and their relationship truly helps both.

In 'Batman' (2003) #610, Batman and Catwoman share a kiss under the full moon in Gotham City.
In Batman (2003) #610, Batman and Catwoman share a kiss. DC Comics

 

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THAT FAMOUS BAT-KICK

In Batman, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ #1, we rated Batman’s notorious Bat-kick in the DC/Marvel crossover from the 1980s.

Given Hulk’s tough skin and “oversized lungs”, no one outside of at least a Metahuman Level in Strength Class could have caused Hulk’s reflex.1 Evidently, Batman kicked Hulk at a pressure point, the solar plexus.

In terms of Strength Level, Hulk’s oversized lungs would have necessitated approximately a Planetary Level of Super Strength in order to gasp for air.

For this reason, in order to save appearances, we can state that the Bat-kick likely required Bat-ninja Fighting Skills with chi manipulation. Or blame it on Deus Ex Machina.

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Metropolis Battles: Batman vs Spawn (Hero vs Hero)

 

METROPOLIS BATTLES

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Writers and Artists

Frank Miller and Todd McFarlane.

SYNOPSIS FOR “SPAWN/BATMAN”

On the hunt for the same criminal, Batman and Spawn cross paths. A crashing battle ensues.

 

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IN ADVANCED WARFARE

'Spawn/Batman' (1994) #1.
Spawn/Batman (1994) #1. Image Comics.

Enter the contestants in New York City. On the left side is Batman alias Bruce Wayne and on the right side is Spawn alias Albert Simmons.

Let’s look at the stats.

BATMAN

Super Strength: Enhanced 17%
Super Speed: Warrior 33%
Durability: Peak Human 8%
Energy Projection: Peak Human 8%
Fighting Skills: Bloodlusted 58%
Intelligence: Genius 42%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • Power Gloves.
SPAWN

Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Warrior 33%
Durability: Metahuman 17%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Bloodlusted 58%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • K-7 Leetha.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Wiccan Magic.
  • Vulnerability to Heaven.
  • Mortality.

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THE FIGHT

Brutally, Batman and Spawn battle.

The battle to decide who owns the night!

DAMAGE SCALE

The fight starts out with Batman delivering two punches and a kick. Then, Spawn bodyslams him.

BATMAN BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x3): 1 DAMAGE PT (x3) = 3 DAMAGE PTS.
SPAWN BLUNT FORCE: 1 DAMAGE PT.

On the following pages, Spawn takes the advantage over Batman with his superior physical strength.

BATMAN BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x4): 1 DAMAGE PT (x4) = 4 DAMAGE PTS.
SPAWN BLUNT FORCE (x8): 1 DAMAGE PT (x8) = 8 DAMAGE PTS.

On the final page, Batman kicks Spawn. In the end, both combatants are panting on the floor.

BATMAN BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.

TOTAL


BATMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-12 DAMAGE PTS.

Batman’s Durability (Fat) = 48 days * 2500 kcal = 120000 kcal = 502080000 J = 0.11954285714 Tons of TNT.
-(12 DAMAGE PTS * 105506.092 W * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00030144597 PTS * Tons of TNT.
Batman’s Durability PTS = -(0.00030144597 PTS * Tons of TNT)/(0.11954285714 Tons of TNT) = 0.00252165605 PTS.
Batman’s PTS = 1 – 0.00252165605 = 0.9 PTS = PEAK HUMAN.


DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

Durability: Peak Human 8%

CAPTAIN ATOM’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-8 DAMAGE PTS.

Spawn’s Durability = (105506.092 J/s)(300 s)(1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 0.00753614942 Tons of TNT.
-(8 DAMAGE PTS * 500 kg * 9.81 m/s^2 * 100 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00093428571 PTS * Tons of TNT.
Spawn’s Durability PTS = (-0.00093428571 PTS * Tons of TNT)/(0.00753614942 Tons of TNT) = -0.12397388346 PTS.
Batman’s PTS = 2 – 0.12397388346 = 1.9 PTS = METAHUMAN.


DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

Durability: Metahuman 12%

WINNER: DRAW.

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SPAWN IN COMICS

Image (1992) #1, titled “Questions, Part One” marks the first appearance of Spawn in Image continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Spawn as he is reborn from death.

The comic was written and penciled by Todd McFarlane.

SPAWN’S FIRST APPEARANCE
Image (1992) #1, titled “Questions, Part One” marks the first appearance of Spawn in Image continuity. Image Comics.

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DC Day Series: Scratch That Origin Story! Batman Is A Meta!

 

DC DAY SERIES

'The Joker War' Part One.
The Joker War Part One. DC Comics.

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IN POWER LEVEL

INTRO

Over his long storied history, Batman has been incarnated in various media: comic, live-action series and movies, video games, radio and more. Importantly, what has seized the fans’ imagination seems to have been the Dark Knight’s tortured but disciplined humanity. Though Batman may have demons, he always seems to come out on top. And he always comes to a battle prepared with ten moves ahead.

Let’s delve into why Batman’s Strength Class is properly speaking a Metahuman.

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Batman Begins. WB.

What truly makes Batman special is the fact he really is a human. Through sheer determination and fanatic discipline, he conquers seemingly unsurmountable obstacles. Such as assassins, mad scientists, alien powerhouses, gods and magical beings. Yet, if he is undeniably human, his strength level indicates he belongs with the metahumans. What does this mean?

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

OUR POLL

RESPONSES FROM TWITTER USERS

Properly speaking, the Twitter audience is correct. In terms of speed and durability Batman is undeniably a Peak Human-Level.

However, how does he defeat metahumans and teams of metahumans, with or without preparation? Let’s explain!

 

'Superman/Batman' (2003) #3.
In Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Superman and Batman take on the DC Universe.

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BAT-GOD OR BAT-NINJA?

First, one ability that Bruce Wayne possesses is his Genius-Level intellect. With his expertises in criminology, psychology, chemistry, biology, forensics and computer engineering Batman is able to devise scientific solutions to problems from small to larger scales. For this reason, he has often been called Bat-god. At the same time, Batman is a master strategist.

With preparedness, he is able to dismantle an organization and defeat a metahuman, god or demon. In many respects, this is a function of the Dark Knight’s mastery of all martial arts disciplines on Earth, his expertise with mysticism, magic and the supernatural. For this reason, he has often been called Bat-ninja. Properly speaking, read below why the Caped Crusader is actually a Bat-ninja.

In 'Batman' (2002) #608, Batman has to fight Killer Croc in order to save Edward Lamont IV and recover the ransom money.
In Batman (2002) #608, Batman has to fight Killer Croc in order to save Edward Lamont IV and recover the ransom money. DC Comics.

THAT FAMOUS BAT-KICK

In Batman, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ #1, we rated Batman’s notorious Bat-kick in the DC/Marvel crossover from the 1980s.

Given Hulk’s tough skin and “oversized lungs”, no one outside of at least a Metahuman Level in Strength Class could have caused Hulk’s reflex.1 Evidently, Batman kicked Hulk at a pressure point, the solar plexus.

In terms of Strength Level, Hulk’s oversized lungs would have necessitated approximately a Planetary Level of Super Strength in order to gasp for air.

For this reason, in order to save appearances, we can state that the Bat-kick likely required Bat-ninja Fighting Skills with chi manipulation. Or blame it on Deus Ex Machina.

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FOOTNOTES

  1. Batman vs The Incredible Hulk #1.