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Marvel Day: This Day, in Marvel History, Bucky Barnes Becomes Captain America

 

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IN FRANCHISES, COMIC VALUES AND COLLECTIONS

In The Death of Captain America (2008), Red Skull orders the asssassination of Captain America who is shot four times. During the storyline, Bucky Barnes becomes the new Captain America in Captain America #34. In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), it is Falcon who carries on the Super-Soldier mantle.

This January 16th, in Marvel history, we list important first appearances.

BUCKY BARNES BECOMES CAPTAIN AMERICA

In Captain America (2008) #34, Bucky Barnes makes his first appearance as Captain America. In a news-worthy comic by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, Tony Stark proposes Bucky to erase the Winter Soldier and take up the mantle after the death of Steve Rogers. Importantly, the events follow after Civil War and the passage of the Superhuman Registration Act.

 

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ALPHA FLIGHT MAKES ITS FIRST APPEARANCE IN UNCANNY X-MEN #120

In Uncanny X-Men (1979) #120, the Canadian super-team called Alpha Flight makes its first appearance. In a classic issue by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, the Canadian government sends Vindicator, Shaman, Snowbird, Sasquatch and Aurora. Their mission is to capture Wolverine after the X-Men‘s latest battle in Japan against the Mandroids.

 

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DC Day: This Day, in the History of the DC Universe, the New WildC.A.T.s. Comic Releases

 

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IN READING GUIDES, LISTS, REVIEWS

In 2022, DC Comics published Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths. Importantly, the comic changed continuity, introduced an infinite DC multiverse and the disbanding of the Justice League. With the crisis passing, a new DC Universe dawns and heroes form to protect it.

This day, the new WildC.A.T.s. team continues its crisis aversions in WildC.A.T.s. #3. Today, we celebrate WildC.A.T.s.

WILDC.A.T.s. #3 RELEASES TODAY

 

In November 2022, the Wild Crisis Aversion Tactical Squad debuted in WildC.A.T.s. by Matthew Rosenberg and Stephen Segovia. In WildC.A.T.s. (2023) #3, the limited series restores the fan-favorite team called the Seven Soldiers of Victory.

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In the conclusion of the anthology series, Batman must race through time to save the Waynes. In Batman: Urban Legends (2023) #23, writer and artist Jamal Campbell also delivers an epic story about Robin’s early days.

In The Flash (2023) #790, the Flash Family faces an alien invasion in 60 seconds. With everyone in Central City frozen in time, Wally and the Flashes must save their loved ones and everyone.

 

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In The Human Target (2023) #10, Tom King continues his Eisner-nominated series. The mystery finally begins to reveal as Christopher Chance puts together the pieces of his murder. And the hero has only 48 hours before his death.

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Marvel Day: 5 Reasons Why Hyperion Is Marvel’s Superman and 5 Why It’s Sentry (Comics)

 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Jason Aaron


Penciler(s)

Dale Keown, Ed McGuinness


Colorist(s)

Edgar Delgado


Cover

Leinil Francis Yu


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

May 12, 2021

IN READING GUIDES, LISTS, REVIEWS

In the Marvel multiverse, the Avengers are the premiere superhero-team. In battles to defend Earth and the universe against villains, tyrants, and conquerors, two Avengers challenge each other for the title of Marvel’s Superman. Indeed, the battle for the title is between the Avenger Hyperion, and the Mighty Avenger Sentry.

Let’s list five reasons why Hyperion in his alternate versions is Marvel’s most powerful hero and five reasons why Sentry is Marvel’s Superman.

10. SENTRY WAS CREATED TO BE MARVEL’S SUPERMAN

Importantly, Sentry was created as an answer to DC’s flagship hero, Superman. Moreover, the context of the character’s creation involved a hoax concerning artist Artie Rosen’s sketches of Stan Lee’s forgotten sketches for a Marvel Silver age superhero. Certainly, the character debuted in Sentry (2000) #1, with great fanfare.

9. EARTH-616 HYPERION WAS THE FIRST MARVEL SUPERMAN

Indeed, Hyperion is the first Marvel Superman pastiche. In the classic Silver Age story, Avengers (1969) #69, Hyperion and the Squadron Sinister make their first appearance. In the comic, Grandmaster creates clones of the Squadron Supreme in order to defeat the Avengers. Certainly, this is Thor’s first true rival in the period.

8. SENTRY HAS THE POWER OF A MILLION EXPLODING SUNS

To promote the Marvel Superman moniker, Brian Bendis tells the origin story of Sentry in Dark Avengers (2010) #13. His civilian identity is Robert Reynolds, a drug addict who breaks into a Project: Sentry lab and ingests the Super Soldier Serum. Incredibly, he survives and gains the power of a million exploding suns. Later, he creates a costume and begins a superhero career.

7. HYPERION LEADS THE SQUADRON SUPREME, THE AVENGERS’ RIVALS

Comically, the Squadron Supreme is a Justice League pastiche. Among their members are: Hyperion their leader, Doctor Spectrum, Skylark, Whizzer, Power Princess, Haywire, Shape and Moonglow. In Avengers (1998) #5, the Avengers and the Squadron face-off for the title of Marvel’s premiere team. It turns out, the battle is a diversion for the villain Imus Champion’s scheme.

6. VOID SENTRY BATTLED MARVEL EARTH

Unfortunately, Sentry’s central hubris is his mental instability. With his bond to the vampiric entity named the Void, the Sentry may be the most powerful hero in the Marvel Universe. In Siege (2010) #4, Norman Osborn manipulates him to invade Asgard and battle Earth’s heroes. Tragically, he begs the God of Thunder to kill him in the Thor vs Void Sentry battle.

5. EARTH-712 HYPERION IS THOR’S MATCH

In Avengers (1998) #6, the Avengers and the Squadron Supreme get into round two of their battle. Once again, Hyperion proves to be Thor’s physical match. Later, it is shown that the Squadron Supreme was actually mind-controlled.

4. SENTRY ONCE STOPPED A CELESTIAL FROM STOMPING THE EARTH

Certainly, Sentry has proven that he is Marvel’s Superman. When the situation is critical, the Marvel Universe calls upon him. In Uncanny Avengers (2014) #21, Sentry with Rogue’s help saves the world from catastrophe. In a times of crisis, the Unity Division pools together the powers of all Avengers and X-Men into Rogue. Alongside the X-Woman, he stops Exitar‘s foot from stomping the Earth to destroy it.

 

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3. EARTH-13034 HYPERION IS AN ETERNAL WHO SURVIVED A MULTIVERSAL INCURSION

Heroically, an alternate Hyperion faithfully parodies DC’s Superman in Avengers (2012) #1: On Earth-13034, Hyperion was sent to Earth as the only survivor from the race of Eternals. Adopted by a human, he is named Marcus Milton and taught morality. As an adult, he becomes a superhero with the Squadron Supreme. However, when a multiversal incusion occurs, Hyperion survives the two universes’ destruction and ends on the Earth-616 universe.

2. AN ALL-OUT SENTRY STALEMATED WORLD WAR HULK

 

Perhaps, World War Hulk is Hulk’s most powerful form yet. When Hulk returns to Earth from his banishment by the Illuminati on Skaar, the Jade Giant invades the planet. To put an end to gladiatorial combats, Sentry returns to Avengers service. In World War Hulk (2005) #5, an all-out battle follows where both combatants fight until both revert to their civilian identities. Though only Bruce Banner is left standing.

1. IN HEROES REBORN, AN ALTERNATE HYPERION DEFEATS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE

Really, Hyperion is Marvel’s most powerful hero. In Heroes Reborn #2, Earth-TRN852 the Avengers do not exist. There, Hyperion and the Squadron Supreme protects America. When he sends Dr. Juggernaut to the Negative Zone, the villains escape. And he is forced to capture them all. Faced with the Hulk, Hyperion decides to kill the monster with his optic beams.

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DC Day: This Month, in the History of the DC Universe, Green Lantern Hits a Milestone With the 100th Double-Sized Issue

 

DC DAY

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IN FRANCHISES, COMIC VALUES AND COLLECTIONS

In 1986, DC Comics published History of the DC Universe. Importantly, the comic changed continuity and introduced a single, unified DC Universe with a shared history. In addition, the DC multiverse was erased from continuity with the five remaining Earths after Crisis On Infinite Earths merging into New Earth. In the Pre-Crisis universe, DC Comics introduced Hal Jordan as opposed to Alan Scott.

This January, the Green Lantern series hit a 100th-issue milestone with a double-sized comic featuring Hal Jordan published in 1978. Today, we celebrate Green Lantern.

GREEN LANTERN REACHES A MILESTONE

In Green Lantern (1978) #100, Green Lantern hits a milestone issue. In a double-sized comic by Dennis O’Neil and Alex Saviuk, Green Lantern has to stop a foreign terrorist named Master Tek. Moreover, the comic is set in the Pre-Crisis continuity on Earth-One. Also, the comic features the first appearance of Air Wave, Hal’s cousin. Importantly, the hero is one of the few characters that also share the name Hal Jordan like Green Lantern.

IN THE SECOND STORY, OLIVER QUEEN AGREES TO RUN FOR MAYOR

In “Beware the Blazing Inferno,” the second story, Oliver Queen agrees to run for mayor. In the issue, Green Arrow, Black Canary and Speedy (Roy Harper) stop the Blazing Infernos street gang in the latest Star City bombings. After, Mayor Jack Mayor deduces that Oliver Queen is Green Arrow and convinces him to run for mayor.

 

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INZA NELSON TELLS THE ORIGIN OF DOCTOR FATE

In DC Special Series (1978) #10, Paul Levitz and Joe Staton revel the origin of superheroes. In three separate stories, we learn the origin stories of Doctor Fate, Lightray and Black Canary. Importantly, Fate’s wife, Inza Nelson reflects on her husband’s encounter with the Lord of Order, Nabu, on Earth-Two when he was 12 years old. In fact, Kent Nelson was destined to become Doctor Fate as Nabu took him under his apprenticeship.

 

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THE GOLDEN GLIDER LEARNS THE FLASH’S SECRET IDENTITY

In The Flash (1978) #257, Cary Bates and Irv Novick produced a thrilling Flash story set on Earth-One. In The Flash (1977) #250, the Golden Glider makes her first appearance. In issue #257, she learns the Flash is Barry Allen and attacks the West family.

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Marvel Day: This Day in Marvel History, the “Age of Apocalypse” Begins

 

MARVEL DAY

20th Century Studios

IN CRISES

In X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), the X-Men face their deadliest foe. The events of the movie set up the next called X-Men: Dark Phoenix with Jean Grey awakening to her power. Now that the X-Men are set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we celebrate this day one of the most infamous X-Men story. With X-Men: Alpha (1994) #1, the Age of Apocalypse begins.

This December 27th, in Marvel history, we list important comic events.

THE AGE OF APOCALYPSE BEGINS

In X-Men: Alpha (1994) #1, the X-Men series took to a new level. In a story by Scott Lobdell and Mark Waid, Apocalypse imposes a dystopian regime on the United States after Legion goes back in time in an attempt to erase Magneto and change history. Really, the story shook the Marvel status quo and showed what an Apocalypse-led America would look like.

 

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MAGIK JOINS THE NEW MUTANTS

In New Mutants (1983) #14, Magik officially joins the New Mutants in a story by Chris Claremont and Sal Buscema. In the comic, the heroine helped the New Mutants fight the supernatural creature S’ym who attempted to kidnap her to Limbo.

 

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STEVE DITKO’S FIRST STORY

In Journey Into Mystery (1955) #33, is the first Steve Ditko story for Marvel. In a crime story, it is about an inventor who invents a Time Machine to go back in the past and commit murders.

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  1. Marvel Team-Up #65.
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The Mightiest Punch!: Fans Can Begin Ranking

  1    Aquaman, 'JLA' Vol 1 118  


  2    Namor, Avengers Vol 1 3  


  3    Silver Surfer, 'Silver Surfer' Vol 3 22  


  4    Hercules, 'Journey Into Mystery Annual' Vol 1 1  


  5    Shazam, 'Justice League' Vol 2 41  


  6    Power Girl, 'Supergirl' Vol 5 #1  


  7    Cyborg, 'Justice League Odyssey' Vol 1 4  


  8    Silver Surfer, 'Silver Surfer' Vol 1 #3  


  9    Black Bolt, 'Fantastic Four' Vol 1 375  


  10    Silver Surfer, 'Silver Surfer' Vol 1 #4  


  11    Hulk, 'Incredible Hulks' Vol 1 632  


  12    She-Hulk, 'Avengers' Vol 8 2  


  13    Silver Surfer, 'Silver Surfer' Vol 7 #9  


  14    She-Hulk, 'Avengers' Vol 1 500  


  15    She-Hulk, 'Solo Avengers' Vol 1 14  


  16    Colossus, 'Uncanny X-Men' Vol 1 #102  


  17    Hercules, 'Godzilla' Vol 1 3  


  18    Cyborg, 'Cyborg' Vol 1 #9  


  19    Thor, Thor Vol 1 #388  


  20    Thor, Silver Surfer Vol 3 #86  


  21    Black Bolt, 'Dazzler' Vol 1 19  


  22    Thing, 'Thing' Vol 1 24  


  23    Hulk, 'Incredible Hulk' Vol 1 135  


  24    Silver Surfer, 'Silver Surfer' Vol 1 #6  


  25    Adam Warlock, 'Infinity Gauntlet' Vol 1 3  


  26    Thor, 'Mighty Thor' Vol 1 #468  


  27    Orion, 'Countdown To Final Crisis' Vol 1 2  


  28    Steel, 'Steel' Vol 2 #21  


  29    Martian Manhunter, 'JLA' Vol 1 #85  


  30    Martian Manhunter, Justice League Vol 4 27  


  31    Martian Manhunter, 'JLA' Vol 1 75  


  32    Wonder Woman, 'Superman: Doomed' Vol 1 1  


  33    Wonder Woman, 'Justice League' Vol 2 #11  


  34    Superman, 'Superman' Vol 2 #207  


  35    Superman, 'Superman/Batman' Vol 1 #80  


  36    Superman, 'Justice League of America’ Vol 2 #30  


  37    Superman, 'Wonder Woman' Vol 2 219  


  38    Power Girl, 'Wonder Woman' Vol 3 #41  


  39    Superboy, 'Infinite Crisis' Vol 1 6  


  40    Shazam, 'Justice League of America' #8  


  41    Thing, 'Fantastic Four' Vol 1 235  


  42    Thor, 'Siege' Vol 1 4  


  43    Thing, 'Fantastic Four' Vol 1 92  


  44    Flash, Wally West, 'The Flash' Vol 2 148  


  45    Flash, Wally West, 'The Flash: Rebirth' Vol 1 5  


  46    She-Hulk, 'She-Hulk' Vol 1 11  


  47    She-Hulk, 'Sensational She-Hulk' #44  


  48    Hulk, 'Tales To Astonish' #62  


  49    Hulk, 'Avengers: Season One' #1  


  50    Superman, 'Action Comics' Vol 1 847  


 

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DC Day: This Day in DC Universe History, Danny Dark, Superman Voice Actor, Is Born

 

DC DAY

Danny Dark was born on December 19th1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was an actor, known for Super Friends (1973)The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977) and Challenge of the SuperFriends (1978). He died on 13 June 2004 in Los Angeles, California.

In the industry, Danny Dark was known as the voice-over king for decades.

Was the “voice” of NBC television network for many years. Also the voice on RCA TV commercials and the voice-over for Keebler cookies.

Died the same year as fellow Superman actor Christopher Reeve and Marlon Brando, who starred as Superman and Jor-El in Superman: The Movie (1978) film.


Known For


Super Friends – Season 1, Vol. 1

TV Series (1973-1974)

Superman Clark Kent Android Superman

The All New Super Friends Hour: Season 1, Volume 1

TV Series (1977-1978)

Superman Clark Kent (voice)

Challenge of the Super Friends: Season 1

TV Series (1978-1979)

Superman (voice)

Super Friends – Season 1, Vol. 2

TV Series (1973-1974)

Superman Clark Kent Android Superman

The All New Super Friends Hour: Season 1, Volume 2

TV Series (1977-1978)

Superman Clark Kent (voice)


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Fan Theory: Why ‘Black Adam’ Should Have Been R-Rated

 

FAN THEORY

Director(s)

Jaume-Collet Serra


Writer(s)

Adam Sztykiel

Rory Haines

Sohrab Noshirvani


Gross

$384,415,506


Runtime

125 Minutes


Release

October 21, 2022

IN FRANCHISES, COMIC VALUES AND COLLECTIONS

WHAT IS BLACK ADAM?

This year, Black Adam released with great anticipation. As the 11th installment in the DC Extended Universe, the movie received poor reviews though general audiences liked it. In part, its box office woes are due to the lack of creative cinematography authentic to the source material.

Though Black Adam is revered among fans, the movie held back on the character’s violence and barbarism. Let’s explain why Black Adam should have been R-Rated.

BLACK ADAM IS AN ANTI-HERO

Marvel and DC have pioneered a new success for R-rated movies even comic book movies. Logan (2017) and Deadpool (2016) have remained true to the source material by targeting a more mature audience that loves gratuitous violence, serious themes and even comedy. In particular, Logan’s dystopian themes fit perfectly with Black Adam. Certainly, the characters all have in common that they are anti-heroes willing to administer justice no matter the means.

Since the 1960s, comics have matured in themes and storytelling. I’m fact, they have belonged to the underground culture which tends to be more revolutionary and rebellious. Gone are the days when young children collected comic strips at one cent. Incredibly, the Deadpool film series has grossed more than $1.5 billion worldwide. At the moment, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is Hollywood’s most bankable actor and this failure shows a lack of creative direction.

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BLACK ADAM IS A TYRANT

Particularly, Teth-Adam is known as the ruler of Kandhaq. In the 52 series, he overthrew the government and became its monarch. While he sought to liberate his people, his rule turned into tyranny. In the movie, Doctor Fate foretells Black Adam as his people’s savior. In fact, a prophecy more similar to his Rebirth portrayal. At the same time, the anti-hero is known for his barbarism and violence which the movie did not fully do justice to by removing the R-rated scenes.

Black Adam was The Wizard’s first champion. However, he was imprisoned when he unleashed the Seven Deadly Sins slaughtering millions. In the comics, he is nefarious for committing a genocide in Bialya , a fictional nation, to avenge his wife Isis. Certainly, the genocide is a watershed moment in DC history showing that Black Adam truly deserves serious treatment.

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Dark Horse Day Series: Why The Mask Is A #Villain

 

DARK HORSE DAY

The Mask (1991) #1. Dark Horse Comics.

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

INTRO

In 1994, The Mask movie became a pop sensation and propelled Jim Carrey into super-stardom. Really, it perhaps defined the decade in movies and showed Hollywood at its best.

With a cocktail of gags, fun, romance and PG-13 violence the movie wowed movie-lovers worldwide. Indeed, worldwide, we all dreamed of donning the fateful Mask and gaining super powers and the instant cool factor!

Though the movie was certainly successful it clearly presented the comic villain as a hero or anti-hero. In fact, it even led to the successful The Mask animated series.

However, it is clear that the Mask is an artifact that amplifies its wearer’s own penchant for violence and destruction. In our third series article, we ask: Is The Mask a #villain?


Flashback FM

#HERO OR #VILLAIN?

Across media, the Mask’s portrayals vary from anti-hero to villain. Popularly, the Mask movie portrayed the character in a more familiar light, as an anti-hero.

In the film, Stanley Ipkiss is the first Mask: a disgruntled employee, bullied and romantic, Stanley stumbles upon an ancient mask, wears it and becomes the Mask.

For the most part, he wants lots of money, have fun and win the heart of his impossible love, the girlfriend of Coco Bongo gangster named Tina.

However, the comics presented the character as a villain who despite having a girlfriend, is bullied by mobsters.

When he finds the mask, he puts it on and becomes the Mask: bloodlusted, he causes mayhem, deaths and destruction.

So our series should help our film buffs answer: Is the Mask a #villain or a #hero? Let’s look at comics.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

OUR POLL

So far, the Twitter audience has not given any votes.

Let’s look at three characters who wore The Mask and how the artifact may actually make them #villains.

 

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IS THE MASK A #VILLAIN?

#VILLAIN: STANLEY IPKISS

In the comics, Stanley Ipkiss is a weak person who wants revenge in Edge City from the people who bullied him. When he finds the Mask at a store, he gains supernatural powers. However, his powers come with added violence and aggression. In the famous words of Bill Murray in Ghostbusters (1984), this comic is “toast.”

When he demonstrates his humour noir, the Mask kills people who abused him in a series of supposed jokes. On a rampage in Edge City, the Mask kills passersby, a biker gang and various other individuals. Soon, the police knows him as “Big Head.”

#VILLAIN: LT. KELLAWAY

After Stanley’s death at the hands of his girlfriend Kathy, she hands the Mask to Lt. Kellaway warning him of its dark side (My bad for the Star Wars reference). In fact, she tells him that the Mask created “Big Head.” As a practical joke, Kellaway puts it on ignoring her warnings.

When Kellaway becomes the Mask, he vows to end crime and stop all criminal in Edge City. First, he starts a feud with Mafia gang Don Mozzo. However, the vigilante quickly becomes executioner when he attempts to bomb his partner’s mouth with dynamite. Quickly, he buries the mask in his basement.

#ANTI-HERO: ARCHIE

Later, other wearers become the Mask. For the most part, they all succumb to their dark side and behave in violent and criminal ways when they become the Mask. After, the mask falls into the hands of a gang of criminals. One of them wears it and uses it to get revenge on other criminals.

Later, the mask falls into the hands of four students: Rich, Ben, Hugo and Archie. More or less, they resist the Mask’s blood lust. More importantly, Archie wears the Mask and uses it to become a superhero. To this end, he stops criminals from stealing a lion’s golden tooth at the Edge City zoo though he sets some animals loose. After scuffles with Walter, he escapes the police.

 

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THE MASK IS A #MAGICIAN

Across media, the Mask is certainly #possessed. In fact, his superhuman strength and his reliance on the artifact indicate a form of shamanic possession.

At the same time, his use of magic reveal he is also a magician. Definitely, the power of summoning objects is arcane or sorcery. Moreover, the question remains about whether the Mask possesses Stanley.

In Behind ‘The Mask,’ Kyle McGovern looks at the origins behind the pop movie. Originally, the Mask was a metaphor for human impulses and how it amplifies its aggression.

“You see a guy who’s downtrodden, he’s got issues, he feels like the world has kicked him a bunch,” says comic book artist Doug Mahnke, who worked on Mayhem and several other miniseries featuring the Mask. “All of a sudden he has this chance to get away with a bunch of —-.”

Definitely, we are closer to the answer that the fact he may actually be a #villain, and not an #anti-hero.


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Fan Theory: Superboy’s Resurrection In Smallville After Infinite Crisis Occurs In Legion Continuity

 

FAN THEORY

Writer(s)

Geoff Johns


Penciler(s)

George Pérez


Colorist(s)

Hi-Fi Design


Cover

George Pérez, Tom Smith


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

June, 2009

IN FRANCHISES, COMIC VALUES AND COLLECTIONS

WHAT IS THE RETURN OF SUPERBOY?

During Infinite Crisis (2005-2006), the battle raged between Superboy and Superboy-Prime over who is the true Superman. Heroically, in a Superboy vs Superboy-Prime battle, Conner Kent sacrificed his life to destroy Alexaner Luthor Jr’s cosmic tuning tower.

Gloriously, Superboy returned to Smallville after his resurrection in mysterious circumstances. Let’s explain where the Post-Crisis Superboy fits in the new DC multiverse continuity.

SUPERBOY SACRIFICED HIS LIFE IN BATTLE AGAINST SUPERBOY-PRIME

In Infinite Crisis (2006) #6, Superboy and Superboy-Prime battled over who is the true Superman. During the battle, Alexander Luthor Jr. used his cosmic tuning fork to open a portal to the DC multiverse to create the perfect Earth, destroying all other Earths. In order to save the DC multiverse, Superboy flew himself and Superboy-Prime in a touchdown on the tower, destroying it. At the cost of his life, Conner saved the Earth from destruction.

In the final issue, Earth-One Superman and Earth-Two Superman flew Superboy-Prime through a red sun. Then, they landed on the Green Lantern planet Mogo. Though Superboy-Prime killed the older Superman, Earth-One Superman eventually defeated Superboy-Prime proving the true Superman.

 

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SUPERBOY RETURNED IN SMALLVILLE

Later, Superboy mysteriouly returned to Smallville to live with Clark Kent and Martha Kent at the farm. There, he enrolled at Smallville High and created a notebook about Superman’s most memorable actions. In addition, he rejoined the Teen Titans with Impulse.

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SUPERBOY WAS RESURRECTED IN THE 30TH CENTURY

Post-Crisis, DC Comics was in a court battle for the Pre-Crisis Superboy character. By mandate, they could not use the Superboy name so they used the Clark Kent name in Legion continuity. For the Post-Crisis version, Superboy was actually resurrected in Legion of Super-Heroes continuity.

In the 30th century, Brainiac 5 of the Legion resurrected Superboy using the same Kryptonian technology that was used to reanimate Superman when he was killed by Doomsday along with Lex Luthor’s sample hair. Again, it was for helpto defeat Superboy-Prime and his Legion of Super-Villains.

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LINKS

Infinite Crisis Vol 1 6 in DC Database.
The Original Superboy in Cosmic Teams.