Battles Of The Week: Green Lantern Jessica Cruz vs Darkseid (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE DARK ARISES”

Darkseid’s manipulations on Hypertime reach their apex. As Darkseid arises, he gains total control over Cyborg as New God of Code, Starfire as New God of Fire and Azrael as New God of Belief.

As Darkseid reaches full power, only Jessica Cruz stands between him and his conquest of the Ghost Sector.

IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

DARKSEID IS RESTORED TO FULL POWER!
In 'Justice League' (2019) #12, Darkseid is restored to full power.
In ‘Justice League’ (2019) #12, Darkseid is restored to full power. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in the Ghost Sector. On the left side is Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and on the right side is Darkseid, the New God of Evil.

Let’s look at the stats.

JESSICA CRUZ – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: MOUNTAIN
SUPER SPEED: COSMIC
DURABILITY: STELLAR
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: EXPERT COMBATANT
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Green Lantern Ring.
WEAKNESSES
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • General and Social Anxiety.
DARKSEID – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: UNIVERSAL
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mother Box.

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THE FIGHT

Darkseid arises in the Ghost Sector. When he reaches full power, he has full control over Cyborg, Starfire and Azrael. Only Jessica Cruz stands between him and conquest of the Ghost Sector.

The battle to decide who is the cosmic god!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Jessica Cruz on the offensive at four percent ring power. Darkseid responds with a backhand.

JESSICA CRUZ ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.
DARKSEID BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.


On the following page, Darkseid breaks Jessica Cruz’s right arm with a stomp as she is at zero percent ring power.

DARKSEID BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.


To finish off Jessica Cruz, Darkseid incinerates the Green Lantern with the Omega Effect.
DARKSEID ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, all that’s left are Jessica Cruz’s incinerated remains.

TOTAL


JESSICA CRUZ’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-8 DAMAGE PTS.

Total Entropy Of The Universe = (3.1 × 10^104)(k) = 4.2800104*10^81 J*K^-1.
Temperature Of Universe = 2.73 K.

-(8 DAMAGE PTS * 4.2800104*10^81 J*K^-1 * 2.73 K * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -2.2256054*10^73 PTS * Ton of TNT. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0004-637X/710/2/1825/pdf

DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

DARKSEID’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-6 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Received By Earth From Sun = (430*10^18 J* 1 hr)/(hr* 3600 s) = 4.7777778*10^15 J/s.

-(6 DAMAGE PTS * 4.7777778*10^15 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -6825396.85714 J * Ton of TNT. https://www.businessinsider.com/this-is-the-potential-of-solar-power-2015-9

DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL

OUTCOME: DARKSEID WINS BY DEATH

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DARKSEID IN COMICS

‘Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen’ (1970) #134, titled “The Mountain Of Judgment!”, marks the first cameo appearance of Darkseid in DC continuity. Superman foils a bomb attack on the Hairies, Jimmy Olsen and the Newsboys. The attack was from Morgan Edge who received orders from Darkseid.

The issue was created by Jack Kirby and Neal Adams.

‘Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen’ (1970) #134, titled “The Mountain Of Judgment!”, marks the first cameo appearance of Darkseid in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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Justice League Odyssey Vol 1 12 in DC Database.
Jessica Cruz (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
Darkseid (Prime Earth) in DC Database.

Cyborg Appreciation Page: Gathering Around The Borg Life

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IN RESOURCES

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Krypton: S.T.A.R. Labs: Superman’s Project For Advanced Science

KRYPTON

In 'Starman' (1990) #28, Starman attempts to restore Superman's super powers with his solar energy.
In ‘Starman’ (1990) #28, Starman attempts to restore Superman’s super powers with his solar energy. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN MAD SCIENCE

S.T.A.R. Labs has been associated with Superman and Metropolis, as the future of the Man of Tomorrow. It has served as backup for Superman, Cyborg and the Teen Titans. Superman has had a scientific advisor named Dr. Emil Hamilton, who is a former S.T.A.R. Labs employee.

S.T.A.R. Labs is Superman’s project for advanced science since the Man of Steel has entrusted it with the knowledge of his super powers and weaknesses.

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Battles Of The Week: Cyborg vs Grid (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “FOREVER HEROES”

Cyborg convinces Dr. Magnus to re-activate the damaged Metal Men. The objective is to take on Grid who has taken over the Internet. Grid a sentient virus implanted in Cyborg that became alive and separated from Cyborg, forming a new cybernetic being.

Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men attack Grid near Happy Harbor. During the battle, Cyborg takes on Grid in a battle that warps reality!

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

IN THE “FOREVER EVIL” EVENT, CYBORG BATTLES GRID IN A BATTLE THAT WARPS REALITY!
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Grid incinerates Mercury and removes his responsometer. AP Photo/DC Comics

Enter the two contestants near Happy Harbor, Rhode Island. On the left side is Cyborg and on the right side is Grid.

Let’s look at the stats.

CYBORG – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: GALAXY
FIGHTING SKILLS: PEAK HUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • Mind Control.
  • Missing Eye.
GRID – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER-SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: INVENTOR
WEAKNESSES
  • Power Limitation.
  • No Physical Body.
  • Restricted Senses.

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THE FIGHT

Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men attack Grid near Happy Harbor. Grid retaliates with the Secret Society. After the death of Mercury, the battle is on between Cyborg and Grid.

The battle to decide who is the true cyborg!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Cyborg and Grid in a stalemate with their sonic cannons. After an explosion, Grid connects to Cyborg’s forehead and sends him into the digital dimension.

CYBORG ENERGY MANIPULATION – EXPLOSION ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS – 5 DAMAGE PTS = 1 DAMAGE PT.
GRID ENERGY MANIPULATION + REALITY WARPING – EXPLOSION ATTACKS = 6 DAMAGE PTS + 8 DAMAGE PTS – 5 DAMAGE PTS = 9 DAMAGE PTS.




On the following pages, Cyborg lands a reality-warping attack by destroying Grid’s digital body. Grid recovers and lands three reality-warping attacks by scratching and destroying Cyborg’s digital body..

CYBORG REALITY-WARPING – REGENERATION ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS – 3 DAMAGE PTS = 5 DAMAGE PTS.
GRID REALITY-WARPING ATTACKS x 3 = 24 DAMAGE PTS.




The battle kicks into high gear when Grid turns Cyborg into his human form with reality-warping attacks. Accepting his human form, Cyborg deals Grid with one final reality-warping attack, disconnecting Grid by leaving it in the dark. Then, Grid goes offline.

GRID REALITY-WARPING + INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 11 DAMAGE PTS.
CYBORG REALITY-WARPING + BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS + 6 DAMAGE PTS = 14 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


CYBORG’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-71 DAMAGE PTS.

-(71 DAMAGE PTS * 1200*10^15 bytes * 7,500,000 J/day * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J * 10^12 bytes) = -152142.857143 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN

GRID’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-17 DAMAGE PTS.

-(17 DAMAGE PTS * 1200*10^15 bytes * 7,500,000 J/day * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J * 10^12 bytes) = -36428.5714286 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CONTINENT

OUTCOME: CYBORG WINS BY DIGITAL SHUTDOWN

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CYBORG IN COMICS

‘DC Comics Presents’ (1980) #26, titled “Where Nightmares Begin”, marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. Robin arrives on the scene of a terrorist siege at S.T.A.R. Labs. Before Robin can act, his future teammates Cyborg, Raven and Starfire appear to him in a vision at Titans Tower. At the end of the issue, it is revealed Raven gave Robin a vision of the future.

The issue was created by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman.

DC Comics Presents' (1980) #26, titled "Where Nightmares Begin", marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity.
DC Comics Presents’ (1980) #26 marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Justice League Vol 2 29 in DC Database.
Victor Stone (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
Grid (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
DC Comics Presents Vol 1 26 in DC Database.

DC Day: Are Elseworlds A Dystopian Future? In ‘DCeased’, Cyborg Is Infected With The ALE Virus Becoming A Carrier For The New Gods Of Apokolips To Turn Humans Into Zombies

DC DAY

In 'DCeased' (2019) #1, Cyborg is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus. Kneeling and helpless, Cyborg spreads the virus on Earth Prime.
In ‘DCeased’ (2019) #1, Cyborg is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus. Kneeling and helpless, Cyborg spreads the virus on Earth.

CRISES

IN A FOILED INVASION ATTEMPT BY DARKSEID, CYBORG IS MISSING

In ‘DCeased’ (2019) #1, Cyborg is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus. At the beginning of the issue, the Justice League has foiled an invasion by Darkseid. Superman and Batman order Darkseid to not return to Earth. Wonder Woman has bound Darkseid in the Lasso of Truth, which compels him to speak the Truth. Surprisingly, Darkseid uncoils the Lasso of Truth and states he has what he came for, leaving in a Boom Tube without further battle.

At that moment, Batman’s tracking device signals that Cyborg is missing. Batman states Cyborg is not in Metropolis, and not on Earth. Asked by Flash how Batman knows, the Dark Knight says he has a location monitor in one of Cyborg’s programs. Superman asks Batman if Cyborg knew the Dark Knight was tracking him. Then Flash asks if Batman has a tracking device on Superman. With a pause, Batman answers in the negative.

In 'DCeased' (1999) #1, Darkseid uncoils Wonder Woman's lasso and leaves without further battle, as the Justice League foils his invasion.
In ‘DCeased’ (1999) #1, Darkseid uncoils Wonder Woman’s lasso and leaves without further battle, as the Justice League foils his invasion.

CYBORG IS TORTURED BY DESAAD, AND DARKSEID HAVING CORRUPTED THE ANTI-LIFE EQUATION (ALE), GOES MAD

Desaad has abducted Cyborg on Apokolips. The purpose of Darkseid’s plan is to obtain the first half of the ALE. Desaad reveals to Cyborg that Darkseid seeks the second half of the ALE and suspects Cyborg possesses it. Cyborg questions Darkseid’s motives and at that moment, the monarch shows up. He asks Desaad to cut Cyborg’s tongue. Darkseid wants to use Motherbox in order to add Darkseid’s half of the ALE to Cyborg’s system.

However, Desaad points out that Cyborg will likely not survive the process and the ALE will cease to exist. At that moment, Darkseid summons the Black Racer with the Motherbox. After Desaad grows Cyborg a new tongue, he takes a piece of the Black Racer and corrupts the ALE merged to Cyborg with it. The ALE virus was born. Though Desaad was immune to disease. Desaad tried to send Cyborg away with the ALE virus, but to no use. Darkseid was infected with the ALE virus. Darkseid went raving mad.

In 'DCeased' (1999) #1, Darkseid summons the Black Racer with the MotherBox in order to corrupt the Anti-Life Equation.
In ‘DCeased’ (1999) #1, Darkseid summons the Black Racer with the MotherBox in order to corrupt the Anti-Life Equation.

INFECTED WITH THE ALE VIRUS, DARKSEID DESTROYS APOKOLIPS WITH THE OMEGA EFFECT

In 'DCeased' (1999) #1, Darkseid is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus and destroys Apokolips with the Omega Effect.
In ‘DCeased’ (1999) #1, Darkseid is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus and destroys Apokolips with the Omega Effect.

THE PANDEMONIUM IN METROPOLIS PROVES ELSEWORLDS ARE DARK: CYBORG GOES ONLINE AND SPREADS THE ALE VIRUS TO THE INTERNET

Cyborg is Boom-Tubed to Metropolis. Immediately, he goes online. The ALE virus spread from its patient zero as a techno-organic virus to the Internet. Cyborg attempted to firewall himself but it was too late. an Elseworlds story, was this a celebration of darkness, a romanticization of horror stories? As the pandemonium in Metropolis will prove, Elseworld stories tend to be too dark. That may also be the case for mainstream continuity stories.

Reminiscent of the best horror stories, the ALE virus jumped from media to media spreading horror. People literally tried to tear the equation from their heads. They have turned into zombies. At the home of Scott Free and Big Barda, Superman succeeded in recruiting the heroes, when suddenly, he heard the world screaming. He flew into the streets and saw the pandemonium. Distraught, he sped to his family and destroyed the cellphone and the television screen with his heat vision before Jon and Damian could access them.

In 'DCeased' (2019) #1, Cyborg is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus. Kneeling and helpless, Cyborg spreads the virus on Earth Prime.
In ‘DCeased’ (2019) #1, Cyborg is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus. Kneeling and helpless, Cyborg spreads the virus on Earth.

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AT THE BATCAVE, SYSTEMS GO OFFLINE AND ESTIMATE 600 MILLION INFECTED

In 'DCeased' (1999) #1, the Batcave's systems go offline and estimate 600 million are affected.
In ‘DCeased’ (1999) #1, the Batcave’s systems go offline and estimate 600 million are infected.

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FOOTNOTES

DCeased Vol 1 1 in DC Database.

Bio: Cyborg (Victor Stone)

Doomsday

Doomsday – New Earth
NAME: DOOMSDAY, “THE ULTIMATE”

RELATIVES: BERTRON (CREATOR, “FATHER”, DECEASED)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: NEW EARTH, KRYPTON

AFFILIATION: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS III

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 7′ 0″ (2.13 M) MALE

WEIGHT: 615 LBS (279 KG)

ALIGNMENT: BAD

ORIGIN STORY


200,000 years ago, an alien scientist named Bertron had the dream of creating the Ultimate on Krypton. Early Krypton was very harsh and hostile and the life-forms living there were the deadliest creatures in the universe. The child that would become Doomsday was created by a process of forced evolution. He was exposed to the harsh environment, killed, its remains collected then cloned then the process was repeated a thousand times. Eventually, the creature evolved the ability to come back from the attack that killed it. Doomsday proceeded to eradicate all the harsh life-forms on Krypton.

Per it’s genetic programming, it returned to Bertron’s lab and killed Bertron and all the scientists there. Then it boarded the cargo ship that supplied Bertron’s lab and went to other planets destroying lives.

Doomsday ended up on Calaton, a very scientifically advanced world. For three years it laid waste to the planet until it reached the capital. The scientists worked to devise a solution and finally, the members of the Royal family who had meta human abilities were merged into the being called the Radiant. For a week, he battled Doomsday until in an all-out energy attack he was able to kill the creature. Doomsday was bound but its body was not destroyed to prevent it from entering the afterlife and sent into space. It crash-landed on Earth, buried deep within its mantle.1

DOOMSDAY AND SUPERMAN DIE IN BATTLE IN METROPOLIS

Doomsday emerged to the Earth’s surface. He was met by the Justice League and was named Doomsday by Booster Gold. Doomsday beat them with ease with one hand tied behind his back.2,3 Superman soon met him and a battle across the U.S. states followed. Superman realized the creature was headed for Metropolis.4,5 Eventually, Superman fought Doomsday to a standstill. Finally, both combatants dealt each other the final blow. Apparently spent, they both died.6,7

DOOMSDAY VS DARKSEID

POWERS


POWERS

ABILITIES

WEAKNESSES


  • Entropy: This is the one thing that Doomsday cannot adapt to nor form an immunity to. When sent to the end of time, he was finally destroyed along with end of the universe.[34]
  • Single-Mindedness: Due to the fact that Doomsday was unintentionally programmed to hate everything that lives, Doomsday will focus only on killing, and could potentially be led into a trap.
  • Monstrous Appearance

STORY ARCS


  • The Death Of Superman.
  • Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey.
  • The Doomsday Wars.
  • Reign Of The Doomsdays.

NOTABLE COMIC BOOK BATTLES


  • Superman vs Doomsday.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey #1.
  2. Justice League Of America #69.
  3. Superman #74.
  4. Adventures Of Superman #497.
  5. Action Comics #684.
  6. Superman: The Man Of Steel #19.
  7. Superman #75.

Feat: Cyborg, ‘Cyborg’ #9

IN GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY

CYBORG (VICTOR STONE)
PRIME EARTH

In ‘Cyborg’ (2016) #9, titled “Public Enemy #1”, Cyborg performs an energy projection feat. In Detroit, federal agents come to register Cyborg and his technology with the Federal Cybernetic Regulation Act. Cyborg resists and in a staged fight, Cyborg fights fellow Justice League member Shazam. During the fight, Cyborg stuns Shazam with his white noise cannon.

How much energy projection does it take for Cyborg to stun Shazam with a white noise cannon?

In ‘Cyborg’ (2016) #9, Cyborg performs an energy projection feat. During the fight, Cyborg stuns Shazam with his sonic cannon.

CYBORG STUNNED SHAZAM WITH HIS SONIC CANNON, HITTING HIM WITH THE POWER OF A LIGHTNING BOLT.

CYBORG GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 1,000,000,000 JOULES OF ENERGY, NINE PERCENT OF THE ENERGY PRODUCED BY NEW YORK IN A DAY, ENOUGH TO DESTROY A ROOM.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

CITY BLOCK

         

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Calculations for Cyborg, ‘Cyborg’ #9

Energy of a lightning bolt (Max durability of Shazam) = 1000000000 J.
Ratio Energy of re-entry/Energy produced by New York = (1000000000 J-hr)(100)/(11000000000 J-hr) = 9%.
(1000000000 J)(1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 0.238 Tons of TNT


SOURCES

Cyborg #9 in Comic Vine.

The Battle Ranker Competition Round 1: Match-Up 7

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DC Day Series: During ‘Forever Evil’, The Metal Men Give Their All And Take On Grid

DC DAY

DURING ‘FOREVER EVIL’, THE METAL MEN TAKE ON GRID
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, the Metal Men take on Grid. AP Photo/DC Comics

IN NEW 52

CYBORG SETS A TRAP FOR GRID

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg sets a trap for Grid. AP Photo/DC Comics

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg recruits the Metal Men in order to battle Grid.

At his base, Grid is in communications with the Crime Syndicate. They have found out that Lex Luthor and his rebels have freed the Crime Syndicate’s prisoner from the Justice League Satellite.

Grid notices Cyborg has taken over his communications. Cyborg says Grid is wondering how he survived. To which Grid responds, Cyborg was built a new body and he knows where Cyborg is.

Cyborg sets the trap since he is counting on his team and asks Grid to “come and get me.”1 Grid accepts the challenge.

THE METAL MEN CAN’T BE DETECTED BY GRID, SINCE THEY ARE OFFLINE

Grid seeks Cyborg in an empty street near Happy Harbor. When Grid says Cyborg is hiding, Cyborg appears and says he is not. Grid then states he thought he was rid of Cyborg as he attacks Cyborg with a blast. As Cyborg evades the attack, he notes Grid can’t see the Metal Men. At that moment, Iron attacks Grid with a wrecking ball. The battle is on.

Grid gets wrecked through buildings and houses. Lead is directing the attack and asks Dr. Magnus for orders. He tells Lead and Iron to keep hitting Grid. Grid recovers and says he has identified Dr. Magnus’ voice. Iron responds with a direct attack by slamming Grid through a car.

 

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, the Metal Man take on Grid. AP Photo/DC Comics

As Grid recovers again, Mercury appears. Since Mercury “is the only metal that’s liquid at room temperature”, he attempts to enter Grid’s gears and melt them.2 The attack fails and Grid incinerates Mercury.

Grid notes the androids are inferior and that they feel. He identifies the source of their feelings to their responsometer and removes Mercury’s responsometer. At that moment, Grid summons the Secret Society.

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Grid incinerates Mercury and removes his responsometer. AP Photo/DC Comics

‘FOREVER EVIL’

It is now Cyborg and the Metal Men against Grid and the Secret Society. While the Metal Men take on the Secret Society of Super-Villains, Cyborg takes on Grid.

Forward on the action, it is evident that the real objective of ‘Forever Evil’ is to free the Justice League. As new enemies arrive, Cyborg orders the Metal Men to keep fighting why he goes “to save the Justice League.”3

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg takes on Grid. AP Photo/DC Comics

SOURCES

Justice League Vol 2 29 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Justice League #29.
  2. Justice League #29.
  3. Justice League #29.

DC Day Series: The Metal Men’s Mission In ‘Forever Evil’

DC DAY SERIES

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg meets the Metal Men to aid him in combating a new threat!
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg meets the Metal Men to aid him in combating a new threat! Photo/DC Comics

IN NEW 52

DR. MAGNUS ACTIVATES THE METAL MEN

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg meets the Metal Men to aid him in combating a new threat! Photo/DC Comics

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg prepares Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men for ‘Forever Evil.’ In his robotics lab, Dr. Magnus argues the Metal Men were designed for rescue missions. Though their metals were durable, their minds and their hearts could not endure the reaction with Chemo. They were a failure. Dr. Magnum states they were not meant to replace the Justice League.

Cyborg argues that the purpose of the Metal Men was to save lives. With the Justice League M.I.A., the Metal Men are the only ones who can stop ‘Forever Evil.’ As Cyborg speaks, Dr. Magnus activates the Metal Men. The Metal Men come online.

CYBORG, MEET THE METAL MEN!

The Metal Men greet Cyborg. Tin comes online and states he vaguely remembers what happened. Dr. Magnus tells him he saved “hundreds of people.”1 Gold remembers “our bodies were destroyed” and states they were expensive.1 Platinum thanks Dr. Magnus for bringing them back online. Iron notices Cyborg and asks whether he is a robot or a man. Lead states “I think he’s… both.”1 He asks Cyborg how much he can bench-press. Mercury panics and starts wondering if Cyborg is the future, where robots are merged with human beings to create monsters.

This is the problem that A.I. raises as humanity is developing more advanced robotics. Gold, the most curious and the most scientifically-concerned, asked whether Cyborg is made of Silver? Mercury asks if it’s Mercury. Iron remarks “it looks stronger than titanium.”1 Lead wonders if Iron is stronger. Dr. Magnus interjects asking for the Metal Men to let Cyborg tell them. Cyborg introduces himself and tells them “my body is made of Promethium.”1 He states he asked Dr. Magnus to reactivate them because he needs help with ‘Forever Evil.’

 

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, the Metal Men ask what Cyborg's body is made of.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, the Metal Men ask what Cyborg’s body is made of. Photo/DC Comics

‘FOREVER EVIL’

Cyborg reveals the threat of ‘Forever Evil.’ “A few months ago,” the Justice League was infiltrated by one of the members of the Crime Syndicate, “a super-shrinker named Atomica.” She had come to join the Justice League and prepare the world for the arrival of the Crime Syndicate.

Atomica revealed to Cyborg he was a traitor. She made contact with “a sentient computer virus” inside Cyborg named Grid. Grid took control of Cyborg’s cybernetic body and ripped him off of it. A portal was opened and the Crime Syndicate arrived.

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg narrates the events of 'Forever Evil.'
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg narrates the events of ‘Forever Evil.’ Photo/DC Comics

The Crime Syndicate arrived. Grid took control of the world’s communications and computers. Grid took control of the Internet so anything connected to a network was under the control of the Crime Syndicate.

Cyborg reveals the reason the world needs the Crime Syndicate is because they can operate “independently of any other computer system.”1 That means, Grid “won’t be able to access [their] responsometers and take control.”1

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg narrates the events of ‘Forever Evil.’ Photo/DC Comics

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THE METAL MEN’S MISSION IN ‘FOREVER EVIL’

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men make their stand against Grid near Happy Harbor.

Cyborg and Dr. Magnus arrive near Happy Harbor transported by the Metal Men. Cyborg reveals the Metal Men’s mission in ‘Forever Evil’: to help him make a stand against Grid.

Iron advises Dr. Magnus that “[he] should get clear and out of sight” and that the city “is too dangerous for humans.”1 Dr. Magnus, remembering the Metal Men’s deaths at the hands of Chemo, states he will go down together with them, this time. Perhaps, he has learnt to consider other species as worthy of life.

Gold asks Cyborg how to get Grid’s attention. Cyborg reveals that Grid thinks Cyborg is dead. Instead, they are going on the offensive.

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SOURCES

Justice League Vol 2 29 in DC Database.
Forever Evil in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Justice League #29.