DC Day: In A Banging Crossover, The JLA And WildC.A.T.s. Team-Up Against A Time Lord

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In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe. AP Photo/DC Comics.
Official Name

JLA/WildC.A.T.s.

Heroes

JLA, WildC.A.T.s.

Villains

Epoch, Seven Deadly Sins

Creators

Grant Morrison, Val Semeiks

TEAM-UPS

THE JLA ARE BATTLING EPOCH ACROSS TIME WITH HIS CHRONO-CUBE

In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. crossover for the first time. The issue begins with Kid Flash – Wally West, who is to become the Flash – meeting Epoch for the first time. Kid Flash attempts to combust Epoch’s feet by vibrating the air molecules with his fingers. However, Epoch’s armor is 41st century technology.

When Epoch is about to kill Kid Flash, the JLA shows up. Flash wrests all the projectiles at superspeed. Epoch comments that the team has taken control of his Chrono-Cube. Claiming to be a 4D man, Epoch reaches billions of years into the future, and hits Superman with red solar energy. Being a being of pure energy now, Superman survives the attack unscathed. Epoch disappears vowing to destroy the superheroes’ ancestors in the past.

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), in 65,000,000 B.C., Epoch encounters a soliton that enhances his suit and allows him to use the Chrono Cube as a power source.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), in 65,000,000 B.C., Epoch encounters a soliton that enhances his suit and allows him to use the Chrono-Cube as a power source. AP Photo/DC Comics.

The JLA battle Epoch across the timestream. In 14,000 B.C., Green Lantern saves a distant relative from Epoch. When Flash attempts to reach him, Epoch says his advanced technology makes him slow down to a crawl. In 65,000,000 B.C., at the time of the dinosaurs’ extinction, Epoch encounters a soliton that enhances his armor and enables him to steal the Chrono-Cube as power source.

The JLA end up in 33 AD. Meanwhile, Superman and Green Lantern scan the Earth for the power source and discover it buried in limestone. Then, the JLA activate the drive mechanism with Green Lantern’s power ring focusing all their willpower. They end up transported to the Wildstorm Universe.

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), in 33 A.D., the JLA use Green Lantern's power ring to focus their willpower to power the drive mechanism.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), in 33 A.D., the JLA use Green Lantern’s power ring to focus their willpower to power the drive mechanism. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN THEIR FIRST CROSSOVER, THE JLA AND WILDC.A.T.s. BRAWL

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. brawl in their first crossover.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. brawl in their first crossover.

TEAM-UP OF THE ’90s DECADE: JLA/WILDC.A.T.s. vs THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

Eventually, Superman and Mister Majestic are able to settle their differences. The JLA/WildC.A.T.s. teams-up to dispatch the Seven Deadly Sins that had been destroying the Wildstorm Universe. During the battle, Mister Majestic agrees with Void to help return the Justice League home otherwise both universes will be destroyed.

Void takes Green Lantern into voidspace. There, she determines Epoch’s dark nova cracked time “into two parallel waves; two separate histories were created.”1 Void explains the JLA’s technology brought them to the wrong time: to the WildC.A.T.s.’ 1997. In order for the entities in voidspace to help, Green Lantern must teach them how to create light constructs. Using her technology, Void is able “to punch a hole through voidspace. A bridge.”1

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN A FINAL BATTLE, THE JLA AND WILDC.A.T.s. TAKE DOWN EPOCH’S OMEGA ATTRACTOR WITH THE CHRONO-CUBE

The JLA and WildC.A.T.s. travel back to the DC Universe. There, the JLA find out they have been away for five days. The heroes find Epoch has merged with the Omega Attractor, a living computer and bomb from the 68th century. With the Omega Attractor, Epoch has access to weapons across centuries. He uses it to deploy weapons to enslave the world and imprison superheroes on the moon. His plan is to turn Earth “into a vast time-traveling time engine powered by its human slave population.”

The JLA and WildC.A.T.s. team-up to take down Epoch’s citadel. Superman tells Maul his plan. He tells Maul to grow large enough to take down the citadel. In fact, to account for Maul’s mindlessness, a burst of electricity to the right motor neurons should return Maul to his normal size within 30 seconds. Maul succeeds. Since the WildC.A.T.s. are not in Epoch’s database, Superman sends them to take him down. Meanwhile, the JLA are working on the Chrono-Cube. Eventually, Epoch is defeated. The JLA program the Chrono-Cube to create a temporal prison cell around Epoch. Finally, the WildC.A.T.s. return home.

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), Maul destroys Epoch's citadel in 30 seconds.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), Maul destroys Epoch’s citadel in 30 seconds.

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THE ‘JLA/WILDC.A.T.s.’ CROSSOVER CONCLUDES WITH A BANG AS EPOCH’S OMEGA ATTRACTOR EXPLODES

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), Epoch's Omega Attractor explodes.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), Epoch’s Omega Attractor explodes. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SOURCES

JLA/WildC.A.T.s in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. JLA/WildC.A.T.s.

Reviews: ’80s He-Man And Masters Of The Universe Storylines Ranked From Best To Worst

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In 'DC Comics Presents' (1982) #47, He-Man battles Superman.
In ‘DC Comics Presents’ (1982) #47, He-Man battles Superman. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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’80s HE-MAN STORYLINES RANKED BEST TO WORST

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: ‘DC COMICS PRESENTS’ (1982) #47.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

‘DC Comics Presents’ was a series that featured Superman teaming-up with a different hero each issue. And oh boy, did they hit the ball in the park with this one! This issue is a kind of “What If” first team-up between Superman and He-Man.

We get our answers to what would happen if He-Man ever fought Superman. In their first encounter in DC history, Superman is brought from Earth to Eternia through a dimensional portal created by cosmic storm clouds. Skeletor is at one of his attacks at Castle Greyskull as he possesses half of the Power Sword! He-Man gets summoned by the Goddess and Superman travels to the strange world of Eternia.

This is a classic ’80s story with colors and pencils by Curt Swan. A more vintage art that favors bigger upper bodies and smaller legs. If you are a fan of the artist, this is classic Curt Swan. The fun, the action and the adventure belong in your ’80s He-Man collection.

This story is very reverent of both characters showing what makes each character work in the ’80s: He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Teela and the colorful cast of characters; the Superman/Clark Kent alter ego reminiscent of Christopher Reeve’s comedic tones. Both characters are true to themselves and form a formidable duo. Definitely a favorite story.

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BEST: ‘MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE’ (1982).

Collects ‘Masters Of The Universe’ #1-3.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Paul Kupperberg and George Tuska’s three-issue series ‘Masters of The Universe’ may exemplify He-Man in the ’80s. At its best, He-Man deals with science fiction and fantasy themes comparable to Star Wars and Conan in the decade.

The world of ‘Masters of The Universe’ blends magic and science and figures the fantasy characters heading on a quest in order to save the Goddess. As matter of fact, ‘Masters of The Universe’ stands out because of the straight-forward natures of the quest. In some sense, what makes the comic work for the time period is the cartoony nature of the characters, which seem very well like one-dimensional characters: He-Man, Teela, Stratos and Man-At-Arms fight for good; whereas, Skeletor fights for Evil. The characters do not change.

The foci of the story are action and adventure. The adventure spans Eternia and the universe, from land, to sea, to space, to parallel dimensions. He-Man and co. fight snakes, dragons, demons, Beastmen, extra-dimensional creatures and even Skeletor. The action and the adventure are a thrill and are the parts that work the best in the comic. This is what He-Man is best at.

This is certainly a worthy addition to your He-Man and Masters of The Universe ’80s collection, with a blend of adventure, action, magic, and suspense.

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GOOD: ‘HE-MAN AND THE POWER SWORD’ (1982).

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

“He-Man and The Power Sword” (1982) is the first of four Masters of The Universe miniature storybooks that accompanied the Mattel toyline. The storybook is clearly promotional material and serves as an introduction to He-Man and MoTU.

The storybook reads like a fairy tale. The water color art and the hyper-muscular lines of the characters creates the idea of legend and immortality. He-Man appears as a barbaric warrior who does not fear overwhelming foes and keeps fighting no matter the odds. The pacing is quick and focuses on the action, not the characterization. The plot is simple and straight-forward reminiscent of classic legends.

The storybook is aimed at children’s stories and works as a first introduction to the character.

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SOURCES

DC Comics Presents Vol 1 in DC Database.
The Surprisingly Awesome Comics History Of ‘Masters Of The Universe’ in Comics Alliance.
He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe in Vaults of Grayskull.

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DC Day: During The Terrible Darkseid War, The Members Of The Justice League Replace The New Gods, Plunging The Heroes In A New Darkness

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In "Darkseid War" (2015),
In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Anti-Monitor and Darkseid are battling faster than sound can reach Wonder Woman’s ears. AP Photo/DC Comics
Official Name

Darkseid War

Universe

Prime Earth

Heroes

Justice League

Villains

Darkseid, Anti-Monitor, Grail

Creators

Geoff Johns

COSMIC HIERARCHY

ON THEMYSCIRA, GRAIL’S BIRTH FORESHADOWS THE DARKSEID WAR

The Prologue to the Darkseid War is on Themyscira. The Amazons were created by Zeus to bring peace to mankind. After defeating Hercules and his army, the Amazons retreated to the Paradise Island of Themyscira. On a fateful night, Diana was to be born to Queen Hippolyta.

That same night, an abomination was born: She was the daughter of Darkseid and the Amazon assassin Myrina Black. Her name was to be Grail. Menalippe was Hippolyta’s favorite oracle. At the birth of the child, she prophesied Grail would bring about a great darkness: a terrible war “between the dark God and the antiGod.” Eventually, Minalippe and Penelope were left to die by Myrina.

In "Darkseid War" (2015), Minalippe foretells the prophecy of the Darkseid War.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Minalippe foretells the prophecy of the Darkseid War. AP Photo/DC Comics.

GRAIL ATTACKS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE AND SUMMONS ANTI-MONITOR

The Justice League are investigating a crime scene. Strangely, they tracked it down because a Boom Tube was open there and two people are dead. Diana narrates the story and reveals the team’s dynamics: Batman and Flash are running tests on the evidence, Hal and Jessica are taking a look at the people in the complex, Shazam and Cyborg are investigating the Boom Tube. When Cyborg locates two other murders of women named “Myrina Black”, an explosion happens.

Grail teleports out of Flash’s mouth and starts tearing the Justice League apart. First, she attacks Batman in a duel then takes out Cyborg and Shazam. Grail proves to be fast, strong and able to emit eye beams.Grail has the advantage over Diana and pins her to a car. Meanwhile, the Green Lanterns intervene but are quickly taken down. Using Power Ring (Jessica Cruz), Grail creates shadows to summon the Anti-Monitor. Sinisterly, the anti-God is here!

In "Darkseid War" (2015), Grail overpowers Power Ring to create shadows to summon Anti-Monitor.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Grail overpowers Power Ring to create shadows to summon Anti-Monitor. AP Photo/DC Comics.

ANTI-MONITOR USES THE GOD OF DEATH TO KILL DARKSEID

In 'Darkseid War', Anti-Monitor and the God of Death kill Darkseid.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, Anti-Monitor and the God of Death kill Darkseid. AP Photo/DC Comics.

WHO ARE THE NEW GODS OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE?

Grail’s plan in the Darkseid War was to create New Gods in order to gain the Anti-Life Equation. As Batman later finds out, Anti-Monitor’s origin story on Qward sentenced him to destroying the DC multiverse after every cycle of rebirth.

The punishment was because he sought the beginning… Using the Anti-Life Equation, Grail could stop the rebirth of the universe, with a final plan: Superwoman’s son. Who are the New Gods of the Justice League?

In "Justice League: Darkseid War", the New Gods of the Justice League are here.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, the New Gods of the Justice League are here. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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THE JUSTICE LEAGUE RECRUIT THE REMAINING CRIME SYNDICATE TO FIGHT ANTI-MONITOR

In order to stop Anti-Monitor and Grail’s Darkseid War, the Justice League have to break the Crime Syndicate out of Belle Reve. Mister Miracle finds a powerless Ultraman and Cyborg and Power Ring find a pregnant Superwoman at Level 0. Ultraman is scared that Anti-Monitor, who previously destroyed Earth 3 is going to destroy Prime Earth. At Superwoman’s cell, Power Ring is contaminated and activates her ring to become Volthoom. As Cyborg attempts to hack into the ring, he re-activates Grid.

Superwoman blasts Mister Miracle and Big Barda with her eyebeams. Then, Owlman breaks a hole in Superwoman’s cell. Onboard the Watchtower, Wonder Woman and the Justice League agree to work with the Crime Syndicate. Diana orders Superman to give Ultraman green kryptonite to recharge. As Ultraman feeds, Owlman gives the JL the codes Lex Luthor provided. The Justice League locates Anti-Monitor. Visit the conclusion of the Darkseid War if you are interested in the comic.

In "Justice League: Darkseid War", Superman and Ultraman tackle Anti-Monitor.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, Superman and Ultraman tackle Anti-Monitor. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

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Feat: Superman, ‘Justice League’ #25

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SUPERMAN (CLARK KENT)
PRIME EARTH

In ‘Justice League’ (2019) #25, titled “The Sixth Dimension! Conclusion,” Superman performs a super strength feat. In a battle against the World Forger, Superman sundips then breaches the Sixth Dimension and shatters the Forger’s Multiverse creation with a dimension-shattering punch.

How much super strength does it take for Superman to shatter the World Forger’s Multiverse creation with a dimension-shattering punch?

SUPERMAN SUNDIPPED TO TIME TRAVEL AS A WAVE FUNCTION 20 BILLION YEARS TO THE BIG BANG IN THE SIXTH DIMENSION TO DESTROY THE WORLD FORGER’S MULTIVERSE.

SUPERMAN HAD TO GENERATE AN INFINITE AMOUNT OF ENERGY FROM HIS DIMENSION-SHATTERING PUNCH, IN ORDER TO DESTROY THE 19.7265937 BILLION LIGHT YEARS MULTIVERSE CREATED BY THE WORLD FORGER.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

BOUNDLESS

                       

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Superman travels faster than light from his prison on Prime Earth to the Sixth Dimension. Superman travels so fast that he becomes a line where all timelines are present to him and he arrives at the time of a new Big Bang. Superman destroys the World Forger’s Sixth Dimension Multiverse creation with a dimension-shattering punch.

We will use string theory to calculate the energy necessary to travel to the Sixth Dimension according to the Many-Worlds Interpretation. Please Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to see the calculations.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

In order to calculate the energy necessary to travel to the Sixth Dimension, we must calculate the universal wavefunction interpretation of string theory. According to ‘Justice League’ (2019) #22, the multiverse created by Perpetua and her three beings is 20 billion years old. We can assume the World Forger in the Sixth Dimension created the Multiverse with a Big Bang 20 billions years old. In order to dimension travel to the Sixth Dimension, Superman had to travel faster than light 20 billion years old into the past of the DC Universe. For all intents and purposes, we can assume Superman travelled at the speed of light. The equation to calculate the wave function is below:

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ ʃ0 Ldσ/lptp) ψ(0,0).

Integrating the double integral we obtain the integral of the inside function first:

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (σ/lptp)|0 1.8662410^26 = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (1.8662410^26 m)/(1.616*10^-35 m * 5.39*10^-44 s).

Then we obtain the integral of the outside function.

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0 9.331210^15 (τ)(2.142582e+104 s^-1) = exp(9.331210^15 s)(2.142582e+104 s^-1) = ∞.

We get an infinite amount of energy.

SUPER-STRENGTH

Superman generated an infinite amount of energy in order to become a wave function at the Planck scale and time travel to the Sixth Dimension.

Superman had to generate a Boundless Level of Super Strength since he essentially hit the World Forger’s Multiverse with an infinite amount of energy from time travel to the Big Bang.

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Calculations for Superman, ‘Justice League’ #25

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ ʃ0 Ldσ/lptp) ψ(0,0).
Planck length = lp = 1.616*10^-35 m.
Planck time = tp = 5.39*10^-44 s.
T = age of causal horizon = (20*10^9 years)(12 months*30 days*24 hr*3600 s) = 9.3312*10^15 s
L = length of causal horizon = vt = (3*10^8 m/s)(9.3312*10^15 s) = 1.86624*10^26 m = 19.7265937*10^9 light years.

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (σ/lptp)|0 1.86624*10^26 = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (1.86624*10^26 m)/(1.616*10^-35 m * 5.39*10^-44 s) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (2.142582e+104 s^-1) = exp(i ʃ0 9.3312*10^15 (τ)(2.142582e+104 s^-1) = exp(9.3312*10^15 s)(2.142582e+104 s^-1) = ∞.


SOURCES

Justice League Vol 4 25 in DC Database.
The Universal Wave Function Interpretation Of String Theory in EPF Web Of Conferences.
Justice League Vol 4 22 in DC Database.

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Bio: Steel

Steel

Steel – New Earth
NAME: JOHN HENRY IRONS

RELATIVES: CLAY IRONS (BROTHER), NATASHA IRONS (NIECE)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: STEELWORKS, METROPOLIS; FORMERLY WASHINGTON D.C.

AFFILIATION: SUPERMEN OF AMERICA, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 6’7″ MALE

WEIGHT: 290 LBS (132 KG)

ALIGNMENT: GOOD

ORIGIN STORY


John Henry Irons’ parents died when he was young. In order to achieve power and money, John attended Yale on a sports scholarship before being hired by Amertek Industries.1

As a ballistic expert, he designed hi-tech weapons for a contractor with government ties. When his weapons were used in a war in Qurac, Irons destroyed his prototypes and relocated to Metropolis under Henry Johnson.

During the battle of Metropolis, Irons was saved by Superman who was battling Doomsday. “Henry” told Superman he owed him his life and Superman told him to make it count for something.2

BECOMING STEEL, THE NEW SUPERMAN

During the “Reign of the Supermen” storyline, Irons found out his weapons called “Toastmasters,” were being sold on the street. Irons decided to take action and designed an armour suit, flight boots, a kinetic hammer, an S-emblem and a cape. He became Steel. People believed he was Superman coming back from death. At the time, there were three other Supermen in Metropolis.2

STORY ARCS


  • Reign Of The Supermen.
  • JLA: World War Three.

NOTABLE COMIC BOOK BATTLES


  • Steel vs Metallo.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Steel Volume 2 #0.
  2. Superman: The Man Of Steel #22.

DC Day: During The “H’el On Earth” Storyline, Wonder Woman Bests Supergirl In Combat

DC DAY

In 'Supergirl' (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth.
In ‘Supergirl’ (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

FEAT: IN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, SUPERMAN BENCH PRESSES THE EARTH FOR FIVE DAYS STRAIGHT

In 'Superman' (2012) #13, in the center of the Earth, Superman benchpresses the weight of the Earth in five days.
In ‘Superman’ (2012) #13, in the center of the Earth, Superman benchpresses the weight of the Earth in five days. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SUPERMAN, MEET H’EL!

Supergirl meets Clark at his apartment as Lois is visiting. When Lois departs, the two fly to Metropolis Centennial Park. Superman is surprised at Supergirl’s ability to speak English. She tells Superman she has made a friend who can help them restore Krypton. Immediately, H’el flies in. He introduces himself and tells Superman he was part of the space mission that would ultimately send Kal-El to Earth. However, he arrived 27 years after Kal-El.

Superman does not believe H’el and tries to convince Supergirl otherwise. At that moment, H’el teleports Superboy. Superman is shocked at H’el’s speed and at his violence. H’el tells Superman that he is going to kill Superboy, since being a clone he is considered an aberration whose species destroyed Krypton ages ago. A fight follows where H’el’s super powers outmatch Superman. Having defeated Superboy, H’el departs promising to restore Krypton with Kara’s help.

In 'Superman' (2013) #12, Superman battles H'el.
In ‘Superman’ (2013) #14, Superman battles H’el. AP Photo/DC Comics.

H’EL PLANS TO DESTROY THE SOLAR SYSTEM BY A REVERSE BIG BANG TO PREVENT KRYPTON’S DESTRUCTION

After an attack by H’el, a powerful Kryptonian, Superman visits Lex Luthor in a military prison designed to specifically hold him. General Garrison initially refuses to let Superman meet Lex Luthor, but Superman convinces him. Lex Luthor is held in a containment cube defended by antimatter cannons. H’el has taken control of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and only the most intelligent mind on Earth can help him. Luthor has a scarred face which was caused by Superman. He reveals to Superman that he is aware of H’el and Superboy.

Superman asks if it is possible to go back in time in order to prevent the destruction of Krypton. Lex Luthor reveals Superman’s mind is second to his. He asks to speak with Superboy which results in an exchange about Superboy’s genetic structure. Luthor reveals it is possible by creating a reverse Big Bang that will destroy the solar system. Luthor tells Superman that the Man of Steel already guessed it, though he meant to ask whether it would have to kill H’el in order to prevent it. Superman and Superboy depart with the Man of Steel contacting the Justice League.

In 'Action Comics' (2013) #15, Lex Luthor imprisoned at a military facility, states Superman's mind is second to his.
In ‘Superman’ (2013) #15, Lex Luthor imprisoned at a military facility, states Superman’s mind is second to his. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE ATTACKS, WONDER WOMAN BESTS SUPERGIRL IN COMBAT

At the location of the Fortress of Solitude, H’el prepares his Star Chamber in order to time travel to the destruction of Krypton. Wonder Woman prepares to fight Supergirl. Though Wonder Woman admires Supergirl’s bravery, she has no sympathy for her misguided grief. In the mean time, Superman fights H’el. He scolds H’el for manipulating Supergirl’s grief to his nefarious ends. At that moment, H’el punches Superman into space.

Meanwhile, Wonder Woman has managed to tie Supergirl in her Lasso of Truth. She comments that though they are a close match in strength and speed, experience is the difference-maker. This is significant since in Post-Crisis continuity, Supergirl has been stated to be stronger than Superman. Though, however, Superman is ranked as stronger than Wonder Woman by Checkmate. Post-Flashpoint, Wonder Woman and Supergirl are matched physically.

In 'Supergirl' (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth.
In ‘Supergirl’ (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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FOOTNOTES

Supergirl Vol 6 17 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 13 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 14 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 15 in DC Database.

Feat: Superman, ‘DCeased’ #6

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SUPERMAN (KAL-EL)
DCEASED

In ‘DCeased’ (2019) #6, titled “End of the World”, Superman performs an energy projection feat. Superman has succumbed to the Anti-Life Virus and battles the heroes of Earth. Faced with the overwhelming odds of the Green Lantern Corps, Superman absorbs the yellow sun condemning the solar system to grow cold and die.

How much energy projection does it take for Superman to absorb Sol?

Superman absorbed the energy of Sol, triggering a fusion process that caused Sol to go supernova within a minute.

Superman generated THE EQUIVALENT OF 1.8*10^47 JOULES of energy, 3292 TIMES THE ENERGY PRODUCED BY THE SOLAR SYSTEM, ENOUGH TO DESTROY A LARGE STAR.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

GALAXY

                       

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Superman has been turned into the Anti-Living by the Anti-Life Virus. Faced with overwhelming odds at the arrival of the Green Lantern Corps, Superman heads for the sun. Superman absorbs Sol condemning the solar system to grow cold and die.

We will use the lifetime of the sun in order to calculate the energy projection of Superman.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

Superman absorbed Sol causing the yellow sun to collapse and turn supernova within a minute. According to Homework 7 : Sunshine & Sunspots, the fusion process normally converts 0.7 percent of the mass of the sun to energy and uses 10 percent of its mass. In Superman’s case, since the process took about a minute, the fusion process used 100 percent of the sun’s mass.

Let’s calculate the amount of energy in the supernova.

E = mc2 = (2*10^30 kg)(3*10^8 m/s)^2 = 1.8*10^47 J.

ENERGY PROJECTION

Superman absorbed the energy of Sol, triggering a fusion process that caused Sol to go supernova within a minute.

Superman generated 1.8*10^47 J of energy. Superman had to generate a Galaxy Level of Energy Projection in order to absorb Sol.

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Calculations for Superman, ‘DCeased’ #6

Mass Of Sol = 2*10^30 kg.

E = mc2 = (2*10^30 kg)(3*10^8 m/s)^2 = 1.8*10^47 J. Ratio Of Energy Per Solar System = (1.8*10^47 J* 1 year*1 month*1 day*1 hr)/(3.846*10^26 J/s*4.571*10^9 years*12 months*30 days*24 hr*3600 s) = 3291.81758307.


SOURCES

DCeased Vol 1 6 in DC Database.
Homework 7 : Sunshine & Sunspots in Institute For Astronomy University of Hawaii.

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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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Feat: Brainiac, ‘Action Comics’ #868

IN ALIEN INVASIONS

BRAINIAC (VRIL DOX I)
NEW EARTH

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #868, titled “Brainiac (Part III of V) – Greetings”, Brainiac states an intelligence feat. In an attempt to stop Brainiac from invading Earth, Superman finds Brainiac’s Skull Ship. Brainiac awakens for the first time in three centuries and states his Coluan brain can process the knowledge of “over seventy times seven octodecillion beings.”1

How much intelligence does it take for Brainiac’s Coluan brain to process the knowledge of “over seventy times seven octodecillion beings.”1?

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #868, Brainiac states an intelligence feat. Brainiac's Coluan brain can process the knowledge of “over seventy times seven octodecillion beings.”
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #868, Brainiac states an intelligence feat. Brainiac’s Coluan brain can process the knowledge of “over seventy times seven octodecillion beings.”1 AP Photo/DC Comics.

BRAINIAC’S COLUAN BRAIN CAN PROCESS THE KNOWLEDGE OF “OVER SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN OCTODECILLION BEINGS.”1

BRAINIAC’S 12TH LEVEL INTELLECT CAN PROCESS THE EQUIVALENT OF 1.225*10^75 BYTES OF INFORMATION, AND IS 1.0208333*10^57 TIMES MORE INTELLIGENT THAN THE INTERNET.

INTELLIGENCE FEAT:

COSMIC

                 

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Brainiac stated a feat of intelligence to Superman: His Coluan brain can process the knowledge of seventy times seven octodecillion beings. For comparison, we used the data capacity of the Internet and of a human being.

We will use these facts to calculate how much information Brainiac can process in bytes and estimate his Intelligence Level.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

Seventy times seven octodecillion beings equals 4.9*10^59. According to ‘DC Day Explained: Brainiac’s AI Program Is The Digital Processing Of All The Information In The Galaxy’, Brainiac is listed as a 12th Level Intellect. A human being can process between 1 terabyte and 2.5 petabytes of information.

If we assume that all the beings Brainiac can process are more or less human, we can calculate how many bytes of information Brainiac can process.

Bytes Of Information in Brainiac = (4.9*10^59)(2.5*10^15 bytes)/(1 human) = 1.225*10^75 bytes.

In comparison, the Internet comprises of 1200*10^15 bytes of data. Let’s calculate how much more intelligent Brainiac is in comparison to the Internet.

Ratio Of Information/Internet = (1.225*10^75 ​bytes)/(1200*10^15 bytes) = 1.0208333*10^57.

INTELLIGENCE

When Brainiac meets Superman, awakening for the first time in three centuries, he states his A.I. is the digital conversion of the information in the Milky Way galaxy within hours.

Brainiac’s 12th Level Intellect can thus process 1.225*10^75 bytes of information at the Cosmic Level of Intelligence.

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Calculations for Brainiac, ‘Action Comics’ #868

Bytes Of Information In A Human Being = 2.5*10^15 Bytes.
Bytes Of Information In The Internet = 1200*10^15 Bytes.

Bytes Of Information in Brainiac = (4.9*10^59)(2.5*10^15 bytes)/(1 human) = 1.225*10^75 bytes.
Ratio Of Information/Internet = (1.225*10^75 ​bytes)/(1200*10^15 bytes) = 1.0208333*10^57.


SOURCES

Action Comics Vol 1 868 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Action Comics #868.