In many respects, Poison Ivy has been described as a Gotham City Siren. Among Batman’s rogues she is a powerhouse that has threatened the Dark Knight both physically and mentally. At a base level, she is powerful enough to bring down a building. Let’s explain.
Though Zatanna is conflicted she agrees to keep Batman‘s secret. Meanwhile, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn attack the apartment where Zatanna and Talia are staying with Selina. Powerfully, Pamela topples the apartment building with her vines.
In New York, the average apartment size is about 866 square feet. At about 50 pound per square foot, a seven-story apartment building weighs 303100 pounds or 151.55 tons. Really, the question is to explain how Poison Ivy can produce such chlorokinetic power.
Concerning Pamela Isley’s accident and become Poison Ivy, read our article. In the Post-Crisis continuity, the villain has vast chlorokinetic powers. Let’s explain. Namely, chlorokinesis is the ability to move plants, trees and organisms containing chlorophyll.
To calculate the insolation needed for the vines to move 30 meters high, we roughly assume a 300 meters squared albedo canopy. Typically, this applies to trees and not vines. However, Poison Ivy’s chlorokinesis is directly depending on light absorption by photosynthesis.
In the issue, Pamela had to generate an Energy Projection of 5111019.38901 Joules. At 30 meters tall, a tree should generate a 0.11 albedo canopy. At 150.97 billion meters, the sun shines 1355.74 Watts per meter squared of light energy on Earth.
Definitely, Poison Ivy performed a Building Level of Energy Projection according to the Power Level Wiki.
2. WITH TOXIKINESIS, POISON IVY CAN KILL 1000 MEN WITH PURPORTED CARDENOLIDES
Batman/Green Arrow: The Poison Tomorrow (1992). DC Comics.
In Batman/Green Arrow: The Poison Tomorrow (1992), we learn about the extent of Poison Ivy’s toxikinesis. Since Crisis On Infinite Earths, the femme fatale has gained the ability to seduce or kill with a toxic kiss.
Incredibly, her poisoned blood contains thousands of toxins which despite their amount has not killed Poison Ivy. Rather, they have made her stronger. After an exam, we learn the villain’s blood contains enough toxins in her blood to kill a regiment.
At about a 1000 men, her poison is also able to kill an elephant. Recently, it has been found that a species of rats contains a toxin called cardenolide that allows it to kill an elephant in small amount.
Moreover, a small amount of cardenolides is enough to stop a human heart. With 115000 Joules of energy, the human heart beats many times a minute. Since she can kill a thousand men, she can generate 115000000 Joules of energy per day.
At a base level, her toxikinesis produces a Peak Human Level of Energy Projection.
1. THE GREEN IS HER CONNECTION TO EARTH’S BIOMASS
Gotham City Sirens (2009) #4. DC Comics.
Importantly, Poison Ivy is actually a mystic. Indeed, her chlorokinesis actually allows her to tap into an ambient energy called the Green. Really, this power exists within the Earth’s vegetation.
Effectively, Poison Ivy is able to see within the Earth’s biomass across vast distances and sense the events in the environment. As an eco-terrorist, this is very important when she has to solve problems or operate on a large scale. Finally, to answer the user’s question.
Indeed, Poison Ivy’s chlorokinetic cells are photosynthetic. Moreover, her photosynthesis would preclude her need for food, sleep and sex. Since she has access to the Green like Swamp Thing she may even duplicate herself by self-pollination. Visit Batman’s feat reversing her chlorokinesis.
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Superman and Batman work together to battle evil in many forms.
Critically, Superman/Batman, Vol. 2: Supergirl is the most popular Supergirl origin story in Post-Crisis continuity. Importantly, in an alien contact Supergirl arrives on Earth. And a dangerous menace rises that threatens DC’s Trinity.
Together, writer Jeph Loeb and superstar artists Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald collaborate on the story. Really, the writing shines on the paranoia of alien invasions.
Nevertheless, the art in the book is characteristic of Loeb’s run on Superman/Batman: muscular, bold, violent. Moreover, Darkseid vs Superman!
Indeed, share this Paperback to fans of Superman and on occasions of anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Superman and Batman! And Supergirl!
To begin, Superman/Batman, Vol. 2: Supergirl deals with Supergirl’s most popular origin story. In fact, the Hardcover was a sell-out at the time.
Importantly, as the Girl of Steel causes tensions within DC’s Trinity, a new threat rises. Dangerously, Darkseid has set his sights on Superman’s Kryptonian cousin. And Supergirl must choose between Earth and Apokolips.
The comic is good for your collection. You will definitely marvel at Michael Turner’s strong pencils, the characters’ erotic physiques and the color palette.
COLLECT JEPH LOEB’S AND MICHAEL TURNER’S RUN
This is the comic to own in order to build your Superman/Batman collection. Together, this comic is part of Jeph Loeb’s and Michael Turner’s popular run on the ongoing series. Successfully, the comic has been adapted to the popular Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
This product has 116 global ratings with a customer review rating of 4.7 out of 5.
The customer review said: “Michael Turner’s artwork is the epitome of what comic art should like. In the introduction, Jeph Loeb said that Turner drew the best looking females in all of comics. I’d happen to agree with him. Not only the women look good though. Turner’s Batman is one of the coolest looking versions of Batman ever. Even as much as I love Jim Lee’s art, Turner’s Batman put Lee’s to shame. Like Jim Lee, Turner’s super-detailed work caused him to become one of the hottest artists in comics. It’s really sad that Turner passed away a few years after this volume came out.”
There are seven negative reviews. One negative review pointed the poor plot: “This was a shame. I think supergirl is a cool character and can be done well, but this just makes clear that DC has no idea what to do with her. There is no characterization, no back up characters and the story can only loosely be called a “story.” The art is cool and it seems that is all this book has to offer. It’s a real disappointment, especially after Peter David’s run on the previous Supergirl (linda danvers) which was excellent. Stick with Many Happy Returns, possibly the best supergirl story ever (along with Crisis on Infinite Earths).”
Overall, this comic was good.
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Popular Supergirl origin story.
Hardcover sell-out at the time.
OUR PRODUCT REVIEW RATING:
I recommend this comic as the most popular Supergirl origin story in Post-Crisis continuity.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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THE BEST SELLERS LIST
In our new hotness, we have The Best Sellers List. Here, we cover the greatest battles of a particular character in a comic or series, and how it made it a best-seller. In our new hotness for March, is Hawkman in Superman/Batman (2004) #4.
First, let’s reveal a poll on Twitter. Then, let’s show how it was a success.
Namely, the creative team on the story arc is an all-star talent. In a few words, writer Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness collaborate on the story arc. Together, they produced the cataclysmic Our Worlds At War crossover event.
When both superstars collaborate on works, you know they are playing for keeps. In fact, the heroes are not pulling any punches!
THE WORLD’S FINEST ON STEROIDS
Really, Public Enemies is The World’s Finest team-up on steroids. What happens when you pit the two most popular DC heroes, namely Superman and Batman, as underdogs against the DC Universe?
And add to that characters drawn with bulging muscles and oversized physiques! In the story, President Luthor has put a $1 billion bounty on Superman and Batman. Previously, our World’s Finest defeated the supervillains.
Now, the heroes are sent to take them in. Particularly, Hawkman and Captain Marvel are sent in because they don’t hold back!
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Importantly, the castling battle of Superman and Batman vs Hawkman and Captain Marvel sold the comic. Let’s explain. In the desert, Superman, Batman, Power Girl and Katana need to locate Hiro Okamura to help stop Asteroid X, a Kryptonite asteroid.
Suddenly, they are intercepted by Hawkman and Captain Marvel. However, Superman is at a disadvantage against Captain Marvel’s magic. And Batman is disadvantaged by Hawkman’s flight. Hence, Batman calls castling. Then, both superheroes exchange partners.
Really, the Superman vs Hawkman fight has been talked about online for quite some time.
Incredibly, Hawkman used the Claw of Horus to hit Superman with the magnetic field at the Earth’s core. Definitely, a Planetary-Level of Energy Projection. Moreover, a question that has been posed is whether Hawkman’s Claw of Horus is magical.
In fact, how it affects Superman’s invulnerability.
Though the artifact may be scientific, it is able to disrupt magical energies using Nth Metal. In addition, it amps its user’s powers and grants them magnetic abilities. For his part, Captain Marvel was able to defeat Batman by outsmarting him.
SALES, SALES, SALES
Really, though the comic did not significantly boost sales, it did result in boosting Hawkman’s reputation. Indeed, it showed how a JSA and C-list character like Hawkman can take down an A-list character like Superman.
In fact, Superman/Batman #4 ranked 172nd in January 2004 unit sales according to Comichron. Perhaps, the series contributed to the sales of the main Hawkman series. During that same month, Hawkman had the highest rank in unit sales within a three month span.
Let’s rank Hawkman’s formidability with the Claw of Horus.
Strength Class: Planetary 50%
Weaknesses: Divine Enchantment 100%
Quality Opponents: Champion 75%
Limitations: Durability 25%
For the most part, Hawkman amped with the Claw of Horus is around Martian Manhunter Level. His Strength Class actually measures his Energy Projection. Since he hit Superman with the planet, his Strength Class is Planetary-Level.
And really, Superman as his Quality Opponent is around Champion Level who can defeat a planet.
However, Hawkman’s formidability is limited by his Durability. Indeed, his Durability is too low to allow him to rank higher. Though his Durability is properly Enhanced or Variable with the Claw of Horus and other Nth-metal enhancements.
During the comic, Hawkman faces Superman and Batman. Though Superman ranks as Champion, Batman ranks as Peak Human or Assassin.
Since its initial release, the Superman/Batman series has remained very popular among fans. In fact, it has been adapted to the DC Animated Universe in multiple films such as Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and the mega-hit Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
Definitely, collect this titanic comic in single issues or paperback in comic format.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With action, mystery and romance, comic collectors love this story. Definitely, this storyline is one of the greatest Batman stories.
Definitely, collect the story arc in single issues or graphic novel in paperback format.
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In many respects, Tim Seeley’s dialogue is true to the ancient style of speech. Indeed, it is verbose, long and cryptic. Particularly, this applies to Skeletor and Darkseid. For the most part, the dialogue serves to move the story forward.
Though it also serves as exposition and highlights the characters’ thought process. The large word balloons really fit a bigger size format ideal with the paperback.
In sum, the plot is in fact a Hail Mary in order to save the DC Universe. When Injustice Superman seems to have extinguished hope on Earth, Batman contacts the only hero that may be able to defeat Superman in a slugfest: He-Man.
Also, the Injustice series is set on Earth Twenty-Two and is outside the DC mainstream continuity.
Perhaps, the truest part of the entire series. For the most part, the characters figure as directly taken outside of a video game. Indeed, though complex, the contrast between good and evil is stark. Generally, such caricature may or may not appeal to fans.
Finally, one element that may seem out of character for the fallen hero, despite his evil, is Superman’s attempt to control the Anti-Life Equation.
Finally, the series’ most appealing aspect. True to previous comics, Freddie E. Williams II complements work done on other He-Man comics, such as He-Man/Thundercats. For the most part, the art does service to the character who is its main protagonist.
In fact, He-Man works well in the comic medium as caricatural form of art.
With the new mini-series, the Injustice series breaks new ground. Really, the Superman vs He-Man rivalry started in the New 52 is completed here. Definitely, this storyline is one of the best Injustice stories.
Definitely, collect either the trade paperback or the single issues.
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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.
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