“Action Comics (1938-2011) #831” Review

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‘Action Comics’ (2005) #831. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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A VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! Get ready for Superman vs. Black Adam–and Doctor Psycho will be there to pick up the pieces!

‘Action Comics’ #831 is a turning point in DC continuity. It set up the banding together of the supervillains of the DC Universe and positioned Black Adam as a major player on the global scene. This is the battle that laid out the lines of demarcation between Superman and Black Adam.

John Byrne’s art is crisp in this issue with full colors while Gail Simone against shows the nuances of portraying a multi-dimensional supervillain in Black Adam.

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  • “Action Comics (1938-2011) #831.”
  • Publisher: DC Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 23 pages.
  • Kindle and Comixology formats available.
  • Publication Date: September 14, 2005.

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‘Action Comics #831’ answers the question of who would win in a fight between Superman and Black Adam. The fight between the hero and the villain is well orchestrated and the stakes are raised because Metropolis is in danger. If you are looking for a believable fight between these two powerhouses, look no further.

The comic is excellent for your collection and for studying John Byrne’s lines and panels. You will definitely love the strong expressions on the characters and the structurally sound layouts of Metropolis. This is the comic to own in order to build your 2000s John Byrne collection.

This product has 1 rating of 4 out of 5 with no customer reviews.

Overall, this comic was good.

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I recommend this comic as an entertaining comic book battle between Superman and Black Adam.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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DC Day: In “The Power Of Shazam,” Captain Marvel Can No Longer Say The Magic Word

DC DAY

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Billy Batson can no longer say the magic word.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Billy Batson can no longer say the magic word. AP Photo/DC Comics

GODS, MONSTERS AND INFINITE POWER

HAWKMAN LEAVES THE JSA

In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, the JSA holds a meeting after the recent events. The elder members disapprove of the other members behavior during their battle with Gog and feel he should take a leave of absence.

Enraged, Hawkman vociferates he is a founding member of the JSA. He says the elders’ righteousness does not get results and decides to quit the JSA. Alan Scott tries to intervene but Flash says “Hawkman always returns.”

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Hawkman leaves the JSA.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Hawkman leaves the JSA. AP Photo/DC Comics.

BLACK ADAM FREES A RESURRECTED ISIS FROM FELIX FAUST’S SORCERY

At the Tower of Fate, Felix Faust possesses the body of Isis. He brought her back at the Tower of Fate and notices, however, that Isis’ bond with the Earth has been creating Isis flowers in order to contact Black Adam. As Felix Faust looks for the Scarab, Black Adam storms into the room. He holds Faust by the throat and threatens to rip his larynx out of it, unless he returns Isis to him.

Faust undoes the mindless spell and Isis returns to her senses. Faust looks for the Scarab but Black Adam steps on his right hand when he finds it. With the Scarab and Isis’ Amulet, Faust had been able to control Isis and dupe Black Adam. Isis orders Faust to return the Amulet, he does. Black Adam intends to take Faust’s head to his throne. But Isis goes for his lower body.

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Black Adam holds Felix Faust by the throat so that Faust may free Isis from his possession.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Black Adam holds Felix Faust by the throat so that Faust may free Isis from his possession. AP Photo/DC Comics.

ATOM SMASHER WANTS TO REJOIN THE JSA

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Atom Smasher wants to rejoin the JSA.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Atom Smasher wants to rejoin the JSA. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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BILLY BATSON CAN NO LONGER SAY THE MAGIC WORD

Black Adam and Isis travel to the Rock of Eternity. There, Black Adam fights Billy Batson while Isis uses a book of spells. She intends to find the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man that led to the murder of brother, and herself. Isis needs the power of the Rock of Eternity for her magic. Black Adam finally gains the upperhand on Billy and pins him to the ground. Speaking the magic word “Shazam,” Isis casts Billy Batson out of the Rock of Eternity with a lightning bolt. Billy Batson wakes up on the street of Fawcett City. He attempts to say the magic word “Shazam” but nothing happens.

At the Bromfield residence, Billy summons Freddy Freeman, the current Captain Marvel. However, it is the JSA that answers his summons. They say they received a distress signal from Captain Marvel from the location. Wildcat wants to interrogate Billy with a beating. However, Stargirl intervenes and tells Billy not to tell them his secret. With courage, Billy reveals his codename, he is Captain Marvel, leader of the Marvel family. At the Rock of Eternity, Black Adam and Isis offer Mary Marvel to join the Marvel family.

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Isis says the magic name "Shazam" in order to cast Billy Batson out of the Rock of Eternity.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Isis says the magic name “Shazam” in order to cast Billy Batson out of the Rock of Eternity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

FOOTNOTES

Justice Society of America Vol 3 25 in DC Database.

DC Day: It’s Official! In His Thirst For Vengeance Against The Third Horseman, Black Adam Became A Genocidal Maniac By Killing Every Man, Woman And Child In Bialya

DC DAY

In ’52’ (2007) #45, Black Adam massacres every man, woman and child in Bialya grieved over Isis’s death caused by the Third Horseman. Photo/DC Comics

IN DC MULTIVERSE

ISIS WAS GIFTED TO BLACK ADAM AS “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIRGIN IN ALL OF EGYPT”

In 52, we witness the rise and fall of Black Adam, from monarch and husband to genocidal maniac. In ’52’ (2006) #3, two representatives of Intergang Noose and Rough House offer Black Adam “the most beautiful virgin in all of Egypt” in exchange for safe passage to Kandhaq for arms smuggling. Black Adam responds by crushing Noose’s face. Her name is Adrianna Tomaz. In ’52’ (2006) #12, Adrianna helps Black Adam calm his violent temper and shows him how to use his powers to help others.

Black Adam and Adrianna travel by a secret passageway to the Rock of Eternity. There, they find Captain Marvel who has become the new Shazam and who is being driven mad by the Seven Deadly Sins. Black Adam shows Captain Marvel the scarab that had imprisoned him for centuries and tells that he intends to give the power of a hero contained within to Adrianna. Adam tells Adrianna she is worthy of the power. At first, she hesitates then she accepts. She becomes… Isis. Black Adam and Isis both set out to change the world.

In ’52’ (2006) #12, Black Adam uses the power of the scarab to transform Adrianna Tomaz into Isis. Photo/DC Comics

OSIRIS’ CROCODILE HE BEFRIENDED, WAS THE FOURTH HORSEMAN… HE CAUSED A BLIGHT ACROSS KHANDAQ KILLING ISIS, BLACK ADAM’S WIFE, AND BITING OSIRIS IN HALF

In 52, Black Adam eventually married Isis, though foreshadowing his fall into a genocidal maniac. Osiris who belonged to the Black Marvel family, befriended a crocodile he named Sobek. In ’52’ (2007) #43, a blight swept upon Khandaq with pouring rain that caused plants to wither and die.

People started rioting in the streets and Black Adam was powerless to stop it. Osiris believes his super powers are a curse. Sobek asks Osiris to speak the magic words. Osiris agress and speaks the magic words: “Black Adam” reverting to a mortal state.1 At that moment, Sobek’s eyes glow red and he attacks Osiris, biting him in half.

 

In ’52’ (2007) #44, Black Adam and Isis battle the Four Horsemen. Photo/DC Comics

In ’52’ (2007) #44, Black Adam and Isis battle the Four Horsemen. Sobek reveals himself to be the Yurrd the Unknown, The Fourth Horseman or Famine. Isis retorts that they loved Sobek and that they had accepted the creature into the Black Marvel Family. At this time, the other three Horsemen reveal themselves. They reveal they are responsible for Khandaq’s misfortunes. It is a result of Black Adam’s rejection of Intergang’s safe passage in Khandaq.

A battle follows during which Zorrm, the Horseman of Pestilence putrefies Isis with disease. Having finished off War, Black Adam attacks Death only for Isis to repel Death with lava. Black Adam rushes to Isis’ side and she tells him to “avenge us.”2 Isis dies of disease and her power returns to Black Adam with a bolt of lightning. The fall of Black Adam commences into his madness as a genocidal maniac.

In ’52’ (2007) #44, Black Adam is bloodthirsty over Isis’s death and seeks to avenge her. Photo/DC Comics

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BLACK ADAM IS OFFICIALLY A GENOCIDAL MANIAC: SEEKING DEATH, HE MURDERED EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD IN BIALYA

In ’52’ (2007) #45, Black Adam massacres every man, woman and child in Bialya grieved over Isis’s death caused by the Third Horseman. Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

52 Vol 1 45 in DC Database.
52 Vol 1 3
in DC Database.
52 Vol 1 12 in DC Database.
52 Vol 1 43 in DC Database.
52 Vol 1 44 in DC Database.
Teth-Adam (New Earth) in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. 52 #43.
  2. 52 #44.

Feat: Ultraman, ‘Forever Evil’ #3

ULTRAMAN (KAL-IL)
EARTH THREE

In ‘Forever Evil’ (2014) #3, titled “Prisoners”, Ultraman performs a super strength feat. The Crime Syndicate from Earth Three invades Prime Earth. During the battle, Ultraman breaks Black Adam‘s jaw.

How much super strength does it take for Ultraman to break Black Adam’s jaw?

In ‘Forever Evil’ (2014) #3, Ultraman performs a super strength feat. During the battle, Ultraman breaks Black Adam’s jaw.

ULTRAMAN BROKE BLACK ADAM’S JAW WITH HIS GRIP WITH A STRESS OF 18,580.6 PSI.

ULTRAMAN GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF TWO BULLETS GENERATING 2000 PSI OR 288,000 POUND/FORCE, WITH YOUNG’S MODULUS 24,774.14 PSI, EQUAL TO THE DURABILITY OF LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE, 200.95488315 TIMES MORE DURABLE THAN HUMAN SKIN.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

METAHUMAN

       

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SOURCES

Forever Evil Vol 1 3 in DC Database.

Battles Of The Week: Superman vs Black Adam (Hero vs Villain)

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Gail Simone and John Byrne

SYNOPSIS FOR “BLACK AND BLUE”

The super-villains are joining together and Metropolis is caught in the crossfires. Bizarro is being recruited by Zoom into the Secret Society led by Lex Luthor. In Metropolis, Superman must battle Black Adam over his protection of the super-villain Doctor Psycho who has the citizens of Metropolis in his mind-control. Can Superman defeat Black Adam in time to save the citizens of Metropolis?

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY! SUPERMAN VS BLACK ADAM!
In ‘Action Comics’ (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Dr. Psycho. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in Metropolis. On the left side is Superman, the Man of Steel and on the right side is Black Adam, the Champion of the Egyptian gods.

Let’s look at the stats.

Superman in the Middle East hovering over the land to stop a war.
SUPERMAN – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM
ENERGY PROJECTION: SOLAR SYSTEM
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Items in the Fortress of Solitude.
  • Legion Flight Ring.
  • Archer rifle.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Red Sun Radiation.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • High-Pitched Noises.
  • Psionics.
BLACK ADAM – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM
eNERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Electricity.

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THE FIGHT

Superman confronts Black Adam in Metropolis over his protection of the villain Dr. Psycho. Dr. Psycho has Metropolis in a psychic hold.

The battle to decide who is the strongest warrior!

OUTCOME: DRAW

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BLACK ADAM IN COMICS

‘The Power Of Shazam’ (1994) #1, marks the first appearance of Black Adam in DC continuity. The graphic novel tells the origin story of Captain Marvel (Shazam) and his confrontation with his archnemesis Black Adam.

The graphic novel was created by Jerry Ordway and John Costanza.

‘The Power Of Shazam’ (1994) #1, marks the first appearance of Black Adam in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

Action Comics Vol 1 831 in DC Database.
Teth-Adam (New Earth) in DC Database.
The Power of Shazam! #1 in Comic Vine.

Battles Of The Week: Hawkman vs Black Adam

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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE DARK AGE”

Black Adam has struck a deal with Felix Faust to aid him in his search for Isis’ amulet. However, his quest will put him on a collision course with a former member of the JSA. Their battle is sure to rock the skies of St. Roch!

Photo: ‘Black Adam: The Dark Age #3’. DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants!

On the left side, is The Champion of the Egyptian Gods himself… Black Adam! Let’s look at the stats.

BLACK ADAM (NEW EARTH)

Black Adam with lightning energy crackling from his chest outward lifting cars and destroying property.
Photo: Black Adam. DC Comics.

SUPER-STRENGTH: SUPERMAN-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

SUPER-SPEED: SHAZAM-LEVEL

Athlete Peak Human Warrior Metahuman Subsonic Elemental Sonic Supersonic Stellar Cosmic Universal Immeasurable

DURABILITY: SUPERMAN-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

ENERGY-PROJECTION: SHAZAM-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

FIGHTING SKILLS: WONDER WOMAN-LEVEL

Civilian Brawler Street Fighter Combatant Expert Combatant Expert Combatant Genius Sensei Peak Human Bloodlusted Metahuman Warrior Warrior Madness

On the right side, is the reincarnated deity of Egypt himself… Hawkman! Let’s look at the stats.

HAWKMAN (NEW EARTH)

Photo: Hawkman. DC Comics.

SUPER-STRENGTH: CYBORG-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

SUPER-SPEED: CYBORG-LEVEL

Athlete Peak Human Warrior Metahuman Subsonic Elemental Sonic Supersonic Stellar Cosmic Universal Immeasurable

DURABILITY: ON PAR WITH FLASH

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

ENERGY PROJECTION: ON PAR WITH HAWKGIRL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

FIGHTING SKILLS: ON PAR WITH HAWKGIRL

Civilian Brawler Street Fighter Combatant Expert Combatant Expert Combatant Genius Sensei Peak Human Bloodlusted Metahuman Warrior Warrior Madness

The winner gets Isis’ Amulet!

THE FIGHT

In ‘Black Adam: The Dark Age #3‘ (2010), Black Adam faces the awesome power of Hawkman in his quest for Isis’ Amulet in order to resurrect Isis, his beloved.

The fight, ends in Black Adam’s favor!

Black Adam let's Hawkman fall into the city as he triumphs over the battle!
Photo: ‘Black Adam: The Dark Ages #3’. DC Comics.

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DC Day: Superman vs Black Adam

In 'Action Comics' (2005) #831, Superman battles Black Adam.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2005) #831, Superman battles Black Adam. Photo/DC Comics
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Today, we talk about a battle of epic proportions! The Man of Steel has faced overwhelming foes over his superhero life. Let’s take a look and examine a battle that is sure to rock the Earth and crack the moon! I am talking about a battle royale between Superman and Black Adam. Can the Last Son of Krypton defeat the former Champion of the Egyptian gods?

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In 'Action Comics #831' (2005), Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho.
In ‘Action Comics (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho. Photo/DC Comics

In ‘Action Comics #831‘ (2005), Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho. A battle ensues.

In 'Action Comics (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho.
In ‘Action Comics (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho. Photo/DC Comics

It appears that the Man of Steel and Black Adam are evenly matched in the strength, speed, and endurance departments. Their energy projection is dependable with Superman holding an edge.

It appears that the Man of Steel and Black Adam are evenly matched in the strength, speed, and endurance departments.
It appears that the Man of Steel and Black Adam are evenly matched in the strength, speed, and endurance departments. Photo/DC Comics

In the fight, Superman’s vulnerability to magic does not seem to be put in display. Black Adam holds back due to a simple misunderstanding between the two.

Superman is not holding back. He attacks with “a punch that would have split the moon in half.” Black Adam turns his back. Superman relinquishes the attack!

Superman is not holding back. He attacks with "a punch that would have split the moon in half."
Superman is not holding back. He attacks with “a punch that would have split the moon in half.” Photo/DC Comics

In the end, Doctor Psycho removes his hold over the citizens of Metropolis. Black Adam promises to punish Doctor Psycho. Superman reveals his knowledge of Black Adam’s formation of the Secret Society of Super-Villains and promises to watch over them.

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