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Marvel Day: After Their First Defeat By Enchantress and Power Man, Cap’ Leaves The Avengers Kooky Quartet

Power Man (Erik Josten).
 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Stan Lee


Penciler(s)

Don Heck


Inker(s)

Wally Wood


Colorist(s)

Stan Goldberg


Cover

Jack Kirby and Wally Wood


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

August 10, 1965

IN SQUADS, TEAMS AND LEAGUES

“CAP’S KOOKY QUARTET” FORMS

In Avengers (1965) #16, the Avengers defeat the Masters of Evil. Originally, the villain team consists of Melter, Black Knight, Executioner, Enchantress and Baron Zemo. Apparently, Baron Zemo dies and is buried by Cap’ and Rick Jones. To end, Thor transports Melter, Black Knight and the Avengers to another dimension. There, Melter and Black Knight are captured. However, the Asgardians Enchantress and Executioner escape. At the next Avengers meeting, Thor is MIA.

In addition, Wasp decides to leave because of the team’s dangers. When Iron Man and Giant Man debate disbanding the Avengers, Hawkeye infiltrates the mansion. To this end, he wants membership. Soon, the Avengers announce they are accepting new members. After Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver submit their request by letter, they are accepted. Before the media, Cap’s Kooky Quartet is announced though questions remain about their level of power.

In 'Avengers' (1965) #16, Cap's Kooky Quartet is introduced.
In Avengers (1965) #16, Cap’s Kooky Quartet is introduced to the media. Marvel Comics.

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*Power Man’s first appearance.

ENCHANTRESS AND POWER MAN DEFEAT THE AVENGERS

In Avengers (1965) #21, Erik Josten is in the Amazon jungle. There, the former Baron Zemo agent is digging through rubble for the entrance through his lab. Since he is a wanted criminal in Europe, he hopes to repeat the experiment that created the super-powered Wonder Man. In this way, he hopes to change his fate. As fate would have it, the mischievous Enchantress views Erik in a vision and departs to his aid. There, she appears to him in the lab. Mischievously, she promises to work the machine for him.

When he gains super strength, Enchantress seduces the newly-christened Power Man to destroy the Avengers. Soon enough, Enchantress creates illusions around the city of the Avengers destroying property. When Cap’ learns of their plot, he fights Power Man. But he is no match for the super strong enemy. Afterwards, each Avenger is defeated except for Scarlet Witch. In humiliation, the Avengers are caught for trespassing and soon disband.

Power Man (Erik Josten).
Power Man (Erik Josten). Marvel Comics.

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AFTER CLEARING THEIR NAMES, CAP’ LEAVES THE AVENGERS

After disbanding, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch join a circus. But it turns out to be the Circus of Crime. Deceptively, they pose as a normal circus and call the police. In addition, they claim the Avengers attempted to rob them. Panickingly, the Avengers flee.

Meanwhile, Captain America poses as a publicity man. Successfully, he records Power Man on tape admitting his crime. Finally, the Avengers band together and defeat Power Man and Enchantress. With the tape, the Avengers clear their names. However, Cap’ leaves the Avengers at the end of the issue.

'Avengers' (1965) #22.
Avengers (1965) #22. Marvel Comics.

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SOURCES

Avengers Vol 1 16 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 21 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 22 in Marvel Database.
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Super Power: In AvX, Cyclops And The X-Men Match The Avengers In Raw Power

In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers.
 
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SUPER POWER

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IN Squads, Teams And Leagues

WITH AVENGERS VS X-MEN THE PHOENIX RETURNS TO EARTH FOR HOPE SUMMERS

In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers.
In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers. Marvel Comics.

In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers. At the White House, Iron Man and Captain America brief the President. In a recent event, Nova crash landed on Earth. In fact, he came to warn the Avengers that the Phoenix was returning to Earth. That same day, there is a Phoenix sighting.

At Utopia, Cyclops is training Hope Summers harder than ever for Phoenix’s arrival. When Cyclops pushes her to her limits, Hope manifests the Phoenix. Later that day, Captain America and the Avengers come to take Hope into protective custody. But, Cyclops refuses. In one optic blast, the Avengers vs X-Men fight is on!

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HOW THE AVENGERS AND THE X-MEN STACK UP IN RAW POWER

ENERGY PROJECTION

Really, Cyclops and Captain America are the two best leaders on Marvel Earth. Generally, they are alpha males that command attention. When they met head-to-head, energy projection was the main factor in Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2. Without a doubt, the Alpha-Mutant vs the Super-Soldier. Indeed, Cyclops’ optic blasts proved devastating. Though, Cap proved more than capable of handling them. In Civil War: X-Men (2006) #4, Iron Man measured Cyclops’ power output to 2 Gigawatts. Enough to level a city block!

CYCLOPS
Energy Projection: City Block 25%
CAPTAIN AMERICA
Captain America.
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%

SUPER STRENGTH

In their match-up, Colossus and Red Hulk seemed evenly matched! Colossus’ organic steel can dish out a Planetary-Level punishment. Just ask the Juggernaut! However, Red Hulk simply is in a league of his own in terms of super strength. In our Marvel Universe Strength Hierarchy, we ranked Red Hulk’s most notorious feat: Punching out Uatu the Watcher! Certainly, it was a Galaxy-Level feat! Definitely, we look forward to these two powerhouses duking out some more.

COLOSSUS
Colossus.
Super Strength: Planetary 50%
RED HULK
Red Hulk.
Super Strength: Galaxy 75%

ENERGY PROJECTION

Among the X-Men and Avengers, Emma Frost and Iron Man are among the most dangerous. In addition, they are also the most resourceful in terms of energy projection. Particularly, Emma Frost is an Omega-Class Telepath. During their encounter, Iron Man recognized the threat. Incredibly, he hit Emma with 17,000 Microscopic Telepathic Tasers. Ouch! In response, White Queen switched to diamond form and punched Iron Man in the abdomen. Soon, the fight ended with Magneto’s intervention. Though, Emma Frost proved to be more than a match for Iron Man’s hi-tech.

EMMA FROST
Energy Projection: Planetary 50%
IRON MAN
Iron Man.
Energy Projection: Planetary 50%

SUPER SPEEED

In their family reunion, Magneto and Quicksilver were outmatched in super speed. Indeed, Quicksilver proved superior combat speed landing a punch. At the same time, Magneto’s EM Sight allows him to perceive electromagnetic forces and energies on Earth. In part, it explains Magneto’s enhanced perception and his ability to track speedsters. In Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982) #4, Magneto is able to show heightened reflexes. Reactively, he erects a force field as Quicksilver charges at him at high speed. Though, Quicksilver beats him in raw power speedwise. Nevertheless, both Magneto and Quicksilver are in the same Speed Class.

MAGNETO
Magneto.
Super Speed: Supersonic 67%
QUICKSILVER
Quicksilver.
Super Speed: Supersonic 67%

SUPER STRENGTH

In the Marvel Universe, if Namor gets respect, Thing continues to be underrated. With these two, super strength is all that matters. Bombastically, Namor has tangled with Hulk, Hercules and Luke Cage over the years. In fact, Namor’s overwhelming super strength and brutality always seem to come out on top or draw. For his part, Thing once withstood and pushed back a hydraulo press that could press a planet. Together, these two powerhouses have super strength on a planetary scale. In the super strength department, they are evenly matched.

NAMOR
Namor.
Super Strength: Planetary 50%
THING
Thing.
Super Strength: Planetary 50%

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REFERENCES

Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Civil War: X-Men Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Vision and the Scarlet Witch Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Hydraulo-Press in Marvel Database.
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Under-Appreciated Heroes/Villains: #WeStandWithLukeCage’s Decision To Stay And Fight During Civil War

In 'New Avengers' (2006) #22, Luke Cage refuses to escape with his family to Canada.
 
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UNDER-APPRECIATED HEROES/VILLAINS

Writer(s)

Brian Michael Bendis


Penciler(s)

Leinil Yu


Colorist(s)

Dave McCaig


Cover

Leinil Yu


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

July 26, 2006

IN CIVIL RIGHTS

#WESTANDWITHLUKECAGE AND THE WRONGFULLY ACCUSED

In ‘New Avengers’ (2006) #22, Luke Cage stays and fights the Superhero Registration Act. In Harlem, Iron Man and Ms. Marvel are present at Luke Cage’s home. Urgently, they are coaxing him to sign on to become a member of the Avengers. At the stroke of midnight, the Act becomes law. From then, the Avengers will become a legal team with pay and benefits. In addition, Luke has the chance to expunge his troubled past. Without a doubt, #WeStandWithLukeCage and the wrongfully accused.

Despite their insistence, Luke won’t sign. Disappointed, Iron Man and Ms. Marvel depart. Quickly, the former Power Man decides to send Jessica Jones and baby Danielle away to Toronto, Canada. Desperately, Jessica attempts to convince Luke to seize their money and run away to Canada with his family. But, Luke protests he needs to set an example for his home Harlem and vows to make the people responsible pay. Soon, Jessica departs with the baby for Toronto, Canada. At the stroke of midnight, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents confront Luke Cage.

In 'New Avengers' (2006) #22, Iron Man coaxes Luke Cage into signing the Superhero Registration Act.
In ‘New Avengers’ (2006) #22, Iron Man coaxes Luke Cage into signing the Superhero Registration Act. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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In the dark, Luke Cage is sitting in the living room. Furtively, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents arrive at his doorstep. Quickly, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Gabriel Jones introduces himself. When he tells Luke he wants a word with him, the hero says he is occupied. However, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents will not go away. In response, Luke busts through the door with the sofa, beating down on S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Soon, they fire at Luke with genetic paralyzers.

After a brave battle, S.H.I.E.L.D. have the rebel on the ropes. Within a moment, Luke falls down the building. Unfortunately, Luke is down on the floor. Shockingly, one of the bystanders in the neighborhood reacts by shooting his shotgun at the agents. As a result, the people rise and start throwing projectiles at S.H.I.E.L.D. At that moment, Captain America, Iron Fist disguised as Daredevil and Falcon fly in. Quickly, these Secret Avengers make short work of the law enforcement. Soon, they depart with Luke Cage.

In 'New Avengers' (2006) #22, Luke Cage is rescued by the Secret Avengers.
In ‘New Avengers’ (2006) #22, Luke Cage is rescued by the Secret Avengers.. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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In ‘New Avengers’ (2006) #22, Luke Cage refuses to escape with his family to Canada. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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Marvel Day: Proving The Superior Mage, Doctor Strange Puts An End To Wanda’s Chaos In “Avengers Disassembled”

 
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MARVEL DAY

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #503, Doctor Strange puts an end to Wanda’s Chaos Magic. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
Official Name

Avengers Disassembled: Chaos.

Universe

Earth-616.

Protagonists

Avengers, Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man, Dr. Strange.

Antagonists

Scarlet Witch.

Creators

Brian Michael Bendis.

Issues

‘Avengers’ #501-504.

IN CRISIS

ANT-MAN DIES IN AN ATTACK ON AVENGERS MANSION

In “Avengers Disassembled,” the Scarlet Witch‘s Chaos Magic is destroying the Avengers. In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, Avengers Mansion is attacked by a living-dead Jack of Hearts. To begin, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Wasp and Captain Britain are enjoying breakfast at Avengers Mansion. Particularly, they are talking about Viper who is Madame Hydra and how attractive she is. Then, an alert is triggered by the presence of an undead Jack of Hearts.

Quickly, Ant-Man mounts a flying insect and goes to investigate. There, he recognizes the fallen Avenger. Suddenly, Jack says “I’m sorry” and detonates an explosion. Tragically, Ant-Man dies and part of Avengers Mansion is destroyed. Nearly, the other Avengers including Jarvis are buried in the rubble. Meanwhile, Tony Stark is giving a speech at the United Nations. Apparently, he is drunk and threatens to kill the Latverian delegate. Yellowjacket intervenes and Tony retreats to another room.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, Jack of Hearts detonates an explosion that destroys Avengers Mansion.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, Jack of Hearts detonates an explosion that destroys Avengers Mansion. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IN AN ATTACK BY VISION, AN ENRAGED SHE-HULK KILLS THE AVENGER

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THE AVENGERS ARE IN CRISIS

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis. At Avengers Mansion, She-Hulk has grown in size and is on a rampage. On the scene, Iron Man flies in and puts down She-Hulk. In the aftermath, Captain Britain and Wasp are in critical condition at Beth-Israel hospital, She-Hulk is in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, Ant-Man’s charred remains are in a morgue and Vision’s destroyed body is sent to Stark Industries. At Beth-Israel hospital, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man and Falcon discuss the events.

Angrily, Hawkeye criticizes the Avengers for their lack of proaction. In addition, the Avengers discuss the fact that Code White may actually be a sleeper Ultron program in Vision. When Iron Man mentions the attacks may all be related, he tells of the incident at the United Nations. Loudly, Yellowjacket storms in accusing Iron Man of resuming his drunken past. Nevertheless, Tony protests he hasn’t had a drink in a long time. In fact, Cap believes him. Finally, Iron Man departs and the others assemble with the rest of the Avengers that responded to the Code White alert.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

AFTER A FAILED KREE INVASION, DOCTOR STRANGE REVEALS THE TRUE NATURE OF THE ATTACKS

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #502, the Avengers stop a Kree invasion. Answering the Code White alert, the Avengers have gathered in front of Avengers Mansion. Sternly, Nick Fury tells the Avengers to disperse since it is a crime scene. Suddenly, Kree ships appear in the sky and attack the Avengers.

As the battle rages, Nick Fury questions the Kree’s need for a ground offensive. Indeed, their superior technology should afford them an advantage. Heroically, Hawkeye sacrifices himself to destroy the Kree mothership. Soon, the alien army flees. Examination of the wreckage shows it is not made of metal. Suddenly, Doctor Strange appears revealing “the magics are being abused.”1 Immediately, Cap figures out the culprit.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #502, Doctor Strange reveals the true nature of the attacks.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #502, Doctor Strange reveals the true nature of the attacks. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #503, Doctor Strange puts an end to Wanda’s Chaos Magic. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

Avengers Vol 1 503 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 500 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 501 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 502 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Avengers #503.
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Reviews: 2000s Luke Cage Storylines Ranked Best To Good

 

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‘The Pulse: Fear.’ AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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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: “THE PULSE: FEAR” (2005).

Collects ‘The Pulse’ #11-14.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Initially, Marvel introduced their superstar heroine Jessica Jones with the adult Mad Max series ‘Alias’. In a few words, Jessica is a retired superhero that developed a romantic relationship with Luke Cage. Moving forward, ‘The Pulse’ showcases Jessica Jones’ pregnancy with Cage as the father.

AT CBR.com, Brian Cronin lists “The Greatest Luke Cage Stories Ever Told!” On his list, Mr. Cronin recommends “The Pulse: Fear” as the top Luke Cage story. Chiefly, “The Pulse: Fear” shows why Brian Michael Bendis may be the most versatile writer at Marvel. Previously, Bendis worked on the Marvel Ultimate titles such as ‘Ultimate Spider-Man,’ ‘Ultimate X-Men,’ and ‘Ultimate Fantastic Four.’ Bendis’ work on “The Pulse: Fear” reveals the greater maturity of the subject matter. What makes the series work is that its two protagonists are real people with real problems. In addition, the Marvel superhero community is portrayed in a supportive light.

To sum, the art, the plot and the dialogue have a realistic and grounded feel. Together, these elements make for an enjoyable coming-of-age experience. In the end, the characters mature and their relationships become more authentic. Definitely, ‘The Pulse’ is essential Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, and belongs in your Luke Cage collection.

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BEST: “NEW AVENGERS: BREAKOUT” (2005).

Collects ‘Action Comics’ #775.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In 2005, Brian Michael Bendis and David Finch gave the Avengers a fresh new look. After “Avengers: Disassembled,” the Avengers disbanded. Then, Marvel gave us the New Avengers joined together by fate.

Like the former Avengers team, the New Avengers formed to take on a threat that no member could take on their own. Centrally, the plot is tight and focuses around capturing the villain responsible for the Raft prison breakout. The new Avengers team is not SHIELD-backed by Director Maria Hill.

Thematically, the New Avengers are a street-team. To this end, their members are: Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Luke Cage and Wolverine. Particularly, Luke Cage grounded the team and is a vocal member. What makes the team work, is the fact it is free of politics and mainly seeks to get the job done.

As Gabeel Gaber points out, the New Avengers outlaw status after the “Civil War” caused them to fight smaller scale foes. Originally, the Avengers would fight Ultron and Kang the Conqueror. Instead, the New Avengers would fight the Wrecking Crew and the Hand.

While this is not a Luke Cage story, it is important. Eventually, Luke Cage leads the 2010 version of the New Avengers after Cap is arrested and apparently killed during Civil War. Definitely, ‘New Avengers’ belongs in your Luke Cage collection.

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GOOD: ‘SECRET WAR’ (2004).

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Surely, politics are important to a spy agency like SHIELD. In ‘Secret War,’ Brian Michael Bendis and Gabriele Dell’Otto extend more mature themes.

Really, Bendis’ writing adapts to the elevated subject matter. If in ‘New Avengers,’ Bendis’ characters’ chemistry is light-hearted, ‘Secret War’ gives them a more serious treatment. In addition, Dell’Otto’s panels are like Chiaroscuro comics: Dark, violent with 3D-like effects.

Story-wise, there is a subversiveness that persists over the lobotomy of Nick Fury’s Secret War team. To begin, Luke Cage is in Mount Sinai Medical Center after an attack in retaliation for the Secret War. In his anti-terrorism war, Nick Fury is willing to go to any lengths. Indeed,the US government would not take action on Latveria-funded terrorist activity in the United States. Simply, Colonel Fury creates a secret team comprising of Captain America, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Nick Fury, Black Widow and Agent Daisy Johnson.

In the end, the heroes come out on top. Without a doubt, Luke plays a minimal role in the story. Nevertheless, this belongs in your Luke Cage collection.

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GOOD: ‘NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL‘ #1 (2006).

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In his “Greatest Luke Cage Stories Ever Told!,” Brian Cronin ranks ‘New Avengers Annual’ (2006) #1 number seven. Let’s give a brief review.

To begin, Bendis’ ‘New Avengers Annual’ #1 celebrates Luke Cage’s and Jessica Jones’ marriage. On the day Jessica accepts Luke Cage’s marriage proposal, they are attacked by a false version of Black Widow. If anything, the heroes’ banter are characteristic of Bendis. Moreover, their quips serve as battle intros.

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The Pulse Vol 1 (2004–2006) in Marvel Database.
New Avengers Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
New Avengers: How One Street-Level Team Changed the Marvel Universe Forever in CBR.com.
Chiaroscuro in Comic Book Glossary.
Secret War #1 in Comic Book Round Up.
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Marvel Day: The She-Hulk/Titania Rivalry Is As Feisty As It Is Flirtatious

In 'Sensational She-Hulk' (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania get busy at Libido's Boutique.
 
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MARVEL DAY

In 'Sensational She-Hulk' (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania wreck a lingerie shop.
In ‘Sensational She-Hulk’ (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania wreck a lingerie shop. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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SHE-HULK’S AND TITANIA’S BRIEF ORIGIN STORIES

SHE-HULK’S SOLO DEBUT

In ‘Savage She-Hulk’ (1980) #1, She-Hulk makes her first sensational debut. To begin, Bruce Banner is on the run from the police. In the issue, he has come to seek Jennifer Walters’ help. Fearfully, Bruce confides his secret to his cousin. Learning he is the Hulk, she decides to take him home. Jennifer tells Bruce she is working on a criminal law case. In fact, she is defending a hood called Monkton accused of killing Trask’s bodyguard.

JENNIFER WALTERS BECOMES SHE-HULK

On the way, Jennifer is shot by Trask’s men. Frantically, he takes her to a doctor’s office. Unfortunately, there is no one available at the door and Bruce breaks in. Quickly, he performs a blood transfusion since they are the same blood type. Later, at the hospital, Jennifer is attacked by three of Trask’s henchmen. Overcoming chloroform intoxication, Jennifer transforms into… She-Hulk. Then, she is in hot pursuit of Trask’s men later capturing them.

'Savage She-Hulk' (1980) #1, is the first solo debut of the Sensational She-Hulk.
‘Savage She-Hulk’ (1980) #1, is the first solo debut of the Sensational She-Hulk. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

TITANIA’S BACK STORY

In ‘She-Hulk’ (2005) #10, we learn about Titania’s back story. In space, an alien visits the Watcher named Zoma. Strangely, he wants information on Titania. In fact, he requires it in order to destroy their common enemy: She-Hulk.

BORN MARY MACPHERRAN

Surely, Zoma tells him Titania was born prematurely in Denver, Colorado. As a result, she was born tiny with stunted development. Indeed, her real name is Mary McPherran. Over the years, Mary developed fantasies about prince charming and fairy tales. Entering the public school system, her classmates rejected her for being small and “puny.”1 Only Marsha Rosenberg accepted her who was made fun of because of her weight.

MARY MACPHERRAN BECOMES TITANIA

As an adult, Mary fantasized about her friends’ successful lives. When she discovered comic books, she fantasized about gaining superpowers and getting revenge on her enemies. In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, Mary and Marsha were transported to Battleworld by Beyonder. There, they were granted super powers by Doctor Doom. To sum, Mary became Titania and Marsha became Volcana.

In 'Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars' (1984) #3, Titania emerges on Battleworld.
In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, Titania emerges on Battleworld. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

ON BATTLEWORLD, THE RIVALRY BEGINS

 

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, the Wrecking Crew bring an ominous present to the heroes. More to the point, it is the near-lifeless body of the Wasp. Frantically, She-Hulk brings her to Zsaji for healing. Despite her gifts, Zsaji is unable to heal Wasp. Horrified, Hawkeye pronounces her dead.

As the heroes contemplate fighting back, Captain America warns them of a Galactus attack. On her own, She-Hulk goes to seek revenge. At Doombase, She-Hulk makes short work of the Wrecking Crew. Then, the Avenger meets Titania. Defiantly, Titania believes herself a Titan and the strongest. When she meets She-Hulk for the first time, she tests her super strength against her match.

In 'Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars' (1984) #3, the She-Hulk/Titania rivalry begins on Battleworld.
In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, the She-Hulk/Titania rivalry begins on Battleworld. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

EXHIBIT A: MAYHEM AND “CUDDLES” (FLIRTATIOUS)

In ‘Solo Avengers’ (1989) #14, Jennifer Walters is at the Supreme Court arguing aginst the Mutant Registration Act. Suddenly, she is interrupted by a man who tells her she is urgently needed. Recognizing Avenger business, Court goes into recess.

While she changes into costume in a phone booth, a police officer holds off a crowd of onlookers. Excited, the officer takes a peek. To this, she reacts by noting that all men are pigs. Outside, She-Hulk finds her playmate, Titania. Angrily, Titania is thrashing a car and spelling her name.

In 'Solo Avengers' (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her "cuddles."
In ‘Solo Avengers’ (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her “cuddles.”2 AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

“Hi, Cuddles.”2 To begin, She-Hulk greets the powerhouse with a tap on her right shoulder. Indeed, She-Hulk/Titania matches are plenty of playful banter. In some sense, the two powerhouses flirt in order to size up one another.

Next, as the pair exchanges a question and answer, She-Hulk lands a punch that sends Titania flying before she can finish her sentence. Really, the punch packed a wallop landing the villain across the Potomic in Virginia.

In 'Solo Avengers' (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her "cuddles."
In ‘Solo Avengers’ (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her “cuddles.”2 AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

“FIRST TIME WE MET, BABYCAKES...”2 In Round Three of the match, Titania references the first battle on Battleworld. Chaotically, she slams a car onto She-Hulk.

To end the match, She-Hulk reminds Titania of a truism: The madder Hulk gets, the stronger he gets. After an explosion, She-Hulk holds Titania by the throat. Angry, she convinces the criminal to turn herself in and reform.

In 'Solo Avengers' (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her "cuddles."
In ‘Solo Avengers’ (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her “cuddles.”2 AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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EXHIBIT B: “GREENIE” AND REVENGE (FEISTY)

In ‘She-Hulk’ (2005) #11, the She-Hulk/Titania rivalry plays for keeps. In the issue, the former Champion of the Universe has bestowed Titania with the Power Gem. Chiefly, it is for the purpose of revenge on She-Hulk. When the villain sees Champion can no longer re-claim the Power Gem, she drops a rock on him.

Then, she’s off to revenge. After thrashing the Excelsior Apartments, Titania destroys Timely Plaza. There, the powerhouse meets She-Hulk and Doc Samson. At the time, She-Hulk wore a Jupiter Suit in order to control her super powers. During the fight, Doc Samson is knocked out. “Really? From love taps like that?”3 Jennifer’s first thumping attack creates a bounce back. Once again, Titania starts a fight.

In 'She-Hulk' (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish.
In ‘She-Hulk’ (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Ha. Trust me, honey, today I’m just full of possibilities.3 After a punch that rocked an explosion, Titania caught it full-on with ease. The phrase, perhaps an innuendo presaged Titania’s superiority and the dark turn of their rivalry.

Certainly, given their history, we can wonder whether the She-Hulk/Titania rivalry is a relationship. Particularly, we address this in Exhibit C. In many respects, She-Hulk and Titania play off each other very well.

In 'She-Hulk' (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish.
In ‘She-Hulk’ (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

“face it, Greenie.” These are Titania’s words before landing the final blow. With a stomp, She-Hulk loses consciousness and reverts to her human form.

Definitely, the rivalry is feisty. Here, Titania plays for keeps and with the Power Gem she has infinite super strength. In this battle, She-Hulk likely does not survive.

In 'She-Hulk' (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish.
In ‘She-Hulk’ (2005) #11, Titania with the Power Gem fights She-Hulk to the finish. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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EXHIBIT C: EMPLOYMENT AND “GIRL” (FLIRTATIOUS)

In ‘Sensational She-Hulk’ (1993) #52, Titania seeks redemption from her criminal career. To begin, Mister Fantastic needs to examine She-Hulk. During a battle with War Zone, She-Hulk was sprayed with a gas. To this end, Reed sends Thing to collect Jennifer at Libido’s Boutique.

There, Mary MacPherran is applying for a job. However, she loses her temper when she is turned down due to her criminal past. When Titania starts destroying the place, Jennifer comes out of the fitting room to fight her. Then let’s get busy, shall we?4

In 'Sensational She-Hulk' (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania get busy at Libido's Boutique.
In ‘Sensational She-Hulk’ (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania get busy at Libido’s Boutique. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

“You’re such a pushover today, girl.”4 Here, the She-Hulk/Titania relationship gets more personal. In fact, dare we say more romantic? At Nerdist, Eric Diaz states later in their history, Jennifer even helped Titania set up a pawn shop. Though, it didn’t last. Of course, the two ladies are fighting in a lingerie shop.

On her first punch, She-Hulk comments that Titania may have gotten tougher. In fact, Titania even punches the heroine into Thing. Then, she throws her onto the streets of New York. When Titania has gained the upper hand, she stops and smells roses. Definitely, this is a flirtatious move by the powerhouse. In the end, it turns out She-Hulk has been losing her strength due to the gas.

In 'Sensational She-Hulk' (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania get busy at Libido's Boutique.
In ‘Sensational She-Hulk’ (1993) #52, She-Hulk and Titania get busy at Libido’s Boutique. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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SOURCES

Sensational She-Hulk Vol 1 52 in Marvel Database.
Savage She-Hulk Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
She-Hulk Vol 1 10 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Solo Avengers Vol 1 14 in Marvel Database.
She-Hulk Vol 1 11 in Marvel Database.
The Comics History Of She-Hulk’s Titania in Nerdist.

FOOTNOTES

  1. ‘She-Hulk’ #10.
  2. ‘Solo Avengers’ #14.
  3. ‘She-Hulk’ #11.
  4. ‘Sensational She-Hulk’ #52.
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Marvel Day: In The ‘AvX’ Storyline, The Phoenix Five Cause The Downfall Of Cyclops And Mutantkind

In 'Avengers vs X-Men' (2012) #5, the Phoenix Five rise for the first time.
 
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MARVEL DAY

In 'Avengers vs X-Men' (2012) #5, the Phoenix Five rise for the first time.
In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #5, the Phoenix Five rise for the first time. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
Official Name

Avengers vs X-Men.

Universe

Earth-616.

Heroes

X-Men, Avengers, Nova, Scarlet Witch.

Villains

Phoenix Force, Mr. Sinister.

Creators

Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, Olivier Coipel.

Issues

‘Avengers vs X-Men’ #1-12.

IN EXTINCTION

THE PHOENIX FORCE IS COMING TO EARTH, SEEKING HOPE SUMMERS

In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #1, the Avengers come into world-wide conflict with the X-Men. To begin, Nova crashes into the Empire State Building in New York City. Critically injured, he states “it’s coming” before falling into a coma. Later, at a White House, Captain America and Iron Man brief the President on recent events. Briefly, Iron Man has analyzed the energy signature on Nova’s uniform. Sinisterly, it points to the Phoenix coming to Earth. Importantly, it is locking for a host in order to potentially lay waste to Earth.

Suddenly, Tony’s programs signal a Phoenix flare on Earth. Soon, Captain America meets Wolverine at the Jean Grey School For Higher Learning. Despite his resistance, Cap recruits Wolverine. Indeed, he intends to convince Scott Summers to stop the Phoenix threat. Previously, Cyclops and Hope Summers are training for the Phoenix’s arrival. As Cyclops pushes Hope to her limits, the young mutant manifests the Phoenix Force. Later, Captain America comes to Utopia to take Hope Summers into protective custody.

In 'Avengers vs X-Men' (2012) #1, while training, Hope Summers manifests the Phoenix Force.
In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #1, while training with Cyclops, Hope Summers manifests the Phoenix Force.. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

FEAT: CYCLOPS BLASTS AWAY CAPTAIN AMERICA WITH HIS OPTIC BLASTS

In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #1, Cyclops performs an energy projection feat. Initiating the fight, Cyclops knocks back Captain America with an optic blast. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THE PHOENIX FIVE ARE BORN!

In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #2, it is all-out war between the Avengers and the X-Men. Meanwhile, Hope is locked safely in a room with the Lights. When neither side has the upper hand, Wolverine and Spider-Man seek out Hope. There, they find Hope having dealt with the Lights. However, before Wolverine can gut her, Hope blasts him and Spider-Man. Then, she makes her escape.

In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #3, Wolverine comes to an hour later. Quickly, he realizes Cyclops’ surrender is a ruse. In fact, Magik has created the illusion that she is Doctor Strange transporting herself. Before he can act, the X-Men teleport to Long Beach to hunt down Hope. At Avengers Tower, Marvel Girl tells Wolverine they have traced Hope’s energy signature to five different locations.

In 'Avengers vs X-Men' (2012) #2, it is all-out war between the Avengers and the X-Men.
In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #2, it is all-out war between the Avengers and the X-Men. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Soon, Captain America divides the Avengers into five teams sent to the five locations: Wundagore Mountain, Tabula Rasa, Wakanda, Latveria and Savage Land. In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #4, Hope recruits Wolverine on a mission to the moon. There, she hopes to bond with the Phoenix. On site, Wolverine betrays Hope and gives her location to the Avengers.

At the same time, Emma Frost intercepts Cap’s transmission. Soon, the X-Men meet the Avengers in the Blue Area of the moon. In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #5, the X-Men battle the Avengers. In an explosive battle, Hope rejects the Phoenix. At the same time, Iron Man’s Phoenix-Killer Armor detonates the Phoenix splitting it. As the smoke disappears, the Phoenix Five rise from the ashes. Mysteriously, they depart with Hope.

In 'Avengers vs X-Men' (2012) #5, the Phoenix Five rise for the first time.
In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #5, the Phoenix Five rise for the first time. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

REBUILDING THE WORLD, THE PHOENIX FIVE TAKE AVENGERS PRISONERS

In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #6, the Phoenix Five begin world-building. Cyclops rebuilds Utopia, Magik ends war, Emma Frost destroys the Sentinels, Colossus destroys nuclear misssiles and King Namor removes nuclear submarines. Certainly, the Phoenix Five seem unstoppable. However, Captain America and the Avengers question their new-found omnipotence. Seeing the Phoenix Five as a threat, they commandeer a tactical mission to retrieve Hope Summers.

When Utopia is under attack, Scott’s adoptive granddaughter changes sides with the Avengers. Decisively, it turns the battle and shatters Cyclops’ humanity. On the Blue Area of the moon, Scott consults with Jean Grey created out of moon dust. From there, he decides to rid the world of the Avengers. Earlier, Scarlet Witch had a grim vision where the Phoenix Five annihilated the Avengers. Soon, that vision may come to pass.

In 'Avengers vs X-Men' (2012) #6, Scarlet Witch has a vision of the future caused by the Phoenix Five.
In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #6, Scarlet Witch has a vision of the future caused by the Phoenix Five. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

WITH THE FULL POWER OF THE PHOENIX, CYCLOPS IS DEFEATED BY HOPE SUMMERS AND SCARLET WITCH

In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #12, occurs the final battle. Finally, Cyclops has attained the full power of the Phoenix while the other Phoenix Four have been depowered. In a titanic battle, Cyclops is omnipresent on Earth across time and space. Earlier, Tony reveals that the reason the Phoenix has been defeated by Scarlet Witch. Really, the Phoenix and Scarlet Witch’s Chaos Magic are like yin and yang. In fact, when Wanda said “no more mutants”, Phoenix said “more mutants.”1

During the battle, Hope and Scarlet Witch go toe-to-toe with Cyclops. In a final Iron Fist punch, Hope fells Cyclops. With Cyclops defeated, Hope claims the Phoenix. Sensing the urgency, Wanda helps her extinguish the Phoenix flame. At the same time, the Phoenix is used to recreate the mutant population on Earth. In the end, though homo superior survives, it is at great cost. Indeed, Professor X is dead, Cyclops is in custody, and the X-Men are divided among themselves. Visiting Scott in prison, Cap acknowledges his responsibility. Over the years, he did not work sufficiently for mutants’ civil rights and plans to set up the Uncanny Avengers.

In 'Avengers vs X-Men' (2012) #12, Hope Summers defeats Cyclops with the Iron Fist.
In ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ (2012) #12, Hope Summers defeats Cyclops with the Iron Fist. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.
Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 6 in Marvel Database.
Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 12 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Unity Division (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. ‘Avengers vs X-Men’ #12.
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Feat: She-Hulk, ‘Avengers’ #500

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half.
 
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IN CRISES

SHE-HULK (JENNIFER WALTERS)
EARTH-616

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, titled “Avengers Disassembled, Chaos (Part I of IV)”, She-Hulk performs a super strength feat. Scarlet Witch wants revenge on the Avengers and triggers Vision‘s sleeper program which unleashes five Ultron drones. During the battle, a Scarlet Witch mind-controlled She-Hulk tears Vision in half.

How much super strength does it take for She-Hulk to rip Vision in half?

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, She-Hulk performs a super strength feat. During the battle, a Scarlet Witch mind-controlled She-Hulk tears Vision in half. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SHE-HULK RIPPED VISION IN HALF. VISION’S SYNTHEZOID BODY CAN WITHSTAND VIBRANIUM BULLETS WITH MORE THAN 4.9838*1043 PSI OF STRESS.

SHE-HULK GENERATED MORE THAN HALF OF 3.2816063*1047 NEWTONS OF FORCE, THE EQUIVALENT OF 9.3227452*1024 SOLS. ENOUGH TO SHATTER A SOLAR SYSTEM.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

GALAXY

Super Strength: Galaxy 75%

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A Scarlet Witch mind-controlled She-Hulk ripped Vision in half.

We will use Vision’s durability to estimate She-Hulk’s super strength.

VISION’S DURABILITY


In ‘Avengers’ (1969) #62, Black Panther flies Hawkeye, Vision and Black Knight to Wakanda. There, they are met by Wakanda soldiers who open fire on them on M’baku’s orders. During the fight, Vision withstands Wakandan Vibranium bullets.

In ‘Avengers’ (1969) #62, Vision withstands Wakandan Vibranium bullets. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #8, Captain America uses his Vibranium alloy shield to survive the Human Torch’s nova flame as the Fantastic Four superhero defeats Ultron.

In 'Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars' #8, the Human Torch unleashes the nova flame on Ultron. In ‘Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #8, the Human Torch unleashes the nova flame on Ultron. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

We will use these feats to calculate Vision’s durability.

NUMBER CRUNCHING



First, let’s estimate the durability of Captain America’s Vibranium shield. Captain America’s Vibranium shield can withstand the intensity of a nova flame. In Feat: Superman, ‘DCeased’ #6, I calculated the energy released by a supernova to be 1.8*10^47 J. Cap’s shield is actually 32.5% dense in Vibranium. Let’s calculate the durability of Vibranium in terms of energy.

Durability of Vibranium = (0.325)(1.8*10^47 J) = 5.85*1046 J.

Vision’s synthezoid body is made up of Horton cells. Let’s calculate the density of Vision’s body.

Density Of Vision’s Body = (136.08 kg)/(1.91 m*1 m*0.5 m) = 142.492146597 kg/m3.

Let’s multiply the density times the number of Horton cells.

Vision’s Durability = (5.85*1046 J)(3*1015 Horton cells*10-12 kg/m3)/(1 Horton cell*142.492146597 kg/m3) = 3.2816063*1048 J.

Since the Vibranium bullets did not budge Vision, the super strength needed to affect his durability is at least 3.2816063*1047 N or 49838390581938219895287958115183246073298429 PSI.



DURABILITY



She-Hulk generated more than half of 3.2816063*1047 N of force in order to affect Vision’s durability. Vision had to generate a Galaxy Level of Super Strength since she likely ripped Vision with a force 9.3227452*1024 times greater than the gravitational force of the sun on Earth.

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Calculations for She-Hulk, ‘Avengers’ #500

Gravitational Force Of Sun On Earth = 3.54*10^22 N

Durability of Vibranium = (0.325)(1.8*10^47 J) = 5.85*10^46 J.
Density Of Vision’s Body = (136.08 kg)/(1.91 m*1 m*0.5 m) = 142.492146597 kg/m^3.
Vision’s Durability = (5.85*1046 J)(3*1015 Horton cells*10-12 kg/m^3)/(1 Horton cell*142.492146597 kg/m^3) = 3.2816063*10^48 J.
Comparison = (3.2816063*10^47 N)/(3.54*10^22 N) = 144477.635593.

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SOURCES

Avengers Vol 1 500 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 62 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 8 in Marvel Database.
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Battles Of The Week: Batman vs Captain America (DC vs Marvel)

 
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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Ron Marz, Peter David and Dan Jurgens, Claudio Castellini.

SYNOPSIS FOR “ROUND THREE”

In order to determine whose universe lives, the Brothers have chosen champions from each universe to do battle. As the contests continue, two superheroes must face off.

Their battle to save their universes.

IN DC VS MARVEL

THE SHOWDOWN OF THE CENTURY!
The showdown of the century.
The showdown of the century. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants underwater. On the left side is Batman, the Dark Knight and on the right side is Captain America, the Super Soldier.

Let’s look at the stats.

Batman in the sewers of Gotham City.
BATMAN – NEW EARTH
Super Strength: Peak Human 8%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Peak Human 8%
Energy Projection: City 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Mathematical Computation 58%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Batsuit.
  • Utility Belt.
  • Batrope.
  • Batboat.
  • Batcycle.
  • Batmobile.
  • Batplane.
  • Batarang.
WEAKNESSES
  • Single-Mindedness.
  • Drug Addiction: Batman was once addicted to Venom.
  • Restricted Mobility: Bane broke Batmans back who ended up bound to a wheelchair.
CAPTAIN AMERICA – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Stellar 58%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Leader 33%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Captain America’s Uniform.
  • Utility Belt.
  • Captain America’s Shield.
  • Energy Shield.

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THE FIGHT

In the Manhattan sewage system, Batman and Captain America are fighting.

The battle to decide who is the greatest martial artist!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Batman using stealth to attack Captain America with a kick.

BATMAN BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT


On the following page, Captain America answers with a push with his shield and a punch.

CAPTAIN AMERICA BLUNT FORCE + CONCUSSION ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 4 DAMAGE PTS.




On the final page, Batman connects with the batarang while Captain America misses the shield throw and is swept away by the gush of water.

BATMAN CONCUSSION ATTACK: 3 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Batman wins the battle.

TOTAL


BATMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-4 DAMAGE PTS.

-(1 DAMAGE PTS * 50216594 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 0.04782532761 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

Durability: Peak Human 8%
CAP’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-4 DAMAGE PTS.

-(4 DAMAGE PTS * 57390394 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.05465751809 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

Durability: Peak Human 8%

OUTCOME: BATMAN WINS BY KNOCKOUT

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CAPTAIN AMERICA IN COMICS

‘Captain America Comics’ (1940) #1, titled “Meet Captain America” marks the first appearance of Captain America in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Captain America and his recruitment in the war effort against the Nazis during World War II. The issue also tells the relationship between friends and allies Captain America and Bucky Barnes.

The comic was written and penciled by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

CAPTAIN AMERICA FIRST ISSUE SPECTACULAR
Captain America Comics’ (1940) #1, titled “Meet Captain America” marks the first appearance of Captain America in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Marvel Versus DC Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Captain America Comics Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.