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.

Marvel Day: Having Saved The Universe From Mad Thanos, Adam Warlock’s Soul Rests In The Soul Gem Dimension

MARVEL DAY

In ‘Marvel Two-In-One Annual’ (1977) #2, Adam Warlock, Pip the Troll and Gamora rest in peace in Soul World. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IN EVOLUTION

MAD TITAN THANOS PLANS TO DETONATE ALL THE STARS IN THE UNIVERSE TO WIN DEATH’S LOVE

In ‘Avengers Annual’ (1977) #7, Adam Warlock saves the universe from mad titan Thanos using the Soul Gem. Adam Warlock arrives on a planetoid in space and finds out that Gamora is dying. He learns Gamora attempted to prevent Thanos’ plan and was struck down. Adam learns of Thanos’ plan and heads for Earth for help. Captain Marvel and Moondragon arrive at Avengers Mansion. Iron Man and Vision sense a foreboding.

Suddenly, Moondragon senses a star’s detonation light years away. She exclaims: “It has begun!” Suddenly, Adam Warlock arrives at Avengers Mansion. He tells the Avengers of Thanos plan: Resurrected, Thanos in order to win Death’s love, has gathered the six Infinity Gems and plans to detonate the stars. Moments later, Starcore, the orbital tracking station, announces news of an alien armada on track to Earth. The Avengers realize it is Thanos and depart on Moondragon’s Space Cruiser.

In 'Avengers Annual' (1977) #7, Thanos detonates a star using the Soul Gem.
In ‘Avengers Annual’ (1977) #7, Thanos detonates a star using the Soul Gem. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THE AVENGERS FIGHT THANOS AND HIS ALIEN ARMADA

The Avengers seem outmatched by Thanos’ alien armada. Thor and Iron Man head into space in order to stop the invasion. Meanwhile, the rest of the Avengers land on a replica of Sanctuary II in order to take the fight to Thanos.

However, Adam Warlock and Captain Marvel head to the original Sanctuary II on the other side of the sun. Thanos begins to detonate the sun.

 

In 'Avengers Annual' (1977) #7, the Avengers fight Thanos and his alien armada.
In ‘Avengers Annual’ (1977) #7, the Avengers fight Thanos and his alien armada. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

STRUCK BY THANOS, ADAM WARLOCK’S FUTURE SELF STEALS HIS SOUL INTO THE SOUL GEM TO PREVENT THE BIRTH OF MAGUS

Adam Warlock and Captain Marvel arrive on Sanctuary II. Captain Marvel speeds through the window and is momentarily stunned. Mad at the deaths of Gamora (his former love) and Pip the Troll, Adam Warlock punches Thanos. Thanos responds with two attacks that leave Adam for dead. In the meantime, the other Avengers arrive. As Thor battles Thanos, Iron Man destroys Thanos’ synthetic Soul Gem. Thanos teleports away.

Moments within death, Adam Warlock’s future self appears before him. He means to steal his soul in order to prevent the birth of Adam’s future evil self, Magus. Tortured, and having lost love, Adam seeks peace. He accepts his future self’s offer. Adam’s future self uses the Soul Gem to send Adam Warlock’s soul into Soul World. There, he is reunited with Gamora and Pip.

In 'Avengers Annual' (1977) #7, Adam Warlock's future self steals his soul to prevent the birth of Magus.
In ‘Avengers Annual’ (1977) #7, Adam Warlock’s future self steals his soul to prevent the birth of Magus. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

GUIDED INTO SPACE BY MOONDRAGON’S DREAMS, SPIDER-MAN AND THING FREE THE AVENGERS FROM THANOS

In ‘Marvel Two-In-One Annual’ (1977) #2, Adam Warlock saves the universe from Thanos and finds rest in the Soul Gem dimension. Moondragon sends telepathic calls to Spider-Man for aid under the form of dreams. The dreams show the battle between Thanos and the Avengers and the danger posed to the universe. In order to resolve his dreams, Spider-Man heads to ask Thing for help. Thing believes Spider-Man’s story and accepts to help. Spider-Man and Thing take the Fantastic Four’s shuttle craft and head for “the giant space ark” on the right side of the sun.1

They arrive and are tractor beamed aboard Sanctuary III. The two heroes battle but are quickly subdued and knocked unconscious. As they awake, they find the Avengers in a room and held in stasis. Another battle follows and Spider-Man attempts to flee. However, as foreseen by Master Order Spider-Man soon returns to the site of the battle and destroys the machine that was holding the Avengers captive. The Avengers are free! But Spider-Man still has to retrieve Adam Warlock’s Soul Gem.

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FREED FROM THE SOUL GEM BY SPIDER-MAN, ADAM WARLOCK’S SOUL TURNS THANOS INTO GRANITE THEN FINDS PEACE IN SOUL WORLD


SOURCES

Avengers Annual Vol 1 7 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Two-In-One Annual Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Avengers Annual #7.

Battles Of The Week: Ms. Marvel vs Rogue (Hero vs Hero)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS

The Avengers and the X-Men are at war. The Phoenix Five are five god-like X-Men that have decided to better the world. Ms. Marvel comes to seek Rogue in order to help her see the truth about the Phoenix Five.

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

MS. MARVEL AND ROGUE HAVE A FIGHT!
In 'X-Men: Legacy' (2008) #269, Ms. Marvel and Rogue fight over the Phoenix Five.
In ‘X-Men: Legacy’ (2008) #269, Ms. Marvel and Rogue fight over the Phoenix Five. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants in New Orleans. On the left side is Ms. Marvel, and on the right side is Rogue.

Let’s look at the stats.

MS. MARVEL – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: CONTINENT
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
ENERGY PROJECTION: MOUNTAIN
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Captain Marvel’s Suit.
WEAKNESSES
  • None.
ROGUE – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: MOUNTAIN
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN
ENERGY PROJECTION: MOUNTAIN
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • X-Men Blackbird.
WEAKNESSES
  • None.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: COLOSSUS VS GLADIATOR.

THE FIGHT

Ms. Marvel seeking to help Rogue see through the current menace, is drawn into a fight. Will the past be repeated?

The battle to decide who is the true X-Man!

OUTCOME: ROGUE WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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MS. MARVEL IN COMICS

‘Marvel Super Heroes’ (1968) #13, marks the first appearance of Ms. Marvel in Marvel continuity. The issue features Carol Danvers as new security officer of the Cape, an army station as Mar-Vel goes undercover as Dr. Walter Lawson.

The issue was created by Don Rico and John Romita.

MS. MARVEL’S FIRST FEATURE ISSUE
Marvel Super Heroes' (1968) #13, marks the first appearance of Ms. Marvel in Marvel continuity. The cover shows Mar-Vel taking on Sentry.
Marvel Super Heroes’ (1968) #13, marks the first appearance of Ms. Marvel in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: CAPTAIN MARVEL (SHAZAM) VS THE LEGION OF DOOM. MARCH 18TH.

SOURCES

X-Men: Legacy Vol 1 269 in Marvel Database.
Carol Danvers (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Rogue (Anna Marie) (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Marvel Super-Heroes Vol 1 13 in Marvel Database.

The Battle Ranker Competition Round 1: Match-Up 6

BATTLE RANKER

We Rank Your Favorite Superhero… Or Villain

We rank your favorite superheroes or villains in the Battle Ranker. Vote on our Twitter poll to determine your favorite superhero’s or villain’s Battle Rank!

Round 1: Match-Up 6 in the Battle Ranker Competition is Iceman (Robert Drake) vs Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers).

Database Comics

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

CHECK OUT THE STORY: IN THE EVENTS OF ‘SUPERMAN: SACRIFICE’, WONDER WOMAN KILLS MAXWELL LORD IN COLD BLOOD.

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.

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

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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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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.

SUPERMAN IS IN POLE POSITION OF THE BATTLE RANKER COMPETITION

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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

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: THOR VS EXITAR THE CELESTIAL. JANUARY 19TH.


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: Captain Marvel (Shazam) vs Thor (Re-Published)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “ROUND TWO”

Axel Asher is receiving images of The Brothers. Characters from the DC and Marvel universes are crossing the inter-dimensional barrier and traveling between the two universes. Axel finds a man in a street with a glowing box who says he is trying to prevent something with duct tape. But it is too late. The two brothers have awakened and there must be war between each universe’s champions or else, they will do war and destroy everything. Enter Battle I…

In 'Marvel versus DC' (1996) #2, Captain Marvel (Shazam) faces Thor in a battle to decide whose universe survives.
In ‘Marvel versus DC’ (1996) #2, Captain Marvel (Shazam) faces Thor in a battle to decide whose universe survives. Photo/Marvel Comics

A contest of Champions! Captain Marvel (Shazam), the World’s Mightiest Mortal vs Thor, the God of Thunder!

Who wins, in this battle to decide whose universe survives the battle of the two Brothers?

Enter the two contestants! Let’s look at the stats!

On the left side, is Captain Marvel (Shazam), the Champion from New Earth. On the right side, is Thor, the warrior Prince from Asgard.

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CAPTAIN MARVEL (SHAZAM) – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
ENERGY PROJECTION: CONTINENT
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • None.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to electricity.
THOR – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
ENERGY PROJECTION: SOLAR SYSTEM
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mjolnir.
  • Megingjord.
  • The Odinship.
WEAKNESSES
  • Warrior’s Madness.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: SUPERMAN VS HE-MAN.

THE FIGHT

In ‘Marvel versus DC’ (1996) #2, Captain Marvel (Shazam) and Thor duke it out in a knock-out drag-out fight to determine whose universe survives annihilation at the hands of the Brothers, a pair of powerful cosmic entities that represent the DC Universe and the Marvel Universe respectively.

The be-all end-all battle to determine who is the greatest warrior of any universe!

How does the fight go?

What a battle! Turns out the results of the battle were determined by the creative team.

OUTCOME: THOR WINS.

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CAPTAIN MARVEL IN COMICS

In ‘All-New Collectors’ Edition’ (1978) Vol 1 C-58, Superman faces Captain Marvel (Shazam) for the first time in a comic book rumble!

Neat, huh?

In 'All-New Collectors' Edition' (1978) Vol 1 C-58, Superman faces Captain Marvel (Shazam)for the first time in a comic book rumble!
In ‘All-New Collectors’ Edition’ (1978) Vol 1 C-58, Superman faces Captain Marvel (Shazam) for the first time in a comic book rumble! Photo/DC Comics

NEXT COMIC BOOK BATTLE: SPIDER-MAN VS HULK. JULY 16TH.


SOURCES

Marvel Versus DC Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Billy Batson (New Earth) in DC Database.
Thor Odinson (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
The Brothers (Megaverse) in Marvel Database.
DC Histories: DC Versus Marvel in iFanboy.
All-New Collectors’ Edition Vol 1 C-58 in DC Database.

The Mightiest Punch! In The Modern Age Of Comics: Ranking (Part II)

Some rules:

  1. Only the four major companies: DC, Marvel, Image and Dark Horse were selected!
  2. Only the Modern Age of comic books from 1985 to the present.
  3. Punches were selected based on levels of power and importance in determining the outcome of events, not on importance only.
  4. Read rule 3. As a result, they included mostly 100-ton characters and above.
  5. 10 punches were selected for the title of The Mightiest Punch!
  6. The punches were weighed but must still be voted to determine which is The Mightiest Punch! In The Modern Age of Comic Books.

See Part I and Part III. Today, we go cosmic!

Captain Marvel, ‘Captain Marvel #6’ (2014)

Having faced the Spartax invasion of the refugee planet Torfa, Captain Marvel is ordered to blow up the Vibranium mines exploited by the Spartax that were poisoning the refugees. She punches her way out, blowing them up!

In 'Captain Marvel #6' (2014), Captain Marvel punches out Vibranium mines on the planet Torfa to repel a Spartax invasion.
Photo: ‘Captain Marvel #6’. Marvel Comics.

The Mightiest Punch! Super Feat:

Solar System

Super-Strength: Able to destroy planets, stars, and solar systems with their punches, attacks and lifting strength.
Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Universal Multiversal Boundless

Hellboy, ‘The Wild Hunt’ (2009)

Hellboy punches out a giant “somewhere” destroying the entire location in his refusal to wield Excalibur to save the world! Classic!

In 'Hellboy: The Wild Hunt Chapter 7' (2009), Hellboy punches out a giant in his refusal to wield Excalibur to save the world.
Photo: ‘Hellboy:The Wild Hunt Chapter 7’ (2009). Dark Horse Comics.

The Mightiest Punch! Super Feat:

Mountain

Super-Strength: Able to lift and destroy buildings, cities and mountains with their punches, attacks and lifting strength.
Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Universal Multiversal Boundless

Green Lantern, ‘Green Lantern #62’ (2011)

Green Lantern Hal Jordan battles Krona in Sector 2814 in his attempt to gather the Emotional Entities. Hal blast-punches Krona then imprisons him.

In 'Green Lantern #62' (2005), Green Lantern Hal Jordan punch-blasts Krona in its attempt to gather the Emotional Entities.
Photo: ‘Green Lantern #62’ (2005). DC Comics.

The Mightiest Punch! Super Feat:

Multiversal

Super-Strength: Able to destroy planets, stars, galaxies, universes and the multiverse with their punches, attacks and lifting strength.
Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Universal Multiversal Boundless

Infinity-Man, ‘Death Of The New Gods #7’

Infinity-Man “Prime Agent Of the Source’s Will” Punches Superman! An Attack That Earns Him Superman’s Earth-Shattering Punches!

In 'Death Of The New Gods #7' (2008), Infinity Man "The Prime Agent of the Source's Will" punches Superman!
Photo: ‘Death Of The New Gods #7’ (2008). DC Comics.

The Mightiest Punch! Super Feat:

Universal

Super-Strength: Able to lift and destroy planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe with their attacks and lifting strength.
Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Universal Multiversal Boundless

Stay tuned for the next last two multiverse-shattering punches of The Mightiest Punch! In The Modern Age of Comics.