Feat: Shazam, ‘Justice League of America’ #8

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SHAZAM (BILLY BATSON)
PRIME EARTH

In ‘Justice League of America’ (2013) #8, titled “Paradise Lost”, Shazam performs a super strength feat. The Justice League has been imprisoned in prisons that are actually illusions created by the Crime Syndicate with technology. Finding Shazam’s prison, J’onn is engaged in a fight. During the fight, Shazam at full power punches Martian Manhunter who is at less than half strength.

How much super strength does it take for Shazam to punch Martian Manhunter at less than half strength?

In ‘Justice League’ (2013) #8, titled “Paradise Lost”, Martian Manhunter performs a super strength feat. During the fight, Shazam at full power punches Martian Manhunter who is at less than half strength. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SHAZAM STATED TO BE AT FULL POWER PUNCHED MARTIAN MANHUNTER 10 METERS AWAY DRAWING BLOOD.

SHAZAM GENERATED 5.1145083*10^27 NEWTONS OF FORCE, WITH 5.1145083*10^28 JOULES OF WORK, THE EQUIVALENT OF 144477.635593 TIMES THE SUN’S GRAVITATIONAL FORCE ON PRIME EARTH. ENOUGH TO SHATTER A LARGE PLANET.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

SOLAR SYSTEM

Super Strength: Solar System 67%

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Shazam has been imprisoned in a prison by the Crime Syndicate that turns out to be an illusion. Martian Manhunter states Shazam is at full power whereas J’onn is at less than half strength.

We will use this statement to estimate J’onn being at less than half strength.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER’S SUPER STRENGTH



In ‘Action Comics’ (2014) #34, Superman and Martian Manhunter together manage to slow the descent of the Brainiac Mothership that was descending on Earth at 36000 miles per hour.

In ‘Action Comics’ (2014) #34, Superman and Martian Manhunter together slow down the Brainiac Mothership that was descending on Earth at 36000 miles per hour. AP Photo/DC Comics.

We will use this feat to calculate Martian Manhunter at less than half strength.

NUMBER CRUNCHING



In the issue, it is stated that the Brainiac Mothership is bigger than Earth. Let’s estimate it to be twice the size of Earth. K2-18b exoplanet has been found to be 2.6 times the Earth’s radius and 8.6 times its mass. If we assume the Brainiac Mothership to be the size of K2-18b, then its mass is roughly 8.6 times the mass of Earth. Let’s calculate the kinetic energy of the Brainiac Mothership.

KE = (1/2)(mv2) = (5.972 × 10^24 x 8.6)(16093.44)^2) = 1.3301972*10^34 J. Let’s calculate the gravitational force F. Then, since both Superman and Martian Manhunter contributed, we divide the force by two.

F = Gm1m2/r2 = (6.67 × 10^-11 m3/kg s2)(8.6)(5.972 × 10^24 kg)^2)/(2*10^12 m) = 1.0229017*10^28 N.

To find the strength of Martian Manhunter at less than half strength, we divide by two.

Shazam at full power = Martian Manhunter at less than half strength = 1.0229017*10^28 N/2 < 5.1145083*10^27 N.

Then we calculate the work done punching J’onn 10 meters away which is 5.1145083*10^28 J. This super strength is more than the gravitational force of the sun on Earth. This means Shazam is less strong than Martian Manhunter at half power but probably at least Planetary Level.

SUPER STRENGTH



Shazam generated 5.1145083*10^27 N of force at full power to punch Martian Manhunter at less than half strength 10 meters away making him bleed. Shazam had to generate a Solar System Level of Super Strength since he likely hit Martian Manhunter with a punch 144477.635593 times greater than the gravitational force of the sun on Earth.

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Calculations for Shazam, Justice League of America’ #8

Mass Of Sol = 5.972 × 10^24 kg.
Gravitational Force Of Sun On Earth = 3.54*10^22 N

KE = (1/2)(mv2) = (5.972 × 10^24 x 8.6)(16093.44)^2) = 1.3301972*10^34 J.
F = Gm1m2/r2 = (6.67 × 10^-11 m3/kg s2)(8.6)(5.972 × 10^24 kg)^2)/(2*10^12 m) = 1.0229017*10^28 N.
Shazam at full power = Martian Manhunter at less than half strength = 1.0229017*10^28 N/2 < 5.1145083*10^27 N.
Work done = 5.1145083*10^27 N * 10 m = 5.1145083*10^28 J.
Comparison = (5.1145083*10^27 N)/(3.54*10^22 N) = 144477.635593.

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SOURCES

Justice League of America Vol 3 8 in DC Database.
This exoplanet, twice the size of the Earth, may have right conditions for life in The Economic Times.

Battles Of The Week: Cyborg vs Grid (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “FOREVER HEROES”

Cyborg convinces Dr. Magnus to re-activate the damaged Metal Men. The objective is to take on Grid who has taken over the Internet. Grid a sentient virus implanted in Cyborg that became alive and separated from Cyborg, forming a new cybernetic being.

Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men attack Grid near Happy Harbor. During the battle, Cyborg takes on Grid in a battle that warps reality!

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

IN THE “FOREVER EVIL” EVENT, CYBORG BATTLES GRID IN A BATTLE THAT WARPS REALITY!
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Grid incinerates Mercury and removes his responsometer. AP Photo/DC Comics

Enter the two contestants near Happy Harbor, Rhode Island. On the left side is Cyborg and on the right side is Grid.

Let’s look at the stats.

CYBORG – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: GALAXY
FIGHTING SKILLS: PEAK HUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • Mind Control.
  • Missing Eye.
GRID – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER-SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: INVENTOR
WEAKNESSES
  • Power Limitation.
  • No Physical Body.
  • Restricted Senses.

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THE FIGHT

Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men attack Grid near Happy Harbor. Grid retaliates with the Secret Society. After the death of Mercury, the battle is on between Cyborg and Grid.

The battle to decide who is the true cyborg!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Cyborg and Grid in a stalemate with their sonic cannons. After an explosion, Grid connects to Cyborg’s forehead and sends him into the digital dimension.

CYBORG ENERGY MANIPULATION – EXPLOSION ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS – 5 DAMAGE PTS = 1 DAMAGE PT.
GRID ENERGY MANIPULATION + REALITY WARPING – EXPLOSION ATTACKS = 6 DAMAGE PTS + 8 DAMAGE PTS – 5 DAMAGE PTS = 9 DAMAGE PTS.




On the following pages, Cyborg lands a reality-warping attack by destroying Grid’s digital body. Grid recovers and lands three reality-warping attacks by scratching and destroying Cyborg’s digital body..

CYBORG REALITY-WARPING – REGENERATION ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS – 3 DAMAGE PTS = 5 DAMAGE PTS.
GRID REALITY-WARPING ATTACKS x 3 = 24 DAMAGE PTS.




The battle kicks into high gear when Grid turns Cyborg into his human form with reality-warping attacks. Accepting his human form, Cyborg deals Grid with one final reality-warping attack, disconnecting Grid by leaving it in the dark. Then, Grid goes offline.

GRID REALITY-WARPING + INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 11 DAMAGE PTS.
CYBORG REALITY-WARPING + BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS + 6 DAMAGE PTS = 14 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


CYBORG’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-71 DAMAGE PTS.

-(71 DAMAGE PTS * 1200*10^15 bytes * 7,500,000 J/day * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J * 10^12 bytes) = -152142.857143 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN

GRID’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-17 DAMAGE PTS.

-(17 DAMAGE PTS * 1200*10^15 bytes * 7,500,000 J/day * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J * 10^12 bytes) = -36428.5714286 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CONTINENT

OUTCOME: CYBORG WINS BY DIGITAL SHUTDOWN

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CYBORG IN COMICS

‘DC Comics Presents’ (1980) #26, titled “Where Nightmares Begin”, marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. Robin arrives on the scene of a terrorist siege at S.T.A.R. Labs. Before Robin can act, his future teammates Cyborg, Raven and Starfire appear to him in a vision at Titans Tower. At the end of the issue, it is revealed Raven gave Robin a vision of the future.

The issue was created by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman.

DC Comics Presents' (1980) #26, titled "Where Nightmares Begin", marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity.
DC Comics Presents’ (1980) #26 marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Justice League Vol 2 29 in DC Database.
Victor Stone (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
Grid (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
DC Comics Presents Vol 1 26 in DC Database.

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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Ultraman, ‘Forever Evil’ #3

SOURCES

Forever Evil Vol 1 3 in DC Database.

DC Day Series: The Metal Men’s Mission In ‘Forever Evil’

DC DAY SERIES

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg meets the Metal Men to aid him in combating a new threat!
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg meets the Metal Men to aid him in combating a new threat! Photo/DC Comics

IN NEW 52

DR. MAGNUS ACTIVATES THE METAL MEN

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg meets the Metal Men to aid him in combating a new threat! Photo/DC Comics

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg prepares Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men for ‘Forever Evil.’ In his robotics lab, Dr. Magnus argues the Metal Men were designed for rescue missions. Though their metals were durable, their minds and their hearts could not endure the reaction with Chemo. They were a failure. Dr. Magnum states they were not meant to replace the Justice League.

Cyborg argues that the purpose of the Metal Men was to save lives. With the Justice League M.I.A., the Metal Men are the only ones who can stop ‘Forever Evil.’ As Cyborg speaks, Dr. Magnus activates the Metal Men. The Metal Men come online.

CYBORG, MEET THE METAL MEN!

The Metal Men greet Cyborg. Tin comes online and states he vaguely remembers what happened. Dr. Magnus tells him he saved “hundreds of people.”1 Gold remembers “our bodies were destroyed” and states they were expensive.1 Platinum thanks Dr. Magnus for bringing them back online. Iron notices Cyborg and asks whether he is a robot or a man. Lead states “I think he’s… both.”1 He asks Cyborg how much he can bench-press. Mercury panics and starts wondering if Cyborg is the future, where robots are merged with human beings to create monsters.

This is the problem that A.I. raises as humanity is developing more advanced robotics. Gold, the most curious and the most scientifically-concerned, asked whether Cyborg is made of Silver? Mercury asks if it’s Mercury. Iron remarks “it looks stronger than titanium.”1 Lead wonders if Iron is stronger. Dr. Magnus interjects asking for the Metal Men to let Cyborg tell them. Cyborg introduces himself and tells them “my body is made of Promethium.”1 He states he asked Dr. Magnus to reactivate them because he needs help with ‘Forever Evil.’

 

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, the Metal Men ask what Cyborg's body is made of.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, the Metal Men ask what Cyborg’s body is made of. Photo/DC Comics

‘FOREVER EVIL’

Cyborg reveals the threat of ‘Forever Evil.’ “A few months ago,” the Justice League was infiltrated by one of the members of the Crime Syndicate, “a super-shrinker named Atomica.” She had come to join the Justice League and prepare the world for the arrival of the Crime Syndicate.

Atomica revealed to Cyborg he was a traitor. She made contact with “a sentient computer virus” inside Cyborg named Grid. Grid took control of Cyborg’s cybernetic body and ripped him off of it. A portal was opened and the Crime Syndicate arrived.

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg narrates the events of 'Forever Evil.'
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg narrates the events of ‘Forever Evil.’ Photo/DC Comics

The Crime Syndicate arrived. Grid took control of the world’s communications and computers. Grid took control of the Internet so anything connected to a network was under the control of the Crime Syndicate.

Cyborg reveals the reason the world needs the Crime Syndicate is because they can operate “independently of any other computer system.”1 That means, Grid “won’t be able to access [their] responsometers and take control.”1

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg narrates the events of ‘Forever Evil.’ Photo/DC Comics

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THE METAL MEN’S MISSION IN ‘FOREVER EVIL’

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men make their stand against Grid near Happy Harbor.

Cyborg and Dr. Magnus arrive near Happy Harbor transported by the Metal Men. Cyborg reveals the Metal Men’s mission in ‘Forever Evil’: to help him make a stand against Grid.

Iron advises Dr. Magnus that “[he] should get clear and out of sight” and that the city “is too dangerous for humans.”1 Dr. Magnus, remembering the Metal Men’s deaths at the hands of Chemo, states he will go down together with them, this time. Perhaps, he has learnt to consider other species as worthy of life.

Gold asks Cyborg how to get Grid’s attention. Cyborg reveals that Grid thinks Cyborg is dead. Instead, they are going on the offensive.

NEXT: THE METAL MEN TAKE ON GRID. DECEMBER 7TH.

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SOURCES

Justice League Vol 2 29 in DC Database.
Forever Evil in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Justice League #29.