“Justice League: The Darkseid War (DC Essential Edition)” Review

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Justice League: The Darkseid War (DC Essential Edition) collects the entire “Darkseid War” storyline in this new Essential Edition, featuring brand-new cover art! For new readers and longtime fans, this is a definitive entry point to the DC Universe’s vast library.

Years ago the Justice League first formed to stop Darkseid and his parademon army from invading Earth. Now Darkseid will once again make the planet a war zone, as Earth becomes the front line in his battle with the Anti-Monitor, a universe-devouring creature who can reduce whole planets to rubble. To stop their planet from becoming collateral damage in this war of gods, the Justice League must uncover the secrets of the New Gods and learn the hidden truth behind the Anti-Monitor’s identity and his history with Darkseid.

WRITER AND ARTISTS

From writer Geoff Johns (Doomsday Clock) and acclaimed illustrators Jason Fabok (Detective Comics) and Francis Manapul (The Flash) comes the epic event that changed the Justice League forever. Collects Justice League #40-50, Justice League: The Darkseid War Special and DC Sneak Peek: Justice League.

The DC Essential Edition series highlights the best standalone stories the medium has to offer, featuring comics’ greatest characters. These trade paperback editions focus on the easiest entry points DC has in its vast library, with seminal, groundbreaking tales that transcend the printed page. Start with the Essentials.

Critically, “Justice League: The Darkseid War (DC Essential Edition)” (2018), is the best story of the New 52. Importantly, it features star-studded talent in a story of epic proportions. To this end, the Justice League faces a threat beyond the DC multiverse that brings an overwhelming darkness.

Together, critically-acclaimed writer Geoff Johns and a team of artists collaborate on the story. Though dark, the writing shines on the powerful narration by its strong female characters. Though, there are unexpected twists … and a baby! Nevertheless, the art in the book is characteristic of the New 52: big, bold, innovative and multi-dimensional. Moreover, Darkseid vs Anti-Monitor!

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  • “Justice League: The Darkseid War (DC Essential Edition).”
  • Publisher: DC Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 376 pages.
  • Paperback format available.
  • Kindle and Comixology formats available.
  • Publication Date: October 9, 2018.

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To begin, this comics foreshadows the end of the New 52. Mysteriously, the menace of the Darkseid War looms. Indeed, Darkseid and Anti-Monitor battle over Grail. However, the battle ends in a disaster. Though, a prophecy is later fulfilled. In terms of storyline, the Darkseid War is the most tightly-crafted event of the New 52.

Importantly, the comic is excellent for your collection. Definitely, you will love the modern color palette, the surreal style of art and the characters’ imposing physiques. Indeed, this is the DC Essential Edition to build your comic collection.

This product has excellent reviews and has 495 ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.7 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

One customer review said: “So, five stars for character diversity and cohesion, excellent graphical and excellent /art plus epic story with feels, shocks, twists and turns, great flow or pacing and it’s all practically priced under $5 (at time of this writing). Enjoy!”

In addition, there were seven negative global ratings. One negative review mentioned an incorrect product delivery: “Seller’s description was for the Omnibus edition, not the essential it was setting. Since Trade Paper Backs reprint different materials, this edition had around 200 pages less than advertised. Attempts to communicate with the seller (Book Depository) were given generic replies of “editions change.” Unfortunately, this isn’t a different edition. Its a different book that shares some content with the one in the description.”

Overall, this graphic novel was great.

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OUR PRODUCT REVIEW RATING:


I recommend this comic as the best graphic novel of the New 52 continuity.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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DC vs Marvel: 5 Reasons Why Superman Is Stronger Than Hulk

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SUPERMAN AND HULK HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR INFINITE STRENGTH

In 'Superman Beyond' (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel lift the Book of Limbo, a book with an infinite number of pages.
In ‘Final Crisis: Superman Beyond’ (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel lift the Book of Limbo, a book with an infinite number of pages. AP Photo/DC Comics.

At DC and Marvel, Superman and Hulk are the top two powerhouses in terms of super strength. Previously, we showcased five feats where Superman demonstrated the potential for infinite super strength. At the same time, Hulk has shown on many occasions feats of infinite power. To find out about Hulk’s time travel feat, visit THE Marvel Universe Strength Hierarchy Ranks The Top 10 Heroes And Villains By The Potential For Infinite Strength.

Over the years, flaming wars have raged over who is the stronger: the Last Son of Krypton or the Green Behemoth. Indeed, if Superman has near-limitless strength, the madder Hulk gets, the stronger he gets. Though they are in the same strength class, let’s list five reasons why Superman may be stronger.

5 REASONS WHY SUPERMAN IS STRONGER THAN HULK

5. GREATER WILLPOWER

In Action Comics (1987) #589, Superman increases the GL energy beam by 20 percent with his willpower.
In Action Comics (1987) #589, Superman increases the GL energy beam by 20 percent with his willpower. DC Comics.

To begin, one of Superman’s greatest strengths in his fights is his willpower. Despite overwhelming odds, Superman never backs down but continues fighting. Over the years, it has been explained that Superman has some of the strongest willpowers in the DC Universe. At one point, Superman was a candidate to receive a Green Lantern ring. In Action Comics (1987) #589, Superman and the Green Lanterns fight a mount of dirt. In an assault, Superman adds his willpower to the GL beams, increasing it by 20 percent.

Though Hulk also has unbelievable willpower. However, in most incarnations, he lacks the corresponding intelligence. And in a battle against such a savage foe, willpower is everything.

4. STRONGER ENEMIES

In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2004) #13, Superman is angry at the death of Kara Zor-El and battles Darkseid. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Notably, this argument is debatable. Indeed, Hulk regularly meets with top-tier and cosmic-level foes. Some of them include the U-Foes, Abomination, High Evolutionary, Silver Surfer, Thor, Sentry, Galaxy Master and even Marvel Zeus. However, Hulk has suffered from low-quality opponents. Due to his baseline strength being lower, Hulk has had trouble with street-level opponents. For example, Spider-Man once knocked out Hulk with a punch.

In the Post-Crisis continuity, Superman more often fights opponents in his strength class. Many are Superman-level, but others like Darkseid, Brainiac 13, Fernus, Imperiex, Dominus and Mandrakk are Planetary, Universal to Multiversal-level threats.

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3. BETTER LIFTING FEATS

In 'Superman Beyond' (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel lift the Book of Limbo, a book with an infinite number of pages.
In ‘Final Crisis: Superman Beyond’ (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel lift the Book of Limbo, a book with an infinite number of pages. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Perhaps, one department of super strength that truly separates Superman and Hulk is lifting feats. Unquestionably, Hulk has better striking feats. In fact, his punches often explode with the force of bombs, or turn back time.

However, Superman may outclass Hulk in raw strength. On two occasions, he has pushed past the boundaries of infinity. In Final Crisis: Superman Beyond (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel/Shazam lift the Book of Limbo. Indeed, it contains infinite pages all occupying the same space. On another occasion, Superman lifted eternity. In JLA/Spectre: Soul War (2003) #1, Superman and Wonder Woman lift Spectre.

2. SAVING THE DAY

In ‘Justice League’ (2019) #25, in a battle against the World Forger, Superman breaches the Sixth Dimension and shatters the Forger’s Multiverse creation with a punch. AP Photo/DC Comics.

In Superman, The Greatest Story, I argue that Superman is the strongest hero. Both on the strength of his story and by feats. What really makes Superman work, is that he is the quintessential American superhero. In fact, Superman always saves the day. In part, it is due to his willpower. Also, it is due to his humanity. Indeed, proving that super strength is also a matter of determination.

Though, Hulk also is a superhero. However, he lacks at times his humanity. In fact, a factor that may mean life or death in a crisis.

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1. BETTER FIGHTER

In Superman/Batman (2005) #23, Superman uses pressure points on a Kryptonite-Man-possessed Batman.
In Superman/Batman (2005) #23, Superman uses pressure points on a Kryptonite-Man-possessed Batman.

When it comes to fighting, both superheroes have had a bad reputation. Over the years, Hulk has been viewed as a mindless brute. At the same time, Superman has often fought like a brawler. Generally, Superman is the better fighter. Post-Crisis, he has received combat training from Mongul, Batman and Wonder Woman.

In Superman/Batman (2005) #23, Superman uses the pressure point technique against a Kryptonite-Man possessed Batman. In addition, Superman has mastered the Infinite Mass Punch. Recently, in Rebirth, Superman performed the speedblitz on Doomsday.

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REFERENCES

Final Crisis: Superman Beyond Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 589 in DC Database.
Superman/Batman Vol 1 13 in DC Database.
JLA/The Spectre: Soul War Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Justice League Vol 4 25 in DC Database.
Superman/Batman Vol 1 23 in DC Database.

DC Day: The Evolution Of Green Lantern Jessica Cruz From New 52 Into Rebirth

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In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #12, Jessica Cruz faces Darkseid at full power. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN REDEMPTION

NEW 52: JESSICA CRUZ DEVELOPED PTSD FROM AN ATTACK BY MOBSTERS

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #31, Jessica Cruz becomes the new Power Ring. Four years ago, Jessica and her friends went on a hunting trip. On the way, they stumbled upon mobsters who were burying a body. Murderously, they decided to not leave witnesses and shot Jessica’s friends. Incredibly, Jessica managed to escape. Consequently, the young girl developed anxiety and PTSD from her trauma. As a result, she has locked herself in her room for four years.

Sinisterly, the Ring of Volthoom has revealed these things to her. Upon the death of Harold Jordan of the Crime Syndicate, the Ring has chosen her as its new host. In fact, her fear attracted it to her, a weapon it can use for destruction. When Jessica shoots the Ring with a shotgun, it only becomes angrier. Violently, the Ring forces itself upon her finger. Later, in control, Jessica realizes she needs help. Fortunately, the Doom Patrol offers to help.

In 'Justice League' (2014) #31, the Ring of Volthoom chooses Jessica Cruz as the new Power Ring.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #31, the Ring of Volthoom chooses Jessica Cruz as the new Power Ring. AP Photo/DC Comics.

NEW 52: DURING DARKSEID WAR, JESSICA CRUZ BECOMES A GREEN LANTERN

In ‘Justice League’ (2015) #41, Grail summons Anti-Monitor. After an attack on the Justice League, Green Lantern and Power Ring are on the scene. While Jessica is on crowd control, Hal confronts Grail. However, during the battle Grail breaks Hal’s willpower. Instead, Grail uses the Ring of Volthoom to summon Anti-Monitor to Prime Earth. In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #47, the Justice League breaks the Crime Syndicate out of Belle Reve. Cyborg, Power Ring, Mister Miracle and Big Barda break into the penitentiary.

Unfortunately, proximity to the Crime Syndicate causes Jessica to lose control and for the ring to possess her body and mind. Then, Jessica becomes Volthoom. Nevertheless, when Cyborg attempts to override the ring, Volthoom activates the Grid virus. In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #49, Jessica’s mind is trapped inside the Ring of Volthoom. Previously, at Belle Reve, Cyborg downloaded his consciousness into the ring as a contingency plan to help Jessica.

In 'Justice League' (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz regains control of Power Ring to save Flash in one second.
In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz regains control of Power Ring to save Flash in one second. AP Photo/DC Comics.

In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz becomes Sector 2814’s new Green Lantern. Inside the ring, Cyborg describes the ring’s programming as 0s, 1s and fear.

Fortunately, Cyborg manages to hack the tech in time for Jessica to save Flash from the Black Racer in one second. Seemingly, Jessica is killed by the Black Racer. In reality, we learn Black Racer has claimed the life of Volthoom. For her ability to overcome great fear, Jessica is chosen as Sector 2814’s new Green Lantern.

In 'Justice League' (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz becomes Sector 2814's new Green Lantern.
In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz becomes Sector 2814’s new Green Lantern. AP Photo/DC Comics.

REBIRTH: DURING JUSTICE LEAGUE: ODYSSEY, JESSICA CRUZ DIES AND IS RESURRECTED AS AN OMEGA LANTERN

Previously, the Guardians of the Universe assigned Jessica Cruz to the Ghost Sector. In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #1, Cyborg, Jessica Cruz, Starfire and Azrael head to space to confront a new menace. In the Ghost Sector, thousands of shrunken planets imprisoned on Colu have been released into the universe. Initially, Starfire joins the team in order to investigate the return of her home world Tamaran. However, the Ghost Sector, is a highly unstable region of space. Sinisterly, Darkseid offers to help the Justice League Odyssey. In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #12, Darkseid reaches his full power. Previously, Darkseid had been born into baby from Superwoman in “Darkseid War.”

Slowly, he manipulated Hypertime to assemble the Justice League Odyssey and build Sepulkore. Using Starfire to activate the station, Darkseid soon returns to full power. While Cyborg, Starfire and Azrael have been converted into New Gods, only Jessica Cruz opposes Darkseid’s return. At four percent ring power, Jessica delivers Darkseid a devastating punch. Powerfully, Darkseid responds with a backhand that leaves Jessica on the floor, close to death. With one final blast of his Omega Effect, Darkseid reduces the Green Lantern to ashes and bones. In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #13, the Omega Effect resurrects Jessica as an Omega Lantern.

In 'Justice League Odyssey' (2019) #13, Jessica Cruz becomes an Omega Lantern.
In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #13, Jessica Cruz becomes an Omega Lantern. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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REBIRTH: JESSICA CRUZ BECOMES A YELLOW LANTERN AND JOINS THE SINESTRO CORPS

In 'Green Lantern 2021 Annual' (2021), Jessica Cruz becomes a Yellow Lantern.
In ‘Green Lantern 2021 Annual’ (2021), Jessica Cruz becomes a Yellow Lantern. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Justice League Odyssey Vol 1 12 in DC Database.
Justice League Vol 2 31 in DC Database.
Justice League Vol 2 41 in DC Database.
Justice League #47 in Comic Vine.
Justice League #49 in Comic Vine.
Justice League #50 in Comic Vine.
Justice League Odyssey: The Ghost Sector #1 in Comic Vine.
Everything You Need to Know About ‘Justice League Odyssey’ in Comicbook.com.
Justice League Odyssey Vol 1 13 in DC Database.
Green Lantern 2021 Annual Vol 6 1 in DC Database.
Justice League: The Darkseid War in DC Database.

“Countdown To Final Crisis #2” Review

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“Countdown To Final Crisis” (2008) #2. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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The big battle that it’s all been leading to is here: Jimmy Olsen against Darkseid! As these titans clash, Metropolis falls around them! But can even the super-powered Jimmy stand against the villainous New God?

In a few words,”Countdown To Final Crisis #2″ is a turning point for the New Gods. Briefly, it tells of the prophecy that Orion would one day slay his father Darkseid. Today is that day!

Amazingly, the artistic team collaborates to bring dramatic non-stop action. Witness the end of an iconic villain and the rise of a new world!

This is an event you do not want to miss. Share this comic to fans of Darkseid as well as the New Gods and to comic collectors. It is definitely worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Darkseid! And Orion!

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  • “Countdown To Final Crisis #2.”
  • Publisher: DC Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 23 pages.
  • Kindle and Comixology formats available.
  • 15% discount with Comixology Unlimited.
  • Publication Date: April 16, 2008.
  • File Size: 21954 KB.

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In the Post-Crisis continuity, “Countdown To Final Crisis #2” is the final chapter in the New Gods saga: Orion vs Darkseid. Though their story continues in Final Crisis, the Fourth World is destroyed, the New Gods are dead. Only, they come back in human bodies to herald the Fifth World.

Moreover, the comic is penciled in a Kirby-esque style. Perfectly, it punctuates Darkseid’s and Orion’s vicious fight with large panels and explosions. Definitely, the Comixology format is recommended for this battle.

In addition, this product has 1 rating of 5 out of 5. But, there are no reviews with the rating.

Overall, this graphic novel was great.

CONCLUSION


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I recommend this comic as the final chapter in the New God saga before Final Crisis.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Battles Of The Week: Orion vs Darkseid (Hero vs Villain)

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Paul Dini, Sean McKeever, Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins.

SYNOPSIS FOR “DARKSEID EQUALS DEATH”

In an attempt to create the Fifth World, the Great Disaster has fallen. Not even the gargantuan might of Jimmy Olsen is sufficient to hold Darkseid in check.

Suddenly, Orion Boom Tubes in Metropolis. To this end, he has come to fulfill the prophecy of Darkseid’s death at his hands.

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ORION BOOM TUBES IN METROPOLIS TO DUEL TO THE DEATH WITH DARKSEID!
In 'Countdown To Final Crisis' (2008) #2, Orion boom-tubes in Metropolis to duel with Darkseid.
In ‘Countdown To Final Crisis’ (2008) #2, Orion boom-tubes in Metropolis to duel with Darkseid. AP Photo/DC Comics

Enter the contestants in Metropolis. On the left side is Orion, the Dog of War and on the right side is Darkseid, the God of Evil.

Let’s look at the stats.

ORION – NEW EARTH
Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Multiversal 92%
Durability: Universal 83%
Energy Projection: Universal 83%
Fighting Skills: Warrior Madness 83%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mother Box.
  • Astro Harness.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Radion.
  • Berserker Rage.
DARKSEID – NEW EARTH
Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Multiversal 92%
Durability: Universal 83%
Energy Projection: Universal 83%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Cosmic 51%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mother Box.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Radion.
  • Dependency on X-element.
  • Phobia: Fear of his father Yuga Khan.

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THE FIGHT

In the issue, Darkseid seeks to create the Fifth World on Earth no matter the cost. Suddenly, Orion boom-tubes on Earth. According to the prophecy, this is the day Orion kills Darkseid!

The battle to decide who is the New God

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Orion blasting Darkseid with the Astro Foce. Soon, it creates a giant blast in space.

ORION UNIVERSE-BUSTING + EXPLOSION ATTACKS: 12+ DAMAGE PTS + 5 DAMAGE PTS = 17 DAMAGE PTS.





Previously, Orion and Darkseid battled in the explosion. Then, Darkseid hit Orion on the head. On the following page, Darkseid hit Orion on the back with the Omega Effect. On the four next pages, Orion is incinerated and lies on the ground beneath Darkseid’s boots. On the next two pages, Orion frees himself and lands three punches on Darkseid. Pummeling him, Orion has Darkseid on the receiving end on the ground.

ORION BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x3): 1 DAMAGE PT (x3) = 3 DAMAGE PTS.
DARKSEID BLUNT FORCE (x3) + UNIVERSE-BUSTING ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PTS (x3) + 12+ DAMAGE PTS = 15 DAMAGE PTS.




On the final pages, Orion rips out Darkseid’s heart. After, Darkseid disappears in a giant explosion.

ORION INTERNAL BLEEDING + EXPLOSION ATTACKS: 4 DAMAGE PTS + 5 DAMAGE PTS = 9 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Orion wins leaving behind Darkseid’s ashes.

TOTAL


ORION’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-15 DAMAGE PTS
Total Entropy Of The Universe = (3.1 × 10^104)(k) = 4.2800104*10^81 J*K^-1.
Temperature Of Universe = 2.73 K.

-(15 DAMAGE PTS * 4.2800104*10^81 J*K^-1 * 2.73 K * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -4.1730101*10^73 PTS * Ton of TNT. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0004-637X/710/2/1825/pdf

DURABILITY: GALAXY

Durability: Galaxy 75%

DARKSEID’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-29 DAMAGE PTS
Strong Force Of A Particle = 2.40326493*10^-7 J.
Strong Force Of Universe = = (2.40326493 × 10-7 J)(3.28 x 10^80).= 5.586709*10^81 J.

-(29 DAMAGE PTS * 5.586709*10^81 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -8.0678196*10^73 PTS * Ton of TNT. https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/a-strength-test-for-the-strong-force

DURABILITY: DEATH

Durability: Death 1%

OUTCOME: ORION WINS BY DEATH.

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DARKSEID IN COMICS

‘Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen’ (1970) #134, titled “The Mountain Of Judgment!”, marks the first cameo appearance of Darkseid in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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ORION BOOM TUBES IN METROPOLIS TO DUEL TO THE DEATH WITH DARKSEID!
In 'Countdown To Final Crisis' (2008) #2, Orion boom-tubes in Metropolis to duel with Darkseid.
In ‘Countdown To Final Crisis’ (2008) #2, Orion boom-tubes in Metropolis to duel with Darkseid. AP Photo/DC Comics

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90s-00s JLA STORYLINES RANKED BEST TO GOOD

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: “JLA: TOWER OF BABEL” (2000).

Collects ‘JLA’ #43-46.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 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.

“JLA: Tower Of Babel” is a classic JLA story. Really, it showcased at the time, why the Justice League was DC’s premiere superhero team. True, Superman may function as the first among equals. Though, Batman is revealed to be the most dangerous man on DC Earth.

Certainly, it is a case of Bat-god Syndrome. The main plot of the story is the following: Eco-terrorist Ra’s Al Ghul has hacked Batman’s contingency plans. In his paranoia, the Dark Knight had developed over the years contingency plans. In effect, they were intended to neutralize each member of the Justice League, should they ever go rogue. Of course, when the plans are enacted, disaster ensues.

Mark Waid and Howard Porter collaborate on this timeless story. Without a doubt, what makes it work is the larger-than-life feel of the pencils. Porter’s lines are crisp, athletic and the coloring brings movement to life. The consequences of the story arc lead directly into “JLA: Divided We Fall.”

Overall, this is the best Post-Crisis JLA story. Moreover, Batman fans will geek-out at Bat-god in the loose adaptation Justice League: Doom available on Blu-ray.

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BEST: “IDENTITY CRISIS” (2004).

Collects ‘Identity Crisis’ #1-7.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In 2004, Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales crafted “Identity Crisis.” To date, no JLA story has been more controversial. In his “Guide,” Sam Stone at CBR.com argues the crossover event drove deep wounds within the superhero community. Indeed, its ramifications bled into the darker universe of “The OMAC Project” and Geoff Johns’ “Infinite Crisis.”

Chiefly, “Identity Crisis” is near the top of this list because of its inter-connectedness and the insurmountable danger it poses. The JLA is expert at handling crises, alien invasions, wars and natural disasters. However, moral dilemmas are another matter entirely. Simply put, what happens when the greatest DC Universe heroes are put before a secret involving questionable moral choices and tragedy?

While Rags Morales’ art shows the urgency of the situation, Brad Meltzer goes through the thought processes of its heroes in the narration. Then, what we are facing is a murder mystery that promises to rip through the relationships in the DC Universe. So, who wiped Doctor Light’s mind? Also, who wiped Batman’s mind? Finally, who is at fault? If these questions spring more dramatic events in the future, the story arc ends with a twist.

To sum, this is ethics put to the test of DC’s elite metahumans and gods. Precisely, it is why it belongs at the top of the list as one of DC Comics’ most thought-provoking stories. Definitely, this story is an essential JLA story.

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BEST: ‘JUSTICE’ (2005-2007).

Collects ‘Justice’ #1-12. *This limited series is not canon to DC Mainstream continuity.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 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.

‘Justice’ offers a flashback on previous Pre-Crisis JLA stories. In his 2009 interview with Newsarama, writer Jim Krueger revealed his inspiration for the 12-issue limited series. Specifically, Krueger intended a Super Friends vs Legion of Doom Silver Age story. And it showed the Silver Age elements resonated with fans. Indeed, ‘Justice’ #1 sold out upon its release.

Simply, the plot is straightforward. Motivated by dreams where the Justice League fails, members of the Legion of Doom assemble. In a few words, their plan is to destroy the JLA in order to better the world. Of course, it turns out their partnership is the result of manipulation by genius evil masterminds.

So, what makes ‘Justice’ work out is its ambition. By pitting against one another good superhero vs evil supervillain teams, Krueger crafts a “superhuman war.”1 More importantly, Alex Ross’s art is the central draw for the price of admission. Without a doubt, his photographic paintings create an experience worthy of the most timeless DC stories.

Definitely, this limited series is certainly a must-have for your JLA collection. In particular, fans of the Silver Age will love the classic feel of good vs evil.

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BEST: “JLA: EARTH-2” (2000).

*This story is a one-shot.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Decisively, “Crisis On Infinite Earths” put an end to the DC multiverse. However, the concept would resurface in continuity with “Zero Hour” and “Hypertime.” Largely because of Grant Morrison, the DC multiverse would surely come back. In a one-shot, “JLA: Earth-2” recounts the first multiversal meeting in Post-Crisis continuity. Per chance, the Justice League of America meets its antimatter counterpart from Earth-2, the Crime Syndicate of America.

Desperately, Lex Luthor, the unexpected hero from Earth-2, has come to the DC Primary Earth. Dangerously, he enlists the JLA to aid in fighting off the Crime Syndicate on Earth-2. Unfortunately, things do not go as planned. Eventually, the counterpart teams return to their respective worlds.

Definitely, one of the more polished JLA stories. In a CBR Exclusive, there is speculation that Earth-2 may originate from the Dark multiverse. Also, do not miss the animated movie Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (Two-Disc Special Edition).

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BEST: ‘JLA: YEAR ONE’ (1998).

Collects ‘JLA: Year One’ #1-12

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Over the years, DC Comics published the “Year One” line of titles. In Post-Crisis continuity, they serve as important origin stories to the greatest heroes in the DC Universe. Previously, in “’00s Batman Graphic Novels Ranked From Best To Worst,” we reviewed Batman graphic novels set in the “Batman: Year One” continuity.

To begin, ‘JLA: Year One’ is set ten years ago in the Post-Crisis continuity. In short, it is part origin story and part world-building. In a few words, the Justice League of America first forms in order to stop an Appelaxian alien invasion. Soon, the JLA are a sensation on Earth. Despite their obvious differences, the founding members who are Green Lantern, Flash, Black Canary, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter must learn to work together. However, trouble brews. As they uncover the clues of the secret organization known as Locus, the JLA soon learn there is a spy in their ranks.

Obviously, the JLA are DC’s A-list superhero team. Indeed, Morrison’s JLA immortalized the Big Seven: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. Here, what makes “Year One” work is the introduction of B and C-list heroes. Definitely, there is chemistry and even romance. In the final issue, is the grand finale with big splash pages of ensemble battles. Though, Brian Augustyn’s art suffers throughout the book due to a lack of distinctiveness.

Nevertheless, Mark Waid’s maxi-series is a fan favorite. Indeed, its blend of adventure, optimism and romance make for a fun experience. Definitely, this is essential JLA.

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GOOD: “JLA: ROCK OF AGES” (1998).

Collects ‘JLA’ #10-15

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Gloriously, “JLA: Rock Of Ages” is one of the most celebrated Justice League stories. In fact, the Morrison/Porter three and half year run has been touted the definitive JLA. In Grant Morrison’s JLA run, “Rock Of Ages” is the third story arc.

Storytelling-wise, Morrison’s story arc fits within a wider narrative. In effect, Morrison devised an alternate DC mythology with big sci-fi concepts and scale. This thread, of an impending crisis that threatens the entire DC multiverse, runs through Morrison’s story arcs. Dangerously, we envision a glimpse of that threat when Luthor and the Injustice Gang use the Worlogog to create an alternate future. In that future, Darkseid has imposed the Anti-Life Equation on New Genesis and Earth.

Critically speaking, the story appears bombastic. Yet, as the future would demonstrate, Morrison was erecting a Superman-centric universe. In “DC One Million,” that future comes to pass. Definitely, “JLA: Rock Of Ages” revealed DC’s most ambitious story yet.

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Comic Book Herald: Justice League Reading Order.


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JLA: Tower of Babel in DC Database.
Justice League: How Batman Took Down DC’s Mightiest Heroes in CBR.com.
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Identity Crisis in DC Database.
Identity Crisis: A Complete Guide to DC’s Most Controversial Crossover in CBR.com.
Justice Vol 1 in DC Database.
On Justice: Alex Ross Talks Justice in Newsarama.com.
DC’s “Justice” #1 Sells Out at DC Comics in CBR.com.
JLA: Earth-2 in DC Database.
Could DC’s Crime Syndicate Actually Originate From The Dark Multiverse? in CBR.com.
The 10 Best DC Year One Stories, Ranked in CBR.com.
JLA: Year One Vol 1 in DC Database.
JLA: Rock of Ages in DC Database.
Is Grant Morrison’s JLA the Definitive Justice League Comic? in DC Universe Infinite.

FOOTNOTES

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Super Power Explained: Male And Female Warriors And Superheroes Ranked That Performed Best To Worst Against Doomsday

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In 'Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey' (1994) #1, Doomsday faces the awesome might of Darkseid!
In ‘Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey’ (1994) #1, Doomsday faces the awesome might of Darkseid! Photo/DC Comics

In “Super Power Explained: Is The Omega Effect, Universal Or Multiversal In Power Level?,” we rated Darkseid’s Omega Effect. In a few words, Darkseid’s Omega Effect is Universal Level since it managed to kill Doomsday. However, due to Doomsday’s reactive evolution, the monster survived the onslaught. Dangerously, it nearly fatally injured Darkseid. To rate the super power, we looked at the destruction of Doomsday at the end of “Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey.” To sum, it took the entropy at the end of the DC Universe to kill the monster.

On this list, let’s rank those heroes and incarnations that have performed best to worst against the Ultimate in battle. In addition, let’s list the relevant issues.

BEST: POST-CRISIS SUPERMAN, ‘SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY: HUNTER/PREY’ (1994) #3

In 'Superman/Doomsday: Hunter Prey #3' (1994), Doomsday is taken to the end of time by Superman and Waverider.
In ‘Superman/Doomsday: Hunter Prey’ (1994) #3, Doomsday is taken to the end of time by Superman and Waverider. AP Photo/DC Comics.

In ‘Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey’ (1994) #3, Superman learns the origin of Doomsday from Waverider. 200,000 years ago, the Ultimate was born on Krypton from genetic engineering by a scientist named Bertron.

Despite Mother Box’s amps, Superman is no match for Doomsday. In effect, his reactive adaptation enables him to evolve to counter Superman’s attack. And, his power of immortality prevents Superman from killing him in the same way twice.

Nevertheless, using Waverider’s Temporal Transporter, Superman transports Doomsday to the end of the universe. There, entropy effectively kills Doomsday. Then, a reconstituted Waverider transports Superman back to the present.

Clearly, one of Superman’s clearest victories. Here, Superman used both brawn and brain to put down the monster. Definitely, it belongs at the top of the list.

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BEST: NEW 52 SUPERMAN, ‘SUPERMAN: DOOMED’ (2014) #1

In 'Superman: Doomed' (2014) #1, Superman rips Doomsday in half in Smallville.
In ‘Superman: Doomed’ (2014) #1, Superman rips Doomsday in half in Smallville. AP Photo/DC Comics.

During the New 52, Doomsday resurfaced as a plague. Terrifyingly, the monster was stealing sentient life forces. To this end, it was in order to be powerful enough to fight Superman.

In ‘Superman: Doomed’ (2014) #1, Superman and Wonder Woman hunted down the creature in Botswana. However, it spent its time teleporting around the Earth. In fact, it was corrupting all life in its vicinity with its toxins.

Eventually, Superman confronts the menace in India. Then, he takes the fight to outer space. On Venus, Superman destroys the monster with a blast of heat vision. Back in Smallville, the monster follows the Man of Steel. In a vicious attack, Superman rips Doomsday in half, ending the threat.

Clearly, one of the most decisive victories against Doomsday. Definitely, a Herculean effort.

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GOOD: NEW 52 WONDER WOMAN, ‘SUPERMAN: DOOMED’ (2014) #1

In 'Superman: Doomed' (2014) #1, Wonder Woman rumbles against Doomsday.
In ‘Superman: Doomed’ (2014) #1, Wonder Woman rumbles against Doomsday. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Previously, Doomsday held Wonder Woman on the ropes in ‘Superman/Wonder Woman’ (2013) #1. Until Superman arrived on the scene. Then, Doomsday teleported away.

Similarly, in Round Two, the situation repeats in ‘Superman: Doomed’ (2014) #1. But, this time, Wonder Woman performs better against the plague. With a strike of her sword, Wonder Woman pierces Doomsday’s thorax. As a result, the monster releases deadly poison. Though Wonder Woman is infected, she continues the fight.

As Doomsday attacks, he is blasted by a dose of heat vision. In the nick of time, Superman has arrived to save his girlfriend. Strangely, before Superman can take down the monster, Doomsday teleports away. Perhaps, in fear of the Kryptonian.

Definitely, a victory for the Power Couple.

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GOOD: POST-CRISIS MAXIMA, ‘ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN’ (1992) #497

In 'Adventures of Superman' (1992) #497, Maxima battles Doomsday.
In ‘Adventures of Superman’ (1992) #497, Maxima battles Doomsday. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Promptly, it is time for a Maxima revival. Post-Crisis, the Queen of Almerac is a heavy hitter of the JLA. During “The Death of Superman,” Maxima and the Man of Steel were the only JLAers left standing against Doomsday.

A warrior-born, Maxima performed impressively against the creature. Though, her fierceness and her battle lust may have caused her undoing.

In her battle lust, Maxima removed a light pole from its base. With the gasoline gushing from a nearby gas station, the sparks from the light pole caused a huge explosion. Caught in the explosion, Maxima and Superman were knocked out. Later, Superman and Maxima are revived by Guardian. In the end, Doomsday survived and Superman decided to stop the monster alone.

Indeed, a good showing by a female warrior against the Ultimate.

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BAD: POST-CRISIS MARTIAN MANHUNTER, ‘SUPERMAN’ (2001) #175

In 'Superman' (2001) #175, an intelligent Doomsday breathes fire on Martian Manhunter.
In ‘Superman’ (2001) #175, an intelligent Doomsday breathes fire on Martian Manhunter at the White House. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Superman’ (2001) #175, Joker unleashes Doomsday on the anniversary of the Last Son of Krypton’s death. On that day, President Luthor gives a speech commemorating recent events during “Our Worlds At War.” At the White House, President Luthor is under attack by the Berserker.

Disguised as a secret agent, Mac transforms into Martian Manhunter. For the first time, Doomsday displays intelligence and speech. Unfortunately, Martian telepathy has no effect. When Doomsday blocks J’onn’s punch, the Martian notes the creature is sentient.

Then, Doomsday brings Martian Manhunter to his knees. Though the monster acknowledges J’onn’s power, he states the Martian is no Superman. Finally, Doomsday demonstrates another super power. Atrociously, the monster breathes fire on Martian Manhunter, defeating him.

Definitely, a bad performance against Doomsday.


RESOURCES

REDDIT: Respect Doomsday (Post Crisis).


SOURCES

Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey Vol 1 3 in DC Database.
Superman: Doomed Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Superman/Wonder Woman Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Adventures of Superman Vol 1 497 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 2 175 in DC Database.

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  • Publisher: DC Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 151 pages.
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This comic completes “The Death of Superman” storyline. It provides an origin story on Doomsday and belongs to your ’90s Superman collection.

The comic stands out because of its fast pace and the urgency of the storyline. This is Superman at his most vulnerable and confronting his mortality. Doomsday is depicted as a threat not even the Man of Steel can overcome on his own power. The comic definitely changes the DC Universe status quo by modifying the hierarchy of power.

This product has excellent reviews and has 26 ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.7 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

One customer review said: “I’ve been fascinated by this story since I first read it. I ordered this book for my niece to get her on board with what to me is the greatest story ever told in comic book history.

This story is actually the sequel to the classic Death Of Superman trade paperback. In this collection they go back and tell how the aliens created Doomsday.”

The reviews were overall very positive with 3 negative reviews. A problem cited by a negative review was the poor writing: “When is someone going to write Superman so that it does not sound like the same writers that were writing for him in the 1930’s? This book is full of the same cornball dialogue that has become a plague throughout Superman’s career. Superman grew up human – why not make him sound like it? This book does allow us to see a more human side to Superman – one with fears and an eroding self-confidence. The problem is that this unique storyline is overshadowed by the grade school, dumb it down writing. The story also uses the old fail safe, when it doubt make it Kryptonian safety net. ”

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DC Day: During The Terrible Darkseid War, The Members Of The Justice League Replace The New Gods, Plunging The Heroes In A New Darkness

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In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Anti-Monitor and Darkseid are battling faster than sound can reach Wonder Woman’s ears. AP Photo/DC Comics
Official Name

Darkseid War

Universe

Prime Earth

Heroes

Justice League

Villains

Darkseid, Anti-Monitor, Grail

Creators

Geoff Johns

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ON THEMYSCIRA, GRAIL’S BIRTH FORESHADOWS THE DARKSEID WAR

The Prologue to the Darkseid War is on Themyscira. The Amazons were created by Zeus to bring peace to mankind. After defeating Hercules and his army, the Amazons retreated to the Paradise Island of Themyscira. On a fateful night, Diana was to be born to Queen Hippolyta.

That same night, an abomination was born: She was the daughter of Darkseid and the Amazon assassin Myrina Black. Her name was to be Grail. Menalippe was Hippolyta’s favorite oracle. At the birth of the child, she prophesied Grail would bring about a great darkness: a terrible war “between the dark God and the antiGod.” Eventually, Minalippe and Penelope were left to die by Myrina.

In "Darkseid War" (2015), Minalippe foretells the prophecy of the Darkseid War.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Minalippe foretells the prophecy of the Darkseid War. AP Photo/DC Comics.

GRAIL ATTACKS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE AND SUMMONS ANTI-MONITOR

The Justice League are investigating a crime scene. Strangely, they tracked it down because a Boom Tube was open there and two people are dead. Diana narrates the story and reveals the team’s dynamics: Batman and Flash are running tests on the evidence, Hal and Jessica are taking a look at the people in the complex, Shazam and Cyborg are investigating the Boom Tube. When Cyborg locates two other murders of women named “Myrina Black”, an explosion happens.

Grail teleports out of Flash’s mouth and starts tearing the Justice League apart. First, she attacks Batman in a duel then takes out Cyborg and Shazam. Grail proves to be fast, strong and able to emit eye beams.Grail has the advantage over Diana and pins her to a car. Meanwhile, the Green Lanterns intervene but are quickly taken down. Using Power Ring (Jessica Cruz), Grail creates shadows to summon the Anti-Monitor. Sinisterly, the anti-God is here!

In "Darkseid War" (2015), Grail overpowers Power Ring to create shadows to summon Anti-Monitor.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Grail overpowers Power Ring to create shadows to summon Anti-Monitor. AP Photo/DC Comics.

ANTI-MONITOR USES THE GOD OF DEATH TO KILL DARKSEID

In 'Darkseid War', Anti-Monitor and the God of Death kill Darkseid.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, Anti-Monitor and the God of Death kill Darkseid. AP Photo/DC Comics.

WHO ARE THE NEW GODS OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE?

Grail’s plan in the Darkseid War was to create New Gods in order to gain the Anti-Life Equation. As Batman later finds out, Anti-Monitor’s origin story on Qward sentenced him to destroying the DC multiverse after every cycle of rebirth.

The punishment was because he sought the beginning… Using the Anti-Life Equation, Grail could stop the rebirth of the universe, with a final plan: Superwoman’s son. Who are the New Gods of the Justice League?

In "Justice League: Darkseid War", the New Gods of the Justice League are here.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, the New Gods of the Justice League are here. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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THE JUSTICE LEAGUE RECRUIT THE REMAINING CRIME SYNDICATE TO FIGHT ANTI-MONITOR

In order to stop Anti-Monitor and Grail’s Darkseid War, the Justice League have to break the Crime Syndicate out of Belle Reve. Mister Miracle finds a powerless Ultraman and Cyborg and Power Ring find a pregnant Superwoman at Level 0. Ultraman is scared that Anti-Monitor, who previously destroyed Earth 3 is going to destroy Prime Earth. At Superwoman’s cell, Power Ring is contaminated and activates her ring to become Volthoom. As Cyborg attempts to hack into the ring, he re-activates Grid.

Superwoman blasts Mister Miracle and Big Barda with her eyebeams. Then, Owlman breaks a hole in Superwoman’s cell. Onboard the Watchtower, Wonder Woman and the Justice League agree to work with the Crime Syndicate. Diana orders Superman to give Ultraman green kryptonite to recharge. As Ultraman feeds, Owlman gives the JL the codes Lex Luthor provided. The Justice League locates Anti-Monitor. Visit the conclusion of the Darkseid War if you are interested in the comic.

In "Justice League: Darkseid War", Superman and Ultraman tackle Anti-Monitor.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, Superman and Ultraman tackle Anti-Monitor. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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