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Overpowered Beings: In COIE, Spectre #CreatesANewUniverse at the Dawn of Time

 

OVERPOWERED BEINGS

*To celebrate Crisis on Infinite Earths (1986) #10, published this month, read our Overpowered Beings article on Spectre. Visit our Formidability Rating below.

SPECTRE (AZTAR)
Strength Class: Infinite 100%
Weaknesses: None 100%
Quality Opponents: God or Abstract 100%
Limitations: Power Dependency 92%

SCORE: 96

FORMIDABILITY: EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL

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SPECTRE IS THE SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE OF THE PRESENCE

Spectre (Aztar). DC Comics.

In More Fun Comics (1940) #52, the Spectre made his first appearance in the Pre-Crisis continuity. In the origin story, the Spirit of Vengeance is a New York City police officer named Jim Corrigan.

As the Spirit of Vengeance, the Presence tasks the Spectre with exacting vengeance on evil men. Moreover, Spectre is a founding member of the Justice Society of America. The JSA makes its debut in All Star Comics (1940) #3.

In Crisis on Infinite Earths (1986) #10, Spectre makes a surprise appearance. After the heroes destroyed the Anti-Monitor’s antimatter cannon on Qward, Anti-Monitor goes to the beginning of time, in order to destroy the positive matter universe.

However, the outcome turns out completely different with a new universe created. Really, Spectre is dependent on the Presence and is as strong as the being allows him to be.

OVERPOWERED, SPECTRE CAN CREATE A UNIVERSE

In Crisis on Infinite Earths (1986) #10, only five Earths remain after the destruction of the multiverse: Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-Four, Earth-S and Earth-X.

In a final attempt to destroy the positive matter multiverse, Anti-Monitor time travels to the Dawn of Time. There, he intends to view the beginning of time and destroy all reality.

At the Dawn of Time, the heroes and the mages of the DC multiverse are assembled to stop the enemy. There, Spectre appears, channels their combined powers and reaches into Anti-Monitor’s Hand of creation.

Though he fails from preventing Anti-Monitor to contemplate Krona‘s experiment on the DC Universe, he nevertheless succeeds in creating a new universe. With his reality-warping powers, Spectre dies and creates the New Earth continuity.

In this comparison, with the power of five Earths, Spectre is evidently Multiversal-Level in Energy Projection, and ranks below the Source.

Some of Spectre’s powers include: Nigh-omniscience, energy projection, dimensional travel, immortality, flight, intangibility, metamorphosis, super-strength, size alteration and reality-warping at the Multiversal-Level.

 

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PHILOSOPHICALLY, SPECTRE IS GOD’S WRATH

In Day of Vengeance (2005) #2, Spectre confronts Eclipso. DC Comics.

Philosophically, Spectre is God’s Wrath. In DC Pre-Crisis mythology, Spectre is a fallen angel named Aztar. After the fall of angels, he repented before Heaven, and the Presence erased his identity, bonding him to God’s Wrath.

Since Spectre is a ghost and has no memory of his evil past, he needs a human host in order to help him exact the Vengeance of the Presence. Regularly, Jim Corrigan is the most common Spectre human host.

In Day of Vengeance (2005) #2, Eclipso, who is also an aspect of God’s Wrath convinces Spectre that the cause of evil in the DC Universe is magic. Moreover, the Guardians of the Universe had to contain magic with the Starheart, in order to bring order to the universe.

After, Spectre goes through the DC Universe destroying magic, eventually going mano-a-mano against Captain Marvel.

In a philosophical sense, Spectre is God’s Wrath because he seeks vengeance for evil in the universe. Also, he seeks redemption for his own past.

 

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WHY SPECTRE IS AN OVERPOWERED BEING

HIS OMNISCIENCE EXTENDS TO THE OMNIVERSE

Perhaps, Spectre’s most impressive feats occur in the fan-voted DC Versus Marvel (1996) inter-company crossover.

In Marvel Versus DC (1996) #2, the two Brothers representing both franchises awaken to renew their abstract battle. To find out whose universe survives, their heroes must do battle.

In the issue, the Spectre and Living Tribunal both use their nigh-omniscience to see beyond and over to the Omniverse.

SPECTRE IS TOUGHER THAN BRONZE AGE SUPERMAN

In DC Comics Presents (1981) #29, Spectre faces the might of the Bronze Age Superman.

When Supergirl goes missing, Superman searches the entire universe. At superluminal speed, he even breaches the bounds of infinity.

To prevent him from entering Heaven, Spectre confronts him. In a classic battle, an all-out Superman delivers a powerful punch that creates a crater.

However, Spectre does not move at all and is unfazed by Superman’s might.

Considering Superman’s punch shook mountains, and is likely at least a Magnitude 5.0 earthquake, Spectre’s base durability is at least City-Level.

DURABILITY FEAT: CITY-LEVEL

Durability: City 25%
 

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LINKS

More Fun Comics Vol 1 52 in DC Database.
All-Star Comics Vol 1 3 in DC Database.
Day of Vengeance Vol 1 2 in DC Database.
Crisis on Infinite Earths Vol 1 10 in DC Database.
DC Comics Presents Vol 1 29 in DC Database.
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Gotham: To Celebrate “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, We List Every Comic Series that the Arrowverse Crossover Is Based On

 

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IN FRANCHISES, COMIC VALUES AND COLLECTIONS

In 1986, DC Comics published History of the DC Universe. Importantly, the comic changed continuity and introduced a single, unified DC Universe with a shared history. In addition, the DC multiverse was erased from continuity with the five remaining Earths after Crisis On Infinite Earths merging into New Earth.

This January, Crisis On Infinite Earths (1986) #10 was published. Today, we celebrate the Arrowverse crossover (2020) with the comics it was based on.

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THE MONITOR’S INTRO IS BASED ON HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE

The Arrowverse (2020) crossover starts with a bang. Certainly, the Monitor’s introduction of the Crisis traces the Big Bang, to the creation of the multiverse to the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Similarly, it recalls Harbinger’s iconic introduction of the destruction of the DC multiverse and the new DC Universe in History of the DC Universe (1986) after the Crisis.

THE ARROWVERSE EVENT IS BASED ON THE ICONIC CRISIS

In five parts, the CW told the story of the Monitor and his quest to stop his opposite, Anti-Monitor, from destroying the DC multiverse. While the events and the outcome differ from the source material, the concept is similar since many characters die and a new, unified universe is created.

 

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IN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THE HEROES MUST PROTECT THE BOOK OF DESTINY

Moreover, the Arrowverse crosover includes an element that is missing from the graphic book: the Book of Destiny. In The Brave and the Bold: The Lords of Luck (2007), Mark Waid and George Perez tell an important story. In the story, the cosmic being known as Destiny, recruits different DC heroes known as Challengers to protect the book of Destiny. Similarly, Monitor learns about the Paragons from the book of Destiny in the show. Visit this article on CBR.com for more information.

 

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THE ENDING PROMISES A REBIRTH

At the end, the DC multiverse is destroyed and a shared universe is created. However, instead of New Earth, Earth-Prime is created in the CW show. In fact, when Oliver Queen sacrifices himself to save the new universe, he promises a Rebirth. This is a reference to DC Rebirth (2016) in the comics, that revamped the DC Universe with a shared reality on Prime Earth.

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LINKS

CHRISTMAS WITH THE SUPER-HEROES #1 in DC Universe Infinite.
Crisis on Infinite Earths in Arrowverse Wiki.
Crisis On Infinite Earth: 5 Things The Show Got From The Comics (& 5 They Changed) in CBR.com.

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Feat: Superman, ‘Justice League’ Vol 4 #25

 

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SUPERMAN (CLARK KENT)
PRIME EARTH

In Justice League (2019) #25, titled “The Sixth Dimension! Conclusion,” Superman performs a super strength feat. In a battle against the World Forger, Superman sundips then breaches the Sixth Dimension and shatters the Forger’s Multiverse creation with a dimension-shattering punch.

How much super strength does it take for Superman to shatter the World Forger’s Multiverse creation with a dimension-shattering punch?

SUPERMAN SUNDIPPED TO TIME TRAVEL AS A WAVE FUNCTION 20 BILLION YEARS TO THE BIG BANG IN THE SIXTH DIMENSION TO DESTROY THE WORLD FORGER’S MULTIVERSE.

SUPERMAN HAD TO GENERATE AN INFINITE AMOUNT OF ENERGY FROM HIS DIMENSION-SHATTERING PUNCH, IN ORDER TO DESTROY THE 19.7265937 BILLION LIGHT YEARS MULTIVERSE CREATED BY THE WORLD FORGER.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

MULTIVERSAL

                       

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Superman travels faster than light from his prison on Prime Earth to the Sixth Dimension. Superman travels so fast that he becomes a line where all timelines are present to him and he arrives at the time of a new Big Bang. Superman destroys the World Forger’s Sixth Dimension Multiverse creation with a dimension-shattering punch.

We will use string theory to calculate the energy necessary to travel to the Sixth Dimension according to the Many-Worlds Interpretation. Please Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to see the calculations.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

In order to calculate the energy necessary to travel to the Sixth Dimension, we must calculate the universal wavefunction interpretation of string theory. According to Justice League (2019) #22, the multiverse created by Perpetua and her three beings is 20 billion years old. We can assume the World Forger in the Sixth Dimension created the Multiverse with a Big Bang 20 billions years old. In order to dimension travel to the Sixth Dimension, Superman had to travel faster than light 20 billion years old into the past of the DC Universe. For all intents and purposes, we can assume Superman travelled at the speed of light. The equation to calculate the wave function is below:

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ ʃ0 Ldσ/lptp) ψ(0,0).

Integrating the double integral we obtain the integral of the inside function first:

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (σ/lptp)|0 1.8662410^26 = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (1.8662410^26 m)/(1.616*10^-35 m * 5.39*10^-44 s).

Then we obtain the integral of the outside function.

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0 9.331210^15 (τ)(2.142582e+104 s^-1) = exp(9.331210^15 s)(2.142582e+104 s^-1) = ∞.

We get an infinite amount of energy.

SUPER-STRENGTH

Superman generated an infinite amount of energy in order to become a wave function at the Planck scale and time travel to the Sixth Dimension.

Superman had to generate a Multiversal Level of Super Strength since he essentially hit the World Forger’s Multiverse with an infinite amount of energy from time travel to the Big Bang.

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

Calculations for Superman, ‘Justice League’ #25

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ ʃ0 Ldσ/lptp) ψ(0,0).
Planck length = lp = 1.616*10^-35 m.
Planck time = tp = 5.39*10^-44 s.
T = age of causal horizon = (20*10^9 years)(12 months*30 days*24 hr*3600 s) = 9.3312*10^15 s
L = length of causal horizon = vt = (3*10^8 m/s)(9.3312*10^15 s) = 1.86624*10^26 m = 19.7265937*10^9 light years.

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (σ/lptp)|0 1.86624*10^26 = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (1.86624*10^26 m)/(1.616*10^-35 m * 5.39*10^-44 s) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (2.142582e+104 s^-1) = exp(i ʃ0 9.3312*10^15 (τ)(2.142582e+104 s^-1)
= exp(9.3312*10^15 s)(2.142582e+104 s^-1) = ∞.


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SOURCES

Justice League Vol 4 25 in DC Database.
The Universal Wave Function Interpretation Of String Theory in EPF Web Of Conferences.
Justice League Vol 4 22 in DC Database.
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Fan Theory: In ‘The Flash’ Movie, Barry Allen’s Costume Is Inspired From The New 52

 

FAN THEORY

SPOILERS AHEAD

Flash. Justice League (2017).

IN UNIVERSAL AND MULTIVERSAL ANOMALIES

AT THIS MOMENT, THERE ARE FEW DETAILS ABOUT ‘FLASH’

Despite recent news, there is no official synopsis on the ‘Flash’ movie. According to DC Movies Wiki, the movie is based on the Flashpoint storyline that gave birth to the New 52.

Namely, Barry Allen goes back in time in order to save his mother from death. However, his actions create a DC multiverse with an alternate catastrophic timeline.

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THE ‘FLASH’ COSTUME IS INSPIRED FROM THE NEW 52

Perhaps, to confirm the new direction is the Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2022. At the Expo, Flash’s and Supergirl’s costumes from the movie were exposed.

According to Den of Geek, Flash’s costume design is inspired from the New 52. On the other hand, Supergirl‘s costume is uniquely inspired from Injustice.

 


SOURCES

Justice League in DC Extended Universe Wiki.
The Flash (film) in DC Movies Wiki.
The Flash Movie Reveals Awesome New Look for Barry Allen in Den of Geek.
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The Best Sellers List: The DCU Battle Against Superboy-Prime Was The Explosive Finish Of ‘Infinite Crisis’

 

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THE BEST SELLERS LIST

Variant Comics

IN FRANCHISES, COMIC VALUES AND COLLECTIONS

THE BEST SELLERS LIST

*To commemorate the 16 year anniversary of Infinite Crisis #6

In our new hotness, we have The Best Sellers List. Here, we cover the greatest battles of a particular character in a comic or series, and how it made it a best-seller. In our new hotness for May, is Superboy-Prime in Infinite Crisis #6-7.

First, let’s reveal a poll on Twitter. Then, let’s show how it was a success.

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'Infinite Crisis' (2006) #7.
Infinite Crisis (2006) #7. DC Comics

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Namely, the creative team on the story arc is legendary talent. In a few words, writer Geoff Johns and the late artist George Perez collaborate on the story arc. For his part, the legendary artist has produced classic works such as Crisis On Infinite Earths, the Post-Crisis reboot of Wonder Woman and the New Teen Titans.

When both superstars collaborate on this work, you expect a classic. In fact, the creative team is not pulling any punches!

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SEQUEL

Really, Infinite Crisis is the sequel to Crisis on Infinite Earths. If COIE is about a mad god’s desire for multiversal annihilation, IC asks the question: Who is the true Superman to lead the heroes of New Earth?

With a tightly built plot, IC was THE DC crossover event of the 2000s! In the story, Alexander Luthor Jr. and Superboy-Prime are on a quest to find Earth-Prime, the perfect Earth. But this would mean the destruction of the 52 universes in the DC multiverse.

Now, the heroes must stop the villains’ raving plans before it is too late. Witness the fateful battle of the DC Universe against Superboy-Prime!

 

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THE BATTLES THAT SOLD THE STORY ARC

Importantly, the battle of Superboy vs Superboy-Prime in Infinite Crisis (2006) #6, raised the stakes in a personal way. However, the finale in Infinite Crisis (2006) #7 was the event’s explosive finish. Let’s explain.

On New Earth, Superboy-Prime returns from the Speed Force with a solar-collecting armor to help Alexander Luthor Jr. Now, the battle is on to destroy Luthor’s tower: The JLA, the Titans, the JSA band together in the Arctic.

Originally, former DC co-publisher revealed his intention to kill Dick Grayson in IC. Eventually, Superboy ended up making the ultimate sacrifice to destroy Luthor’s tower.

In ‘Infinite Crisis’ (2006) #6, Superboy and Superboy-Prime fight a battle to the death.
In Infinite Crisis (2006) #6, Superboy and Superboy-Prime fight a battle to the death. DC Comics.

Nonetheless, the battle was only beginning. In Infinite Crisis (2006) #7, Superboy-Prime decides to fly into Oa, the center of the DC multiverse in order to create a Big Bang to recreate the DC universe with him as its only superhero.

And we recommend this comic for its non-stop action. Indeed, buy this comic to witness Superboy-Prime go through a 300-mile wall of pure willpower created by the Green Lantern Corps.

Certainly, there is the unforgettable battle of the Supermen: Superboy-Prime vs New Earth Superman and Earth-Two Superman. In the end, the comic answered the true meaning of Superman and why his ideal has inspired the DC Universe and fans for generations.

SALES, SALES, SALES

Really, Infinite Crisis #6-7 significantly boosted sales for the Hardcover. Though, it showed how a B-list character like Superboy-Prime can dangerously threaten the DC multiverse in a crisis.

In fact, Infinite Crisis #6 ranked 8th and Infinite Crisis #7 ranked 10th in 2006 Graphic Novels unit sales for single issues according to Comichron. Moreover, the Infinite Crisis HC was the number 21 best seller of 2006.

 

Let’s rank Superboy’s formidability with the solar-collecting armor.

FORMIDABILITY

Strength Class: Infinite 100%
Weaknesses: Space Objects 84%
Quality Opponents: Cosmic Being 84%
Limitations: Morals 50%

SCORE: 59

FORMIDABILITY:

BLOODLUSTED

Previously, Superboy-Prime struggled in a fight with the Flashes and was sent to the Speed Force. With the solar-collecting armor, Superboy-Prime managed to escape the Speed Force. Hence, his Strength Class is certainly Infinite Level.

And really, the two Supermen as his Quality Opponents are around Cosmic Being Level who can defeat cosmic beings and even skyfathers.

However, Superboy-Prime’s formidability is limited by his Morals. Though his solar-collecting armor does not protect him from Space Objects such as a red sun.

At the same time, he was eventually defeated not simply by red solar radiation since he managed to kill a depowered Earth-Two Superman but by his Superman complex and his inability to understand the evolution of New Earth.

QUALITY OPPONENTS

During the comic, Superboy-Prime faces the two Supermen, the JLA, JSA, the Titans and the Green Lantern Corps. Though SBP properly ranks as Skyfather.

FAN RECEPTION

Since its initial release, Infinite Crisis has remained very popular among fans. Recently, SBP resurfaced in Dark Nights: Death Metal as Wonder Woman prepared for battle against The Batman Who Laughs.

RECOMMENDATION:

Definitely, collect this dramatic crisis in single issues or paperback in comic format.


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LINKS

Infinite Crisis (2005—2006) in DC Database.
Infinite Crisis Vol 1 6 in DC Database.
Infinite Crisis Vol 1 7 in DC Database.
Former DC publisher Dan DiDio on the New 52 vs Rebirth and why he ‘hated’ Wally and Dick in GamesRadar+.
2006 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops in Comichron.
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Fan Theory: At DC Comics and Image Comics, The Superman Analogues Are Guardians Of The Bleed

 

FAN THEORY

Supermen of the Multiverse. DC Comics.

IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

DURING CRISES, THE DC MULTIVERSE ACTIVATES ITS DEFENSE SYSTEM

In Justice League Incarnate #4, the true purpose of Superman is revealed. During crisis events, the DC multiverse is threatened. In order to protect its survival, the DC multiverse activates its immune system: superheroes. Importantly, Frank Martin at ScreenRant argues Superman represents the archetype of the ultimate hero.

In fact, Final Crisis reveals Superman and his analogues are the guardians of the Bleed. In Superman, The Greatest Story, I argue that the Bleed is a living 4D space that connects the DC multiverse’s shared history. During the final battle, the Supermen of the Multiverse arrive on New Earth in order to battle Mandrakk, the Dark Monitor. Let’s look at Superman and analogues in DC and Image that protect the Bleed and its analogues.

In 'Superman Beyond' (2008) #1, Superman upgrades to 4-D vision to see 4-D space.
The Bleed. DC Comics.

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To begin, Darkseid threatened the DC multiverse with the Anti-Life Equation. With Nil, Monitrix Zillo Valla chose Superman and the champions of the DC multiverse. Importantly, their mission was to stop Mandrakk. In order to succeed, Zillo Valla promised the Man of Steel the Ultramenstruum.

Dangerously, Mandrakk bottled this Bleed droplet. In fact, the Bleed was the only substance capable to save a critical Lois Lane. Heroically, Superman merged with Ultraman and became Thought Robot. Successfully, the Doomsday Weapon defeated Mandrakk in Nil and retrieved the Bleed.

 

MISTER MAJESTIC (DC COMICS)

During Captain Atom: Armageddon, a new peril faced the Wildstorm Universe. As matter of fact, Captain Atom had accidentally quantum jumped in the Wildstorm Universe. Now, his power threatened the existence of Wildstorm. And his presence triggered conflict with the heroes, namely in Captain Atom vs Mister Majestic. According to Majestic, Captain Atom would explode like a time bomb and Majestic needed to stop him

To protect the Bleed, the Authority kidnapped a near-critical Captain Atom aboard the Carrier. Moreover, they intended to kill him to prevent the Captain from blowing up the universe. When Mister Majestic attempted to stop the Authority, he was frozen in time by the Doctor. In the end, Void solved the problem by allowing the destruction of Wildstorm. In addition, she teleported Captain Atom back into his universe.

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SUPREME (IMAGE COMICS)

At Image Comics, Alan Moore revamped Supreme as a Superman analogue in 1999. In The Story Of The Year, Supreme returns to Earth after exile in space. Strangely, he notices reality flickering between the 1940s and the 1990s. There, he meets Supreme duplicates such as Original Supreme, Sister Supreme and Superion.

Soon, they travel to the Supremacy. Here, he learns it is a limbo realm where every possible version of Supreme lives. Similarly to the Bleed, it acts to create revisions in Supreme continuity. Moreover, it constantly erases or replaces friends and foes. Similarly, the Supreme duplicates act as guardians of the Supremacy. Indeed, they help Supreme and the Image Universe in moments of need.


LINKS

Justice League Incarnate #4 in DC Comics.
Superman’s Epic True Purpose in the Multiverse Confirmed by DC in ScreenRant.
Ethan Crane in Image Comics Database.
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Super Power: True Form Darkseid Can Destroy The DC Multiverse

 

SUPER POWER

Comics Explained

IN SUPERVILLAINS

IN THE MULTIVERSITY MAP, THERE IS ONLY ONE DARKSEID

The Multiversity map. AP Photo/DC Comics.

From a thread on Quora, there is an explanation about the Multiversity map:

Darkseid is a Multiversal being.

In DC Comics the Multiverse is made up of spheres.

The center of the Multiverse is the Rock of Eternity (nexus of all magic in the Multiverse) and the House of Heroes.

Then we got the Bleed. The Bleed is split between two layers. Upper and lower.

In the Upper layer you got the 52 Main Universes.

In the Lower layer you got a near infinite number of universes. Each universe exploring all the timelines that could were, could be, and still can be. So a really unimaginable number of universes.

The Barrier that splits all those Universes from the Sphere of the Gods (where Darkseid lives) is the Speed Force. The Sphere of the Gods envelopes all those universes I mentioned before.

And for those gods a universe can be as big as a sphere you can hold in your hand, or a bubble you can pop.

Above that Sphere theres the Monitor Sphere, home of the Prime Monitor that is the one that decides which universe is risen to the upper layer of the Bleed, when a main universe is destroyed.

-Is Darkseid a multiversal being (one being existing in all multiverses at the same time) or a single being who has different versions of himself throughout the multiverse?, Quora

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AVATAR CREATION

In 'New Gods' (1997) #15, an avatar of Darkseid appears in the Source Wall.
In ‘New Gods’ (1997) #15, an avatar of Darkseid appears in the Source Wall. AP Photo/DC Comics.

In ‘New Gods’ (1997) #15, Darkseid and Highfather are trapped on the Source Wall. In order to communicate with Vykin the Black, Darkseid sends an avatar of himself. Each avatar possesses a fraction of Darkseid’s nigh-infinite power.

SPHERE OF THE GODS

Because Darkseid lives in the Sphere of the Gods, beyond the DC multiverse, there is only one true form Darkseid.

Though since Final Crisis, there have been multiple origins of Darkseid when the multiverse was reborn, the other versions of Darkseid that have entered the DC multiverse, are merely avatars. In “What is Darkseid’s True Form?”, Fiction Horizon goes over the concept of avatars.

In The Multiversity Guidebook, the Highfather, also a New God and Darkseid’s brother, states that each reality – past, present and future – has its own version (avatar) of Darkseid. This means that Darkseid is actually an omnipresent, non-corporeal being fragmented so that he can be present in every possible reality.

As far as we know, only actual multiversal deities (The Presence in DC Comics and The One Above All in Marvel) and Dr. Manhattan have these abilities, which would put Darkseid – his true form, that is – very high on the list of the most powerful beings in the history of comic books.

DOOMSDAY AND SUPERMAN HAVE DEFEATED AVATARS OF DARKSEID

‘SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY: HUNTER/PREY’ (1994) #1

In ‘Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey’ (1994) #1, as Doomsday beats down the mighty Darkseid! AP Photo/DC Comics.

In ‘Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey’ (1994) #1, Cyborg Superman guides Doomsday to Apokolips who arrives by cargo ship.

Programmed by Cyborg Superman, Doomsday destroys Apokolips’ army. Eventually, Darkseid must take direct action and intervene.

During the battle, Doomsday delivers a painful beatdown on Apokolips’ monarch.

Though there is debate that the Darkseid version Doomsday defeated was an avatar, writer Dan Jurgens seemed to confirm otherwise.

‘SUPERMAN/BATMAN’ (2004) #3

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

In the “Supergirl from Krypton” storyline, it is hinted that the Darkseid that Superman imprisoned on the Source Wall at the end of the battle was an avatar.

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TRUE FORM DARKSEID CAN DESTROY THE DC MULTIVERSE

In “Final Crisis,” Darkseid reveals his true form. AP Photo/DC Comics.

“Final Crisis” reveals true form Darkseid. At the end of “Death of the New Gods”, the battle between New Genesis and Apokolips invades Heaven. Evil wins the battle, Darkseid armed with the Anti-Life Equation and the New Gods fall to Earth.

Known as Boss Dark Side of the Dark Side Club, he orchestrates the ALE going live on the Internet creating a singularity that threatens to send New Earth to Hell, dragged the whole DC multiverse past, present and future with it.

What the storyline shows is that true form Darkseid is a concept of pure Evil, the God of Evil, that threatens to destroy the DC multiverse. So what is true form Darkseid? True form Darkseid is the Anti-Life Equation erasing free will from the DC multiverse.

TRUE FORM DARKSEID IMPOSES THE ALE ON NEW EARTH

In ‘Final Crisis’ (2008) #5, true form Darkseid imposes the ALE on Earth. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

At Bludhaven, true form Darkseid is finally triumphant! With a half of the human population under his control, he has imposed the ALE on Earth.

As the Doomsday Singularity drags Earth to Hell the Fifth World is finally born.

TRUE FORM DARKSEID DESTROYS THE ENTIRE DC MULTIVERSE

In ‘Final Crisis’ (2009) #7, true form Darkseid with ALE is dragging the whole DC multiverse to Hell, except for the JLA Watchtower. AP Photo/DC Comics.

True form Darkseid is a Multiversal Level threat. In ‘Final Crisis’ (2009) #7, true form Darkseid destroyed the entire DC multiverse past, present and future.

As the Doomsday Singularity drags the Earths to Hell, the heroes work on the JLA Watchtower on the construction of the 31st century Miracle Machine.

Indeed, it is the only weapon capable to reverse the effects of the Anti-Life Equation and restore the DC multiverse.

FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘INFINITE FRONTIER’ #0, TRUE FORM DARKSEID KILLS THE QUINTESSENCE IN A SURPRISE ATTACK

In ‘Infinite Frontier’ (2021) #0, titled “Infinite Frontier”, freed, true form Darkseid attacks and kills the Quintessence and Spectre. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Is Darkseid a multiversal being (one being existing in all multiverses at the same time) or a single being who has different versions of himself throughout the multiverse? in Quora.
New Gods Vol 4 15 in DC Database.
What is Darkseid’s True Form? in FICTION HORIZON.
Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Superman/Batman Vol 1 13 in DC Database.
Final Crisis Vol 1 5 in DC Database.
Final Crisis Vol 1 7 in DC Database.
Infinite Frontier Vol 1 0 in DC Database.
Darkseid: How DC’s Darkest New God Reached His Final Form in CBR.com.

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DC Day: In “Coup D’Etat”, The Authority Finally Takes Over The U.S. Government Because Of Their Conspiracy To Conquer The Bleed

In 'Coup D'Etat' (2004) #1, the Authority takes over the U.S. government over its attempt to conquer the Bleed.
 

DC DAY

In 'Coup D'Etat' (2004) #1, the Authority takes over the U.S. government over its attempt to conquer the Bleed.
In ‘Coup D’Etat: Sleeper’ (2004) #1 the Authority takes over the U.S. government because of its attempt to travel to the Bleed. AP Photo/DC Comics

IN GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY

TAO, A FORMER WILDC.a.t.s. AGENT, TRICKS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT INTO TRAVELING TO THE BLEED LEADING TO AN ACCIDENT

In ‘Coup D’Etat: Sleeper’ (2004) #1, the U.S. government follows the conspiracy of Tao in order to conquer the Bleed. Following a mission by Agent Carver and Misery at a secret U.S. base, the U.S. government retrieves a device. In reality, it was an elaborate set-up by Tao, a former WILDC.A.T.s. who orchestrated the covert operation.

Realizing that the device can actually help them travel the Bleed, they send a probe into space. However, per Tao’s knowledge, the device “was powered by a tiny black hole.”1 Upon reaching the Bleed, the black hole became unstable and the probe exploded. The accident tore “open an enormous hole in the Bleed” and destroyed a shiftship.1

In 'Coup D'etat' (2004) #1, Tao tricks the U.S. government into traveling to the Bleed leading to an accident.
In ‘Coup D’Etat: Sleeper’ (2004) #1, Tao tricks the U.S. government into traveling to the Bleed leading to an accident. AP Photo/DC Comics

THE AUTHORITY TAKES OVER THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AFTER IT CAN’T CONTAIN THE DISASTER IN FLORIDA

In Florida, the Authority are on the scene. Hawksmoor sends telepathic readings of a ship breaching the Bleed. Swift thinks it’s a meteor shower. However, Apollo realizes that it’s not a meteor shower, it’s giants. Swift identifies that it’s a shiftship six times bigger than the Carrier with hundreds of hull breaches.

Its crew are giants falling to the Earth like meteors. Midnighter says they have about 10 minutes until the shiftship lands on Earth, a collision worse than the meteor that extinguished the dinosaurs. The Doctor cannot affect the shiftship with his magic so he stretches out time. The Authority uses doors to evacuate the population of Florida. But that is not enough. The ship hits Florida and millions die.

 

In 'Coup D'etat' (2004) #1, the shiftship's crew are falling on re-entry to Florida through hull breaches.
In ‘Coup D’Etat: Sleeper’ (2004) #1, the shiftship’s crew are falling on re-entry to Florida through hull breaches. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Florida has been turned into an archipelago with Key West. Aboard the Carrier, the Engineer informs Hawksmoor that the Giants are an extra-dimensional race, from a universe billions older than the Wildstorm universe. They are known as the Vigil and they are the first species to use the Bleed. They collect information and observe the multiverse.

The shiftship was headed for the Gathering, when “all new knowledge is collected to their planet.”1 The Vigil have never gone to war and it is unclear what their response to the catastrophe would be. Later at night, the Authority makes an announcement on a jumbotron, Hawksmoor declares the Authority are going to take over the U.S. government.

In 'Coup D'Etat' (2004) #1, the Authority takes over the U.S. government over its attempt to conquer the Bleed.
In ‘Coup D’Etat’ (2004) #1, the Authority takes over the U.S. government because of its attempt to travel to the Bleed. AP Photo/DC Comics

SPARTAN WARNS THE AUTHORITY AS TO THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS

In ‘Coup D’Etat: Wildcats’ (2004) #1, former WILDC.a.t.s. members intervene in the U.S. government conspiracy. Members of the HALO Corporation, Jack Marlowe (Spartan), Edwin Dolby and Grifter are concerned over recent events. The wheelchair-bound Grifter recruits Edwin Dolby for a mission. Together, they head to a former supervillain, now weapons dealer codenamed Warmaker. Grifter first attempts to woo Warmaker in order to retrieve a weapon. Sensing that there is no money involved, but rather an exchange, Warmaker shoots Grifter.

Grifter evades from his wheelchair, and shoots Warmaker in the head, killing him. Then, he calls Dolby and together they head behind the bookcase in Warmaker’s study. They find a massive negative gamma particle. Grifter tells Jack his plan: He plans to have Jack teleport the WMD into the Bleed to trigger a singularity and send the Authority to a parallel universe. Jack does not agree to Grifter’s plan and says the Authority’s conspiracy is likely temporary. Later, Jack appears on the Authority’s carrier in hologram form. They have an argument and taking the form of Spartan, he warns them of the consequences of their actions.

In 'Coup D'Etat' (2004) #1, Spartan warns the Authority of the consequences of their actions.
In ‘Coup D’Etat: Wildcats’ (2004) #1, Spartan in hologram form warns the Authority of the consequences of their actions. AP Photo/DC Comics

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WITH CONTROL OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, THE AUTHORITY FACES AN ALIEN INVASION BY THE VIGIL

In ‘Coup D’Etat: The Authority’ (2004) #1, the Authority have to contend with the consequences of the government conspiracy. The Authority have taken over the U.S. government: NORAD is under their control, they have disabled nuclear weapons, the NAVY has been de-commissioned, the Engineer disabled the Air Force and the Army. The Authority has dismantled the U.S. armed forces in six hours. World leaders are in disarray and officially endorse the Authority.

Suddenly, the Vigil invade Earth. Hawksmoor orders the Carrier to start teleporting people out of Times Square similarly to the procedure in Florida. Hawksmoor, Apollo and Engineer head to Times Square, the Doctor heads to the White House and Midnighter has to negotiate the President’s resignation. The Authority arrive in Times Square and do battle. Apollo flies through the Vigil “faster than a speeding bullet.”2 Hawksmoor negotiates the Vigil’s surrender. Finally, the whole team is teleported aboard the Carrier with the President.

In 'Coup D'Etat' (2004) #1, Apollo flies through the Vigil "faster than a speeding bullet."
In ‘Coup D’Etat: The Authority’ (2004) #1, Apollo flies through the Vigil “faster than a speeding bullet”. AP Photo/DC Comics

They are showing video footage of the President’s attempt to conquer the Bleed. The Vigil comment on humanity’s potential for destruction and state they have not engaged in combat in 500 Earth years. The Engineer informs the Vigil that the Authority downloaded 60% of their shiftship’s data before it was destroyed. Asked what can prevent humanity from being a threat to the multiverse, Apollo incinerates President Kent with his heat vision. The Vigil calls the Authority “savages.” Then, they depart for the Bleed.

Swift remarks that President Kent was actually manipulated by outside forces. The Engineer says she manipulated the footage to place guilt on President Kent in order to ensure that the Vigil would stop their invasion of Earth and leave. Swift questions the decision and states that the Authority never compromises. At night, Hawksmoor proclaims the Authority as the new U.S. government. His first order of the day is to suspend democratic elections. After the broadcast, Midnighter asks what they do next.

In 'Coup D'Etat: The Authority' (2004) #1, Apollo murders President Kent with his heat vision.
In ‘Coup D’Etat: The Authority’ (2004) #1, Apollo murders President Kent with his heat vision. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SOURCES

Coup d’État: Sleeper Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Coup d’État: Wildcats Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Coup d’État: The Authority Vol 1 1 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Coup D’Etat: Sleeper #1.
  2. Coup D’Etat: The Authority #1.
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Krypton: The Corruption Of Superboy-Prime Is A Commentary On The Darker Modern Age Of Comics

 

KRYPTON

At the end of ‘Infinite Crisis’ (2006) #7, Superboy-Prime is imprisoned inside a Sciencell near a red Sun-Eater guarded by 50 green lanterns. AP Photo/DC Comics

IN DC MULTIVERSE

Corrupted by the disappearance of the DC multiverse and the evil in Alexander Luthor, Superboy-Prime became convinced that the darkness in the New Earth continuity was a result of New Earth not being the perfect Earth. For that reason, the heroes living on New Earth were corrupted.

Aided by Alexander Luthor, he embarked on the quest for Earth Prime. This was the Infinite Crisis.

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Metropolis Battles: Captain Atom vs Mister Majestic (Hero vs Hero)

 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “POWER STRUGGLE”

Captain Atom is stranded in the WildStorm Universe. After a first scuffle with Mister Majestic, Captain Atom has come to the White House to ask for help. He needs assistance to return to the DC multiverse. Now, he has to face Mister Majestic for a showdown.

SHOWDOWN AT THE WHITE HOUSE!
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ (2006) #3, Captain Atom faces the U.S. Army at the White House as he seeks the President’s help. AP Photo/DC Comics

Enter the two contestants at the White House in Washington D.C. On the left side is Captain Atom and on the right side is Mister Majestic.

Let’s look at the stats.

CAPTAIN ATOM – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Monarch Armor.
WEAKNESSES
  • Involuntary Quantum Jumping.
  • Quantum Field Disruption.
  • Radiation Leak.
  • Vulnerability to X-Ionized Weapons.
MISTER MAJESTIC – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
eNERGY PROJECTION: CONTINENT
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Molecular Disentangler.
  • Energy Dampeners.
  • Planet Movers.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kusar Weapons.
  • Vulnerability to Creation Engine Fragments.

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THE FIGHT

In Washington D.C., at the White House, Captain Atom faces Mister Majestic for another showdown.

The battle to decide who is the most powerful warrior!

WINNER: DRAW

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CAPTAIN ATOM IN COMICS

‘Space Adventures’ (1960) #33, titled “Introducing Captain Adam” marks the first appearance of Captain Atom in DC continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Captain Atom: Allen Adam’s body was vaporized after he was launched in an experimental rocket. However, he survived and was able to re-form his body by using the power of the atom. Donning a special body suit to protect from radiation, he became Captain Atom.

The comic was written by Joe Gill and penciled by Steve Ditko.

CAPTAIN ATOM’S FIRST ISSUE SPECTACULAR
‘Space Adventures’ (1960) #33, titled “Introducing Captain Adam” marks the first appearance of Captain Atom in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

Captain Atom: Armageddon #3 in Comic Vine.
Nathaniel Adam (New Earth) in DC Database.
Majestros (Wildstorm Universe) in DC Database.
Space Adventures #33 in Comic Vine.