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

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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Gail Simone and John Byrne

SYNOPSIS FOR “BLACK AND BLUE”

The super-villains are joining together and Metropolis is caught in the crossfires. Bizarro is being recruited by Zoom into the Secret Society led by Lex Luthor. In Metropolis, Superman must battle Black Adam over his protection of the super-villain Doctor Psycho who has the citizens of Metropolis in his mind-control. Can Superman defeat Black Adam in time to save the citizens of Metropolis?

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY! SUPERMAN VS BLACK ADAM!
In ‘Action Comics’ (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Dr. Psycho. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in Metropolis. On the left side is Superman, the Man of Steel and on the right side is Black Adam, the Champion of the Egyptian gods.

Let’s look at the stats.

Superman in the Middle East hovering over the land to stop a war.
SUPERMAN – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM
ENERGY PROJECTION: SOLAR SYSTEM
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Items in the Fortress of Solitude.
  • Legion Flight Ring.
  • Archer rifle.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Red Sun Radiation.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • High-Pitched Noises.
  • Psionics.
BLACK ADAM – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM
eNERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Electricity.

SUPERMAN IS IN POLE POSITION OF THE BATTLE RANKER COMPETITION

To find out Superman’s battle rank, visit the Battle Ranker page.

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THE FIGHT

Superman confronts Black Adam in Metropolis over his protection of the villain Dr. Psycho. Dr. Psycho has Metropolis in a psychic hold.

The battle to decide who is the strongest warrior!

OUTCOME: DRAW

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BLACK ADAM IN COMICS

‘The Power Of Shazam’ (1994) #1, marks the first appearance of Black Adam in DC continuity. The graphic novel tells the origin story of Captain Marvel (Shazam) and his confrontation with his archnemesis Black Adam.

The graphic novel was created by Jerry Ordway and John Costanza.

‘The Power Of Shazam’ (1994) #1, marks the first appearance of Black Adam in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

Action Comics Vol 1 831 in DC Database.
Teth-Adam (New Earth) in DC Database.
The Power of Shazam! #1 in Comic Vine.

DC Day: Superman vs Black Adam

In 'Action Comics' (2005) #831, Superman battles Black Adam.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2005) #831, Superman battles Black Adam. Photo/DC Comics
Look! The Daily Planet logo with the Earth globe at the center.

DAILY PLANET EXCLUSIVE

Today, we talk about a battle of epic proportions! The Man of Steel has faced overwhelming foes over his superhero life. Let’s take a look and examine a battle that is sure to rock the Earth and crack the moon! I am talking about a battle royale between Superman and Black Adam. Can the Last Son of Krypton defeat the former Champion of the Egyptian gods?

DATABASE FILES

In 'Action Comics #831' (2005), Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho.
In ‘Action Comics (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho. Photo/DC Comics

In ‘Action Comics #831‘ (2005), Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho. A battle ensues.

In 'Action Comics (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho.
In ‘Action Comics (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho. Photo/DC Comics

It appears that the Man of Steel and Black Adam are evenly matched in the strength, speed, and endurance departments. Their energy projection is dependable with Superman holding an edge.

It appears that the Man of Steel and Black Adam are evenly matched in the strength, speed, and endurance departments.
It appears that the Man of Steel and Black Adam are evenly matched in the strength, speed, and endurance departments. Photo/DC Comics

In the fight, Superman’s vulnerability to magic does not seem to be put in display. Black Adam holds back due to a simple misunderstanding between the two.

Superman is not holding back. He attacks with “a punch that would have split the moon in half.” Black Adam turns his back. Superman relinquishes the attack!

Superman is not holding back. He attacks with "a punch that would have split the moon in half."
Superman is not holding back. He attacks with “a punch that would have split the moon in half.” Photo/DC Comics

In the end, Doctor Psycho removes his hold over the citizens of Metropolis. Black Adam promises to punish Doctor Psycho. Superman reveals his knowledge of Black Adam’s formation of the Secret Society of Super-Villains and promises to watch over them.

Visit ‘Action Comics #831‘ at DC Database.

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