DC Day: In A Banging Crossover, The JLA And WildC.A.T.s. Team-Up Against A Time Lord

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In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe. AP Photo/DC Comics.
Official Name

JLA/WildC.A.T.s.

Heroes

JLA, WildC.A.T.s.

Villains

Epoch, Seven Deadly Sins

Creators

Grant Morrison, Val Semeiks

TEAM-UPS

THE JLA ARE BATTLING EPOCH ACROSS TIME WITH HIS CHRONO-CUBE

In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. crossover for the first time. The issue begins with Kid Flash – Wally West, who is to become the Flash – meeting Epoch for the first time. Kid Flash attempts to combust Epoch’s feet by vibrating the air molecules with his fingers. However, Epoch’s armor is 41st century technology.

When Epoch is about to kill Kid Flash, the JLA shows up. Flash wrests all the projectiles at superspeed. Epoch comments that the team has taken control of his Chrono-Cube. Claiming to be a 4D man, Epoch reaches billions of years into the future, and hits Superman with red solar energy. Being a being of pure energy now, Superman survives the attack unscathed. Epoch disappears vowing to destroy the superheroes’ ancestors in the past.

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), in 65,000,000 B.C., Epoch encounters a soliton that enhances his suit and allows him to use the Chrono Cube as a power source.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), in 65,000,000 B.C., Epoch encounters a soliton that enhances his suit and allows him to use the Chrono-Cube as a power source. AP Photo/DC Comics.

The JLA battle Epoch across the timestream. In 14,000 B.C., Green Lantern saves a distant relative from Epoch. When Flash attempts to reach him, Epoch says his advanced technology makes him slow down to a crawl. In 65,000,000 B.C., at the time of the dinosaurs’ extinction, Epoch encounters a soliton that enhances his armor and enables him to steal the Chrono-Cube as power source.

The JLA end up in 33 AD. Meanwhile, Superman and Green Lantern scan the Earth for the power source and discover it buried in limestone. Then, the JLA activate the drive mechanism with Green Lantern’s power ring focusing all their willpower. They end up transported to the Wildstorm Universe.

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), in 33 A.D., the JLA use Green Lantern's power ring to focus their willpower to power the drive mechanism.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), in 33 A.D., the JLA use Green Lantern’s power ring to focus their willpower to power the drive mechanism. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN THEIR FIRST CROSSOVER, THE JLA AND WILDC.A.T.s. BRAWL

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. brawl in their first crossover.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. brawl in their first crossover.

TEAM-UP OF THE ’90s DECADE: JLA/WILDC.A.T.s. vs THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

Eventually, Superman and Mister Majestic are able to settle their differences. The JLA/WildC.A.T.s. teams-up to dispatch the Seven Deadly Sins that had been destroying the Wildstorm Universe. During the battle, Mister Majestic agrees with Void to help return the Justice League home otherwise both universes will be destroyed.

Void takes Green Lantern into voidspace. There, she determines Epoch’s dark nova cracked time “into two parallel waves; two separate histories were created.”1 Void explains the JLA’s technology brought them to the wrong time: to the WildC.A.T.s.’ 1997. In order for the entities in voidspace to help, Green Lantern must teach them how to create light constructs. Using her technology, Void is able “to punch a hole through voidspace. A bridge.”1

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN A FINAL BATTLE, THE JLA AND WILDC.A.T.s. TAKE DOWN EPOCH’S OMEGA ATTRACTOR WITH THE CHRONO-CUBE

The JLA and WildC.A.T.s. travel back to the DC Universe. There, the JLA find out they have been away for five days. The heroes find Epoch has merged with the Omega Attractor, a living computer and bomb from the 68th century. With the Omega Attractor, Epoch has access to weapons across centuries. He uses it to deploy weapons to enslave the world and imprison superheroes on the moon. His plan is to turn Earth “into a vast time-traveling time engine powered by its human slave population.”

The JLA and WildC.A.T.s. team-up to take down Epoch’s citadel. Superman tells Maul his plan. He tells Maul to grow large enough to take down the citadel. In fact, to account for Maul’s mindlessness, a burst of electricity to the right motor neurons should return Maul to his normal size within 30 seconds. Maul succeeds. Since the WildC.A.T.s. are not in Epoch’s database, Superman sends them to take him down. Meanwhile, the JLA are working on the Chrono-Cube. Eventually, Epoch is defeated. The JLA program the Chrono-Cube to create a temporal prison cell around Epoch. Finally, the WildC.A.T.s. return home.

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), Maul destroys Epoch's citadel in 30 seconds.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), Maul destroys Epoch’s citadel in 30 seconds.

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THE ‘JLA/WILDC.A.T.s.’ CROSSOVER CONCLUDES WITH A BANG AS EPOCH’S OMEGA ATTRACTOR EXPLODES

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), Epoch's Omega Attractor explodes.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), Epoch’s Omega Attractor explodes. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SOURCES

JLA/WildC.A.T.s in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. JLA/WildC.A.T.s.

Battles Of The Week: Thanos vs The Cosmic Entities (Villain vs Team)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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Writers and Artists

Jim Starlin and Ron Lim.

SYNOPSIS FOR “ASTRAL CONFLAGRATION”

Thanos has claimed omnipotence and conquered the heroes of the Marvel universe in order to win Death’s love. Now, he must face the cosmic entities of the Marvel universe in a battle unlike any other.

Will the universe survive the cosmic confrontation?

IN SUPERVILLAINS

THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY: THANOS VS THE COSMIC ENTITIES!
In 'Infinity Gauntlet' (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the cosmic entities.
In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the cosmic entities. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants at Thanos’ temple in space. On the left side is Thanos and on the right side are the cosmic entities.

Let’s look at the stats.

THANOS – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: UNIVERSAL-BUSTING+
SUPER SPEED: UNIVERSAL-TRAVEL+
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL-BUSTING+
FIGHTING SKILLS: COSMIC
INTELLIGENCE: INFINITE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Infinity Gauntlet.
WEAKNESSES
  • Love of Mistress Death.
  • Hubris.
In 'Infinity Gauntlet' (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the cosmic entities.
COSMIC ENTITIES – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: UNIVERSAL-BUSTING+
SUPER-SPEED: UNIVERSAL-TRAVEL
DURABILITY: GALAXY+
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL-BUSTING
FIGHTING SKILLS: TEAM COSMIC+
INTELLIGENCE: UNIVERSAL+
PARAPHERNALIA
  • None.

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THE FIGHT

In space, the cosmic entities have challenged Thanos for the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos and the cosmic entities fight in a conflagration that may threaten the universe.

The battle to decide who is the omnipotent being!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts with Thanos going berserk. He attacks with a universe-busting attack that destroys entire solar systems.

THANOS UNIVERSE-BUSTING ATTACKS (x11): 12 DAMAGE PTS (x11) = 132 DAMAGE PTS.






On the following pages, it is an all-out battle between Thanos and the cosmic entities. The two celestials attack Thanos with planets, who pulverizes them. Then, Lord Order and Master Chaos attempt to reality warp Thanos. Thanos responds with a Reality-Warping attack. Mistress Love and Sire Hate attempt emotional manipulation.

2 CELESTIALS SOLAR-SYSTEM-BUSTING ATTACK: 10 DAMAGE PTS.

THANOS SOLAR-SYSTEM-BUSTING ATTACK (x2) = 10 DAMAGE PTS (x2) = 20 DAMAGE PTS.

MISTRESS LOVE AND SIRE HATE EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION ATTACK (x6): 6 DAMAGE PTS (x6) = 36 DAMAGE PTS.


The cosmic entities with Mistress Death and Mephisto attempt a final concerted attack. However, Thanos responds with a universe-busting attack.

COSMIC ENTITIES UNIVERSE-BUSTING ATTACK (x12): 12 DAMAGE PTS (x12) = 144 DAMAGE PTS.


THANOS UNIVERSE-BUSTING ATTACK: 12 DAMAGE PTS.

In the end, Thanos imprisons the cosmic entities in a force field on his rebuilt Temple.

TOTAL


THANOS’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE: -248 DAMAGE PTS

DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL

COSMIC ENTITIES’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE: -254 DAMAGE PTS

DURABILITY: GALAXY

OUTCOME: THANOS WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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THANOS IN COMICS

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the combined cosmic powers of Galactus, Chronos, Master Order and Lord Chaos, Stranger, Epoch, Mistress Love and Master Hate.

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the combined cosmic powers of Galactus, Chronos, Master Order and Lord Chaos, Stranger, Epoch, Mistress Love and Master Hate. Photo/Marvel Comics

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SOURCES

Thanos (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.

Feat: Superman, ‘Superman/Batman’ #80

Superman in the Middle East hovering over the land to stop a war.

SUPERMAN (CLARK KENT)
NEW EARTH

In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2011) #80, titled “World’s Finest Part Two”, Superman performs an energy projection feat. In an attack on the 853rd century and the 21st century, Epoch comes to the 21st century to conquer it. In a battle with Epoch, Superman, Batman and Robin are trapped in Epoch’s Omega Barrier which is the event horizon of a black hole. During the battle, Superman shatters Epoch’s Omega Barrier with his heat vision.

How much energy projection does it take for Superman to shatter Epoch’s Omega Barrier?

In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2011) #80, titled “World’s Finest Part Two”, Superman performs an energy projection feat. AP Photo/DC Comics
In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2011) #80, titled “World’s Finest Part Two”, Superman performs an energy projection feat. AP Photo/DC Comics
In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2011) #80, titled “World’s Finest Part Two”, Superman performs an energy projection feat. During the battle, Superman shatters Epoch’s Omega Barrier with his heat vision. AP Photo/DC Comics

SUPERMAN SHATTERED THE OMEGA BARRIER OF MASS 1.08E+19 KG WITH EVENT HORIZON OF SCHWARZSCHILD’S RADIUS OF 0.00000001604 METERS WITH HIS HEAT VISION.

SUPERMAN GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 1.5711717E-19 J OF HAWKING RADIATION TO CAUSE THE VIRTUAL PARTICLES AND ANTI-PARTICLES PAIRS TO APPEAR OUTSIDE THE BLACK HOLE’S EVENT HORIZON. AND SUPERMAN GENERATED GRAVITATIONAL POTENTIAL ENERGY OF 3.0257386E+44 J TO OPPOSE THE BLACK HOLE’S GRAVITATIONAL POTENTIAL ENERGY.

OVERALL, 98.2 PERCENT OF AN ELECTRON VOLT AND 1315.5 TIMES THE GRAVITATIONAL POTENTIAL ENERGY OF THE SUN, ENOUGH TO DESTROY A SOLAR SYSTEM.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

GALAXY

                       

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Superman, ‘Superman/Batman’ #80.

SOURCES

Superman/Batman #80 in Comic Vine.

Battles Of The Week: Thanos vs. Galactus (Re-Published)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “ENTRY”

Thanos is seeking redemption for his destruction of Rigel-3 and his past misdeeds. In an attempt to prevent Galactus from consuming Rigel-18, Thanos hacks into Galactus’ databases and discovers Galactus’ plan to use the Infinity Stones to sustain himself and rid himself of his hunger. However, Thanos discovers someone has tampered with Galactus’ files. Can Thanos act to prevent Galactus from enacting his enemy’s nefarious plan?

In ‘Thanos’ (2004) #5, Thanos sneaks up on Galactus aboard Galactus’ ship. Photo/Marvel Comics

The wonky confrontation between the cosmic gods! What happens when the Mad Titan and the Destroyer Of Worlds collide? The power of the Titans vs the Power Cosmic. Who wins?

Let’s find out!

On the left side, is Thanos the Mad Titan seeking redemption for his past. On the right side, is Galactus the Destroyer of Worlds seeking salvation from an eternal hunger.

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THANOS – TITAN
SUPER STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER SPEED: COSMIC
DURABILITY: GALAXY
ENERGY PROJECTION: SOLAR SYSTEM
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: UNIVERSAL
PARAPHERNALIA:
  • Robotic Drones.
  • Time Machine.
  • Space Throne.
  • Sanctuary.
WEAKNESSES:
  • None
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GALACTUS – TAA II
SUPER STRENGTH: SOLAR SYSTEM
SUPER SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: UNIVERSAL
PARAPHERNALIA:
  • Taa II.
  • Elemental Converter.
  • Sphere-shaped star ship.
  • Punishers.
WEAKNESSES:
  • Cosmic Hunger.
  • Magic.

THE FIGHT

In ‘Thanos’ (2004) #5, Thanos sneaks in aboard Galactus’ vessel as Galactus prepares to gather the Infinity Gems with the Focusing Crux. Galactus intends to rid himself of his hunger for consuming planets.

A confrontation follows between Galactus and Thanos.

What a clash! It turns out that Galactus’ portal opens the door for the Hunger, a universal entity that feeds on whole realities. Boy! Galactus and Thanos have their fight cut out for them!

OUTCOME: GALACTUS WINS!

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GALACTUS IN COMICS

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the combined cosmic powers of Galactus, Chronos, Master Order and Lord Chaos, Stranger, Epoch, Mistress Love and Master Hate.

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the combined cosmic powers of Galactus, Chronos, Master Order and Lord Chaos, Stranger, Epoch, Mistress Love and Master Hate. Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Thanos (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Galan (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.

Super Power: Superman’s Immeasurable Heat Vision

SUPER POWER

Superman’s heat vision.

Today, we talk about heat vision! This is a super power that puts fear into the hearts of friends and foes alike.

As we all know, Superman is an alien from the planet Krypton. As Krypton was exploding, his parents, Jor-El and Lara put him on a ship, and set course for Earth, in order to save their child from impending doom! He was adopted and raised by Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent and raised to become Superman, the champion of Earth and working by day as mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent in the city of Metropolis.

Under yellow solar radiation absorption, Superman’s dense cells become super-charged with yellow solar energy radiation, granting him fantastic super powers, among them, heat vision.

Read on!

Heat Vision: Superman can fire beams of intense heat from his eyes. These beams can be made invisible, allowing him to work undetected, and can be adjusted to affect matter on a microscopic level. Feats include powering up the giant ion planet moving engines, annihilating an army of Doomsday clones in one blast,[320] potentially rivaling the heat of a Star and bypassing a target’s outer shell, avoiding damage to a person’s skull for surgical purposes.

– Kal-El (New Earth), DC Database

Superman’s heat vision has been used by our beloved superhero for both offensive and defensive capabilities. Superman’s use of heat vision allows him to operate undetected as he can use low-level radiation of heat vision to cut his beard or heat a cup of tea. Also, he can fire a blast of heat vision at an enemy, generate rapid-fire, or even operate at the microscopic or sub-atomic level, combining heat vision and microscopic vision to reach microscopic agents, whether these are advanced technology, sub-atomic particles or even nullify other foes’ powers such as invisibility and intangibility.

How cool is that?

In Superman #218 (2005) it has been stated during Disaster Week that Superman’s heat vision is “off the charts by any standard scientific measures”.

In 'Superman #218' (2005), it is stated during Disaster Week that Superman's heat vision is "off the charts by any standard scientific measures".
In ‘Superman #218’ (2005), Superman fires his heat vision. (Photo/DC Comics)

The intensity of heat vision can reach the surface of the yellow sun or greater. Its range is practically outside known measurements as it can cover interplanetary distance and affords Superman great precision. Its precision is such that Superman’s heat vision can melt metal to its melting point.

In Superman #185 (2002), Superman melts Major Force’s alien metal skin called the Dilustel Armor. The Dilustel Armor was created after 1969 (when Major Force had been court-martialed and sentenced to life imprisonment) during the Project Atom experiments when the metal was subjected to a nuclear blast encapsulated to the subject.

Dilustel Armor: Major Force’s metallic shell, or “skin”, is composed of a portion of the alien being known as Silver Shield, and is called Dilustel. Pieces of the aliens metal body were used in the Major Force Project, Project Captain Atom and similar projects thereafter. Unlike Captain Atom However, Force is able to coat himself with the metal yet unable to either partially or totally coat himself and therefore cannot revert to a human appearance. Force’s symbiosis with the metal is such that even partially armored he is able to access the Quantum Field.

Clifford Zmeck (New Earth), DC Database

Check Out The Action: Power Scale: Superman, Superman #185.

In 'Superman #185' (2002), Superman melts Major Force's Dilustel Armor with a high dose of heat vision countering the claims that he is a boy scout and polite.
In ‘Superman #185’ (2002), Superman battles Major Force. (Photo/DC Comics).
In 'Superman #185' (2002), Superman melts Major Force's Dilustel Armor and hovers above him saying: "Are we clear, Major?"
In ‘Superman #185’ (2002), Superman melts Major Force’s Dilustel Armor. (Photo/DC Comics)

SUPER FEAT: IN SUPERMAN/BATMAN #80 (2011), SUPERMAN USES HIS HEAT VISION TO ESCAPE EPOCH’S OMEGA BARRIER BY CAUSING PARTICLES AND ANTI-PARTICLES VIRTUAL PAIRS TO APPEAR OUTSIDE, COLLIDE AND DESTROY EACH OTHER OUTSIDE THE OMEGA BARRIER SHATTERING IT.

In 'Superman/Batman #80' (2011), Superman fires his heat vision on particles and anti-particles to shatter Epoch's Omega Barrier.
In ‘Superman/Batman #80’ (2011), Superman fires his heat vision on particles and anti-particles to shatter Epoch’s Omega Barrier. (Photo/DC Comics)

Superman’s heat vision allows him to release the stored yellow solar radiation in his cells in a controlled manner. It is a focused beam of heat that Superman releases. In a sense, it is an extension of his yellow solar radiation absorption.

Visit Heat Vision on Superman Wiki.

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