DC Day: During The “H’el On Earth” Storyline, Wonder Woman Bests Supergirl In Combat

DC DAY

In 'Supergirl' (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth.
In ‘Supergirl’ (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

FEAT: IN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, SUPERMAN BENCH PRESSES THE EARTH FOR FIVE DAYS STRAIGHT

In 'Superman' (2012) #13, in the center of the Earth, Superman benchpresses the weight of the Earth in five days.
In ‘Superman’ (2012) #13, in the center of the Earth, Superman benchpresses the weight of the Earth in five days. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SUPERMAN, MEET H’EL!

Supergirl meets Clark at his apartment as Lois is visiting. When Lois departs, the two fly to Metropolis Centennial Park. Superman is surprised at Supergirl’s ability to speak English. She tells Superman she has made a friend who can help them restore Krypton. Immediately, H’el flies in. He introduces himself and tells Superman he was part of the space mission that would ultimately send Kal-El to Earth. However, he arrived 27 years after Kal-El.

Superman does not believe H’el and tries to convince Supergirl otherwise. At that moment, H’el teleports Superboy. Superman is shocked at H’el’s speed and at his violence. H’el tells Superman that he is going to kill Superboy, since being a clone he is considered an aberration whose species destroyed Krypton ages ago. A fight follows where H’el’s super powers outmatch Superman. Having defeated Superboy, H’el departs promising to restore Krypton with Kara’s help.

In 'Superman' (2013) #12, Superman battles H'el.
In ‘Superman’ (2013) #14, Superman battles H’el. AP Photo/DC Comics.

H’EL PLANS TO DESTROY THE SOLAR SYSTEM BY A REVERSE BIG BANG TO PREVENT KRYPTON’S DESTRUCTION

After an attack by H’el, a powerful Kryptonian, Superman visits Lex Luthor in a military prison designed to specifically hold him. General Garrison initially refuses to let Superman meet Lex Luthor, but Superman convinces him. Lex Luthor is held in a containment cube defended by antimatter cannons. H’el has taken control of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and only the most intelligent mind on Earth can help him. Luthor has a scarred face which was caused by Superman. He reveals to Superman that he is aware of H’el and Superboy.

Superman asks if it is possible to go back in time in order to prevent the destruction of Krypton. Lex Luthor reveals Superman’s mind is second to his. He asks to speak with Superboy which results in an exchange about Superboy’s genetic structure. Luthor reveals it is possible by creating a reverse Big Bang that will destroy the solar system. Luthor tells Superman that the Man of Steel already guessed it, though he meant to ask whether it would have to kill H’el in order to prevent it. Superman and Superboy depart with the Man of Steel contacting the Justice League.

In 'Action Comics' (2013) #15, Lex Luthor imprisoned at a military facility, states Superman's mind is second to his.
In ‘Superman’ (2013) #15, Lex Luthor imprisoned at a military facility, states Superman’s mind is second to his. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE ATTACKS, WONDER WOMAN BESTS SUPERGIRL IN COMBAT

At the location of the Fortress of Solitude, H’el prepares his Star Chamber in order to time travel to the destruction of Krypton. Wonder Woman prepares to fight Supergirl. Though Wonder Woman admires Supergirl’s bravery, she has no sympathy for her misguided grief. In the mean time, Superman fights H’el. He scolds H’el for manipulating Supergirl’s grief to his nefarious ends. At that moment, H’el punches Superman into space.

Meanwhile, Wonder Woman has managed to tie Supergirl in her Lasso of Truth. She comments that though they are a close match in strength and speed, experience is the difference-maker. This is significant since in Post-Crisis continuity, Supergirl has been stated to be stronger than Superman. Though, however, Superman is ranked as stronger than Wonder Woman by Checkmate. Post-Flashpoint, Wonder Woman and Supergirl are matched physically.

In 'Supergirl' (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth.
In ‘Supergirl’ (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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FOOTNOTES

Supergirl Vol 6 17 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 13 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 14 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 15 in DC Database.

Superboy (Post-Crisis)

Kon-El – New Earth
NAME: KON-EL

RELATIVES: KAL-EL (KRYPTONIAN GENETIC TEMPLATE), LEX LUTHOR (HUMAN GENETIC TEMPLATE)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: SMALLVILLE, METROPOLIS

AFFILIATION: TEEN TITANS, JLA RESERVE, TEAM SUPERMAN

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 5’7″ (1.78 M) MALE

WEIGHT: 150 LBS

ALIGNMENT: GOOD

ORIGIN STORY


Superboy was created by Project Cadmus. He was intended as replacement for Superman after he had died fighting Doomsday. Superboy was a clone of Superman and Lex Luthor.

Superboy was artificially aged to his teenage years and freed by the Newsboy Legion before complete control could be gained of him. He revealed himself to the world while stopping Sidearm from stealing money from an ATM machine.1

SUPERBOY BECOMES CONNER


Some time later, Superboy resumed work for Cadmus after becoming amnesiac. During that time, Superboy, Robin and Impulse set up Young Justice and became best friends.

Later, Superman invited Superboy to the Fortress of Solitude. He showed Superboy recordings of Krypton which pleased him. Superman told Superboy he considered him family and gave him the Kryptonian name Kon-El. Superboy accepted then changed the name to Conner as a civilian identity.2

POWERS


  • Kryptonian Physiology: Under a yellow sun, Superboy possesses the powers of a Kryptonian. 
    • Solar Energy Absorption.
    • Heat-Vision.
    • Super-Hearing.
    • Enhanced Vision.
    • Flight.
    • Invulnerability.
    • Superhuman Stamina.
    • Superhuman Strength.
    • Superhuman Speed.
  • Tactile Telekinesis:

WEAKNESSES


STORY ARCS

  • The Boy Of Steel.
  • Smallville Attacks.
  • Superboy And The Legion Of Superheroes.
  • Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day.

FOOTNOTES


  1. Adventures of Superman #500.
  2. Superboy #59.

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

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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

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

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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.

Feat: Fernus, ‘JLA’ #86

 

FERNUS
NEW EARTH

In ‘JLA’ (2003) #86, titled “Trial By Fire, Part 3”, Fernus performs an energy projection feat. the Justice League of America faces Fernus as he attempts to bring nuclear war on Earth. In the Fortress of Solitude, Fernus kills several hundred White Martians in the Phantom Zone.

How much energy projection does it take to kill several hundred White Martians in the Phantom Zone?

In 'JLA' (2003) #86, Fernus kills several hundreds White Martians in the Phantom Zone in the Fortress of Solitude.
In ‘JLA’ (2003) #86, Fernus performs an energy projection feat. Fernus kills several hundreds White Martians in the Phantom Zone in the Fortress of Solitude. Photo/DC Comics

FERNUS KILLED SEVERAL HUNDRED WHITE MARTIANS IN THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE WITH THE BURNING.

FERNUS THE BURNING KILLED SEVERAL HUNDRED SUPERMAN-LEVEL WHITE MARTIANS EACH WITH THE POWER OF THE SUN GENERATING 3.846*10^26 J AT OPTIMUM ENERGY PROJECTION.

ENERGY PROJECTION SUPER FEAT:

GALAXY

                       

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SOURCES

JLA Vol 1 86 in DC Database.

Krypton: Sunstone Crystals!

A blue Krypton in space from "The Man of Steel" storyline.
Krypton

Today, is Krypton Friday! We talk about an awesome Kryptonian technology: the sunstone crystals! If you are familiar with the Superman mythos, it is the material used by Superman to create the Fortress of Solitude in ‘Action Comics #840‘ titled ‘Up, Up, and Away!’, Part VIII of VIII: The Adventures of Superman (2006).

BIO

Sunstone is a mineral indigenous to the planet Krypton. Crystalline in structure, Sunstone is self-replicating and architecturally programmable. Kryptonians used the Sunstone mineral for a great percentage of their construction including buildings and space-faring vessels. Nearly all of the Sunstone deposits were destroyed with the destruction of Krypton, but in recent years, trace elements of the crystal have been found on Earth.”

– “Sunstone“, DC Database

CAPABILITY: Kryptonian Warship

In 'Superman' #653, Lex Luthor pilots a Kryptonian warship powered by sunstone technology over Metropolis.
In ‘Superman‘ #653, Lex Luthor pilots a Kryptonian warship powered by sunstone technology over Metropolis. Photo/DC Comics

In ‘Superman #653‘ titled ‘Up, Up, and Away!, Part VII of VIII: Up in the Sky’, Lex Luthor pilots a Kryptonian warship powered by sunstone technology over Metropolis.

Be sure to check ‘Sunstone‘ on DC Database!