In order to save Cyborg, Shazam must fight Grail to the death.
The battle to decide who is the demigod!
The fight starts out with Shazam’s lightning charged attack.
SHAZAM ENERGY PROJECTION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.
On the final page, Shazam throw Grail into a truck. But Grail recovers and stabs him in the stomach.
SHAZAM BLUNT FORCE + CONCUSSION ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 4 DAMAGE PTS. GRAIL BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.
SHAZAM’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:
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-1 DAMAGE PTS.
Power of A Lightning Bolt = (300*10^6 V)(30000 A) = 9*10^12 W = 2142.85714286 Ton of TNT.
-(1 DAMAGE PTS * 9*10^12 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -2142.85714286 PTS * Ton of TNT.
Shazam’s Durability = (-2142.85714286
PTS * Tons of TNT)/(2142.85714286 Tons of TNT) = -1 PTS.
Durability = 3 – 1 = 2 PTS = METAHUMAN.
Durability: Metahuman 17%
GRAIL’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:
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-13 DAMAGE PTS.
Energy To Open A Wormhole = 1.2364969*10^37 J = 2.9440402*10^27
Ton of TNT.
-(13 DAMAGE PTS * 1.75728*10^8 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.54392 PTS * Ton of TNT.
Grail’s Durability = (-0.54392
PTS * Tons of TNT)/(2.9440402*10^27 Tons of TNT) = -1.8475291*10^-28 PTS.
Durability = 9 – 1.8475291*10^-28 = 9 PTS = GALAXY.
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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 epicevent that changed the Justice League forever. Collects Justice League #40-50, Justice League: The Darkseid War Special and DC Sneak Peek: Justice League.
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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!
Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of Darkseid, at comic clubs and the occasions of Comic-Cons. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Darkseid! And Grail!
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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