Under-Appreciated Heroes/Villains: In The Debate Over “Identity Crisis,” #WeStandWithZatanna And Team Flash

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UNDER-APPRECIATED HEROES/VILLAINS

In 'Identity Crisis' (2004) #2, Zatanna lobotomizes Doctor Light.
In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #2, Zatanna lobotomizes Doctor Light. AP Photo/DC Comics
Official Name

Identity Crisis.

Universe

New Earth.

Heroes

Justice League of America.

Villains

Jean Loring, Doctor Light, Deathstroke, Captain Boomerang, Merlyn, The Calculator.

Creators

Brad Meltzer, Rags Morales, Michael Bair, Alex Sinclair, Ken Lopez, Mike Carlin, Valerie D’Orazio.

IN REDEMPTION

#WESTANDWITHZATANNA AND VICTIMS OF RAPE

In “Identity Crisis,” the JLA is faced with an ethical question. Indeed, the rape and the murder mystery of Sue Dibny drove deep wounds within the superhero community. Without a doubt, the Elongated Man’s wife was beloved. Regularly, she visited the Justice League atop the Watchtower.

Because of Sue Dibny’s rape, the Justice League faced a daunting ethical problem. In addition, Doctor Light was a threat to the League and their loved ones. In order to stop the psychopath, it was going to require drastic measures. But, the JLA members who responded to Sue’s signal and took down Doctor Light were split.

In 'Identity Crisis' (2004) #2, the JLA tackles Doctor Light.
In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #2, the JLA tackles Doctor Light. AP Photo/DC Comics.

ZATANNA’S MINDWIPE THOUGH JUSTIFIED, WAS EXTREME

Divided, the JLA put the mindwipe to a vote. On one side, Green Lantern, Green Arrow and Black Canary voted against the mindwipe. On the other side, Zatanna, Hawkman and Atom voted for the mindwipe. Decisively, Flash (Barry Allen) broke the tie in favor. Without a doubt, a watershed moment in DC history that led to a breach of trust. When Zatanna lobotomized Doctor Light, Batman also arrived on the Watchtower. To prevent opposition from the Dark Knight, Zatanna also mindwiped him.

Later, during “Identity Crisis,” Batman recovered his memory of the event. Because of the breach of trust, this led to Batman creating Brother Eye to spy on the metahuman population. As Superboy-Prime argued, the heroes stopped behaving like heroes. The consequences were the Omac Project and the “Infinite Crisis.” In retaliation for Superman’s mind-control, Wonder Woman killed Maxwell Lord in cold blood.

In 'Identity Crisis' (2004) #2, Zatanna lobotomizes Doctor Light.
In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #2, Zatanna lobotomizes Doctor Light. AP Photo/DC Comics

FOR ZATANNA: SUPERMAN ONCE LOBOTOMIZED MANCHESTER BLACK

In 'Action Comics' (2001) #775, Superman lobotomized Manchester Black with telescopic, x-ray and heat vision.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2001) #775, Superman lobotomized Manchester Black with telescopic, x-ray and heat vision. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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AGAINST ZATANNA: THE JLA SHOULD HAVE INCAPACITATED DOCTOR LIGHT’S POWERS

Given its intrusive nature, mindwipe is highly traumatic. Definitely, the mindwiped may end up worse off morally and personality-wise. In Batman’s case, this may explain the dark path he set upon after recovering his memory of the incident. For Doctor Light, it set him on a path to revenge. To this end, to destroy the JLA and the Teen Titans.

Later, Doctor Light accepted membership into the Secret Society of Supervillains. Certainly, it was a darker DC Universe. For its part, the JLA should have followed Green Lantern’s advice. Instead, Zatanna should have incapacitated Doctor Light’s use of his super powers. Also, to protect Sue, Doctor Light should have been sent under solitary confinement at a maximum security prison.

In 'Identity Crisis' (2004) #2, Elongated Man comforts Sue Dibny.
In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #2, Elongated Man comforts Sue Dibny. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Identity Crisis Vol 1 2 in DC Database.
Identity Crisis in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 775 in DC Database.

Battles Of The Week: Green Arrow vs Count Vertigo (Hero vs Villain)

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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino.

SYNOPSIS FOR “DISSONANCE”

Count Vertigo travels from Vlatava and comes to America. He wants to face off against Green Arrow for taking something, namely the archer Shado. Still reeling from their previous encounter, Green Arrow must rise up in order to save the people of Seattle.

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

GREEN ARROW RISES UP TO FACE COUNT VERTIGO!
In 'Green Arrow' (2013) #24, Green Arrow overcomes eardrum pain in order to face Count Vertigo.
In ‘Green Arrow’ (2013) #24, Green Arrow overcomes an eardrum injury in order to face Count Vertigo. AP Photo/DC Comics

Enter the two contestants in Seattle. On the left side is Green Arrow and on the right side is Count Vertigo.

Let’s look at the stats.

GREEN ARROW – PRIME EARTH
Super Strength: Peak Human 8%
Super Speed: Athlete 8%
Durability: Peak Human 8%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Peak Human 50%
Intelligence: Genius 42%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Green Arrow Suit.
  • Compound Bow.
  • Trick Arrows.
COUNT VERTIGO – PRIME EARTH
Super Strength: Athlete 8%
Super Speed: Metahuman 25%
Durability: Athlete 8%
Energy Projection: City Block 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Leader 33%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Vertigo-Device.

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THE FIGHT

Count Vertigo has come to America and is causing mayhem in Seattle. Green Arrow must overcome his eardrum injury in order to face Count Vertigo on the streets of Seattle.

The battle to decide who rules the streets of Seattle.

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Count Vertigo unleashing waves on Seattle and Green Arrow.

ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK (x3): 6 DAMAGE PTS (x3) = 18 DAMAGE PTS.


On the following page, Green Arrow delivers a punch on Count Vertigo.

GREEN ARROW BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.




On the final page, Green Arrow forcefully rips out Count Vertigo’s vertigo-device from his spine till he bleeds.

GREEN ARROW INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACK: 4 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Green Arrow wins the battle while Count Vertigo is sent away to an American prison.

TOTAL


ARROW’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-6 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy of Magnitude 6.0 Quake = 25,118,864,315,096 J. -(6 DAMAGE PTS * 25,118,864,315,096 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 35884.0918787 PTS * Ton of TNT. https://www.math.wichita.edu/~richardson/earthquake.html

DURABILITY: ATHLETE

Durability: Athlete 8%
VERTIGO’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-5 DAMAGE PTS.

Peak Human Strength = 907.185 kg. -(5 DAMAGE PTS * 8899.48485 N * 16m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00016951399 PTS * Ton of TNT. https://powerlisting.fandom.com/wiki/Peak_Human_Strength#:~:text=Strength%20Reduction%2C%20etc.-,Notes,but%20not%20to%20Supernatural%20Strength.

DURABILITY: ATHLETE

Durability: Athlete 8%

OUTCOME: GREEN ARROW WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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GREEN ARROW IN COMICS

‘More Fun Comics’ (1941) #73, marks the first appearance of Green Arrow. Green Arrow and Speedy armed with conventional arrows have to uncover the identity of a murderer to save members of the “famous History Club.”

More Fun Comics' (1941) #73, marks the first appearance of Green Arrow and Speedy.
‘More Fun Comics’ (1941) #73, marks the first appearance of Green Arrow and Speedy. Photo/DC Comics

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Green Arrow Vol 5 24 in DC Database.
More Fun Comics Vol 1 73 in DC Database.

“Green Arrow (2011-2016) #24” Review

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“Green Arrow (2011-2016) #24.” AP Photo/DC Comics.

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After months away, Green Arrow returns to Seattle with new ally Shado at his side, but a furious Count Vertigo is hot on their tail.

“Green Arrow (2011-2016) #24” is part of Jeff Lemire’s and Andrea Sorrentino’s run. One of the most successful runs in the New 52, it expands the Green Arrow mythology and brings Oliver Queen back to basics.

Jeff Lemire’s writing shines in this issue and is only matched by Andrea Sorrentino’s avant-garde art. Do not miss the battle between Green Arrow and Count Vertigo.

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  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 21 pages.
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  • Publication Date: October 2, 2013.

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“Green Arrow (2011-2016) #24” is high-quality art. Andrea Sorrentino provides an experience with monochromatic colors that remain etched on your mind, and inserts into the page. The art definitely pushes the envelope and displays violence in a rough fashion.

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Battle Ranker Competition Round 1: Doctor Fate vs Green Arrow

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Battles Of The Week: Green Arrow vs Deathstroke

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

In 'Green Arrow' (2016) #51, wages a bloodthirsty war in the jungles of Nigeria, looking for Doctor Miracle.
In ‘Green Arrow’ (2016) #51, wages a bloodthirsty war in the jungle in Nigeria, looking for Doctor Miracle. Photo/DC Comics

Enter the two contestants in the jungle in Nigeria. On the left side is Green Arrow and on the right side is Deathstroke, the Terminator.

Let’s look at the stats!

GREEN ARROW – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: PEAK HUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: ATHLETE
DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: PEAK HUMAN
FIGHTING-SKILLS: EXPERT COMBATANT
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Green Arrow Suit.
  • Compound Bow.
  • Trick Arrows.
WEAKNESSES
  • None.
DEATHSTROE – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEEd: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: METAHUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTINg-SKILLS: BLOODLUSTED
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Ikon Suit.
  • The Deathstroke (Scottish broad sworD).
  • Firearms.
  • Knives.
  • Nunchuks.
  • Dual katanas.
  • Deathstroke’s Energy Lance.
WEAKNESSES
  • Missing Eye.

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THE FIGHT

In ‘Green Arrow’ (2016) #51, Green Arrow with Emiko Queen and George the Wolf-dog, seeks Doctor Miracle in the junge in Nigeria to find a cure for the Lukos virus that is destroying his body. He crosses paths with Deathstroke who is on the hunt for Doctor Miracle.

A bloody battle to the death ensues! A battle to decide who is the ultimate assassin!

OUTCOME: DEATHSTROKE WINS BY NEAR DEATH

GREEN ARROW IN COMICS

‘More Fun Comics’ (1941) #73, marks the first appearance of Green Arrow. Green Arrow and Speedy armed with conventional arrows have to uncover the identity of a murderer to save members of the “famous History Club.”

More Fun Comics' (1941) #73, marks the first appearance of Green Arrow and Speedy.
‘More Fun Comics’ (1941) #73, marks the first appearance of Green Arrow and Speedy. Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

Green Arrow Vol 5 51 in DC Database.
Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) in DC Database.
Slade Wilson (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
More Fun Comics Vol 1 73 in DC Database.

Battles Of The Week: Deathstroke VS The Justice League Of America

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

In 'Identity Crisis' (2004) #3, Deathstroke faces the Justice League Of America while protecting Dr. Light over the death of Sue Dibny, the Elongated Man's wife.
In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #3, Deathstroke faces the Justice League Of America while protecting Dr. Light over the death of Sue Dibny, the Elongated Man’s wife. Photo/DC Comics

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THE FIGHT

In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #3, Deathstroke faces the Justice League Of America while protecting Dr. Light over the death of Sue Dibny, the Elongated Man’s wife.

OUTCOME: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA WINS

DEATHSTROKE IN COMICS

In ‘New Teen Titans’ (1980) #2, titled ‘Today… the Terminator!’ marks the first appearance of Deathstroke in DC continuity.

In 'New Teen Titans' (1980) #2, titled 'Today... the Terminator!' marks the first appearance of Deathstroke in DC continuity.
In ‘New Teen Titans’ (1980) #2, titled ‘Today… the Terminator!’ marks the first appearance of Deathstroke in DC continuity. Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

Identity Crisis Vol 1 3 in DC Database.
New Teen Titans Vol 1 2 in DC Database.

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DC Day: Batman Builds Brother Eye To Spy On The Metahumans Of Earth

DC DAY

In '52' (2006) #10, Donna Troy speaks about the events surrounding Batman creating Brother Eye.
In ’52’ (2006) #10, Donna Troy speaks about the events surrounding Batman creating Brother Eye. Photo/DC Comics

IN CRISIS

’52’

The events that led to the creation of Brother MK I can be traced back to the ’52’ series. Years ago, the Elongated Man’s wife Sue Dibny was brutally raped by Doctor Light aboard the JLA satellite. Then, things went awry.

Zatanna and the Justice League Of America wiped Doctor Light of the memory of the crime, altering his personality to be slow-witted. Batman found out and intervened but his mind was wiped out as well by Zatanna’s spell.

In ’52’ (2006) #9, the events leading to the Identity Crisis speak of Sue Dibny’s rape by Doctor Light. Photo/DC Comics
In '52' (2006) #9, the events leading to the Identity Crisis speak of Sue Dibny's rape by Doctor Light.
In ’52’ (2006) #9, the events leading to the Identity Crisis speak of Sue Dibny’s rape by Doctor Light. Photo/DC Comics

‘IDENTITY CRISIS’

During the events of the ‘Identity Crisis’, Sue Dibny was found dead by fire. Investigations into the case helped Batman recover his memory.

These events would set into motion the events surrounding the creation of Brother MK I. Batman growing distrustful of the Justice League Of America created Brother MK I.

In '52' (2006) #10, Donna Troy speaks about the events surrounding Batman creating Brother Eye.
In ’52’ (2006) #10, Donna Troy speaks about the events surrounding Batman creating Brother Eye. Photo/DC Comics

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BROTHER EYE

Batman created Brother Eye in order to monitor all the metahuman population on Earth. Unfortunately, during the events of ‘Infinite Crisis’, Brother Eye was hacked by Maxwell Lord who used it in an effort to wipe out metahumans.

These events led to the ‘OMAC Project.’ Maxwell Lord mind-controlled Superman leading to a clash with Wonder Woman. Upon Wonder Woman killing Maxwell Lord to free Superman, the OMACs activated to kill all metahumans.

In 'OMAC Project #2' (2005), Batman informs the Justice League that Brother Eye was hacked by Maxwell Lord, leader of Checkmate.
In ‘OMAC Project #2’ (2005), Batman informs the Justice League that Brother Eye was hacked by Maxwell Lord, leader of Checkmate. Photo/DC Comics

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COMIC GALLERY

In ‘Countdown To Infinite Crisis’ (2005) #1, Blue Beetle investigates The OMAC Project.


SOURCES

52 Vol 1 9 in DC Database.
Identity Crisis in DC Database.
Brother Eye in DC Database.
Omni Mind and Community in DC Database.
Countdown To Infinite Crisis Vol 1 1 in DC Database.

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