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The Best Sellers List: The DCU Battle Against Superboy-Prime Was The Explosive Finish Of ‘Infinite Crisis’

 

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THE BEST SELLERS LIST

*To commemorate the 16 year anniversary of Infinite Crisis #6

In our new hotness, we have The Best Sellers List. Here, we cover the greatest battles of a particular character in a comic or series, and how it made it a best-seller. In our new hotness for May, is Superboy-Prime in Infinite Crisis #6-7.

First, let’s reveal a poll on Twitter. Then, let’s show how it was a success.

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WHY SUPERBOY-PRIME IS ON THE BEST SELLERS LIST

'Infinite Crisis' (2006) #7.
Infinite Crisis (2006) #7. DC Comics

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Namely, the creative team on the story arc is legendary talent. In a few words, writer Geoff Johns and the late artist George Perez collaborate on the story arc. For his part, the legendary artist has produced classic works such as Crisis On Infinite Earths, the Post-Crisis reboot of Wonder Woman and the New Teen Titans.

When both superstars collaborate on this work, you expect a classic. In fact, the creative team is not pulling any punches!

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SEQUEL

Really, Infinite Crisis is the sequel to Crisis on Infinite Earths. If COIE is about a mad god’s desire for multiversal annihilation, IC asks the question: Who is the true Superman to lead the heroes of New Earth?

With a tightly built plot, IC was THE DC crossover event of the 2000s! In the story, Alexander Luthor Jr. and Superboy-Prime are on a quest to find Earth-Prime, the perfect Earth. But this would mean the destruction of the 52 universes in the DC multiverse.

Now, the heroes must stop the villains’ raving plans before it is too late. Witness the fateful battle of the DC Universe against Superboy-Prime!

 

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THE BATTLES THAT SOLD THE STORY ARC

Importantly, the battle of Superboy vs Superboy-Prime in Infinite Crisis (2006) #6, raised the stakes in a personal way. However, the finale in Infinite Crisis (2006) #7 was the event’s explosive finish. Let’s explain.

On New Earth, Superboy-Prime returns from the Speed Force with a solar-collecting armor to help Alexander Luthor Jr. Now, the battle is on to destroy Luthor’s tower: The JLA, the Titans, the JSA band together in the Arctic.

Originally, former DC co-publisher revealed his intention to kill Dick Grayson in IC. Eventually, Superboy ended up making the ultimate sacrifice to destroy Luthor’s tower.

In ‘Infinite Crisis’ (2006) #6, Superboy and Superboy-Prime fight a battle to the death.
In Infinite Crisis (2006) #6, Superboy and Superboy-Prime fight a battle to the death. DC Comics.

Nonetheless, the battle was only beginning. In Infinite Crisis (2006) #7, Superboy-Prime decides to fly into Oa, the center of the DC multiverse in order to create a Big Bang to recreate the DC universe with him as its only superhero.

And we recommend this comic for its non-stop action. Indeed, buy this comic to witness Superboy-Prime go through a 300-mile wall of pure willpower created by the Green Lantern Corps.

Certainly, there is the unforgettable battle of the Supermen: Superboy-Prime vs New Earth Superman and Earth-Two Superman. In the end, the comic answered the true meaning of Superman and why his ideal has inspired the DC Universe and fans for generations.

SALES, SALES, SALES

Really, Infinite Crisis #6-7 significantly boosted sales for the Hardcover. Though, it showed how a B-list character like Superboy-Prime can dangerously threaten the DC multiverse in a crisis.

In fact, Infinite Crisis #6 ranked 8th and Infinite Crisis #7 ranked 10th in 2006 Graphic Novels unit sales for single issues according to Comichron. Moreover, the Infinite Crisis HC was the number 21 best seller of 2006.

Let’s rank Superboy’s formidability with the solar-collecting armor.

FORMIDABILITY

Strength Class: Infinite 100%
Weaknesses: Space Objects 84%
Quality Opponents: Cosmic Being 84%
Limitations: Morals 50%

SCORE: 59

FORMIDABILITY:

BLOODLUSTED

Previously, Superboy-Prime struggled in a fight with the Flashes and was sent to the Speed Force. With the solar-collecting armor, Superboy-Prime managed to escape the Speed Force. Hence, his Strength Class is certainly Infinite Level.

And really, the two Supermen as his Quality Opponents are around Cosmic Being Level who can defeat cosmic beings and even skyfathers.

However, Superboy-Prime’s formidability is limited by his Morals. Though his solar-collecting armor does not protect him from Space Objects such as a red sun.

At the same time, he was eventually defeated not simply by red solar radiation since he managed to kill a depowered Earth-Two Superman but by his Superman complex and his inability to understand the evolution of New Earth.

QUALITY OPPONENTS

During the comic, Superboy-Prime faces the two Supermen, the JLA, JSA, the Titans and the Green Lantern Corps. Though SBP properly ranks as Skyfather.

FAN RECEPTION

Since its initial release, Infinite Crisis has remained very popular among fans. Recently, SBP resurfaced in Dark Nights: Death Metal as Wonder Woman prepared for battle against The Batman Who Laughs.

RECOMMENDATION:

Definitely, collect this dramatic crisis in single issues or paperback in comic format.


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LINKS

Infinite Crisis (2005—2006) in DC Database.
Infinite Crisis Vol 1 6 in DC Database.
Infinite Crisis Vol 1 7 in DC Database.
Former DC publisher Dan DiDio on the New 52 vs Rebirth and why he ‘hated’ Wally and Dick in GamesRadar+.
2006 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops in Comichron.
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DC Day: The Legend Of The Hand Of Creation Proves Krona Is A Mad Scientist, Not A True Villain

 

DC DAY

Writer(s)

Marv Wolfman


Penciler(s)

George Perez


Colorist(s)

Tom Zuko


Cover

George Perez


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

January, 1987

IN SUPERVILLAINS

IN A FORBIDDEN EXPERIMENT, KRONA WITNESSES THE HAND OF CREATION

After Crisis On Infinite Earths, a new single DC Universe is created. In History of the DC Universe, Harbinger gathers data on the Monitor’s files in order to tell its history. In the beginning, a single universe was created. When the universe was young, the earliest race was the Maltusians. These tall, blue-skinned beings lived on Oa and soon mastered science. With their civilization, they studied the universe. According to legend, no one could behold the beginning of the universe.

Or else, calamity would follow. A daring and defiant scientist, Krona defied the legends. With his powerful machine, he peered back in time. Then, he showed his discovery to the Maltusians. On that day, calamity ensued and Krona was struck by a lightning bolt. Dramatically, the accident created the anti-matter universe opposite to the positive matter universe. And the multiverse was born. With the birth of the multiverse, evil entered the DC universe.

The origin of the Green Lantern Corps is told in History of the DC Universe. DC Comics

 

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KRONA WAS EXILED AND TURNED INTO AN ENERGY BEING

Tales of The Green Lantern Corps (1981) #1. DC Comics.

KRONA BECAME THE ENEMY OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS

Perhaps, you have watched the animated movie called Green Lantern: Emerald Knight. In DC comics continuity, Krona is banished. Soon, he drifts to Nekron’s realm of the dead. There, he is recruited into Death‘s army which seeks to destroy then recreate the universe. Indeed, Krona welcomes it as an opportunity to study the destruction and the creation of the universe.

Then, Nekron sends Krona and his army of the undead to kill the Guardians of the Universe and the Green Lantern Corps. Violently, the army of the unliving succeeds in killing several Guardians, the Green Lanterns even destroying the Central Power Battery. However, Hal Jordan, the greatest GL rallies the force. Together, they manage to stop Krona and send him back to the realm of the dead.

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History of the DC Universe (1987). DC Comics.

A MAD SCIENTIST, KRONA SEEKS THE BEGINNING OF TIME AT ALL COSTS

In JLA/Avengers, Krona threatens the Omniverse. Dangerously, his quest takes him to the Marvel Universe. There, he engages in a game with the Grandmaster. The JLA and the Avengers must gather items of power for Grandmaster and Krona. And the winner must either claim the items or seek the answer of the beginning from Galactus. When the JLA wins the contest 7-5, Grandmaster wins. Though he collects the items of power, Krona betrays him.

By force, he summons Galactus and beats him in order to discover the secret. In the Marvel Universe, only Galan has survived the destruction of the previous universe. In a cosmic egg, he is shaped by Phoenix into Galactus during the birth of the Earth-616 universe. Ultimately, the heroes band together and triumph. In the end, Krona is transformed into a cosmic egg destined to create a new universe.

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DC Day: Rocking A Deadly Grandmaster Costume, Cyborg Superman Joins The Sinestro Corps

 
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DC DAY

Writer(s)

Geoff Johns


Penciler(s)

Ethan Van Sciver


Inker(s)

Ethan Van Sciver


Colorist(s)

Moose Baumann


Cover

Ethan Van Sciver, Moose Baumann


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

August, 2007

IN SUPERVILLAINS

THE FIRST COSTUME WAS THE SUPERMAN COSTUME

In ‘Adventures of Superman’ (1990) #466, Superman fails to save the Excalibur crew. Originally, Cyborg Superman was an astronaut named Hank Henshaw. In fact, he was on the Lexcorp space shuttle called the Excalibur. Namely, the team consisted of Hank, his wife Terri, Steven and Jim Garrison. Caught in an accident caused by cosmic radiation, their bodies were destroyed.

Only their minds survived by creating themselves bodies. Tragically, Steven used pure cosmic radiation whereas Jim used rocks. Meanwhile, Hank’s body was decaying. On the other hand, Terri’s body was disappearing into an alternate dimension. However, Superman failed to save them and all astronauts died, except Terri. Despondently, Superman blamed their accident on his tossing the Eradicator into the sun. But, Terri confirmed their accident occurred before.

In 'Superman' (1993) #79, Cyborg Superman wears the SUperman costume at the White House.
In ‘Superman’ (1993) #79, Cyborg Superman wears the Superman costume at the White House. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

CYBORG SUPERMAN, THE MAN OF TOMORROW

In ‘Adventures of Superman’ (1990) #468, Hank survived. Apparently, he transferred his mind into Lexcorp’s mainframe. When he appeared as a robot before Terri, the shock killed her. Strangely, Hank beamed himself onto Superman’s Kryptonian Birthing matrix orbiting Earth. Then, fashioning a space craft, he left Earth to learn about the universe. Soon, Hank would blame Superman for his wife’s death. In ‘Adventures of Superman’ (1990) #500, Cyborg Superman appears in Metropolis. Moreover, he is wearing the Superman costume.

In ‘Superman’ (1993) #79, Cyborg Superman stops a terrorist attack at the White House. According to White House scans, he is Superman’s genetic match. In the issue, Ron Tourpe, Clark Kent’s Daily Planet replacement is working on assignment. During the terrorist attack, Cyborg Superman withstands a barrage of energy blasts. Indeed, which Tourpe confirms the original Superman could not. Eventually, in “Reign of the Supermen,” Cyborg Superman would use Mongul and Warworld to destroy Coast City.

In 'Superman' (1993) #79, Cyborg Superman stops a terrorist attack at the White House.
In ‘Superman’ (1993) #79, Cyborg Superman stops a terrorist attack at the White House. AP Photo/DC Comics.

THE SECOND COSTUME WAS ON APOKOLIPS

In ‘Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey,’ Cyborg Superman resurfaces. Previously, at the end of “Reign of the Supermen,” Superman shattered Cyborg Superman’s body. So, he did by vibrating his left hand at an incredible speed. But, the cyborg survived having previously downloaded his consciousness on Doomsday’s back.

In ‘Superman/Doomsday’ #1, Cyborg Superman guides Doomsday’s lifeless body to Apokolips. On course to Apokolips, Captain Slaven encounters an asteroid floating in space. After a scan, there is no sign of organic life form. So, he orders the asteroid into his space freighter. Terrifyingly, the crew realizes it is Doomsday. When they try to dispose of the cargo, it is already too late. Horrifyingly, Doomsday slaughters them.

In 'Superman/Doomsday' (1994) #2, Cyborg Superman resurrects with an Apokoliptian exo-armor upgrade.
In ‘Superman/Doomsday’ (1994) #2, Cyborg Superman resurrects with an Apokoliptian exo-armor upgrade. AP Photo/DC Comics.

THE APOKOLIPTIAN EXO-ARMOR UPGRADE

In ‘Superman/Doomsday’ (1994) #2, Hank Henshaw has a costume upgrade. Finally, Doomsday lands on Apokolips by cargo ship. Immediately, the Ultimate slaughters the Apokoliptian army. In his resurrection, Cyborg Superman rebuilds his Kryptonian body and cybernetic parts. Here, he uses exo-armor from dead Apokoliptian soldiers.

Notably, the exo-armor upgrades Henshaw’s durability. Indeed, Cyborg Superman is able to withstand a full blast of heat vision from Superman. Even Darkseid’s Omega Effect has no effect. But at his peak, the Omega Force destroyed Cyborg Superman. At the end, Darkseid imprisons Cyborg Superman’s consciousness in a Father Box.

In 'Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey' (1994) #2, Cyborg Superman withstands Darkseid's Omega Beams.
InSuperman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey’ (1994) #2, Cyborg Superman withstands Darkseid’s Omega Beams. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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THE THIRD COSTUME WAS THE GRANDMASTER COSTUME

In ‘Green Lantern’ (2007) #22, Cyborg Superman joins the Sinestro Corps. Previously, Henshaw led the Manhunters as Grandmaster. During the battle against the Green Lanterns, most of his organic body was destroyed. Now, the cyborg is being imprisoned on Oa. There, he is being questioned by the Guardians of the Universe. Particularly, about his knowledge of their secret: the 52 parallel universes of the DC multiverse. Surprisingly, the Sinestro Corps attacks the Green Lantern Corps. In addition, Superboy-Prime is freed from his sciencell.

Separately, and Cyborg Superman, they are transported to Qward in the Antimatter universe. After the attack, the Ion entity is ripped from Kyle Rayner’s heart. There, the cyborg is repaired and with them joins the Sinestro Corps. In ‘Tales Of The Sinestro Corps: Cyborg Superman’ (2007), Cyborg Superman finally defeats Superman. Sporting the Grandmaster costume, Henshaw has added durability and strength. And he is amped by the Yellow Lantern ring. Definitely, rocking the costume is one of Cyborg Superman’s best fashion moves.

In 'Tales Of The Sinestro Corps: Cyborg Superman' (2007), Cyborg Superman finally defeats Superman with the Yellow Lantern ring.
In ‘Tales Of The Sinestro Corps: Cyborg Superman’ (2007), Cyborg Superman finally defeats Superman with the Yellow Lantern ring. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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LINKS

Adventures of Superman Vol 1 466 in DC Database.
Adventures of Superman Vol 1 468 in DC Database.
Adventures of Superman Vol 1 500 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 2 79 in DC Database.
Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey #2 in Comic Vine.
Green Lantern Vol 4 22 in DC Database.
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Cyborg-Superman #1 in Comic Vine.
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DC Day: Driven Mad By The Destruction Of Coast City, Green Lantern Hal Jordan Gives Into The Darkness And Becomes The Demonic Entity Named Parallax

 

DC DAY

In ‘Green Lantern’ (1994) #50, Hal Jordan becomes a host of Parallax. AP Photo/DC Comics

IN SUPERVILLAINS

GREEN LANTERN OVERWHELMED WITH GRIEF AFTER THE DESTRUCTION OF COAST CITY IS DRIVEN MAD

In ‘Green Lantern’ (1994) #48, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) is driven mad over the destruction of Coast City and gives into the darkness. In the ‘Reign Of The Supermen’ storyline, Cyborg Superman recruits Mongul I and the help of Warworld, in order to destroy Coast City. Angered at the destruction of Coast City, Green Lantern goes toe to toe with and defeats Mongul I in combat.

After the return of Superman from the dead, Green Lantern is overwhelmed with grief over the destruction of Coast City. He sees the huge crater created by Cyborg Superman megalomaniacial ambitions and remembers the death of Abin Sur who in his dying breaths sent the ring to select him, Hal Jordan, as his replacement. Then, Hal wants to do anything with his ring. Even, yes, recreate Coast City with power ring constructs.

In ‘Green Lantern’ (1994) #48, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) is driven mad over the destruction of Coast City and gives into the darkness. AP Photo/DC Comics.

FEAT: A MAD GREEN LANTERN RECREATES COAST CITY WITH HIS POWER RING IN MINUTE DETAIL AND CONVERSES WITH THE CONSTRUCTS

In ‘Green Lantern’ (1994) #48, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) is driven mad and recreates Coast City in minute detail with his power ring. AP Photo/DC Comics.

THE ORIGIN OF PARALLAX

Fast forward along the timeline after the destruction of Coast City and Hal Jordan becoming Parallax then bonding to the Spectre. In ‘Green Lantern: Rebirth’ (2005) #3, the demonic insectoid entity named Parallax is coming to Earth. And it is coming to claim Hal Jordan’s soul bonded to the Spectre. As the JLA finds itself with Hal Jordan’s dead body on the Watchtower, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner tells Green Arrow the story of Parallax.

On the tenth planet from the sun Pagallus, Green Lantern was warned of the arrival of Parallax and one of their elders told him Parallax’s origin story: Originally, Parallax was born at the beginning of sentience. It was a demonic monster that infected planets with fear causing entire civilizations to be eradicated by paranoia and violence. Parallax fed on fear while the Guardians of the Universe used willpower to forge the Central Power Battery of Oa and to combat the threat.

In ‘Green Lantern: Rebirth’ (2005) #3, the demonic insectoid entity named Parallax is coming to Earth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

The opposite energies could not destroy each other. So the Guardians imprisoned Parallax “put into a comatose state” on the Central Battery of Oa.1 Over the millennia, Parallax became known as the yellow impurity. That explains why the power ring could initially not work on the color yellow. Kyle added that “only someone able to overcome great fear would master the power ring.”1

Parallax was apparently dead for billions of years. Then, one day, Parallax was weak, hungry and looked through the Central Power Battery AI to reach a power ring of a suitable host with a strong will. It found Hal Jordan. Over the years, it worked subtly to influence Hal, sowing self-doubt and fear. The first signs were the streaks of white hair. And then, the destruction of Coast City warped Parallax’s control over Hal Jordan causing his decimation of the Green Lantern Corps. Until Hal Jordan became… Parallax.

In ‘Green Lantern: Rebirth’ (2005) #3, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner tells the origin of Parallax. AP Photo/DC Comics

DRIVEN MAD BY PARALLAX’S POSSESSION, GREEN LANTERN DECIMATES THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS

In ‘Green Lantern’ (1994) #48, Hal Jordan’s constructs of Coast City fade because his 24 hour power ring charge has finished. A Guardian of the Universe appears and asks him to come to Oa at once for disciplany action over transgressing a Green Lantern rule: using his power ring for personal gain.

Hal exclaims it is about personal loss and ends up destroying the head of the construct. With a mad grin on his face, Hal intends to go to Oa. What follows in the following issue, is a complete decimation of the Green Lantern Corps by Hal Jordan. Hal’s battles are bloody, vicious and to the death!

In ‘Green Lantern’ (1994) #49, Green Lantern decimates the Green Lantern Corps. AP Photo/DC Comics

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GREEN LANTERN BESTS SINESTRO IN MORTAL COMBAT, KILLS THE GUARDIANS OF THE UNIVERSE AND BECOMES… PARALLAX

In ‘Green Lantern’ (1994) #50, Hal Jordan arrives on Oa and grieved over the destruction of Coast City, gives into the darkness. He is greeted by Sinestro who has been freed from the Central Power Battery to battle him as a last line of defense. Hal has stolen the power rings of the Green Lanterns he has killed and agrees to use only one power ring in order to make the fight fair. The fight commences. Both combatants are evenly matched. However, in one final blast, there is an explosion and both combatants’ costumes are tattered.

The fight turns into a fist fight and Hal soon has the upper hand. Finally, Sinestro seems to surrender by saying “Wuh-We’re… Fuh- Finished, all right…”2 At that moment, Hal takes Sinestro into a bear hug and snaps his neck. Then, Hal walks dramatically towards the Central Power Battery. Suddenly, he is punched by Kilowog. However, he responds by incinerating Kilowog with a blast. Then, after an argument over his rampage and the destruction of Coast City with the Guardians, Hal begins to absorb its energy. It is at this time that the Parallax entity is freed and is bonded to Hal’s soul. Parallax emerges and kills all the Guardians of the Universe save Ganthet.

In ‘Green Lantern’ (1994) #50, Hal Jordan goes toe to toe with Sinestro. AP Photo/DC Comics

LINKS

Green Lantern Vol 3 50 in DC Database.
Green Lantern Vol 3 48 in DC Database.
Green Lantern: Rebirth Vol 1 3 in DC Database.
Green Lantern Vol 3 49 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Green Lantern: Rebirth #3.
  2. Green Lantern #50.
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Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)

 
Green Lantern – New Earth
NAME: KYLE RAYNER

RELATIVES: AARON RAYNER, MAURA RAYNER (DECEASED)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: OA, FORMERLY NEW YORK CITY, LOS ANGELES

AFFILIATION: GREEN LANTERN CORPS, NEW GUARDIANS, FORMERLY JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 5’11 (2.03 M)

WEIGHT: 175 LBS (79.38 KG)

ALIGNMENT: GOOD

OATH

In brightest day, in blackest night,

No evil shall escape my sight.

Let those who worship evil’s might,

Beware my power…Green Lantern’s light!

ORIGIN STORY


Kyle Rayner was a gifted but struggling graphic artist living in Los Angeles. When, Hal Jordan became mad over the destruction of Coast City, he went on the murderous rampage and killed the Green Lantern Corps. He also decimated the Guardians of The Universe. Ganthet, the sole remaining Guardian found Kyle and gave him the last Green Lantern power ring. He became … Green Lantern.1

JOINING THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

Green Lantern struggled to establish himself within the superhero community due to his inexperience, the menace of Parallax and the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps. When Sun-Eater attempted to destroy the Sun, Green Lantern contacted Parallax on the Source Wall. Parallax was able to save the Earth, but at the cost of his life.

Soon after, Green Lantern joined the Justice League of America (JLA). The JLA established its headquarters, the Watchtower, on the surface of the moon.2

POWERS


POWERS
  • Reality Alteration: While bonded to Ion, Kyle Rayner can alter reality.
ABILITIES
  • Indomitable Will: Green Lantern has a very strong will enabling him to form energy constructs out of his imagination with the Green Lantern power ring. He once withstood an assault by Mageddon (the Weapon of the Old Gods) trying to disable his ring.
  • Artistry: Kyle Rayner is a skilled and gifted artist. He has been an artist since his birth.
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Kyle Rayner was trained by Martian Manhunter and can engage in combat even without his ring.

PARAPHERNALIA


EQUIPMENT
  • Green Lantern Power Battery.
WEAPONS
  • Green Lantern Power Ring:
    • Energy Construction Creation.
    • Energy Projection.
    • Flight.

STORY ARCS

  • Zero Hour.
  • The Final Night.
  • Circle Of Fire
  • Ion

NOTABLE COMIC BOOK BATTLES

  • Green Lantern vs Oblivion.

FOOTNOTES

  1. The DC Comics Encyclopedia TPB.
  2. The Final Night #1-4.
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DC Day: The Alpha Effect, Mister Miracle’s New God Power

 

DC Day

In 'Mister Miracle' (1996) #4, Mister Miracle resurrects Big Barda from the clutches of Hadis with the Alpha Effect.
In ‘Mister Miracle’ (1996) #4, Mister Miracle resurrects Big Barda from the clutches of Hadis with the Alpha Effect. Photo/DC Comics.

IN HYPERTIME

OAN POWER BATTERY DISTRESS SIGNAL

QUERY: THE ALPHA EFFECT

On mission to the Ghost Sector with ‘Justice League: Odyssey‘, members of the team were taken over by Darkseid as his New Gods.

I, Jessica Cruz, am its sole remaining member. With my ring at 2% power, I launched an assault on Darkseid and was met with a blast of the Omega Effect, that left me for dead.

Then, a mysterious force took over me. The Omega Effect merged with my remaining Green Lantern power. I became, an Omega Lantern.

Unbeknownst to myself in the Ghost Sector, a fraction of my mind entered Hypertime with my Green Lantern ring, seeking to re-arrange events at the exact moment of my death.

My ring sought to contact the Alpha Lanterns, and pulled up information on: the Alpha Effect.


DATABASE FILES

Location: Sector 2814, New York, USA.

Unknown energy signature of New God origin located around the apartment of New God Scott Free alias Mister Miracle.

In 'Mister Miracle' (1996) #4, Mister Miracle resurrects Big Barda from the clutches of Hadis with the Alpha Effect.
In ‘Mister Miracle’ (1996) #4, Mister Miracle resurrects Big Barda from the clutches of Hadis with the Alpha Effect. Photo/DC Comics.

Ring Query: Scot.

Scott Free, the New God son of Highfather, ruler of New Genesis exchanged for Orion, the New God son of Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips in a peace agreement.

In 'Earth 2' (2013) #11, Steppenwolf sends Fury to retrieve Mister Miracle from Gotham City.
In ‘Earth 2’ (2013) #11, Steppenwolf sends Fury to retrieve Mister Miracle from Gotham City. Photo/DC Comics
In 'Earth 2 #11' (2013), Mister Miracle and Big Barda fly in Gotham City on their aero-discs.
In ‘Earth 2 #11’ (2013), Mister Miracle and Big Barda fly in Gotham City on their aero-discs. Photo/DC Comics

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Status: Active.

According to the Central Power Battery, the being known as Scott Free may possess a fraction of the New God energy known as the Alpha Effect.

Ring Query: Alpha Effect.

An antithesis of the Omega Effect, capable of resurrecting life, healing, space-time travel, energy manipulation on a potentially boundless level, and augmenting physical stats.

Ring Course of Action: Seek the Alpha Lanterns.

This is Jessica Cruz from the Ghost Sector, about to face Darkseid for a final attack. I am sending a distress signal to the Alpha Lanterns.

Hear me!

Visit Scott Free on DC Database.


LINKS

Hypertime in the DC Database.
Scott Free in the DC Database.
Scot in the DC Database.
DC’s New ‘Omega Lantern’ Is Its Most Terrifying Green Lantern Yet in CBR.

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Feat: Green Lantern, ‘Justice League #1’

In 'Justice League #11' (2011), Green Lantern and Batman in an Oan shield construct, survive the explosion of the Father Box in Gotham City underground sewers.
 

GREEN LANTERN

(Hal Jordan)

PRIME EARTH

In ‘Justice League #1’ (2011), Green Lantern performs a durability feat. Green Lantern and Batman investigate alien sightings in the underground sewers of Gotham City. During the investigation, Green Lantern and Batman survive an explosion triggered by a parademon using a Father Box, killing the parademon, in an Oan shield light construct.

How much durability does it take for an Oan shield light construct to withstand an explosion triggered by a Father Box?

In 'Justice League #1' (2011), a parademon triggers a Father Box to explode as Green Lantern and Batman investigate in Gotham City underground sewers.
In ‘Justice League #1’ (2011), a parademon triggers a Father Box to explode as Green Lantern and Batman investigate in Gotham City underground sewers.
In 'Justice League #11' (2011), Green Lantern and Batman in an Oan shield construct, survive the explosion of the Father Box in Gotham City underground sewers.
In ‘Justice League #11’ (2011), Green Lantern performs an energy projection feat. Green Lantern and Batman in an Oan shield construct, survive the explosion of the Father Box in Gotham City underground sewers.

GREEN LANTERN WITHSTOOD 1.57 * 10^42 TONS WITH THE OAN SHIELD LIGHT CONSTRUCT CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING THE EXPLOSION CAUSED BY A FATHER BOX!

THE OAN SHIELD LIGHT CONSTRUCT GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 1.548 * 10^46 N OR 3.69 * 10^36 TONS OF TNT, ENOUGH 3.44*10^27 TIMES THE ENERGY REQUIRED FOR SPACE TRAVEL CAPABLE OF DESTROYING A LARGE STAR!

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SOLAR SYSTEM

                       

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DC Day: Green Lantern Corps

 

Today, we talk about the Green Lantern Corps! The Green Lantern Corps is an inter-galactic police force set up by the Guardians of the Universe.

The origin of the Green Lantern Corps is told in History of the DC Universe. Following the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths, Harbinger gathers data on the Monitor’s files in order to tell the History of the DC Universe.

The origin of the Green Lantern Corps is told in History of the DC Universe. Photo/DC Comics

We begin our story with scientist Krona on the planet Oa at the beginning of the young universe. Despite legend that attempting to discover the origin of the universe would lead to calamity, Krona did experiments on the origin of the universe. He showed results to the Guardians on Oa and calamity ensued.

“…and the Universe exploded.”

This led to the creation of the positive matter and the anti-matter universes: a multiverse.

“-and with the unleashing of the anti-matter universe there came a wave of evil that spread throughout fifty million worlds, corrupting what had been a paradise.”

The Guardians saw it as their responsibility to safeguard the multiverse from the evil that one of them had created. At first, they experimented on genetics in order to create “the perfect warrior”. They created a race of “genetically transformed lizards” known as Psions which was a failure.

Afterwards, they created the Manhunters, “a corps of android soldiers” whose purpose was “to combat the evil”. In the end, the Manhunters rebelled and “their legions disbanded”.

The Guardians of the Universe finally met success with the Green Lantern Corps. They harnessed the energies of the Emotional Spectrum from the emotional energy of will which the Guardians of the Universe stored in the Central Power Battery on Oa. It was to create green power rings to equip “the bravest from each sector of space”. (History of the DC Universe #1)

The Green Lantern Corps is directed by the Guardians of the Universe and derives its power from the Central Power Battery on Oa. Each green lantern is given a green power ring and is tasked with re-charging it after a 24 hour day with a power battery or the Central Power Battery on Oa. The green lantern is tasked with a sector of space which he or she patrols. There are 3600 space sectors.

In 'History of the DC Universe' #1, the Manhunters rebelled and "their legions disbanded".
In ‘History of the DC Universe’ #1, the Manhunters rebelled and “their legions disbanded”. Photo/DC Comics

The green lantern power rings have great power and have been described as “the most powerful weapon in the universe“. They have the ability to generate green light constructs based on the wielder’s willpower. The power rings can also create energy blasts, detect energy signatures, protect its wielders from the rigors of interstellar travel, and generate a protective aura around the green lantern, finally, enable to translate all languages and have access to the Central Power Battery on Oa, a computer in this regard.

The green lantern power rings enable the green lanterns to perform super feats such as Kyle Rayner holding Solaris the solar computer in a green light construct “plasma bottle” in the 853rd century in DC One Million with the help of Superman One Million’s force vision.

SUPER FEAT: In ‘DC One Million’ #4, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner holds Solaris in a plasma bottle helped by Superman One Million’s Force Vision.

SUPER FEAT: In 'DC One Million' #4, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner holds Solaris in a plasma bottle helped by Superman One Million's Force Vision.
In ‘DC One Million’ #4, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner holding Solaris in a plasma bottle with Superman One Million’s Force Vision. Photo/DC Comics

Hal Jordan of Earth, Space Sector 2814, is regarded as one of the most powerful green lanterns of the Green Lantern Corps, or at least its greatest. His willpower is unrivaled and his power is immense, as well as his heroism.

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