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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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.

DC Day: The Evolution Of Green Lantern Jessica Cruz From New 52 Into Rebirth

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In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #12, Jessica Cruz faces Darkseid at full power. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN REDEMPTION

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.

In 'Justice League' (2014) #31, the Ring of Volthoom chooses Jessica Cruz as the new Power Ring.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #31, the Ring of Volthoom chooses Jessica Cruz as the new Power Ring. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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 regains control of Power Ring to save Flash in one second.
In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz regains control of Power Ring to save Flash in one second. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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.

In 'Justice League' (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz becomes Sector 2814's new Green Lantern.
In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz becomes Sector 2814’s new Green Lantern. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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.

In 'Justice League Odyssey' (2019) #13, Jessica Cruz becomes an Omega Lantern.
In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #13, Jessica Cruz becomes an Omega Lantern. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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REBIRTH: JESSICA CRUZ BECOMES A YELLOW LANTERN AND JOINS THE SINESTRO CORPS

In 'Green Lantern 2021 Annual' (2021), Jessica Cruz becomes a Yellow Lantern.
In ‘Green Lantern 2021 Annual’ (2021), Jessica Cruz becomes a Yellow Lantern. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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Justice League Odyssey Vol 1 12 in DC Database.
Justice League Vol 2 31 in DC Database.
Justice League Vol 2 41 in DC Database.
Justice League #47 in Comic Vine.
Justice League #49 in Comic Vine.
Justice League #50 in Comic Vine.
Justice League Odyssey: The Ghost Sector #1 in Comic Vine.
Everything You Need to Know About ‘Justice League Odyssey’ in Comicbook.com.
Justice League Odyssey Vol 1 13 in DC Database.
Green Lantern 2021 Annual Vol 6 1 in DC Database.
Justice League: The Darkseid War in DC Database.

Battle Ranker Competition Round 2: Green Lantern vs Sinestro

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GREEN LANTERN (HAL JORDAN) VS SINESTRO

  1. First, ‘Green Lantern’ (1990) #50: Hal Jordan wins by death.
  2. Second, ‘Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn II’ (1991) #4: Green Lantern wins by submission.
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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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Identity Crisis Vol 1 2 in DC Database.
Identity Crisis in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 775 in DC Database.

DC Day: In “JLA: Trial By Fire,” The Guardians Of The Universe Feared The Martian Race

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DC DAY

Writer(s)

Joe Kelly


Penciler(s)

Doug Mahnke


Colorist(s)

David Baron


Cover

Doug Mahnke


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

October 1, 2003

EXTINCTION

WITH SCORCH’S HELP, MARTIAN MANHUNTER OVERCOMES HIS FIRE WEAKNESS

In “JLA: Trial By Fire,” Martian Manhunter becomes Fernus The Burning. In ‘JLA’ (2003) #84, J’onn J’onnz meets with Superman over barbeque. Joyfully, he tells Superman he has overcome his fire weakness. With Scorch’s help, it has taken training to the limits of his mind and body. Soon, J’onn invites Superman to stay for dinner. But the Man of Steel has to respond to a JLA signal and flies away. As he departs, J’onn tells him he wants to remain on his vacation. Though, he intends to come back soon.

Later, the Justice League of America convenes on the Watchtower. Recently, at Arkham Asylum, Blackgate Prison and other prisons have reported their prisoners bawling over their crimes and watching Sesame Street on television. Green Lantern (John Stewart) hypothesizes it is a telepath. Soon, the JLA also find out that President Luthor is catatonic. Courageously, Superman enlists Martian Manhunter’s help. Unfortunately, J’onn is unable to repair Luthor’s mind. Moreover, he is caught in an energy feedback. And, the disembodied voice of Fernus speaks about its mysterious “gifts” to the JLA.1

In 'JLA' (2003) #84, J'onn J'onnz reveals to Superman that he has overcome his fire weakness with Scorch's help.
In ‘JLA’ (2003) #84, J’onn J’onnz reveals to Superman that he has overcome his fire weakness with Scorch’s help. AP Photo/DC Comics.

FEAT: GREEN LANTERN GOES TOE-TO-TOE WITH FERNUS FOR 60 SECONDS

In 'JLA' (2003) #87, Green Lantern (John Stewart) performs an energy projection feat. John Stewart teleports from Ganthet and tears apart Fernus with a Green light energy attack.
In ‘JLA’ (2003) #87, Green Lantern (John Stewart) performs an energy projection feat. John Stewart teleports from Ganthet and tears apart Fernus with a Green light energy attack. Photo/DC Comics

VISIT FEAT: GREEN LANTERN (JOHN STEWART), ‘JLA’ #87

THE GUARDIANS OF THE UNIVERSE FEARED THE BURNING MARTIANS

In ‘JLA’ (2003) #87, Green Lantern (John Stewart) tells the origin story of the Martian race. 20,000 years ago, Mars was peopled by the Burning Martians. In a few words, the Burning Martians lived on a planet of Chaos. Certainly, they were a “barbaric, ruthless, brilliant” species.2 Moreover, they constantly battled amongst themselves. Eventually, their wars and tremendous power attracted the Guardians of the Universe’s attention. As the self-appointed Guardians of Order, the Guardians felt it necessary to intervene to stop the spread of Chaos. Indeed, Mars was centuries away from achieving space travel.

Battling the Burning Martians, the Guardians wanted to avoid genocide. Then, they turned to genetic manipulation. Brilliantly, the Guardians repressed the Burning Martians with the psycho-somatic weakness to fire. But, as John notes, they were short-sighted. Truly, they neglected to account for the Martian collective consciousness. So, J’onn J’onnz overcame his weakness. Effectively, he gained access to the Burning Martian genetic block through the Martian collective consciousness. As Fernus, he needs the suffering and the burning of the entire human population in order to reproduce asexually.

In 'JLA' (2003) #87, Green Lantern tells the origin story of the Burning Martians.
In ‘JLA’ (2003) #87, Green Lantern tells the origin story of the Burning Martians. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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FERNUS TAKES ON PLASTIC MAN AND THE JLA

In ‘JLA’ (2003) #88, Fernus takes on Plastic Man and the JLA. Previously, Batman recruited Plastic Man (Patrick O’Brian) into active duty. Going toe-to-toe, Plastic Man is able to contain Fernus for some time. Correctly, Batman states Plastic Man’s mind is no longer organic. His shape-shifting which is based on inspiration, can adapt to Martian telepathy. However, Superman fails to destroy the last of the nuclear warheads that Fernus detonated. Unfortunately, the warhead detonates in the city of Chongjin in North Korea.

In ‘JLA’ (2003) #89, Flash runs at light speed to save its 532,000 men, women and children. Suddenly, Scorch turns the tide of the battle. Courageously, the demon absorbs Fernus’ fire allowing Superman and the League to obliterate the Burning. Sadistically, Fernus triggers Scorch’s fire. Jubilantly, Fernus is about to spawn only to find Martian Manhunter ripping through his entrails. The faith of the JLA freed him from the Dreamwalk. Meanwhile, Green Lantern turns off the city-wide flames with a wave of water. Finally, Martian Manhunter obliterates Fernus with his Martian vision.

In ‘JLA’ (2003) #89, Fernus takes on the JLA and Plastic Man. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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JLA Vol 1 84 in DC Database.
JLA Vol 1 87 in DC Database.
JLA Vol 1 88 in DC Database.
JLA Vol 1 89 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. ‘JLA’ #84.
  2. ‘JLA’ #87.

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Battles Of The Week: Green Lantern Jessica Cruz vs Darkseid (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE DARK ARISES”

Darkseid’s manipulations on Hypertime reach their apex. As Darkseid arises, he gains total control over Cyborg as New God of Code, Starfire as New God of Fire and Azrael as New God of Belief.

As Darkseid reaches full power, only Jessica Cruz stands between him and his conquest of the Ghost Sector.

IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

DARKSEID IS RESTORED TO FULL POWER!
In 'Justice League' (2019) #12, Darkseid is restored to full power.
In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #12, Darkseid is restored to full power. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in the Ghost Sector. On the left side is Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and on the right side is Darkseid, the New God of Evil.

Let’s look at the stats.

JESSICA CRUZ – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: MOUNTAIN
SUPER SPEED: COSMIC
DURABILITY: STELLAR
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: EXPERT COMBATANT
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Green Lantern Ring.
WEAKNESSES
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • General and Social Anxiety.
DARKSEID – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: UNIVERSAL
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mother Box.

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THE FIGHT

Darkseid arises in the Ghost Sector. When he reaches full power, he has full control over Cyborg, Starfire and Azrael. Only Jessica Cruz stands between him and conquest of the Ghost Sector.

The battle to decide who is the cosmic god!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Jessica Cruz on the offensive at four percent ring power. Darkseid responds with a backhand.

JESSICA CRUZ ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.
DARKSEID BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.


On the following page, Darkseid breaks Jessica Cruz’s right arm with a stomp as she is at zero percent ring power.

DARKSEID BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.


To finish off Jessica Cruz, Darkseid incinerates the Green Lantern with the Omega Effect.
DARKSEID ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, all that’s left are Jessica Cruz’s incinerated remains.

TOTAL


JESSICA CRUZ’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-8 DAMAGE PTS.

Total Entropy Of The Universe = (3.1 × 10^104)(k) = 4.2800104*10^81 J*K^-1.
Temperature Of Universe = 2.73 K.

-(8 DAMAGE PTS * 4.2800104*10^81 J*K^-1 * 2.73 K * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -2.2256054*10^73 PTS * Ton of TNT. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0004-637X/710/2/1825/pdf

DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

DARKSEID’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-6 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Received By Earth From Sun = (430*10^18 J* 1 hr)/(hr* 3600 s) = 4.7777778*10^15 J/s.

-(6 DAMAGE PTS * 4.7777778*10^15 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -6825396.85714 J * Ton of TNT. https://www.businessinsider.com/this-is-the-potential-of-solar-power-2015-9

DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL

OUTCOME: DARKSEID WINS BY DEATH

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DARKSEID IN COMICS

‘Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen’ (1970) #134, titled “The Mountain Of Judgment!”, marks the first cameo appearance of Darkseid in DC continuity. Superman foils a bomb attack on the Hairies, Jimmy Olsen and the Newsboys. The attack was from Morgan Edge who received orders from Darkseid.

The issue was created by Jack Kirby and Neal Adams.

‘Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen’ (1970) #134, titled “The Mountain Of Judgment!”, marks the first cameo appearance of Darkseid in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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Justice League Odyssey Vol 1 12 in DC Database.
Jessica Cruz (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
Darkseid (Prime Earth) in DC Database.

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

CHECK OUT THE STORY: THE POWER COSMIC.

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

SOURCES

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.

Battles Of The Week: Amazo vs Solomon Grundy (Villain vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “WORSE ON A FRIDAY!”

Cyrus Gold has seven days to find the weapon that killed him, find and forgive the murderer or his soul will be lost forever. On Friday, at Slaughter Swamp, Solomon Grundy must face a deadly enemy.

SOLOMON GRUNDY IS CHALLENGED BY AMAZO
In ‘Solomon Grundy’ (2009) #5, Amazo challenges Solomon Grundy in order to follow Professor Ivo’s programming. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in Slaughter Swamp in Gotham City. On the left side is Amazo and on the right side is Solomon Grundy.

Let’s look at the stats.

AMAZO – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: CONTINENT
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: CONTINENT
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
WEAKNESSES
  • Power Loss: Amazo once possessed the powers of the Justice League in a limited way. This power duplication was removed by Superman disbanding the Justice League.
  • Power Limitation: Amazo could use powers based on one being at the time.
SOLOMON GRUNDY – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: CONTINENT
SUPER-SPEED: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
eNERGY PROJECTION: MOUNTAIN
FIGHTING SKILLS: BRAWLER
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: AMAZO VS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

THE FIGHT

At Slaughter Swamp, in Gotham City, Amazo meets Solomon Grundy per Professor Ivo’s programming. Grundy had promised Professor Ivo that he would die.

The battle to decide who is the strongest, machine or zombie!

OUTCOME: SOLOMON GRUNDY WINS BY DEATH

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SOLOMON GRUNDY IN COMICS

‘All-American Comics’ (1944) #61, titled “Fighters Never Quit” marks the first appearance of Solomon Grundy in DC continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Solomon Grundy and his relation to Green Lantern Alan Scott. The issue starts with Solomon Grundy emerging from Slaughter Swamp and killing two escaped convicts. Then, he begins his career in crime.

The comic was written by Alfred Bester and penciled by Paul Reinman.

SOLOMON GRUNDY’S FIRST SINISTER ISSUE
‘All-American Comics’ (1944) #61, titled “Fighters Never Quit” marks the first appearance of Solomon Grundy in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: CAPTAIN ATOM VS MISTER MAJESTIC. FEBRUARY 16TH.


SOURCES

Solomon Grundy Vol 1 5 in DC Database.
Cyrus Gold (New Earth) in DC Database.
Amazo (New Earth) in DC Database.
All-American Comics Vol 1 61 in DC Database.

Feat: Green Lantern (John Stewart), ‘JLA’ #87

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

GREEN LANTERN (JOHN STEWART)
NEW EARTH

In ‘JLA’ (2003) #87, titled “Trial By Fire, Part 4,” Green Lantern (John Stewart) performs an energy projection feat. With the JLA destroyed by Fernus The Burning, Green Lantern (John Stewart) teleports from Ganthet and tears apart Fernus.

How much energy projection does it take to tear apart Fernus?

In ‘JLA’ (2003) #87, Green Lantern (John Stewart) performs an energy projection feat. John Stewart teleports from Ganthet and tears apart Fernus with a Green light energy attack. Photo/DC Comics.

TO BEGIN, GREEN LANTERN SHIELDED HIS MIND FROM FERNUS’ TELEPATHY. TO SUM, HE WITHSTOOD FERNUS’ TELEPATHY FOR 60 SECONDS WITH AN OAN LIGHT CONSTRUCT.

IMPORTANTLY, GREEN LANTERN GENERATED 8.1414023*1026 JOULES PER SECOND OF POWER. SIMILARLY, 2.11684927197 TIMES THE POWER OF THE SUN ON EARTH. ENOUGH TO SHATTER MULTIPLE CONTINENTS EVERY SECOND.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

STELLAR

Energy Projection: Stellar 58%

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Green Lantern’s (John Stewart) Oan light construct shielded his mind from Fernus’ telepathy.

We will calculate Martian Manhunter’s full telepathic potential in order to estimate Green Lantern’s energy projection.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER’S TELEPATHIC POTENTIAL

In ‘JLA’ (2003) #85, Superman and Wonder Woman have come to seek Martian Manhunter’s help. Quickly, they need to locate a rogue telepath on Earth. To locate the telepath, Martian Manhunter scans all the minds on Earth.

In 'JLA' (2003) #85, Martian Manhunter scans all the minds on Earth.
In ‘JLA’ (2003) #85, Martian Manhunter scans all the minds on Earth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

We will use this feat to calculate Martian Manhunter’s telepathic potential.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

There are 7,874,965,825 people on 21st century Earth. Refer to this article on the storage capacity of the human brain.

Total Human Storage Capacity In Bytes = (2.5*1015 bytes)(7,874,965,825 humans) = 1.9687415*1025 bytes*humans.

Biochemical Energy = (1.9687415*1025 bytes*humans)(1 J/K)(310.15 K/human)/(0.125 bytes) = 4.8848414*1028 J.

Power = (4.8848414*1028 J)/(60 s) = 8.1414023*1026 J/s.

SUPER STRENGTH

Green Lantern generated at least 8.1414023*1026 J/s of energy projection to shield against Fernus’ telepathy. Green Lantern had to generate a Stellar Level of Energy Projection since he likely generated 2.11684927197 times greater than the energy produced by the sun every second.

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

Calculations for Green Lantern (John Stewart), ‘JLA’ #87

Energy Produced By Sol Per Second = 3.846×10^26 W

Total Human Storage Capacity In Bytes = (2.5*1015 bytes)(7,874,965,825 humans) = 1.9687415*1025 bytes*humans.
Biochemical Energy = (1.9687415*1025 bytes*humans)(1 J/K)(310.15 K/human)/(0.125 bytes) = 4.8848414*1028 J.
Power = (4.8848414*1028 J)/(60 s) = 8.1414023*1026 J/s.
Comparison =(8.1414023*10^26 W)/(3.846×10^26 W) = 2.11684927197.

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SOURCES

JLA Vol 1 87 in DC Database.