DC Day: In “The Power Of Shazam,” Captain Marvel Can No Longer Say The Magic Word

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In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Billy Batson can no longer say the magic word.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Billy Batson can no longer say the magic word. AP Photo/DC Comics

GODS, MONSTERS AND INFINITE POWER

HAWKMAN LEAVES THE JSA

In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, the JSA holds a meeting after the recent events. The elder members disapprove of the other members behavior during their battle with Gog and feel he should take a leave of absence.

Enraged, Hawkman vociferates he is a founding member of the JSA. He says the elders’ righteousness does not get results and decides to quit the JSA. Alan Scott tries to intervene but Flash says “Hawkman always returns.”

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Hawkman leaves the JSA.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Hawkman leaves the JSA. AP Photo/DC Comics.

BLACK ADAM FREES A RESURRECTED ISIS FROM FELIX FAUST’S SORCERY

At the Tower of Fate, Felix Faust possesses the body of Isis. He brought her back at the Tower of Fate and notices, however, that Isis’ bond with the Earth has been creating Isis flowers in order to contact Black Adam. As Felix Faust looks for the Scarab, Black Adam storms into the room. He holds Faust by the throat and threatens to rip his larynx out of it, unless he returns Isis to him.

Faust undoes the mindless spell and Isis returns to her senses. Faust looks for the Scarab but Black Adam steps on his right hand when he finds it. With the Scarab and Isis’ Amulet, Faust had been able to control Isis and dupe Black Adam. Isis orders Faust to return the Amulet, he does. Black Adam intends to take Faust’s head to his throne. But Isis goes for his lower body.

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Black Adam holds Felix Faust by the throat so that Faust may free Isis from his possession.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Black Adam holds Felix Faust by the throat so that Faust may free Isis from his possession. AP Photo/DC Comics.

ATOM SMASHER WANTS TO REJOIN THE JSA

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Atom Smasher wants to rejoin the JSA.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Atom Smasher wants to rejoin the JSA. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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BILLY BATSON CAN NO LONGER SAY THE MAGIC WORD

Black Adam and Isis travel to the Rock of Eternity. There, Black Adam fights Billy Batson while Isis uses a book of spells. She intends to find the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man that led to the murder of brother, and herself. Isis needs the power of the Rock of Eternity for her magic. Black Adam finally gains the upperhand on Billy and pins him to the ground. Speaking the magic word “Shazam,” Isis casts Billy Batson out of the Rock of Eternity with a lightning bolt. Billy Batson wakes up on the street of Fawcett City. He attempts to say the magic word “Shazam” but nothing happens.

At the Bromfield residence, Billy summons Freddy Freeman, the current Captain Marvel. However, it is the JSA that answers his summons. They say they received a distress signal from Captain Marvel from the location. Wildcat wants to interrogate Billy with a beating. However, Stargirl intervenes and tells Billy not to tell them his secret. With courage, Billy reveals his codename, he is Captain Marvel, leader of the Marvel family. At the Rock of Eternity, Black Adam and Isis offer Mary Marvel to join the Marvel family.

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Isis says the magic name "Shazam" in order to cast Billy Batson out of the Rock of Eternity.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Isis says the magic name “Shazam” in order to cast Billy Batson out of the Rock of Eternity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

FOOTNOTES

Justice Society of America Vol 3 25 in DC Database.

Battle Ranker Competition Round 1: Match-Up #16

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DC Day: Static, Your Neighborhood Black Superhero’s Crackling First Appearance In The New 52

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In 'Static Shock' (2011) #1, Static Shock appears on the streets of New York.
In ‘Static Shock’ (2011) #1, Static Shock appears on the streets of New York. Photo/DC Comics

IN NEW 52

STATIC, THE TEENAGE GENIUS

In ‘Static Shock’ #1, is the first appearance of Static in the New 52, your neighborhood black superhero. Static is on the streets of New York trying to contain Sunspot, who stole a special plasma protection suit from S.T.A.R. Labs.

S.T.A.R. Labs is Static’s new after-school job as a black superhero. He is on the scene. Static attempts various means to contain Sunspot. Finally, he places Sunspot in an E.M. field to ionize the plasma suit in the air. Finally, he short-circuits Sunspot on the Queensboro Bridge.

In 'Static Shock' (2011) #1, Static Shock contains Sunspot in an E.M. field to ionize the plasma suit in air.
In ‘Static Shock’ (2011) #1, Static Shock contains Sunspot in an E.M. field to ionize the plasma suit in air. Photo/DC Comics

VIRGIL HAWKINS’ COVER: S.T.A.R. LABS

Static’s secret identity is Virgil Hawkins, a student at high school in Harlem. Hardware notes that his parents might worry once they find out that Sunspot’s plasma suit came from S.T.A.R. Labs where Virgil works.

In reality, Hardware reveals that Virgil’s work at S.T.A.R. Labs is a cover for the black superhero. Hardware states that he hid Virgil’s true purpose at S.T.A.R. Labs by revealing to the workers there that it is an opportunity to free him from the juvenile system by working at odd times of the day and night.

In 'Static Shock' (2011) #1, Hardware reveals Virgil Hawkins' cover at S.T.A.R. Labs.
In ‘Static Shock’ (2011) #1, Hardware reveals Virgil Hawkins’ cover at S.T.A.R. Labs. Photo/DC Comics

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STATIC’S PUBLIC PERSONA

Static is a black superhero living in New York. In fact, Static has problems with his public persona. As Static interrogates Sunspot, he gets shot with a bullet “over a half mile.” Static attempts to trace the bullet with no success.

Despite his earnestness, the public blames Static for the damages. Hardware reminds Static that he is lucky for having evaded arrest and advises him to return home.

In 'Static Shock' (2011) #1, Hardware reminds Static Shock he is lucky for not having been arrested.
In ‘Static Shock’ (2011) #1, Hardware reminds Static Shock he is lucky for not having been arrested and advises him to return home. Photo/DC Comics

SLATE GANG

The heist was actually orchestrated by the police and the Slate gang. They discuss Static’s superheroics and possible interference by Hawkman. They had planned to deliver the technology to clients.

Gang leader Tan suggests they take no risks whereas Piranha suggest they take out Static. The Slate gang agrees. Virule is selected to take out Static, the black superhero.

In 'Static Shock' (2011) #1, Virule is selected by the Slate gang to take out Static.
In ‘Static Shock’ (2011) #1, Virule is selected by the Slate gang to take out Static. Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

Static Shock Vol 1 1 in DC Database.

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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

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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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Battles Of The Week: Hawkman vs Black Adam

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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE DARK AGE”

Black Adam has struck a deal with Felix Faust to aid him in his search for Isis’ amulet. However, his quest will put him on a collision course with a former member of the JSA. Their battle is sure to rock the skies of St. Roch!

Photo: ‘Black Adam: The Dark Age #3’. DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants!

On the left side, is The Champion of the Egyptian Gods himself… Black Adam! Let’s look at the stats.

BLACK ADAM (NEW EARTH)

Black Adam with lightning energy crackling from his chest outward lifting cars and destroying property.
Photo: Black Adam. DC Comics.

SUPER-STRENGTH: SUPERMAN-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

SUPER-SPEED: SHAZAM-LEVEL

Athlete Peak Human Warrior Metahuman Subsonic Elemental Sonic Supersonic Stellar Cosmic Universal Immeasurable

DURABILITY: SUPERMAN-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

ENERGY-PROJECTION: SHAZAM-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

FIGHTING SKILLS: WONDER WOMAN-LEVEL

Civilian Brawler Street Fighter Combatant Expert Combatant Expert Combatant Genius Sensei Peak Human Bloodlusted Metahuman Warrior Warrior Madness

On the right side, is the reincarnated deity of Egypt himself… Hawkman! Let’s look at the stats.

HAWKMAN (NEW EARTH)

Photo: Hawkman. DC Comics.

SUPER-STRENGTH: CYBORG-LEVEL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

SUPER-SPEED: CYBORG-LEVEL

Athlete Peak Human Warrior Metahuman Subsonic Elemental Sonic Supersonic Stellar Cosmic Universal Immeasurable

DURABILITY: ON PAR WITH FLASH

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

ENERGY PROJECTION: ON PAR WITH HAWKGIRL

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Galaxy Universal Multiversal Boundless

FIGHTING SKILLS: ON PAR WITH HAWKGIRL

Civilian Brawler Street Fighter Combatant Expert Combatant Expert Combatant Genius Sensei Peak Human Bloodlusted Metahuman Warrior Warrior Madness

The winner gets Isis’ Amulet!

THE FIGHT

In ‘Black Adam: The Dark Age #3‘ (2010), Black Adam faces the awesome power of Hawkman in his quest for Isis’ Amulet in order to resurrect Isis, his beloved.

The fight, ends in Black Adam’s favor!

Black Adam let's Hawkman fall into the city as he triumphs over the battle!
Photo: ‘Black Adam: The Dark Ages #3’. DC Comics.

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