In ‘JLA Annual’ (1997) #3, titled “JLApe (Part I of VIII) – Gorilla Warfare”, Batman performs an intelligence feat. Gorilla Grodd subconsciously manipulates the Gorilla City militia into detonating a gorillabomb that turns the Justice League into apes. At the Watchtower, Batman with the aid of Martian Manhunter, reverse engineer the bomb to revert the humans turned apes at the United Nations back into humans.
How much intelligence does it take for Batman to reverse engineer a gorillabomb to revert apes into humans?
In ‘JLA Annual’ (1997) #3, Batman performs an intelligence feat. At the Watchtower, Batman with the aid of Martian Manhunter, reverse engineer the bomb to revert the humans turned apes at the United Nations back into humans. AP Photo/DC Comics
In ‘JLA Annual’ (1997) #3, Batman performs an intelligence feat. At the United Nations, Martian Manhunter detonates the bomb to revert the humans turned apes at the United Nations back into humans. AP Photo/DC Comics
BATMAN REVERSE ENGINEERED THE GORILLABOMB WITH MARTIAN MANHUNTER’S HELP.
THE BOMB GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF A SPECIATION EVENT REVERTING 5.5 MILLION YEARS OF EVOLUTION, ENOUGH TO CAUSE THE EXTINCTION OF THE HUMAN SPECIES.
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In the events of ‘Superman: Sacrifice’ (2005), Wonder Woman kills Maxwell Lord. In ‘Superman (2005) #219, Clark and Lois are watching a documentary about Superman in bed. The documentary states natural disasters are particularly devastating and beyond human control, then it compares them to Superman. Clark turns off the documentary and wonders if the public sees him as a menace.
He mentions recent events at Puccalpa where he fought an OMAC to a standstill and people died. The event turned the people against him and he wonders why the attacker attacked him. The Disaster Week documentary continues and states that Superman’s heat vision is “off the charts by any of the standard scientific measures.” In between, are scenes of Clark at the Daily Planet talking to Jimmy Olsen. Jimmy mentions that Metropolis may be safer without Superman. At that moment, a beam attacks the Daily Planet.
Asking Jimmy to take cover, Superman takes into action in order to trace the beam to an apartment. Talking to one of the bystanders, Superman finds out the attacker has been using wires and screaming like a crazy person about Superman. Superman meets the super-villain, named Blackrock. He engages Blackrock in combat. Superman attempts to take down Blackrock in a series of attacks then resorts to the use of heat vision.
With an “enough!”, Superman resorts to an uncontrolled blast of heat vision. He pours the energy destroying the camera that Jimmy Olsen’s camerawoman was holding. A gas tank blows and things are catching fire. Even though Blackrock is no longer drawing power from the rock, Superman continues. When Jimmy Olsen shouts to Superman “Superman! He’s done!”, Superman stops. Asking why Blackrock attacked him, Blackrock states it is because he is Superman and an alien. Asking Jimmy how he is, Jimmy says he is alright. However, the woman is scared and flees. The public responds Superman is not human and nothing can hurt him. Superman takes the rock and throws it into the sun.
SUPERMAN IS MIND-CONTROLLED WITH VISIONS OF KILLING HIS ROGUES
In ‘Action Comics (2005) #829, Superman is mind-controlled with visions of killing Brainiac. In the morning, Lois awakes in bed in Metropolis and asks for “Clark.” She thinks about her marriage to Superman and says she does not understand him. She talks about his vision powers and how awe-inspiring they are. On the phone, Lois says she is worried about Clark because he did not come home. She found it new that Clark looked at her with doubt.
Elsewhere, Clark and Jimmy Olsen are on the scene on the latest Blackrock incident. Clark is happy no one was seriously injured. Jimmy asked the Daily Planet’s science writers to estimate peak temperatures and it seems it reached to about 1000 oC of glass melting. Clark asks Jimmy if Superman over-reacted and Jimmy is unsure. Jimmy does state that Superman used to save the nuclear option to big-bads like Doomsday and Gog and not second-raters like Blackrock. Clark heads back to the Daily Planet and asks to see Lois Lane. Peaking through the walls with his X-ray vision, he see Brainiac flirting with Lois Lane. Clark storms through the door.
Clark attempts to reassure Lois that he is here to save her. Lois tells Clark Brainiac is a friend. Lois says Clark is scaring her. Superman takes Lois away and activates the security protocols at their apartment. At the Fortress of Solitude, he is hunting down Brainiac with the Superman robot. Brainiac takes over the Superman robot and Superman quickly defeats him. Brainiac guides Superman to his location seven miles beneath the ocean in the Marianas Trench. It is the Brainiac Skull Ship. Superman engages Brainiac in combat. Brainiac states Lois he has looked into Lois’ mind and she does not know whether to call him Superman or Clark.
He states the problem is Superman is hiding from the truth: he is pretending to owe allegiance to a world he does not belong to. He is an alien. Brainiac states the humans fear Superman. Superman says “wrong!” and breaches the ship’s hull. Superman says he can withstand 16000 psi, but wonders if Brainiac can. At that moment, Brainiac shows Perry, Lana, Jimmy and Lois bottled up. Superman can’t save them and they are submerged by the waters. Then, Superman decides to kill Brainiac in order to avenge them. At that moment, a bright light erupts. Superman is at the Fortress of Solitude, kneeling, with blood in his hands and the Superman robot at his side. Then, the Justice League arrives.
SUPERMAN TAKES DOWN THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA IN ORDER TO TAKE ON MAXWELL LORD
In ‘Adventures of Superman’ (2005) #642, Superman realizes his visions were a mind control that resulted in him nearly killing Batman. Superman is on the Justice League Watchtower on the moon, inspecting Batman’s bruised. He recognized the thumbprints on Batman’s neck and realizes they are his. However, he refuses to believe it. Wonder Woman who had been standing behind Superman for thirty minutes comes into the room to operate the purple ray on Bruce.
Superman states he did not do it and she says she knows. Wonder Woman states Superman is “the strongest of us in almost every way.” Superman states he keeps seeing images of Lois dying, of Brainiac, Doomsday, Darkseid or Ruin. Wonder Woman says she will join him in the Conference Room where Martian Manhunter has finished his analysis of the security recordings.
The security recordings show Superman attacking Batman, slamming him on the Watchtower computer and then engaging turrets and a defense drone. Superman fires heat vision at Batman. At that moment, Wonder Woman teleports on the Watchtower and blocks the heat vision. Then, she ties Superman with her lasso. Strategically, Superman breaches the Watchtower hull twice, once to counter Wonder Woman and then to escape.
Superman says he thought he was fighting Ruin. Following a mind scan to heal the implanted psychotic episode in Superman’s mind, it is found that Maxwell Lord is at the origin of the mind control. Wonder Woman teleports away Batman to safety. As the Justice League prepares to place Superman in a teleportation loop. Superman sensing their menace, attacks.
In ‘Wonder Woman’ (2005) #219, Wonder Woman has tracked Superman’s whereabouts to Maxwell Lord’s location. Speaking to Maxwell Lord, she finds out he secretly stole Batman’s Brother MK I, murdered Blue Beetle and has Superman under mind control. Maxwell Lord says he has absolute control over Superman and that he has filled him with visions of paranoia. As Wonder Woman is about to convince Maxwell Lord, Superman comes in at high speed. Maxwell Lord has convinced Superman that Wonder Woman is Doomsday and that she has murdered Lois.
Superman fires heat vision at Wonder Woman who can barely get her bracelets up. Then, he takes her to the sun. As they approach the sun, Wonder Woman takes out some Kryptonite. However, Superman punches her back to Earth. She blacks out for an instant. Wonder Woman crash lands in Wyoming. As she comes out of the crater, Superman freezes her. As Superman listens to find Wonder Woman, she hits his ears with her bracelets causing a concussion. Then, the turn of the battle. Though Superman manages to break Wonder Woman’s wrist, she uses birds as a distraction in order to slow him down, get away and find Maxwell Lord.
It is a battle to decide who is the most powerful!
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OUTCOME: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA WINS BY BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL
AMAZO IN COMICS
‘The Brave and The Bold’ (1960) #30, titled “Case Of The Stolen Super Powers” marks the first appearance of Amazo in DC continuity. The Justice League is brought together by the Flash (Barry Allen) when each member has their super powers fail them while working on separate cases. When the Flash after battling Mirror Master, hears of a super-villain who can mimic their super powers, the Justice League is put on a collision course with Amazo.
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Writers and Artists
Keith Giffen and Dexter Soy.
SYNOPSIS FOR “JUSTICE DENIED”
Skeletor has come to Prime Earth in order to conquer it. Meanwhile, He-Man and Teela have joined forces with Evil-Lyn in order to find Skeletor. They intend to use his power in order to face a new threat. On the Justice League Satellite, the Justice League is under attack by Skeletor. Can He-Man and Teela save the Justice League before Skeletor can enact his plan?
A contest of Champions! Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a battle that is sure to rumble. The Last Son of Krypton vs The Most Powerful Man In The Universe. What will be the outcome of this battle of epic proportions?
An alien from an advanced scientific world endowed with the power of the sun vs a being of powerful magic!
Enter the two contestants! Let’s look at the stats!
On the left side, is Superman, the Man of Steel from Prime Earth. On the right side, is He-Man, the warrior Prince from Eternia.
SUPERMAN – PRIME EARTH
SUPER STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
Kryptonian suit of armor.
Yellow Lantern Ring.
Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
Vulnerability to magic.
Red sun radiation.
HE-MAN – ETERNIA.
SUPER STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER SPEED: SONIC
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
The Sword of Power.
Chest plate made of coridite.
Magical spell to revert to Prince Adam form has a limit.
The issue marked the first appearance of He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe in the main DC Universe. In ‘DC Comics Presents’ (1982) #47′, titled ‘Superman and the Masters Of The Universe: “From Eternia — With Death!”‘, Superman encounters He-Man for the first time.
In ‘JLA’ #43, Batman discovers the effects of mad science. Visiting his parents’ graves, Bruce Wayne finds out that their graves are empty and their coffins have been stolen. Faced with such a mystery, let’s wonder on the horrors of mad science.
Batman investigates the mystery and traces the theft to the sub-continent of Asia. The World’s Greatest Detective ends up at the nefarious headquarters of the wealthy and resourceful super-villain Ra’s Al Ghul and the League of Assassins.
RA’S AL GHUL’S PLAN OF WORLD DOMINATION
In ‘JLA’ #43, Ra’s Al Ghul laments species’ extinction over the Earth. He blames it on mankind’s parasitism and its exploitation of the Earth’s natural resources. What he fears are new extinction events on Earth caused by human activity. Whether that justifies his mad science is clearly in the negative.
In ‘JLA’ #44, the Justice League of America is under attack! Superman is working in Metropolis and realizes that everywhere people are reading scrambled words. Ra’s Al Ghul reveals to Batman in his mad science that his scientists have found a way to cause a global dyslexia in an effort to bring about an end time. And Batman’s parents? He plans to use the Lazarus Pit to raise them! But Batman had to be occupied by his parents’ coffins’ theft for Ra’s to implement his mad science.
BATMAN’S MAD SCIENCE IS CONQUERING THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA
Ra’s Al Ghul reveals that he stole Batman’s contingency plans. In his mad science, Batman devised ways to stop the members of the JLA in the event that it ever went evil or succumbed to mind control.
Unfortunately, his plans were stolen by Ra’s who used them to incapacitate the JLA in his plan for world domination. In ‘JLA’ #43, Martian Manhunter is turned into a living torch by a rocket fired at him with nanites that transmute trace elements into magnesium.
Plastic Man has been turned brittle, and Aquaman has been fired with a toxin that makes him fear the water he needs to survive. Flash and Wonder Woman head to Green Lantern’s apartment and find he is blind. In ‘JLA’ #45, Martian Manhunter’s scan discovers that Kyle was put under a post-hypnotic suggestion during REM sleep as the assassins slipped his ring on his finger.
Flash and Wonder Woman are attacked by Talia Al Ghul and the League of Assassins. Wonder Woman is attacked with a VR Chip in her brain that simulates combat till she gets a heart attack. Flash has an electrostrobe attached to his spine that triggers epileptic seizures at lightspeed. Superman is crippled by an exposure to a synthetic red kryptonite. Martian Manhunter states that it caused his solar energy to blaze through his muscles and organs.
SHOULD BATMAN LEAVE THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA?
In ‘JLA’ #46, the JLA has succeeded in thwarting Ra’s Al Ghul’s ‘Tower Of Babel‘ and in stopping a biochemical virus that kills people on contact. The JLA must deal with the fallout of Batman’s betrayal. Batman’s mad science was a breach of trust that the JLA found the most serious. The JLA votes on whether to keep him a member. Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Plastic Man vote to remove Batman’s membership.
Martian Manhunter, Flash and Green Lantern vote to keep him. Superman cast the deciding vote. Knowing Superman’s vote, Batman left suggesting Superman would decide to remove Batman’s membership. The question raised by his action is put forth by the Flash during the vote: In his mad science, Batman operates on fear, whereas Superman operates on trust. Who is correct?
In ‘Superman Doomed’ (2014) #1, Lex Luthor performs an intelligence feat. The Justice League has to confront the menace of Doomsday that has eradicated a million animals with its spores. During a Justice League meeting in an emergency bunker in Washington D.C., Lex Luthor hacks the Justice League’s communication systems.
How much intelligence does it take to hack the Justice League’s communication systems?
LEX LUTHOR HACKED ENOUGH 10^9 FLOPS OF COMPUTING POWER INTERCEPTING JUSTICE LEAGUE COMMUNICATIONS.
LEX LUTHOR HACKED THE EQUIVALENT OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE WATCHTOWER TELEPORTER ENOUGH TO SIMULATE THE NUCLEAR EVOLUTION OF A STAR FOR ITS ENTIRE LIFETIME.
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