DC Day: Why The Justice League Did Not Offer Raven Membership

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Writer(s)

Marv Wolfman


Penciler(s)

George Perez


Colorist(s)

Adrienne Roy


Cover

George Perez


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

February, 1981

REDEMPTION

DC COMICS TURNED RAVEN INTO A VILLAIN

In ‘Future State: Shazam’ (2021) #2, Raven is revealed as DC Comics’ most powerful villain. Previously, the Teen Titans accidentally unleashed the Four Riders of the Apocalypse. Eventually, the Titans defeated them but at a cost.

Multiple Titans died and Raven was also a casualty. In order to defeat the Four Riders, Raven bound them to her Soul-Self. In order to protect her and Earth, Shazam shackled Raven in Hell. When Shazam left the Titan unguarded, she was freed from her prison. Sinisterly, Raven revealed herself as the Unkindness.

In 'Future State: Shazam' (2021) #2, Raven becomes the Unkindness.
In ‘Future State: Shazam’ (2021) #2, Raven becomes the Unkindness. AP Photo/DC Comics.

TO FIGHT TRIGON, RAVEN ASSEMBLED THE NEW TEEN TITANS

In ‘New Teen Titans’ (1980) #1, Raven assembles The New Teen Titans. Mystically, the sorceress has learnt of Trigon’s plan to invade the New Earth dimension. To this end, she assembles the disbanded Teen Titans into a new team. First, they must rescue the Tamaranian princess Koriand’r who has just escaped to Earth. Terribly, she was being shuttled into slavery by a Gordanian ship. Decisively, the super-powered team must stop a Gordanian invasion at the United Nations Plaza.

Heading to East Village, Raven finds Starfire injured and in bed. Carefully, the princess is being nursed by a man named Grant Wilson. However, she is soon abducted by Gordanian drones. So, the Titans must rescue the prisoner in space. Aboard the Gordanian scout ship Chrga, the Titans manage to free Koriand’r. Meanwhile, Cyborg rewires the engine systems to cause the ship to explode. Finally, the heroes escape unscathed. On Earth, Raven reveals to the New Teen Titans that their powers are needed for a mysterious mission.

In 'New Teen Titans' (1980) #1, Raven assembles The New Teen Titans.
In ‘New Teen Titans’ (1980) #1, Raven assembles The New Teen Titans. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SHOWDOWN ON THE JLA SATELLITE: THE NEW TEEN TITANS VS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE

In 'New Teen Titans' (1981) #4, the New Teen Titans fight the Justice League.
In ‘New Teen Titans’ (1981) #4, the New Teen Titans fight the Justice League. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SENSING HER EVIL HERITAGE, ZATANNA ADVISED AGAINST RAVEN’S JLA MEMBERSHIP

In ‘New Teen Titans’ (1981) #4, Raven recruits powerful sorcerers to help her banish Trigon. Previously, the sorceress traveled to Azarath despite her exile. Desperately, she pled to her mother Arella to help against the demon Trigon. But, she was faced with rejection and banished from Azarath. Finally, she revealed to the New Teen Titans their mission: defeat the Justice League in order to stop Trigon. In reality, Raven was playing into Trigon’s scheme who was manipulating the Fearsome Five and the New Teen Titans.

Eventually, the Justice League was defeated and was put in time stasis. In space, our heroes witnessed the sorcerers’ ceremony. Unfortunately, Trigon freed the JLA with a cosmic bolt and the battle was renewed. Unable to complete the ritual, Trigon was freed to enter the New Earth dimension. After Trigon departed, Zatanna revealed Raven’s manipulation: the JLA rejected her membership when Zatanna sensed the evil in Raven. Furthermore, Raven used her emotion powers to manipulate Kid Flash into loving her. In the end, no longer believing Raven’s lies, the JLA and the New Teen Titans abandoned the witch.

In 'New Teen Titans' (1981) #4, the Justice League and the New Teen Titans abandon Raven.
In ‘New Teen Titans’ (1981) #4, the Justice League and the New Teen Titans abandon Raven. AP Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

New Teen Titans Vol 1 4 in DC Database.
Future State: Shazam! #2 in Comic Vine.
One Teen Titan Just Became DC’s Strongest Villain in ScreenRant.
New Teen Titans Vol 1 1 in DC Database.

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'Justice' (2005) #1 Cover.
‘Justice’ (2005) #1 Cover. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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90s-00s JLA STORYLINES RANKED BEST TO GOOD

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: “JLA: TOWER OF BABEL” (2000).

Collects ‘JLA’ #43-46.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

“JLA: Tower Of Babel” is a classic JLA story. Really, it showcased at the time, why the Justice League was DC’s premiere superhero team. True, Superman may function as the first among equals. Though, Batman is revealed to be the most dangerous man on DC Earth.

Certainly, it is a case of Bat-god Syndrome. The main plot of the story is the following: Eco-terrorist Ra’s Al Ghul has hacked Batman’s contingency plans. In his paranoia, the Dark Knight had developed over the years contingency plans. In effect, they were intended to neutralize each member of the Justice League, should they ever go rogue. Of course, when the plans are enacted, disaster ensues.

Mark Waid and Howard Porter collaborate on this timeless story. Without a doubt, what makes it work is the larger-than-life feel of the pencils. Porter’s lines are crisp, athletic and the coloring brings movement to life. The consequences of the story arc lead directly into “JLA: Divided We Fall.”

Overall, this is the best Post-Crisis JLA story. Moreover, Batman fans will geek-out at Bat-god in the loose adaptation Justice League: Doom available on Blu-ray.

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BEST: “IDENTITY CRISIS” (2004).

Collects ‘Identity Crisis’ #1-7.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In 2004, Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales crafted “Identity Crisis.” To date, no JLA story has been more controversial. In his “Guide,” Sam Stone at CBR.com argues the crossover event drove deep wounds within the superhero community. Indeed, its ramifications bled into the darker universe of “The OMAC Project” and Geoff Johns’ “Infinite Crisis.”

Chiefly, “Identity Crisis” is near the top of this list because of its inter-connectedness and the insurmountable danger it poses. The JLA is expert at handling crises, alien invasions, wars and natural disasters. However, moral dilemmas are another matter entirely. Simply put, what happens when the greatest DC Universe heroes are put before a secret involving questionable moral choices and tragedy?

While Rags Morales’ art shows the urgency of the situation, Brad Meltzer goes through the thought processes of its heroes in the narration. Then, what we are facing is a murder mystery that promises to rip through the relationships in the DC Universe. So, who wiped Doctor Light’s mind? Also, who wiped Batman’s mind? Finally, who is at fault? If these questions spring more dramatic events in the future, the story arc ends with a twist.

To sum, this is ethics put to the test of DC’s elite metahumans and gods. Precisely, it is why it belongs at the top of the list as one of DC Comics’ most thought-provoking stories. Definitely, this story is an essential JLA story.

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BEST: ‘JUSTICE’ (2005-2007).

Collects ‘Justice’ #1-12. *This limited series is not canon to DC Mainstream continuity.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

‘Justice’ offers a flashback on previous Pre-Crisis JLA stories. In his 2009 interview with Newsarama, writer Jim Krueger revealed his inspiration for the 12-issue limited series. Specifically, Krueger intended a Super Friends vs Legion of Doom Silver Age story. And it showed the Silver Age elements resonated with fans. Indeed, ‘Justice’ #1 sold out upon its release.

Simply, the plot is straightforward. Motivated by dreams where the Justice League fails, members of the Legion of Doom assemble. In a few words, their plan is to destroy the JLA in order to better the world. Of course, it turns out their partnership is the result of manipulation by genius evil masterminds.

So, what makes ‘Justice’ work out is its ambition. By pitting against one another good superhero vs evil supervillain teams, Krueger crafts a “superhuman war.”1 More importantly, Alex Ross’s art is the central draw for the price of admission. Without a doubt, his photographic paintings create an experience worthy of the most timeless DC stories.

Definitely, this limited series is certainly a must-have for your JLA collection. In particular, fans of the Silver Age will love the classic feel of good vs evil.

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BEST: “JLA: EARTH-2” (2000).

*This story is a one-shot.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Decisively, “Crisis On Infinite Earths” put an end to the DC multiverse. However, the concept would resurface in continuity with “Zero Hour” and “Hypertime.” Largely because of Grant Morrison, the DC multiverse would surely come back. In a one-shot, “JLA: Earth-2” recounts the first multiversal meeting in Post-Crisis continuity. Per chance, the Justice League of America meets its antimatter counterpart from Earth-2, the Crime Syndicate of America.

Desperately, Lex Luthor, the unexpected hero from Earth-2, has come to the DC Primary Earth. Dangerously, he enlists the JLA to aid in fighting off the Crime Syndicate on Earth-2. Unfortunately, things do not go as planned. Eventually, the counterpart teams return to their respective worlds.

Definitely, one of the more polished JLA stories. In a CBR Exclusive, there is speculation that Earth-2 may originate from the Dark multiverse. Also, do not miss the animated movie Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (Two-Disc Special Edition).

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BEST: ‘JLA: YEAR ONE’ (1998).

Collects ‘JLA: Year One’ #1-12

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Over the years, DC Comics published the “Year One” line of titles. In Post-Crisis continuity, they serve as important origin stories to the greatest heroes in the DC Universe. Previously, in “’00s Batman Graphic Novels Ranked From Best To Worst,” we reviewed Batman graphic novels set in the “Batman: Year One” continuity.

To begin, ‘JLA: Year One’ is set ten years ago in the Post-Crisis continuity. In short, it is part origin story and part world-building. In a few words, the Justice League of America first forms in order to stop an Appelaxian alien invasion. Soon, the JLA are a sensation on Earth. Despite their obvious differences, the founding members who are Green Lantern, Flash, Black Canary, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter must learn to work together. However, trouble brews. As they uncover the clues of the secret organization known as Locus, the JLA soon learn there is a spy in their ranks.

Obviously, the JLA are DC’s A-list superhero team. Indeed, Morrison’s JLA immortalized the Big Seven: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. Here, what makes “Year One” work is the introduction of B and C-list heroes. Definitely, there is chemistry and even romance. In the final issue, is the grand finale with big splash pages of ensemble battles. Though, Brian Augustyn’s art suffers throughout the book due to a lack of distinctiveness.

Nevertheless, Mark Waid’s maxi-series is a fan favorite. Indeed, its blend of adventure, optimism and romance make for a fun experience. Definitely, this is essential JLA.

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GOOD: “JLA: ROCK OF AGES” (1998).

Collects ‘JLA’ #10-15

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Gloriously, “JLA: Rock Of Ages” is one of the most celebrated Justice League stories. In fact, the Morrison/Porter three and half year run has been touted the definitive JLA. In Grant Morrison’s JLA run, “Rock Of Ages” is the third story arc.

Storytelling-wise, Morrison’s story arc fits within a wider narrative. In effect, Morrison devised an alternate DC mythology with big sci-fi concepts and scale. This thread, of an impending crisis that threatens the entire DC multiverse, runs through Morrison’s story arcs. Dangerously, we envision a glimpse of that threat when Luthor and the Injustice Gang use the Worlogog to create an alternate future. In that future, Darkseid has imposed the Anti-Life Equation on New Genesis and Earth.

Critically speaking, the story appears bombastic. Yet, as the future would demonstrate, Morrison was erecting a Superman-centric universe. In “DC One Million,” that future comes to pass. Definitely, “JLA: Rock Of Ages” revealed DC’s most ambitious story yet.

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Justice League: How Batman Took Down DC’s Mightiest Heroes in CBR.com.
Best Justice League stories of all time in Gamesradar+.
Identity Crisis in DC Database.
Identity Crisis: A Complete Guide to DC’s Most Controversial Crossover in CBR.com.
Justice Vol 1 in DC Database.
On Justice: Alex Ross Talks Justice in Newsarama.com.
DC’s “Justice” #1 Sells Out at DC Comics in CBR.com.
JLA: Earth-2 in DC Database.
Could DC’s Crime Syndicate Actually Originate From The Dark Multiverse? in CBR.com.
The 10 Best DC Year One Stories, Ranked in CBR.com.
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FOOTNOTES

  1. On Justice: Alex Ross Talks Justice.”

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Super Power Explained: 5 Feats That Show Superman Has Infinite Super Strength

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SUPERMAN EXCEEDS A STELLAR LEVEL OF SUPER-STRENGTH

In 'Justice League' (2012) #6, Superman bullrushes Darkseid into a Boom Tube.
In ‘Justice League’ (2012) #6, Superman bullrushes Darkseid into a Boom Tube. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Since “Superman Reborn,” the New 52 Superman and the Rebirth Superman have been merged into one. In effect, it is the same Post-Crisis Superman. Moreover, the Rebirth and New 52 universes merged into a single DC Universe. Nevertheless, Superman’s Post-Crisis history has been preserved. In addition, the 10 years stolen by Doctor Manhattan have been restored.

Over the past decades, Superman’s strength level has fluctuated. Noticeably, John Byrne’s Superman decreased Superman’s strength level considerably. Since the “Death of Superman,” the Man of Steel has steadily increased in super strength. Normally, Superman can move or shatter planets. Also, he is strong enough to hold a miniature black hole in his hand. Therefore, the Man of Steel can exceed a Stellar Level of super strength.

However, since Post-Crisis, Big Blue has performed feats that displayed a potential for infinite strength. Let’s list five feats that show Superman’s infinite strength.

‘FINAL CRISIS: SUPERMAN BEYOND’ (2008) #1

In 'Superman Beyond' (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel lift the Book of Limbo, a book with an infinite number of pages.
In ‘Superman Beyond’ (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel lift the Book of Limbo, a book with an infinite number of pages. AP Photo/DC Comics.

In ‘Final Crisis: Superman Beyond’ (2008) #1, Superman and Captain Marvel/Shazam lift the Book of Limbo. Really, it is a book with an infinite number of pages. In “Superman, The Greatest Story,” I argue that it is feats that define Superman’s story. In ‘Final Crisis,’ Superman is not only the strongest story, he is also the strongest hero. Definitely, this feat takes the top spot on this list.

‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’ (2019) #25

In ‘Justice League’ (2019) #25, in a battle against the World Forger, Superman breaches the Sixth Dimension and shatters the Forger’s Multiverse creation with a punch. AP Photo/DC Comics.

In the conclusion of the “Sixth Dimension” storyline, Superman battles against the World Forger. Freed from his prison on Prime Earth, Superman sundips multiple times in yellow suns. Then, flying at high speeds through the cosmos, Superman reaches the speed of light. In an instant, he becomes a line and all time and space is perceptible to him. With a devastating punch, Superman shatters the World Forger’s 20 billion years old multiverse.

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‘JLA/The Spectre Soul War’ (2003) #1

In 'JLA/Spectre: Soul War' (2003) #1, Superman and Wonder Woman lift Spectre.
In ‘JLA/Spectre: Soul War’ (2003) #1, Superman and Wonder Woman lift Spectre. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Superman and Wonder Woman are two of the strongest warriors in the DC Universe. In ‘JLA/Spectre: Soul War’ (2003) #1, the Spectre comes to ask the JLA for help to stop the Trans’ invasion. During the invasion, Spectre merges with the JLA. As the Spectre and JLA investigate, Spectre is knocked unconscious. In free fall, Superman and Wonder Woman lift Spectre.

Indeed, considering the free fall and that Spectre’s weight is eternity. Definitely, this feat requires infinite strength.

‘ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN’ (2006) #649

In 'Adventures of Superman' (2006) #649, Earth-One and Earth-Two Supermen clash over the death of Earth-Two Lois Lane.
In ‘Adventures of Superman’ (2006) #649, Earth-One and Earth-Two Supermen clash over the death of Earth-Two Lois Lane. AP Photo/DC Comics.

To sum, “Infinite Crisis” is largely a question about who is the true Superman. Indeed, Earth-One Superman, Earth-Two Superman, Superboy and Superboy-Prime all contended for the title.

During the crisis, Earth-Two Superman successfully brought back Earth-Two with Alexander Luthor Jr’s help. And, when Earth-Two Lois Lane died, Earth-One Superman journeyed to Earth-Two to help. However, Earth-Two Superman blamed Kal-El for her death.

Dangerously, a clash followed between the two Supermen that threatened time and space. The Men of Steel’s punches threatened reality and opened a rift of chronal energy. Then, each Superman was transported to the other one’s Earth, reliving its history.

Eventually, Wonder Woman had to come to Earth-Two to restrain Earth-Two Superman. To consider, opening a chronal rift requires time travel. Definitely, this feat requires infinite strength.

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‘ACTION COMICS’ (2001) #782

In 'Action Comics' (2001) #782, a sundipped Superman transports Warworld and Imperiex to an instant after the Big Bang.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2001) #782, a sundipped Superman transports Warworld and Imperiex to an instant after the Big Bang. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Well put, Superman asks Brainiac-13 “What’s infinity times infinity?” In ‘Action Comics’ (2001) #782, a cosmic Superman transports B-13’s Warworld an instant after the Big Bang.

During “Our Worlds At War,” Imperiex sought to hollow the universe. When Imperiex’s armor was cracked, Brainiac-13 absorbed its energies into Warworld. To that end, Brainiac sought to rule the universe.

Via a temporal Boom Tube, the sundipped Superman transported Warworld to the beginning of time. Though, the temporal Boom Tube was created by Steel’s Entropy Aegis. Nonetheless, Superman’s feat still involved time travel.

Indeed, it is debatable whether the feat required an infinite amount of super strength. At the same time, pushing Warworld through a temporal Boom Tube definitely required an incalculable amount of super-strength.


RESOURCES

VS Battles Wiki: Superman Feats Timeline Project.


SOURCES

Justice League Vol 2 6 in DC Database.
Superman: Reborn in DC Database.
Final Crisis: Superman Beyond Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Justice League Vol 4 25 in DC Database.
JLA/The Spectre: Soul War Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Adventures of Superman Vol 1 649 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 782 in DC Database.

Feat: Cyborg, ‘Justice League’ #9

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CYBORG (VICTOR STONE)
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In ‘Justice League’ (2012) #9, titled “The Villain’s Journey, Chapter One: The Call for Adventure”, Cyborg performs an intelligence feat. Batman, Superman and Cyborg are trying to stop prison escapes at Arkham Asylum caused by a Batman rogue named the Key. During the mission, Cyborg states he is plugged onto all the computers on Prime Earth.

How much intelligence does it take for Cyborg to be plugged onto all the computers on Prime Earth?

In 'Justice League' (2012) #9, Cyborg states he is plugged onto all the computers on Prime Earth.
In ‘Justice League’ (2012) #9, Cyborg performs an intelligence feat. During the mission, Cyborg states he is plugged onto all the computers on Prime Earth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

CYBORG STATED TO BE PLUGGED ONTO ALL THE COMPUTERS ON PRIME EARTH.

CYBORG PROCESSED 1200*1015 BYTES OF DATA ON ALMOST THE ENTIRETY OF THE INTERNET.

INTELLIGENCE FEAT:

INVENTOR

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Cyborg is plugged onto all the computers on Earth.

We will use this statement to estimate Cyborg’s intelligence.

CYBORG’S INTELLIGENCE


In the issue, Cyborg states he is connected to all the computers on Earth. Since the Internet is the network that connects all the computers and hardware on Earth, we can state that Cyborg is connected to the entirety of the Internet.

We will use this feat to estimate Cyborg’s intelligence.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

According to BBC Science Focus Magazine, the big four companies Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook account for 1200*1015 bytes of data on the Internet. Visit DC Day Explained about Brainiac’s AI Program for more information. Since Cyborg plugged onto all the computers of Earth, he had access to at least 1200*1015 bytes of data.

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INTELLIGENCE

Shazam processed 1200*1015 bytes of data to plug onto all the computers on Prime Earth. Cyborg had to generate an Inventor Level of Intelligence since he likely processed all the information on the Internet.

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Justice League Vol 2 9 in DC Database.
How much data is on the internet? in BBC Science Focus Magazine.

Feat: Shazam, ‘Justice League of America’ #8

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SHAZAM (BILLY BATSON)
PRIME EARTH

In ‘Justice League of America’ (2013) #8, titled “Paradise Lost”, Shazam performs a super strength feat. The Justice League has been imprisoned in prisons that are actually illusions created by the Crime Syndicate with technology. Finding Shazam’s prison, J’onn is engaged in a fight. During the fight, Shazam at full power punches Martian Manhunter who is at less than half strength.

How much super strength does it take for Shazam to punch Martian Manhunter at less than half strength?

In ‘Justice League’ (2013) #8, titled “Paradise Lost”, Martian Manhunter performs a super strength feat. During the fight, Shazam at full power punches Martian Manhunter who is at less than half strength. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SHAZAM STATED TO BE AT FULL POWER PUNCHED MARTIAN MANHUNTER 10 METERS AWAY DRAWING BLOOD.

SHAZAM GENERATED 5.1145083*10^27 NEWTONS OF FORCE, WITH 5.1145083*10^28 JOULES OF WORK, THE EQUIVALENT OF 144477.635593 TIMES THE SUN’S GRAVITATIONAL FORCE ON PRIME EARTH. ENOUGH TO SHATTER A LARGE PLANET.

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Shazam has been imprisoned in a prison by the Crime Syndicate that turns out to be an illusion. Martian Manhunter states Shazam is at full power whereas J’onn is at less than half strength.

We will use this statement to estimate J’onn being at less than half strength.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER’S SUPER STRENGTH



In ‘Action Comics’ (2014) #34, Superman and Martian Manhunter together manage to slow the descent of the Brainiac Mothership that was descending on Earth at 36000 miles per hour.

In ‘Action Comics’ (2014) #34, Superman and Martian Manhunter together slow down the Brainiac Mothership that was descending on Earth at 36000 miles per hour. AP Photo/DC Comics.

We will use this feat to calculate Martian Manhunter at less than half strength.

NUMBER CRUNCHING



In the issue, it is stated that the Brainiac Mothership is bigger than Earth. Let’s estimate it to be twice the size of Earth. K2-18b exoplanet has been found to be 2.6 times the Earth’s radius and 8.6 times its mass. If we assume the Brainiac Mothership to be the size of K2-18b, then its mass is roughly 8.6 times the mass of Earth. Let’s calculate the kinetic energy of the Brainiac Mothership.

KE = (1/2)(mv2) = (5.972 × 10^24 x 8.6)(16093.44)^2) = 1.3301972*10^34 J. Let’s calculate the gravitational force F. Then, since both Superman and Martian Manhunter contributed, we divide the force by two.

F = Gm1m2/r2 = (6.67 × 10^-11 m3/kg s2)(8.6)(5.972 × 10^24 kg)^2)/(2*10^12 m) = 1.0229017*10^28 N.

To find the strength of Martian Manhunter at less than half strength, we divide by two.

Shazam at full power = Martian Manhunter at less than half strength = 1.0229017*10^28 N/2 < 5.1145083*10^27 N.

Then we calculate the work done punching J’onn 10 meters away which is 5.1145083*10^28 J. This super strength is more than the gravitational force of the sun on Earth. This means Shazam is less strong than Martian Manhunter at half power but probably at least Planetary Level.

SUPER STRENGTH



Shazam generated 5.1145083*10^27 N of force at full power to punch Martian Manhunter at less than half strength 10 meters away making him bleed. Shazam had to generate a Solar System Level of Super Strength since he likely hit Martian Manhunter with a punch 144477.635593 times greater than the gravitational force of the sun on Earth.

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Calculations for Shazam, Justice League of America’ #8

Mass Of Sol = 5.972 × 10^24 kg.
Gravitational Force Of Sun On Earth = 3.54*10^22 N

KE = (1/2)(mv2) = (5.972 × 10^24 x 8.6)(16093.44)^2) = 1.3301972*10^34 J.
F = Gm1m2/r2 = (6.67 × 10^-11 m3/kg s2)(8.6)(5.972 × 10^24 kg)^2)/(2*10^12 m) = 1.0229017*10^28 N.
Shazam at full power = Martian Manhunter at less than half strength = 1.0229017*10^28 N/2 < 5.1145083*10^27 N.
Work done = 5.1145083*10^27 N * 10 m = 5.1145083*10^28 J.
Comparison = (5.1145083*10^27 N)/(3.54*10^22 N) = 144477.635593.

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Justice League of America Vol 3 8 in DC Database.
This exoplanet, twice the size of the Earth, may have right conditions for life in The Economic Times.

Feat: Superman, ‘Justice League’ #25

IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

SUPERMAN (CLARK KENT)
PRIME EARTH

In ‘Justice League’ (2019) #25, titled “The Sixth Dimension! Conclusion,” Superman performs a super strength feat. In a battle against the World Forger, Superman sundips then breaches the Sixth Dimension and shatters the Forger’s Multiverse creation with a dimension-shattering punch.

How much super strength does it take for Superman to shatter the World Forger’s Multiverse creation with a dimension-shattering punch?

SUPERMAN SUNDIPPED TO TIME TRAVEL AS A WAVE FUNCTION 20 BILLION YEARS TO THE BIG BANG IN THE SIXTH DIMENSION TO DESTROY THE WORLD FORGER’S MULTIVERSE.

SUPERMAN HAD TO GENERATE AN INFINITE AMOUNT OF ENERGY FROM HIS DIMENSION-SHATTERING PUNCH, IN ORDER TO DESTROY THE 19.7265937 BILLION LIGHT YEARS MULTIVERSE CREATED BY THE WORLD FORGER.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

MULTIVERSAL

                       

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Superman travels faster than light from his prison on Prime Earth to the Sixth Dimension. Superman travels so fast that he becomes a line where all timelines are present to him and he arrives at the time of a new Big Bang. Superman destroys the World Forger’s Sixth Dimension Multiverse creation with a dimension-shattering punch.

We will use string theory to calculate the energy necessary to travel to the Sixth Dimension according to the Many-Worlds Interpretation. Please Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to see the calculations.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

In order to calculate the energy necessary to travel to the Sixth Dimension, we must calculate the universal wavefunction interpretation of string theory. According to ‘Justice League’ (2019) #22, the multiverse created by Perpetua and her three beings is 20 billion years old. We can assume the World Forger in the Sixth Dimension created the Multiverse with a Big Bang 20 billions years old. In order to dimension travel to the Sixth Dimension, Superman had to travel faster than light 20 billion years old into the past of the DC Universe. For all intents and purposes, we can assume Superman travelled at the speed of light. The equation to calculate the wave function is below:

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ ʃ0 Ldσ/lptp) ψ(0,0).

Integrating the double integral we obtain the integral of the inside function first:

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (σ/lptp)|0 1.8662410^26 = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (1.8662410^26 m)/(1.616*10^-35 m * 5.39*10^-44 s).

Then we obtain the integral of the outside function.

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0 9.331210^15 (τ)(2.142582e+104 s^-1) = exp(9.331210^15 s)(2.142582e+104 s^-1) = ∞.

We get an infinite amount of energy.

SUPER-STRENGTH

Superman generated an infinite amount of energy in order to become a wave function at the Planck scale and time travel to the Sixth Dimension.

Superman had to generate a Multiversal Level of Super Strength since he essentially hit the World Forger’s Multiverse with an infinite amount of energy from time travel to the Big Bang.

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Calculations for Superman, ‘Justice League’ #25

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ ʃ0 Ldσ/lptp) ψ(0,0).
Planck length = lp = 1.616*10^-35 m.
Planck time = tp = 5.39*10^-44 s.
T = age of causal horizon = (20*10^9 years)(12 months*30 days*24 hr*3600 s) = 9.3312*10^15 s
L = length of causal horizon = vt = (3*10^8 m/s)(9.3312*10^15 s) = 1.86624*10^26 m = 19.7265937*10^9 light years.

ψ(L,T) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (σ/lptp)|0 1.86624*10^26 = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (1.86624*10^26 m)/(1.616*10^-35 m * 5.39*10^-44 s) = exp(i ʃ0Tdτ (2.142582e+104 s^-1) = exp(i ʃ0 9.3312*10^15 (τ)(2.142582e+104 s^-1) = exp(9.3312*10^15 s)(2.142582e+104 s^-1) = ∞.


SOURCES

Justice League Vol 4 25 in DC Database.
The Universal Wave Function Interpretation Of String Theory in EPF Web Of Conferences.
Justice League Vol 4 22 in DC Database.

DC Day: During The “H’el On Earth” Storyline, Wonder Woman Bests Supergirl In Combat

DC DAY

In 'Supergirl' (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth.
In ‘Supergirl’ (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

FEAT: IN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, SUPERMAN BENCH PRESSES THE EARTH FOR FIVE DAYS STRAIGHT

In 'Superman' (2012) #13, in the center of the Earth, Superman benchpresses the weight of the Earth in five days.
In ‘Superman’ (2012) #13, in the center of the Earth, Superman benchpresses the weight of the Earth in five days. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SUPERMAN, MEET H’EL!

Supergirl meets Clark at his apartment as Lois is visiting. When Lois departs, the two fly to Metropolis Centennial Park. Superman is surprised at Supergirl’s ability to speak English. She tells Superman she has made a friend who can help them restore Krypton. Immediately, H’el flies in. He introduces himself and tells Superman he was part of the space mission that would ultimately send Kal-El to Earth. However, he arrived 27 years after Kal-El.

Superman does not believe H’el and tries to convince Supergirl otherwise. At that moment, H’el teleports Superboy. Superman is shocked at H’el’s speed and at his violence. H’el tells Superman that he is going to kill Superboy, since being a clone he is considered an aberration whose species destroyed Krypton ages ago. A fight follows where H’el’s super powers outmatch Superman. Having defeated Superboy, H’el departs promising to restore Krypton with Kara’s help.

In 'Superman' (2013) #12, Superman battles H'el.
In ‘Superman’ (2013) #14, Superman battles H’el. AP Photo/DC Comics.

H’EL PLANS TO DESTROY THE SOLAR SYSTEM BY A REVERSE BIG BANG TO PREVENT KRYPTON’S DESTRUCTION

After an attack by H’el, a powerful Kryptonian, Superman visits Lex Luthor in a military prison designed to specifically hold him. General Garrison initially refuses to let Superman meet Lex Luthor, but Superman convinces him. Lex Luthor is held in a containment cube defended by antimatter cannons. H’el has taken control of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and only the most intelligent mind on Earth can help him. Luthor has a scarred face which was caused by Superman. He reveals to Superman that he is aware of H’el and Superboy.

Superman asks if it is possible to go back in time in order to prevent the destruction of Krypton. Lex Luthor reveals Superman’s mind is second to his. He asks to speak with Superboy which results in an exchange about Superboy’s genetic structure. Luthor reveals it is possible by creating a reverse Big Bang that will destroy the solar system. Luthor tells Superman that the Man of Steel already guessed it, though he meant to ask whether it would have to kill H’el in order to prevent it. Superman and Superboy depart with the Man of Steel contacting the Justice League.

In 'Action Comics' (2013) #15, Lex Luthor imprisoned at a military facility, states Superman's mind is second to his.
In ‘Superman’ (2013) #15, Lex Luthor imprisoned at a military facility, states Superman’s mind is second to his. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE ATTACKS, WONDER WOMAN BESTS SUPERGIRL IN COMBAT

At the location of the Fortress of Solitude, H’el prepares his Star Chamber in order to time travel to the destruction of Krypton. Wonder Woman prepares to fight Supergirl. Though Wonder Woman admires Supergirl’s bravery, she has no sympathy for her misguided grief. In the mean time, Superman fights H’el. He scolds H’el for manipulating Supergirl’s grief to his nefarious ends. At that moment, H’el punches Superman into space.

Meanwhile, Wonder Woman has managed to tie Supergirl in her Lasso of Truth. She comments that though they are a close match in strength and speed, experience is the difference-maker. This is significant since in Post-Crisis continuity, Supergirl has been stated to be stronger than Superman. Though, however, Superman is ranked as stronger than Wonder Woman by Checkmate. Post-Flashpoint, Wonder Woman and Supergirl are matched physically.

In 'Supergirl' (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth.
In ‘Supergirl’ (2013) #17, Wonder Woman ties up Supergirl with the Lasso of Truth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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FOOTNOTES

Supergirl Vol 6 17 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 13 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 14 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 15 in DC Database.

Battles Of The Week: Cyborg vs Grid (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “FOREVER HEROES”

Cyborg convinces Dr. Magnus to re-activate the damaged Metal Men. The objective is to take on Grid who has taken over the Internet. Grid a sentient virus implanted in Cyborg that became alive and separated from Cyborg, forming a new cybernetic being.

Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men attack Grid near Happy Harbor. During the battle, Cyborg takes on Grid in a battle that warps reality!

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

IN THE “FOREVER EVIL” EVENT, CYBORG BATTLES GRID IN A BATTLE THAT WARPS REALITY!
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Grid incinerates Mercury and removes his responsometer. AP Photo/DC Comics

Enter the two contestants near Happy Harbor, Rhode Island. On the left side is Cyborg and on the right side is Grid.

Let’s look at the stats.

CYBORG – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: GALAXY
FIGHTING SKILLS: PEAK HUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • Mind Control.
  • Missing Eye.
GRID – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER-SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: INVENTOR
WEAKNESSES
  • Power Limitation.
  • No Physical Body.
  • Restricted Senses.

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THE FIGHT

Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men attack Grid near Happy Harbor. Grid retaliates with the Secret Society. After the death of Mercury, the battle is on between Cyborg and Grid.

The battle to decide who is the true cyborg!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Cyborg and Grid in a stalemate with their sonic cannons. After an explosion, Grid connects to Cyborg’s forehead and sends him into the digital dimension.

CYBORG ENERGY MANIPULATION – EXPLOSION ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS – 5 DAMAGE PTS = 1 DAMAGE PT.
GRID ENERGY MANIPULATION + REALITY WARPING – EXPLOSION ATTACKS = 6 DAMAGE PTS + 8 DAMAGE PTS – 5 DAMAGE PTS = 9 DAMAGE PTS.




On the following pages, Cyborg lands a reality-warping attack by destroying Grid’s digital body. Grid recovers and lands three reality-warping attacks by scratching and destroying Cyborg’s digital body..

CYBORG REALITY-WARPING – REGENERATION ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS – 3 DAMAGE PTS = 5 DAMAGE PTS.
GRID REALITY-WARPING ATTACKS x 3 = 24 DAMAGE PTS.




The battle kicks into high gear when Grid turns Cyborg into his human form with reality-warping attacks. Accepting his human form, Cyborg deals Grid with one final reality-warping attack, disconnecting Grid by leaving it in the dark. Then, Grid goes offline.

GRID REALITY-WARPING + INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 11 DAMAGE PTS.
CYBORG REALITY-WARPING + BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS + 6 DAMAGE PTS = 14 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


CYBORG’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-71 DAMAGE PTS.

-(71 DAMAGE PTS * 1200*10^15 bytes * 7,500,000 J/day * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J * 10^12 bytes) = -152142.857143 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN

GRID’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-17 DAMAGE PTS.

-(17 DAMAGE PTS * 1200*10^15 bytes * 7,500,000 J/day * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J * 10^12 bytes) = -36428.5714286 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CONTINENT

OUTCOME: CYBORG WINS BY DIGITAL SHUTDOWN

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CYBORG IN COMICS

‘DC Comics Presents’ (1980) #26, titled “Where Nightmares Begin”, marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. Robin arrives on the scene of a terrorist siege at S.T.A.R. Labs. Before Robin can act, his future teammates Cyborg, Raven and Starfire appear to him in a vision at Titans Tower. At the end of the issue, it is revealed Raven gave Robin a vision of the future.

The issue was created by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman.

DC Comics Presents' (1980) #26, titled "Where Nightmares Begin", marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity.
DC Comics Presents’ (1980) #26 marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Justice League Vol 2 29 in DC Database.
Victor Stone (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
Grid (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
DC Comics Presents Vol 1 26 in DC Database.

Bio: Doomsday

Doomsday

Doomsday – New Earth
NAME: DOOMSDAY, “THE ULTIMATE”

RELATIVES: BERTRON (CREATOR, “FATHER”, DECEASED)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: NEW EARTH, KRYPTON

AFFILIATION: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS III

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 7′ 0″ (2.13 M) MALE

WEIGHT: 615 LBS (279 KG)

ALIGNMENT: BAD

ORIGIN STORY


200,000 years ago, an alien scientist named Bertron had the dream of creating the Ultimate on Krypton. Early Krypton was very harsh and hostile and the life-forms living there were the deadliest creatures in the universe. The child that would become Doomsday was created by a process of forced evolution. He was exposed to the harsh environment, killed, its remains collected then cloned then the process was repeated a thousand times. Eventually, the creature evolved the ability to come back from the attack that killed it. Doomsday proceeded to eradicate all the harsh life-forms on Krypton.

Per it’s genetic programming, it returned to Bertron’s lab and killed Bertron and all the scientists there. Then it boarded the cargo ship that supplied Bertron’s lab and went to other planets destroying lives.

Doomsday ended up on Calaton, a very scientifically advanced world. For three years it laid waste to the planet until it reached the capital. The scientists worked to devise a solution and finally, the members of the Royal family who had meta human abilities were merged into the being called the Radiant. For a week, he battled Doomsday until in an all-out energy attack he was able to kill the creature. Doomsday was bound but its body was not destroyed to prevent it from entering the afterlife and sent into space. It crash-landed on Earth, buried deep within its mantle.1

DOOMSDAY AND SUPERMAN DIE IN BATTLE IN METROPOLIS

Doomsday emerged to the Earth’s surface. He was met by the Justice League and was named Doomsday by Booster Gold. Doomsday beat them with ease with one hand tied behind his back.2,3 Superman soon met him and a battle across the U.S. states followed. Superman realized the creature was headed for Metropolis.4,5 Eventually, Superman fought Doomsday to a standstill. Finally, both combatants dealt each other the final blow. Apparently spent, they both died.6,7

POWERS


POWERS

ABILITIES

WEAKNESSES


  • Entropy: This is the one thing that Doomsday cannot adapt to nor form an immunity to. When sent to the end of time, he was finally destroyed along with end of the universe.[34]
  • Single-Mindedness: Due to the fact that Doomsday was unintentionally programmed to hate everything that lives, Doomsday will focus only on killing, and could potentially be led into a trap.
  • Monstrous Appearance

STORY ARCS


  • The Death Of Superman.
  • Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey.
  • The Doomsday Wars.
  • Reign Of The Doomsdays.

NOTABLE COMIC BOOK BATTLES


  • Superman vs Doomsday.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey #1.
  2. Justice League Of America #69.
  3. Superman #74.
  4. Adventures Of Superman #497.
  5. Action Comics #684.
  6. Superman: The Man Of Steel #19.
  7. Superman #75.

Bio: Cyborg (Victor Stone)

Cyborg

Victor Stone – Prime Earth
NAME: VICTOR STONE

RELATIVES: SILAS STONE (FATHER), ELINORE STONE (MOTHER, DECEASED)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: JUSTICE LEAGUE WATCHTOWER, FORMERLY DETROIT

AFFILIATION: JUSTICE LEAGUE, JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY, TITANS

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 6’6″ (1.98 M) MALE

WEIGHT: 385 LBS (175 LBS)

ALIGNMENT: GOOD

ORIGIN STORY


Victor Stone was a high school football athlete at odds with his brilliant scientist father Silas Stone.1 Victor visited his father at S.T.A.R. Labs who was working on the Father Box found due to recent alien sightings. When the New God Darkseid initiated an invasion of Earth, Victor Stone was caught in the explosion of the Father Box at S.T.A.R. Labs.2

In order to save his son, Silas Stone took Victor to the Red Room. There, using experimental technology, he turned Victor into a cyborg by injecting him with nanites and installed cybernetic parts.3

These included a Promethean skin graft, Dr. Will Magnus‘ ResponsometerProfessor Ivo’s A-maze operating system, the classified and prototypical B-maze operating system, and graduate student Ryan Choi‘s White Dwarf Stabilizer, as well as the energies from the Father Box. This allowed Vic to access the vast New Gods data library and discover Darkseid’s true invasion plans.

When Vic first woke up after the accident, he could not move his legs and discovered his new robotic body. The Red Room was attacked by a group of Parademons; before they could hurt Sarah Charles, Cyborg’s defense system’s reacted automatically, causing his arm to shift into a sonic cannon. He destroyed the creatures, along with half the building. Vic, mortified at what his father had turned him into to save his life, escaped through the hole in the wall, with his father’s calls to stay falling on deaf ears.

-Victor Stone (Prime Earth), DC Database

CYBORG JOINS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE

While roaming the streets, Vic saved a woman that was being attacked by Parademons. As a result, he incorporated some of the Parademons’ components, granting him access to Boom Tube technology. Then, he was teleported to the site where the other heroes, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Flash were battling Parademon hordes. Cyborg still lacked control of his super powers.

Cyborg helped the heroes battle Darkseid and his Parademon army. As Superman hurled Darkseid into a Boom Tube, Cyborg fiercely tapped into the technology and managed to close the portal, ending the invasion of Earth. After the invasion of Earth, the general public became more accepting of superheroes. Cyborg and the other superheroes were branded “the Super Seven”, later to be named the Justice League.

CYBORG CLOSES THE BOOM TUBES ON EARTH

POWERS


POWERS

ABILITIES

WEAKNESSES


STORY ARCS


  • Justice League: Origin.
  • Trinity War.
  • Forever Evil.
  • Darkseid War.

NOTABLE COMIC BOOK BATTLES


  • Cyborg vs Grid.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Justice League #1.
  2. Justice League #2.
  3. Justice League #3.