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.

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

DOOMSDAY VS DARKSEID

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.

Super Power: The DC Hierarchy Of Intelligence From 12th Level Intellect And Down According To The Races

SUPER POWER

Variant Comics

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IN POWER LEVEL

THE DC HIERARCHY OF INTELLIGENCE HAS COLUANS AS ITS STANDARD

Coluans. AP Photo/DC Comics.

The DC hierarchy of intelligence includes alien races, gods, metahumans, cosmic beings and humans. At the top of the classic DC hierarchy of intelligence are the Coluans. The DC hierarchy of intelligence stems from the intelligence system from the planet Colu.

Coluans are aliens from the planet Colu. Their political system is as advanced technarchy where machines rule the everyday lives of Coluans. In fact, Colu is ruled by the Computer Tyrants, sentient machines that regulate every aspect of Coluan life. This is different from Krypton’s former system of government where an advanced state of science and technology was used in order to create a caste system. In both regimes, however, genetic engineering has reached a very advanced state where disease is eradicated and the lifespan is prolonged. Coluans through genetic manipulation are able to live up to 3600 Earth years.

Coluans being a very advanced state of technology and science, the average citizen on Colu has an 8th-level intellect. Colu’s intelligence system is the product of its super-science and of a world ruled by logic, not emotion. In fact, on Colu, life is conserved in immortal cybernetic forms.

THE DC HIERARCHY OF INTELLIGENCE

Since the Silver Age, Brainiac has been recognized as the most intelligent being in the DC Universe. By Coluan standards, Brainiac is a 12th level intellect. After Vril Dox I escaped Colu and Vril Dox II liberated the planet from the Computer Tyrants, Vril Dox I’s psyche inhabited a robot and became Brainiac. His programming was to convert all life in the Milky Way galaxy to digital information in a matter of hours and bottle it on his Skull Ship.

IN “SUPERMAN’S TOP 10 MOST WANTED,” BRAINIAC IS LISTED AS A 12TH-LEVEL INTELLECT

In “Superman’s Top 10 Most Wanted”, Brainiac is listed as a 12th-level intellect. AP Photo/DC Comics

FEATS:

POST-CRISIS
  • Shrinking entire cities into bottles.
  • Creating impenetrable force-fields.
  • Sending armies of Brainiac probes to invade planets.
  • Telepathic attacks on the Justice League.
  • Converting life into digital information on his Skull-ship.
  • Creating a solar aggressor in order to detonate a sun.
  • Displaying superhuman strength to hold his own against Superman.
  • His Coluan brain can process the knowledge of “seventy times seven octodecillion beings.”1
VISIT FEAT: BRAINIAC, ‘ACTION COMICS’ #868.

THE ENTIRE 31ST CENTURY EARTH IS A 9TH LEVEL INTELLECT

In ‘Legion Of Superheroes’ (2020) #3, Robin visits 31st century Earth with Superboy. AP Photo/DC Comics

SEVERAL KRYPTONIANS OF THE HOUSE OF EL ARE LISTED BY THE COLLECTOR AS 8TH LEVEL INTELLECTS

JOR-EL

In 'Action Comics' (2012) #3, Jor-El warns Lara to leave the party in Kandor with baby Kal-El.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2012) #3, Jor-El warns Lara to leave the party in Kandor with baby Kal-El.. AP Photo/DC Comics

FEATS:

POST-CRISIS
  • Predicted the destruction of Krypton.
  • Created Superman’s birthing matrix and rocketed him to Earth.
  • Discovered the Phantom Zone and housed Kryptonian criminals there.
  • Member of the Kryptonian Science Council.
REBIRTH
  • Survived the destruction of Krypton.

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SUPERMAN

In 'Action Comics' (2012) #7, the Collector identifies Superman as an 8th-level intellect.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2012) #7, the Collector identifies Superman as an 8th-level intellect.In ‘JLA’ (1997) #3, Flash (Wally West) uses the Infinite Mass Punch in order to knockout Zum. AP Photo/DC Comics

FEATS:

POST-CRISIS
  • Built the Fortress of Solitude.
  • Built the super robots.
  • Built the Vanishing device to open wormholes to Metropia, a pocket dimension in the Phantom Zone.
  • Can operate the Phantom Zone projector.
  • Built Jimmy Olsen’s signal watch.
  • Memorized the entirety of the Miracle Machine in an instant.
  • Can calculate air pressure when flying.
  • Creates a serum to heal Mon-El of lead poisoning.
POST-FLASHPOINT
  • Memorized a library of medical information in seconds.
  • Articulated the Unified Field Equation.
  • Located Krypton with his radar sense.

IN THE 21ST CENTURY, LEX LUTHOR IS THE HIGHEST RATED INTELLECT, BETWEEN A 7TH AND A 9TH-LEVEL INTELLECT

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.

FEATS:

POST-CRISIS
  • Creates the Warsuit, a high powered mech armor/suit designed to take down Superman.
  • Outhacked Brainiac.
  • Turned the sun red in order to kill 100,000 Supermen.
  • Created an alternate timeline with the Worlogog where Darkseid enslaved the Earth with the Anti-Life Equation.
  • Created JLA duplicates with the Worlogog.
  • Cured an incurable disease.
  • Split Supergirl into Good Supergirl and Evil Supergirl.
VISIT FEAT: LEX LUTHOR, ‘SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE SUPERMEN’ #2
POST-FLASHPOINT

IN THE 21ST CENTURY, THE ENTIRE EARTH IS AT A 6TH-LEVEL INTELLECT

Metropolis. AP Photo/DC Comics.

The 21st century Earth is connected by a network connecting machines and computers called the Internet.

Some pieces of technology more advanced than the Internet:

  • The Batcomputer.
  • The Justice League Watchtower.
  • The Justice League Teleporter.
  • Mister Terrific’s T-spheres.
  • The Atom’s Bio Belt.
  • Steel’s Steel Power Armor.
  • Lex Luthor’s Warsuit.
  • Flash’s Cosmic Treadmill.
  • Batman’s Brother Eye.
  • Superman’s Phantom Zone Projector.
  • Wonder Woman’s Purple Healing Ray.
  • Dr. Will Magnus’ Responsometer.
  • The Thanagarian Absorbascon.
  • T.O. Morrow’s Computer Forecaster.

CHECK OUT THE BATTLE: SUPERMAN VS HE-MAN.

GENIUSES ON 21ST CENTURY EARTH

The DC hierarchy of intelligence uses the Coluan system of intelligence. However, Earth continues to use the term “genius” to denote individuals with tremendous or superhuman intellectual capabilities. On Earth, there are different geniuses by category, specialty and capability.

NEAR SUPER-GENIUS:

These are individuals that are the apex of human achievement and have the resources to conquer the Earth, stop alien invasions and destabilize other planets. Their achievements in science, technology, business and politics involve power over a planet or the ability to conquer other alien races, and plan against/for universal catastrophes.

LEX LUTHOR

Lex Luthor in his Warsuit.
Lex Luthor in his Warsuit. AP Photos/DC Comics.

INVENTORS AND SCIENTIFIC GENIUSES

These individuals display tremendous scientific and technological achievements. They have specialties in robotics, engineering, physics, weaponry, science and invent advanced technology, weaponry and make contributions to science.

MR. TERRIFIC, THE ATOM, STEEL

Mr. Terrific flying with his T. spheres in space.
Mr. Terrific flying with his T. spheres in space. AP Photo/DC Comics.

POLYMATHS

These individuals are experts in multiple fields and are able to create revolutionary technology, solve problems at the local all the way to the universal scale, and also have enough planning to conquer the world, or the universe. They are experts in fields such as engineering, medicine, science, physics, chemistry and various forms of human skills such as planning, strategy, management and business.

BATMAN, VANDAL SAVAGE, JOKER

VISIT FEAT: BATMAN, ‘JLA ANNUAL’ #3.
VISIT FEAT: BATMAN, ‘BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS’ #64.
VISIT FEAT: BATMAN, ‘SUPERMAN/BATMAN’ #12.
Batman in the sewers of Gotham City.
Batman in the sewers of Gotham City. AP Photo/DC Comics.

INVENTORS IN SPECIALIZED FIELDS

These individuals are extraordinary geniuses in their fields of expertise. They are inventors that made ground-breaking or revolutionary inventions and discoveries furthering human technology such as artificial intelligence, engineering and mathematics. They are geniuses in the true sense and are able to think in creative ways.

PROFESSOR IVO, DR. WILL MAGNUS, T.O. MORROW, HIRO OKAMURA, CYBORG

Professor Ivo.
Professor Ivo. AP Photo/DC Comics

RESOURCES

VISIT QUORA

Quora: How smart is Superman?


SOURCES

Legion of Super-Heroes Vol 8 3 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 2 3 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 2 7 in DC Database.
Superman Vol 3 15 in DC Database.
9 Questions About Lex Luthor, Answered in CBR.com.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Action Comics #868.

Krypton: In An Attempt To Destroy The Superman Dynasty, Solaris Turns The Sun Red

KRYPTON

In 'All-Star Superman' (2008) #11, Solaris has turned the sun red.
In ‘All-Star Superman’ (2008) #11, Solaris has turned the sun red. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN MAD SCIENCE

After a trip to the sun saving astronomers, Superman was exposed by Lex Luthor to an overload of solar radiation that has not only tripled his super strength with added super powers, but is causing him to die. With moments left before his death, Superman must complete his twelve labors in order to save the Superman dynasty.

Lex Luthor has stolen the Super Serum formula and has developed Superman’s super powers for 24 hours. In order to defeat his nemesis, once and for all, he has recruited a “secret ally”. Solaris has turned the sun red and intends to destroy the Superman dynasty. This is ‘All-Star Superman.’

Database Comics

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Superboy (Post-Crisis)

Kon-El – New Earth
NAME: KON-EL

RELATIVES: KAL-EL (KRYPTONIAN GENETIC TEMPLATE), LEX LUTHOR (HUMAN GENETIC TEMPLATE)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: SMALLVILLE, METROPOLIS

AFFILIATION: TEEN TITANS, JLA RESERVE, TEAM SUPERMAN

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 5’7″ (1.78 M) MALE

WEIGHT: 150 LBS

ALIGNMENT: GOOD

ORIGIN STORY


Superboy was created by Project Cadmus. He was intended as replacement for Superman after he had died fighting Doomsday. Superboy was a clone of Superman and Lex Luthor.

Superboy was artificially aged to his teenage years and freed by the Newsboy Legion before complete control could be gained of him. He revealed himself to the world while stopping Sidearm from stealing money from an ATM machine.1

SUPERBOY BECOMES CONNER


Some time later, Superboy resumed work for Cadmus after becoming amnesiac. During that time, Superboy, Robin and Impulse set up Young Justice and became best friends.

Later, Superman invited Superboy to the Fortress of Solitude. He showed Superboy recordings of Krypton which pleased him. Superman told Superboy he considered him family and gave him the Kryptonian name Kon-El. Superboy accepted then changed the name to Conner as a civilian identity.2

POWERS


  • Kryptonian Physiology: Under a yellow sun, Superboy possesses the powers of a Kryptonian. 
    • Solar Energy Absorption.
    • Heat-Vision.
    • Super-Hearing.
    • Enhanced Vision.
    • Flight.
    • Invulnerability.
    • Superhuman Stamina.
    • Superhuman Strength.
    • Superhuman Speed.
  • Tactile Telekinesis:

WEAKNESSES


STORY ARCS

  • The Boy Of Steel.
  • Smallville Attacks.
  • Superboy And The Legion Of Superheroes.
  • Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day.

FOOTNOTES


  1. Adventures of Superman #500.
  2. Superboy #59.

DC Day Explained: Brainiac’s AI Program Is The Digital Processing Of All The Information In The Galaxy

DC DAY

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac's main AI for the first time.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac’s main AI for the first time. Photo/DC Comics

IN DC DAY EXPLAINED

BRAINIAC’S AI IS A 12TH LEVEL INTELLECT THAT IS PROGRAMMED TO PROCESS THE INFORMATION OF THE GALAXY

In ‘Action Comics’ (2000) #868, Superman makes first contact with Brainiac’s main AI aboard the Brainiac Skull Ship. Brainiac reveals his programming for the first time. His programming is to process the information of the galaxy within hours. Brainiac’s information processing is impressive since his Coluan brain can process the knowledge of “over seventy times seven octodecillion beings.”1

Brainiac’s programming causes him to seek the entirety of knowledge of a given culture or civilization. When he learnt that the last Kryptonian was alive, Brainiac sought to capture him in order to process his information and complete his knowledge of Krypton. The reality is that Brainiac’s AI eradicates every culture whose information it processes. Hence, when it found Superman, Brainiac sought to process his information since he had already bottled Kandor and Argo. In fact, Brainiac is a 12th level intellect and is known to be the most intelligent being in the DC Universe.

12th level intellect is a term that was used to describe some of the smartest people in the universe. Metron claimed that only a 12th level intellect could have the slightest hope of solving the Anti-Life Equation and survive.

12th level intellect, DCAU Wiki
In 'Action Comics' (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac's main AI for the first time.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac’s main AI for the first time. Photo/DC Comics

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BRAINIAC’S 12TH LEVEL INTELLECT FAR SURPASSES THE INFORMATION OF THE INTERNET

Brainiac’s 12th level intellect can process the knowledge of “over seventy times seven octodecillion beings.”1 Knowledge is a function of neural information and it can be stated that Brainiac’s AI far surpasses the information on Earth’s Internet.

When converted in bytes, Brainiac’s AI processes 1.225*1075 bytes of information. In comparison, the Internet accounts for at least 1,200 petabytes of information. In fact, Brainiac is about 1057 times more intelligent than the Internet.

 

“…Most computational neuroscientists tend to estimate human storage capacity somewhere between 10 terabytes and 100 terabytes, though the full spectrum of guesses ranges from 1 terabyte to 2.5 petabytes. (One terabyte is equal to about 1,000 gigabytes or about 1 million megabytes; a petabyte is about 1,000 terabytes.)

Information storage in the brain, AI Impacts
In  ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #869, Brainiac bottles Metropolis as Lois Lane and the citizens of Metropolis watch helplessly. AP Photo/DC Comics

SOURCES

Action Comics Vol 1 868 in DC Database.
12th level intellect in DCAU Wiki.
How much data is on the internet? in Science Focus.
Information storage in the brain in AI Impacts.
Action Comics Vol 1 869 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Action Comics #868.

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Battles Of The Week: Doomsday vs Darkseid

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

In 'Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey' (1994) #1, Darkseid studies Doomsday destroying Apokolips before engaging the monster in combat.
In ‘Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey’ (1994) #1, Darkseid studies Doomsday destroying Apokolips before engaging the monster in combat. Photo/DC Comics

Enter the two contestants on Apokolips. On the left side, is Doomsday, the Ultimate and on the right side is Darkseid, the God of Evil.

Let’s look at the stats.

Doomsday – New Earth
SUPER-STRENGTH: BOUNDLESS
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
ENERGY PROJECTION: STELLAR
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR MADNESS
INTELLIGENCE: ADAPTIVE EVOLUTION
PARAPHERNALIA
  • None.
WEAKNESSES
  • Entropy.
Darkseid – New Earth
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: COSMIC
DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: COSMIC
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Father Box.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Radion.
  • Dependency on X-Element.

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THE FIGHT

In ‘Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey’ (1994) #1, Doomsday arrives on Apokolips by cargo ship programmed by Cyborg Superman. As Doomsday destroys Apokolips and its army, he faces the awesome might of Darkseid!

The battle to decide who is the cosmic destroyer!

OUTCOME: DOOMSDAY WINS BY NEAR DEATH

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DOOMSDAY IN COMICS

‘Superman: The Man Of Steel’ (1992) #17, marks the first cameo appearance of Doomsday. Superman must face the menace of the Underworlders.

'Man Of Steel' (1992) #17, marks the first cameo appearance of Doomsday. Superman must face the menace of the Underworlders.
‘Superman: The Man Of Steel’ (1992) #17, marks the first cameo appearance of Doomsday. Superman must face the menace of the Underworlders. Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Doomsday (New Earth) in DC Database.
Uxas (New Earth) in DC Database.
Superman: The Man of Steel Vol 1 17 in DC Database.

DC Day: In A First Contact With Superman And Supergirl, Brainiac Invades Earth

DC DAY

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #866, Brainiac invades Kandor on Krypton 35 years ago.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #866, Brainiac invades Kandor on Krypton 35 years ago. Photo/DC Comics

IN DC UNIVERSE

BRAINIAC STEALS KANDOR ON KRYPTON

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #866, Krypton comes in “first contact” with Brainiac an artificial intelligence from the planet Colu.1 35 years ago, Brainiac invaded the planet Krypton and stole the city of Kandor. General Zod notes Brainiac is “unnatural.”1

Brainiac sends robotic drones that kill people. General Zod and Ursa do not succumb to the hysteria of alien invasion. They attempt to fire back at Brainiac’s robotic drones. Their firepower has no effect. As they try to protect the people, a force field is erected around Kandor which disappears in a flash of light. Thus ends the “first contact” with Brainiac.1

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #866, General Zod and Ursa watch as Brainiac steals Kandor on Krypton 35 years ago.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #866, General Zod and Ursa watch as Brainiac steals Kandor on Krypton 35 years ago. Photo/DC Comics

BRAINIAC SENDS A PROBE TO EARTH

In ‘Action Comics (2008) #866, Superman comes in contact with one of Brainiac’s robotic probes near Metropolis. The robotic probe attacks Superman who bleeds. Superman fires a blast of heat vision but the probe is protected by a force field. As Superman prepares his attack, the Brainiac probe scans his blood for DNA, confirms that he has found a Kryptonian then deactivates. He sends the message to the Brainiac Skull Ship.

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #867, at the Fortress of Solitude, Supergirl is horrified at the probe. Superman notes that Brainiac is a telepath and telekinetic with a mind a 1000 times more powerful. Brainiac has always taken a different appearance in their encounters some organic, some robotic. Supergirl replies that all of Superman’s encounters were with Brainiac’s programming, not the real Brainiac. Supergirl reveals every Kryptonian feared Brainiac and burns off the robotic probe with her heat vision.

 

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #866, Superman makes first contact with a Brainiac probe.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #866, Superman makes first contact with a Brainiac probe. Photo/DC Comics

BRAINIAC’S A.I.

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #867, Superman flies into deep space with a Kryptonian spaceship to locate Brainiac. He comes in “first contact” with the Brainiac Skull-Ship and finds Brainiac invading a planet with his probes but is unable to prevent the city from being bottled. Brainiac sends a nuclear missile to the sun that sets off a chain reaction that blows the sun and the planet. Superman floats unconscious in space. In ‘Action Comics’ (2000) #868, wakes up as he is being experimented upon. He quickly frees himself and battles Koko, a monster the result of mutation upon Brainiac’s Skull Ship.

Superman heads to the control room where the bottled worlds are held and finds Kandor. At this time, Brainiac awakens outside his bio-shell for the first time “in three centuries.”2 Brainiac reveals that he has been seeking Superman to complete his knowledge of Kryptonian culture and plans on assimilating him. Brainiac’s final programming reveals the dangers of mad science: it is to assimilate the knowledge of the galaxy within “a matter of hours.”2 Brainiac engages Superman in combat and reveals his decision to invade Earth in order to assimilate Supergirl.

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac's main AI for the first time.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac’s main AI for the first time. Photo/DC Comics

BRAINIAC BOTTLES METROPOLIS

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #869, Brainiac invades Earth which comes in “first contact” with the Brainiac Skull-Ship. The Brainiac probes invade Metropolis in search of Supergirl. They find her with Lois Lane. Amidst the alien invasion, Supergirl engages the Brainiac probes in battle. Meanwhile, Superman is battling Brainiac on the Brainiac Skull Ship. During the battle, Brainiac is able to read Superman’s thoughts and to predict Superman’s emotional state. Superman is able to disconnect Brainiac from his bio-shell and meets Zor-El and Alura from the miniature bottled city of Kandor.

They reveal to him that they had devised a dome using Brainiac’s technology around Argo as Krypton was nearing destruction by Brainiac. Recognizing his technology, Brainiac integrated Argo with Kandor. Brainiac is able to recover from Superman’s attack and capture Superman and Supergirl from Metropolis. He plans to integrate Superman by uploading the data of five worlds into Superman’s mind. As the Brainiac Skull-Ship bottles Metropolis, Brainiac sends his solar aggressor to detonate the sun.

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #869, Supergirl punches through a Brainiac probe.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #869, Supergirl punches through a Brainiac probe. Photo/DC Comics

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SUPERMAN AND SUPERGIRL SAVE EARTH, METROPOLIS AND KANDOR

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #870, Brainiac remarks that concerning Metropolis: “this culture is useless.”3 Superman frees himself from his prison and attacks Brainiac. He manages to attack his A.I. Superman frees Kandor and Metropolis. He finds Supergirl being experimented upon and frees her. He asks her to intercept the missile sent to the sun or else it will go supernova. Supergirl tells Superman she is scared and Superman tells her that “it’s okay to be scared.”3

Superman tells Brainiac that life can’t be controlled nor bottled. He takes Brainiac outside his Skull Ship and engages him in combat. Brainiac is startled at the biotic environment and collapses. He tells Superman the cities are tethered to his bio-shell and their containment fields cannot hold. As Superman frees Metropolis and Kandor, Brainiac attacks the Kent farm in Smallville. Meanwhile, Supergirl manages to intercept and to destroy the solar aggressor. Though Superman manages to restore Metropolis from its “first contact” with Brainiac, and Kandor – a once-dead alien species – to their proper sizes, Jonathan Kent has a heart attack.

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #870, Superman restores Kandor to its proper size.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #870, Superman restores Kandor to its proper size. Photo/DC Comics

COMIC GALLERY

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #869, Superman clashes with the main Brainiac A.I. on the Brainiac Skull Ship.


SOURCES

Action Comics Vol 1 866 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 867 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 868 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 869 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 870 in DC Database.

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FOOTNOTES

  1. Action Comics #866.
  2. Action Comics #868.
  3. Action Comics #870.

Super Power: Superman’s Immeasurable Heat Vision

SUPER POWER

Superman’s heat vision.

Today, we talk about heat vision! This is a super power that puts fear into the hearts of friends and foes alike.

As we all know, Superman is an alien from the planet Krypton. As Krypton was exploding, his parents, Jor-El and Lara put him on a ship, and set course for Earth, in order to save their child from impending doom! He was adopted and raised by Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent and raised to become Superman, the champion of Earth and working by day as mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent in the city of Metropolis.

Under yellow solar radiation absorption, Superman’s dense cells become super-charged with yellow solar energy radiation, granting him fantastic super powers, among them, heat vision.

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Heat Vision: Superman can fire beams of intense heat from his eyes. These beams can be made invisible, allowing him to work undetected, and can be adjusted to affect matter on a microscopic level. Feats include powering up the giant ion planet moving engines, annihilating an army of Doomsday clones in one blast,[320] potentially rivaling the heat of a Star and bypassing a target’s outer shell, avoiding damage to a person’s skull for surgical purposes.

– Kal-El (New Earth), DC Database

Superman’s heat vision has been used by our beloved superhero for both offensive and defensive capabilities. Superman’s use of heat vision allows him to operate undetected as he can use low-level radiation of heat vision to cut his beard or heat a cup of tea. Also, he can fire a blast of heat vision at an enemy, generate rapid-fire, or even operate at the microscopic or sub-atomic level, combining heat vision and microscopic vision to reach microscopic agents, whether these are advanced technology, sub-atomic particles or even nullify other foes’ powers such as invisibility and intangibility.

How cool is that?

In Superman #218 (2005) it has been stated during Disaster Week that Superman’s heat vision is “off the charts by any standard scientific measures”.

In 'Superman #218' (2005), it is stated during Disaster Week that Superman's heat vision is "off the charts by any standard scientific measures".
In ‘Superman #218’ (2005), Superman fires his heat vision. (Photo/DC Comics)

The intensity of heat vision can reach the surface of the yellow sun or greater. Its range is practically outside known measurements as it can cover interplanetary distance and affords Superman great precision. Its precision is such that Superman’s heat vision can melt metal to its melting point.

In Superman #185 (2002), Superman melts Major Force’s alien metal skin called the Dilustel Armor. The Dilustel Armor was created after 1969 (when Major Force had been court-martialed and sentenced to life imprisonment) during the Project Atom experiments when the metal was subjected to a nuclear blast encapsulated to the subject.

Dilustel Armor: Major Force’s metallic shell, or “skin”, is composed of a portion of the alien being known as Silver Shield, and is called Dilustel. Pieces of the aliens metal body were used in the Major Force Project, Project Captain Atom and similar projects thereafter. Unlike Captain Atom However, Force is able to coat himself with the metal yet unable to either partially or totally coat himself and therefore cannot revert to a human appearance. Force’s symbiosis with the metal is such that even partially armored he is able to access the Quantum Field.

Clifford Zmeck (New Earth), DC Database

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In 'Superman #185' (2002), Superman melts Major Force's Dilustel Armor with a high dose of heat vision countering the claims that he is a boy scout and polite.
In ‘Superman #185’ (2002), Superman battles Major Force. (Photo/DC Comics).
In 'Superman #185' (2002), Superman melts Major Force's Dilustel Armor and hovers above him saying: "Are we clear, Major?"
In ‘Superman #185’ (2002), Superman melts Major Force’s Dilustel Armor. (Photo/DC Comics)

SUPER FEAT: IN SUPERMAN/BATMAN #80 (2011), SUPERMAN USES HIS HEAT VISION TO ESCAPE EPOCH’S OMEGA BARRIER BY CAUSING PARTICLES AND ANTI-PARTICLES VIRTUAL PAIRS TO APPEAR OUTSIDE, COLLIDE AND DESTROY EACH OTHER OUTSIDE THE OMEGA BARRIER SHATTERING IT.

In 'Superman/Batman #80' (2011), Superman fires his heat vision on particles and anti-particles to shatter Epoch's Omega Barrier.
In ‘Superman/Batman #80’ (2011), Superman fires his heat vision on particles and anti-particles to shatter Epoch’s Omega Barrier. (Photo/DC Comics)

Superman’s heat vision allows him to release the stored yellow solar radiation in his cells in a controlled manner. It is a focused beam of heat that Superman releases. In a sense, it is an extension of his yellow solar radiation absorption.

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Krypton: Sunstone Crystals!

A blue Krypton in space from "The Man of Steel" storyline.
Krypton

Today, is Krypton Friday! We talk about an awesome Kryptonian technology: the sunstone crystals! If you are familiar with the Superman mythos, it is the material used by Superman to create the Fortress of Solitude in ‘Action Comics #840‘ titled ‘Up, Up, and Away!’, Part VIII of VIII: The Adventures of Superman (2006).

BIO

Sunstone is a mineral indigenous to the planet Krypton. Crystalline in structure, Sunstone is self-replicating and architecturally programmable. Kryptonians used the Sunstone mineral for a great percentage of their construction including buildings and space-faring vessels. Nearly all of the Sunstone deposits were destroyed with the destruction of Krypton, but in recent years, trace elements of the crystal have been found on Earth.”

– “Sunstone“, DC Database

CAPABILITY: Kryptonian Warship

In 'Superman' #653, Lex Luthor pilots a Kryptonian warship powered by sunstone technology over Metropolis.
In ‘Superman‘ #653, Lex Luthor pilots a Kryptonian warship powered by sunstone technology over Metropolis. Photo/DC Comics

In ‘Superman #653‘ titled ‘Up, Up, and Away!, Part VII of VIII: Up in the Sky’, Lex Luthor pilots a Kryptonian warship powered by sunstone technology over Metropolis.

Be sure to check ‘Sunstone‘ on DC Database!