Battles Of The Week: Superman vs Black Adam (Hero vs Villain)

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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Gail Simone and John Byrne

SYNOPSIS FOR “BLACK AND BLUE”

The super-villains are joining together and Metropolis is caught in the crossfires. Bizarro is being recruited by Zoom into the Secret Society led by Lex Luthor. In Metropolis, Superman must battle Black Adam over his protection of the super-villain Doctor Psycho who has the citizens of Metropolis in his mind-control. Can Superman defeat Black Adam in time to save the citizens of Metropolis?

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY! SUPERMAN VS BLACK ADAM!
In ‘Action Comics’ (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Dr. Psycho. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in Metropolis. On the left side is Superman, the Man of Steel and on the right side is Black Adam, the Champion of the Egyptian gods.

Let’s look at the stats.

Superman in the Middle East hovering over the land to stop a war.
SUPERMAN – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM
ENERGY PROJECTION: SOLAR SYSTEM
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Items in the Fortress of Solitude.
  • Legion Flight Ring.
  • Archer rifle.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Red Sun Radiation.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • High-Pitched Noises.
  • Psionics.
BLACK ADAM – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM
eNERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Electricity.

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THE FIGHT

Superman confronts Black Adam in Metropolis over his protection of the villain Dr. Psycho. Dr. Psycho has Metropolis in a psychic hold.

The battle to decide who is the strongest warrior!

OUTCOME: DRAW

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BLACK ADAM IN COMICS

‘The Power Of Shazam’ (1994) #1, marks the first appearance of Black Adam in DC continuity. The graphic novel tells the origin story of Captain Marvel (Shazam) and his confrontation with his archnemesis Black Adam.

The graphic novel was created by Jerry Ordway and John Costanza.

‘The Power Of Shazam’ (1994) #1, marks the first appearance of Black Adam in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

Action Comics Vol 1 831 in DC Database.
Teth-Adam (New Earth) in DC Database.
The Power of Shazam! #1 in Comic Vine.

Battles Of The Week: Power Girl vs Wonder Woman

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “A MURDER OF CROWS, PART TWO – THROWDOWN”

Civil unrest and fires are appearing in Washington D.C. They have been caused by mysterious forces that have manipulated Power Girl into thinking Wonder Woman is her enemy. Power Girl is possessed and is determined to defeat Wonder Woman. As Wonder Woman worries about the people to protect, she has to finally take the gloves off!

In 'Wonder Woman' (2010) #40, Power Girl possessed by the Children Of Ares, fights Wonder Woman.
In ‘Wonder Woman’ (2010) #40, Power Girl possessed by the Children Of Ares, fights Wonder Woman. Photo/DC Comics

The two contestants enter Washington D.C. On the left side is Power Girl, the Supergirl from Krypton and on the right side is Wonder Woman, the Amazon Princess.

Let’s look at the stats!

Power Girl – Earth-Two
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
ENERGY PROJECTION: CONTINENT
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • None.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
Wonder Woman – New Earth
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER-SPEED: PLANETARY
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
ENERGY PROJECTION: MOUNTAIN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR MADNESS
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Bracelets of Submission.
  • Gold Armor.
  • Lasso of Truth.
  • Sandals of Hermes.
  • Tiara.
  • Invisible Jet.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Piercing Weapons.
  • Blindness.

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THE FIGHT

In ‘Wonder Woman’ (2010) #41, Wonder Woman fights Power Girl possessed by the Children of Ares.

Check it out!

OUTCOME: WONDER WOMAN WINS BY INCAPACITATION

POWER GIRL IN COMICS

In ‘Infinite Crisis’ (2006) #2, titled “The Survivors”, Power Girl is introduced as a survivor of Earth-2 at the conclusion of ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths.’

In 'Infinite Crisis' (2006) #2, Power Girl is introduced as a survivor of Earth-2 at the conclusion of 'Crisis On Infinite Earths.'
In ‘Infinite Crisis’ (2006) #2, Power Girl, titled “The Survivors”, is introduced as a survivor of Earth-2 at the conclusion of ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths.’ Photo/DC Comics

SOURCES

Wonder Woman (2010) #41 in DC Database.
Infinite Crisis (2006) #2 in DC Database.
Kara Zor-L (Earth-Two) in DC Database.
Diana of Themyscira (New Earth) in DC Database.

Battles Of The Week: Thanos vs. Galactus (Re-Published)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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SYNOPSIS FOR “ENTRY”

Thanos is seeking redemption for his destruction of Rigel-3 and his past misdeeds. In an attempt to prevent Galactus from consuming Rigel-18, Thanos hacks into Galactus’ databases and discovers Galactus’ plan to use the Infinity Stones to sustain himself and rid himself of his hunger. However, Thanos discovers someone has tampered with Galactus’ files. Can Thanos act to prevent Galactus from enacting his enemy’s nefarious plan?

In ‘Thanos’ (2004) #5, Thanos sneaks up on Galactus aboard Galactus’ ship. Photo/Marvel Comics

The wonky confrontation between the cosmic gods! What happens when the Mad Titan and the Destroyer Of Worlds collide? The power of the Titans vs the Power Cosmic. Who wins?

Let’s find out!

On the left side, is Thanos the Mad Titan seeking redemption for his past. On the right side, is Galactus the Destroyer of Worlds seeking salvation from an eternal hunger.

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THANOS – TITAN
SUPER STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER SPEED: COSMIC
DURABILITY: GALAXY
ENERGY PROJECTION: SOLAR SYSTEM
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: UNIVERSAL
PARAPHERNALIA:
  • Robotic Drones.
  • Time Machine.
  • Space Throne.
  • Sanctuary.
WEAKNESSES:
  • None
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GALACTUS – TAA II
SUPER STRENGTH: SOLAR SYSTEM
SUPER SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: UNIVERSAL
PARAPHERNALIA:
  • Taa II.
  • Elemental Converter.
  • Sphere-shaped star ship.
  • Punishers.
WEAKNESSES:
  • Cosmic Hunger.
  • Magic.

THE FIGHT

In ‘Thanos’ (2004) #5, Thanos sneaks in aboard Galactus’ vessel as Galactus prepares to gather the Infinity Gems with the Focusing Crux. Galactus intends to rid himself of his hunger for consuming planets.

A confrontation follows between Galactus and Thanos.

What a clash! It turns out that Galactus’ portal opens the door for the Hunger, a universal entity that feeds on whole realities. Boy! Galactus and Thanos have their fight cut out for them!

OUTCOME: GALACTUS WINS!

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BATTLE RANKER UPDATE: BLACK ADAM IS RUNNER-UP.

GALACTUS IN COMICS

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the combined cosmic powers of Galactus, Chronos, Master Order and Lord Chaos, Stranger, Epoch, Mistress Love and Master Hate.

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the combined cosmic powers of Galactus, Chronos, Master Order and Lord Chaos, Stranger, Epoch, Mistress Love and Master Hate. Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Thanos (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Galan (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.